Originally Posted by r8rs4lf
One quick question...........
I purchased a PS3 last night at BB. The guy told me it was a different version in that it was an 80g for the price of the 40g which is $399.99. He went on to say that the difference was that this PS3 would not play PS2 games. I could care less if it does or not since I don't have any PS2 games and don't plan on really gaming anyways. I still haven't opened the PS3 in fear of it not having certain features other than playing PS2 games, reason why I'm asking. So are there any other features this version of PS3 doesn't have that I should know of before I open it up?
The new 80GB unit you are describing wasn't expected to be out until September. The early word is that it will be identical to the current 40GB unit but with the larger disc drive. In terms of features, that would mean:
2 USB sockets instead of 4
No memory card sockets for loading in pictures or whatever
No PS2 or PS game compatibility
No ability to play SACD audio discs
In addition, it may come with the Sixaxis controller instead of the vibrating Dual-Shock controller.
Blu-Ray and PS3 game play would be the same, and it would still have Wifi networking capability built in.
The other thing we don't know is whether they have made any processor changes to make the unit run cooler -- i.e., less chance the fan has to kick in.
I suggest you check the text on the outside of the box. If it says it has an 80GB disc but does *NOT* say that it can play SACD discs or PS games, then you may very well have one of the anticipated, new 80GB units -- which, I think would be our first report here.