Thursday, September 20, 2012

Latest PS3 Challenges Wii U Storage Philosophy; EU, US Mismatch Explained

The new, slimmer PS3 comes in two forms in the US, 250GB for $270 and 500GB for $300. There's only a chronicle in Europe and Hong Kong, a 12GB Flash-based network for $389 (299). All of these consoles encouragement Flash storage enlargement around USB, and the US chronicle allows inner HDD replacement.

The US gets a incomparable network since its consumers urge more "out of the box," according to SCEA VP of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John Koller, vocalization to Engadget .

"The not as big Flash expostulate isn't forthcoming to North America, and a lot of that reason is the digital consumer," Koller says. "We unequivocally wish to make sure, out of the box, that there is an choice for them to be able to download that content. That is unequivocally vicious for us, very very important."

Nintendo is receiving a not similar draw close to storage with the Wii U, rising 8GB and 32GB models with the skill to simply affix any form of outmost storage, even "a full-on 3 terabyte hard drive," says Nintendo America CEO and boss Reggie Fils-Aime.

"The reason you did it that way is that the cost of that sort of storage mental recall is plummeting," Fils-Aime continues. "What you didn't wish to do is tie a distinction model to something that's gonna hurriedly reject over time. We'll let the consumer purchase as sufficient as they want, as low as they want."

Sony sees US consumers are more peaceful to purchase a new console with a incomparable hard disk than to purchase outmost storage.

"When you look at a few of the progressing chassis, and the unequivocally early adopters - the 20GB, and the 60GB - that consumer had a choice," Koller says. "They could possibly go out and purchase other hard disk - and it's an easy install, so you make it easy is to consumer if they wish to take a hard disk off the shelf and block it in, they can do that. They had a choice of carrying out that, or purchasing other PlayStation 3. And what's been going on is we're saying a lot of embracing a cause of second consoles in-house."

Besides, Sony doesn't make any allowance if you purchase a Western Digital hard drive. But conjunction does Nintendo.

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