Rumor: Sony 80GB PS3 "Elite" Coming?

This is pretty interesting. Mikey M. at Kotaku got a hot tip that included this FCC doc for an 80GB PS3. Mikey puts on his professor spectacles, coughs, and gives his soliloquy.

A new PLAYSTATION 3 model (CECHE01) with an 80GB hard disk was listed as an additional inclusion to the original FCC grant. The two current model numbers CECHA01 and CECHB01 specify the 60GB and 20GB versions, respectively.



Could this be the basis for a marginally improved but wildly expensive and enticing PS3? If so, is it meant to compete with the Xbox 360 Elite? And, if so, why upgrade a machine that's already too expensive for most?

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Rumor: Sony 80GB PS3 "Elite" Coming?

Sony Working on PS3 Elite Model? [Kotaku]