While we're still waiting on an official reply concerning the possible discontinuation of the 80GB PS3 and the introduction of a new model with a giant hard drive and Dual Shock 3, European gamers should get a nice surprise tomorrow.
According to Sony Computer Entertainment's vice-president for Spain and Portugal, James Armstrong, a brand new Starter Pack is scheduled to arrive at European retail stores tomorrow, January 31. The original starter pack that became available in the region included Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm , and this one includes the two latest Sony-published titles- Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune , which are arguably the two best PS3 games of 2007. It also comes with two Sixaxis controllers (no word on the Dual Shock 3). However, while the previous Starter Pack included the now-discontinued 60GB PS3, this one is going to feature the 40GB model.
The new Pack will cost 499.99 Euros, which means you're definitely going to get your money's worth. We know there are plenty of Euro gamers out there who don't yet have a PS3, and this would be your best option to date. Hey, two games you're definitely going to want come right in the box, along with two controllers! What more could you want?