PlayStation 3 memory beefed up in North America

Aug 17, 2010
A model holds the latest Playstation 3. Sony Computer Entertainment America announced Tuesday it is beefing up the storage capacity of PlayStation 3 (PS3) videogame consoles that will be available in North America.

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced Tuesday it is beefing up the storage capacity of PlayStation 3 (PS3) videogame consoles that will be available in North America.

PS3 consoles will be able to hold about 33 percent more data, with options growing to 160 gigabytes and 320 gigabytes, according to Sony.

The increased memory space is a response to growing demand for digital content that can be downloaded at PlayStation Network, the Japanese electronics colossus said in a release.

More than a billion pieces of digital content have reportedly been downloaded at PlayStation Network, an online arena for playing games and getting software that adds new chapters to existing titles.

"As PlayStation Network continues to evolve with exciting new services, the hunger for digital content grows," said vice president of product marketing Scott Steinberg.

People increasingly use videogame consoles to store music, films, pictures and other data as the devices become entertainment hubs in homes.

The 160 gigabyte PS3 will have the same 300 dollar price tag as its predecessor.

A 320 gigabyte model packaged with Sony's soon-to-be-released motion-sensing Move controller hardware and a game will be priced at 400 dollars.

Explore further: Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sony cuts PlayStation 2 price to $100

Mar 31, 2009

Sony is cutting the price of its older generation PlayStation 2 (PS2) videogame consoles to 100 dollars (US) in a move prompted by tough economic times and a desire to lure fans to the platform.

Game over for PS3 owners while Sony fixes bug

Mar 01, 2010

Japanese electronics giant Sony warned millions of users of older versions of the PlayStation 3 on Monday not to use the videogame console until it can fix a bug in the system.

PlayStation Move set for September release

Jun 16, 2010

Sony's Move motion-sensing controllers for PlayStation 3 will hit the US market in September ahead of Microsoft's rival Kinect devices, as the firms prepare to battle for gamers' affections.

Recommended for you

Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY

13 hours ago

One of the first Apple computers ever built has sold in New York for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic.

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Oct 22, 2014

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder ...

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

Oct 21, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

ArcainOne
not rated yet Aug 20, 2010
I really just want my emotion engine back...