40GB PS3 Confirmed for North America, 80GB Model Price Cut

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Sony Computer Entertainment America has officially announced the 40GB PS3 for the North American market today. The entry-level, non-PS2 backwards compatible model is set to go on sale on November 2nd for $399, bundled with a copy of the Spider-Man 3 movie on Blu-ray disc to boot. But that’s not all potential PS3 consumers. As has long been suspected, SCEA has also announced a $100 price cut on the 80GB PS3, giving the model a new low price of $499 effective immediately. Official SCEA statement and a full gallery of 40GB product shots after the break.

“We’re pleased to offer the consumer a lower price point without sacrificing the core technology components that make PS3 the most advanced high-definition entertainment system available. Every PS3 comes with a Blu-ray drive, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, Cell Broadband Engine and a built-in hard-drive,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO, SCEA. “This holiday season we’ll be able to offer attractive retail pricing with a broad portfolio of outstanding games including Ratchet & Clank(R) Future: Tools of Destruction(TM), THE EYE OF JUDGMENT(TM), Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune(TM), Heavenly Sword(TM), Call of Duty(R) 4: Modern Warfare, Assassin’s Creed(TM), Haze(TM) and RockBand(TM).”

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