A rumor is circulating about saying that Sony has visions of a more expensive 80GB version of the PS3 in mind. Gizmodo has a FCC document posted on their site supposedly showing that Sony has asked to add an 80GB version to the existing 60GB.
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The document doesn’t mention the 20GB PS3 which may or may not shed light on the validity of the document. I’m no FCC expert but you would think with original models they would list the 20GB PS3 which was rumored to be discontinued and then Sony itself said it was still available, retailers just didn’t ask for it much.I have to wonder if the size of the HDD will be the only change to the system, I can’t really think of what else the PS3 needs, other than actually functional Blu-ray playback that is. No word on possible pricing or even if this is just a hoax or not. Story and image via Gizmodo.
Edit: My bad, I forgot the important fact that the 20GB PS3 doesn't have WiFi when I originally wrote this post and the FCC filing was specific to a change in the WiFi/Bluetooth module, hence no mention of the 20GB version as it has no WiFi. Lets hope this hardware change isn't to address the problems with Blu-Ray playback that lots of us are having. I say this because one of the reported work arounds for this issue is to disable WiFi.