Sony Shows off the 160 GB PS 3

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Sony finally confirms what many have already known, some rumors starting back in January of this year. The PS 3 160GB version  will be available in November for $499.99. It will be in a limited edition Uncharted: Drakes Fortune bundle. The bundle will include the game, a PSN voucher for PAIN, and a Dualshock 3 wireless controller.

The Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune PS3 bundle includes the following components:

-- 160GB PS3 system -- The 160GB PS3 is a complete entertainment system comprising a Blu-ray Disc player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, and Cell Broadband Engine.

-- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune -- A 400-year-old clue found in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.

-- PAIN Playstation Network Voucher* -- PAIN boldly tackles a rarely explored area of video-gaming ... comedy. The unique mechanic of the game allows the player to load a character into a human-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot, and fire the character into an active, physics-controlled environment, filled with precarious and humorous situations. Download PAIN from PLAYSTATION Store ( to your PS3 system with the included voucher.

-- DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller -- DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller provides the most intuitive game play experience with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive SIXAXIS motion sensing technology.

The additional storage space of the 160GB model will benefit consumers, as several highly anticipated Playstation Network and PS3 games along with add-on content will be available for download soon, including PAIN Amusement Park, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, and The Last Guy. The bundle is also a great option for consumers who want to utilize Playstation Network’s video delivery service, which offers new blockbuster movies and popular TV shows for download on an ongoing basis.

  PS 3 160GB Specification

  Product name                            Playstation 3
  CPU                                           Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
  GPU                                           RSX
  Sound                                        Dolby 5.1ch, DTS 5.1ch , LPCM 7.1ch, AAC, others *1 *2
  Memory                                     256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
  HDD                                           2.5" Serial ATA 160GB
  I/O                                             USB 2.0 x2
  Communication  Ethernet          X1 (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 b/g,  Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)               
  Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
  AV Output                                 Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
                                                    HDMI OUT                              x1 *3
                                                    AV MULTI OUT                          x1
                                                    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)                 x1
  BD/DVD/CD                                Maximum Read Speed   BD 2x (BD-ROM)
  Drive                                          DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
  (Read Only)                               CD 24x (CD-ROM)
  Dimensions                                 Approximately 12.75in(W) x 3.86in (H) x 10.8in (D)
  Weight                                       Approximately 11 lbs

  *1  A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1
      Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the
      HDMI OUT connector.
  *2  This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1
      Ch. audio is output from a 5.1 or lower channel.
  *3  "Deep Color" and "x.v.Color (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver1.3a are

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