The PS3 Slim was a huge announcement – second only in terms of importance to the price drop – but perhaps you're not happy with the 120GB hard drive. Maybe you need something twice as big. You data hog.
Well, the rumor of a 250GB PS3 Slim has been around almost since the original unveiling of the standard 120GB model, and now, we have even more evidence. Eurogamer Spain is reporting that the 250GB PS3 Slim will be available "as soon as October of this year," but it will come as a special package for Europe. This package will include FIFA 10 and be exclusive to retailer GAME; the expected price is €350 (£307). This comes not long after a FCC filing was found for this new Slim version, so at this point, the rumor might almost be confirmed. Of course, we don't say anything is official until we see the press release directly from Sony but most are already assuming that a 250GB Slim will be on store shelves for the holiday rush. If it is coming, you can expect it to be confirmed at the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks time, where we also expect to hear about other big announcements. If you've already snagged the Slim…well, you can always swap out that drive with a bigger one; doing so does not void the warranty.
And obviously, we want to expect this new Slim to come in a special bundle package here, too. You know, just to kick things off on the right foot.