Sony Corp's Playstation 3 will feature higher-capacity hard drives in North America this fall to let consumers to download more games and entertainment, the company said on Tuesday. The game console will come with about 33 percent more storage capacity than previous versions, but at least one analyst said that it is not likely to be a major selling point for consumers. “In the greater scheme of things, it means nothing.
Every year the price of storage goes down so the average storage in any given device goes up,” said Daniel Ernst, analyst with Hudson Square Research. Sony said the new models of the Playstation 3 will include one with 320 gigabytes of memory in the PS3 Sports Champions Move bundle, with a suggested retail price of $399.99. The 160-gigabyte model PS3 system will ship to retailers at the same price as the existing PS3 model, with a suggested retail price of $299.99.