According to Game Informer, Sony is planning to release 40GB PlayStation 3 in North America retailing for $399, but will have no backward-compatibility. Game Informer was even waiting for the announcement at E3, but the news wasn’t confirmed at the event. As for the PAL market, Sony has hinted that a 120GB model could be in the pipeline.
SCEE President and CEO David Reeves has said the leap of 20GB from 60GB to 80GB which has occurred in the US is too small a jump in capacity, but doubling the capacity would definately be worth it.
“The difference between 60 and 80GB is very small, we just feel that going up 20GB is not worth it,” Reeves told Norwegian website Dagbladet.
However, “If you go to double it, it’s worth it”, he added. “So maybe you’ll see something a little bit later.”