The guys at Ars Technica sure know how to start a rumor, as their “insider” claims that Sony will introduce a 40 GB PS3 version going for $399 with Spider-Man 3 included, simultaneously lowering the price of the 80 GB version to $499. If that’s not enough, the PS2 will go for $99. Several analysts have predicted that the 80 GB version will receive a price cut soon, but no one saw the possibility of a 40 GB version.
If true, Sony will probably have the most confusing console ever, with a 20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB and 80 GB versions, some with hardware backwards compatibility, others with no WiFi and that slick metal finish. Why don’t they just ship one without the hard drive and people can buy whatever size drive they want and put in?
While we’re at the rumors, I predict that we’ll see a $699 120 GB version, $749 180 GB version, $799 250 GB version, and the high-end-top-notch-crem-de-la-crem $899 320 GB PS3. All this holiday season!