SCEE confirms rumord release of 40GB PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed the recent rumors of a less expensive 40GB model of the PS3 console. It will be released to European territories on the 10th of October for a price of 399 Euros. There has been no official word yet about this console being released in North America or Japan.

But before you plan on purchasing this cheaper PS3, be aware that the reduced in price comes with more than just a smaller hard drive. It still has buit-in WiFi, HDMI output, and a Blu-ray player. But, the new 40GB units have no memory card reader and only two USB ports instead of four like it’s 80GB counterpart.

“The new model is no longer backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles, reflecting both the reduced emphasis placed on this feature amongst later purchasers of PS3, as well as the availability of a more extensive line-up of PS3 specific titles.” Thats right kids, this model will have neither the hardware emulation of the 60GB PS3, or the software emulation of the 80GB.