The 250GB PS3 Slim rumor is no longer a rumor, as Sony has announced that it will put a 250GB SKU on the market in the US on November 3.
And despite the belief that it would carry a $399 price tag, the MSRP for this new PS3 Slim with a massive hard drive will be $349, according to PunchJump . This model will also be available in other regions as well; Europe should get one that includes Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , and Japan will receive that very slick Lightning-themed model in honor of December's Final Fantasy XIII launch. Said SCEA vice president of product marketing, Scott Steinberg:
"The PS3 platform is poised for a tremendous holiday season. We kicked things off early with the new price point and sleek form factor and have continued the momentum with this week’s launch of the universally acclaimed exclusive, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The new 250GB PS3 provides consumers with another compelling hardware option and speaks to the growing consumer appetite for digital content from the PlayStation Network – particularly high-def content that showcases the power of the PS3 system."
So if you haven't slimmed down just yet, you may have incentive to wait a few more weeks, especially if you're gonna be jamming a ton of content into your machine. Of course, the 120GB model should be big enough for most (after all, the hard drive is double the size of the one in the original PS3), but hey, save data and downloadable games can pile up pretty quick, right? Nothing wrong with more space.