80GB PlayStation 3 heading Europe in August, bundles to follow

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We learned yesterday that the sort-of-new, sort-of-cut-price 80GB PS3 model was due for North America shortly. But what of little old Europe? Sony has since confirmed that the same model – a non-backwards compatible, larger capacity version of the current 40GB model – will be landing here on August 27th. The price is set at £299 / 399 Euros, the same as the current version.

ZuneFest: Microsoft unveils 80GB Zune 2

zune-80GB.jpgAlso on the menu at Microsoft’s Zune launch today was a new top-end 80GB Zune, with a 3.2-inch screen and sleek black styling. It’s going to cost $249.99 in the US, although sadly there’s still no details on when MS will bring its players to Europe. Bah.

Anyway, the 80GB Zune includes the new Zune Pad touch-sensitive navigation button (NOT a scrollwheel, obviously), and features a revamped user interface and the ability to customise the display with your own wallpaper picture.