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Sony to confirm 80GB PlayStation 3 for Europe

By Matt Martin

Wed 16 Jul 2008 3:00pm GMT / 11:00am EDT / 8:00am PDT

David Reeves expected to announce new SKU this evening at press conference in LA

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Sources have indicated to that Sony Europe boss David Reeves is due to announce that the 80GB PlayStation 3 will be released in Europe shortly.

At SCEE's European press event in Los Angeles this evening, it's expected that Reeves will confirm the new SKU, with a release period close to September 2008 – the date the 80GB model will become standard in North America.

As with the pricing of the 80GB model in the US, it's thought the PlayStation 3 will retail for the same price in Europe as the 40GB model, and the current SKU will be phased out when stock has been diminished.

Back in October last year Sony Europe discontinued the 60GB PlayStation 3 in the region, leaving only the 40GB model on retail shelves.

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