Sony Announces $399 40GB PS3 for the US Market

Posted by Dave Cowl on October 18, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, PS3

40gb_ps3.jpgIt is finally official. After international announcements of such a beast, Sony has formally announced the release of the non-PS2 compatible 40GB PS3 for the US market.

The new model will launch November 2nd and in will include a Blu-ray Disc of Spider-Man 3 in the box.

Sony also announced a $100 price reduction for the 80GB model, which now has a $499 MSRP.

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10 Responses to “Sony Announces $399 40GB PS3 for the US Market”

  1. Mick on October 19th, 2007 8:28 am

    More features removed? This one can’t even be used as an upgrade to the PS2?

    Pretty soon all that will be left is a BD player with a controller for a remote.

  2. Kris on October 19th, 2007 11:22 am

    I can’t even describe how lame this is of Sony, they have basically tarnished their Game Console image which used to once be respectable, but now the only thing they care about is their stupid betamax whoops blu-ray format and force it on everyone. Don’t they see that the Xbox360 is outselling the PS3 by 5 to 1? They are starving to get any good games out, and promote the thing as having any sort of game capabilities at all, yet they include a stupid blu-ray movie with the purchase rather than a game? Why not just call this paper weight a standalone blu-ray player, evne as ugly of one as it is appearance wise. I wish Sony would just give up and realize that they do not have the power or ability to win a format war ever.

  3. jadakiss on October 19th, 2007 11:25 am


  4. Cozmo on October 19th, 2007 11:45 am

    Sweet so now we can have even less disk space on a machine that plays even fewer games! But hey at least we get spider man!

  5. Dave Cowl on October 19th, 2007 5:18 pm

    If you want PS2 compatibility you just pay the extra $100 and get the other one or just keep your PS2.

    Kris, name a format that has more than 10GB storage that would be a better choice than Blu-ray Disc for Sony to use in their advanced console.

  6. Mick on October 19th, 2007 8:49 pm

    Hehe good one Dave! I saw Madden running on the “advanced” console. What an embarrassment.

  7. Ryan on October 20th, 2007 1:32 pm

    I don’t think Kris was talking about Blu Ray being a bad choice, more about them promoting it as a BD player rather than a game machine. I tend to agree with both of you though.

  8. Ted on October 31st, 2007 1:31 am

    OK, to start off with, even the 40GB, non-PS2 compatable PS3 is lightyears ahead of a 360 for the price. Quit your whining. Consumers have been asking for a stipped down model of the PS3, just like the 360 Core gave them. It is an easier step into the next-gen market. 120+ million PS2 units have been sold worldwide, so I am not inclined to believe the PS3 will finially let anyone play those must-have PS2 games, as they likely already have a way to play them that won’t even use the HDMI port. Let’s see everything this has that 360 does not…

    *Failure Rate less than 1% – compared to the assumed 30%+ of the 360 with RROD, etc.
    *Guaranteed harddrive (Core and Arcade do not come with HD’s, and no I do not consider a gimpy 256 MD memory card an HD)
    *Built-in Blu-Ray – M$ has sworn no HD-DVD games on 360
    *Bluetooth – way too handy, but can’t even buy on 360
    *Built-in wireless – costs an extra $100 on 360
    *Non-proprietary Upgradable Harddrive – can use a laptop HD to upgrade your space, and Sony even tells you how…
    *Ability to install Linux – no way M$ would let you do that
    *Free online multiplayer action – No Live Gold Subscrption

    This pricing model is to try to get closer to the buy-in amount for most consumers. It is finally cheaper than the 360 Elite(E-RROD), the same price as the 360 Halo 3(H3-RROD) version (but with twice the HD space), and only $50 more than the 360 Pro(OG-RROD). It is no real comparison and should start to mix things up a bit more. ’bout time…

  9. Tyler Pruitt on October 31st, 2007 1:16 pm


    The PS3 needs a killer app game if it wants to compete with the 360.

  10. jeff on March 10th, 2008 4:40 pm

    they need to build a device where you can play your ps2 games on theps3 40 gb noncopatable ps3.

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