The new model of the PlayStation 3, that was announced last month before the E3 Business and Media Summit, launches today. The new 80GB model carries a bigger hard drive and comes bundled with MotorStorm. All other specifications of the console are the same as the 60GB model with the exception of the Emotion Engine Chip, which as now been removed. The new model will retail for $599.
The release of the new model effectively makes the 60GB model the “standard” option, while the 80GB version now becomes the “premium” version. There has been no announcements of a 80GB version coming to Europe.