Sony Computer Entertainment Australia have confirmed the 28th August 2008 as the Australian release date for its new PlayStation 3 (PS3) 80GB model, replacing the current 40GB version. The new model, announced at E3 in July, offers all of the features and functionality of the 40GB model, but with double the storage to accommodate more games, movies, graphics, music, photos and other entertainment content – all at the same recommended retail price of $699.

Not only does the new PS3 model offer increased storage, but it also ships with a DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller. Utilising Bluetooth technology for wireless game play, the DUALSHOCK 3 provides the most intuitive and involved game play experience thanks to the inclusion of SIXAXIS motion sensing technology and in-built rumble, ensuring each hit, crash and explosion is more realistic than ever.

Source: Sony Computer Entertainment Australia