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40GB pre-orders go on sale

Major online retailers, such as and, are now taking pre-orders for Sony's upcoming 40GB PS3 system. The $399 system will lose backwards compatibility with PS2 games and memory card readers. It will, however, come bundled with a Spider-man 3 Blu-ray movie. Although this is the cheapest PS3 model yet, this version will still retain built-in wireless support.

The system will be available on November 2nd. How many PS3 Fanboy readers are interested in picking this price-reduced model?

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1. i'm getting one for my dorm room for sure.

Posted at 12:09PM on Oct 26th 2007 by RazielDune

2. If I didn't already have one, I would definitely get this. It's a steal at $399, just think of it as the cost of a budget PC, but can run next gen games for years to come without an upgrade or any other enhancements.

Posted at 12:11PM on Oct 26th 2007 by ruibing

3. Quite frankly, it's a great deal. If you really wanted backwards compatability, buy a damn PS2. Why on earth would you buy a PS3 to play your PS2 games? You're lucky the 3 big gaming cooperations even allowed backwards compatability to go ahead. I mean, hardly anyone complained the SNES couldn't play NES games...

A blu ray player + PS3 with a 40gb hard drive for $399 is a bargain.

Expect HUGE sales this christmas :)

Posted at 12:12PM on Oct 26th 2007 by insane257

4. I am going to get a PS3 soon, but I am staying far away from the 40GB model. I'd rather pay the same (Toys "R" Us) for the 20GB version, and then when I need it I will upgrade the hard drive with something even better than the 80GB. This way I get to keep the hardware emulated emotion chip for backward compatability, and I get a cheaper price. It's a win, win.

Posted at 12:13PM on Oct 26th 2007 by KWRNTND

5. Not me got the Full Price 60GB back in Feb b4 any price drops and quite glad I did

Posted at 12:20PM on Oct 26th 2007 by Tim Parsons

6. I want one. I'm about to be on my 3rd 360 as my 2nd one is currently dying. It's also LOUD as Heck!!

Posted at 12:22PM on Oct 26th 2007 by poprocker

7. I'd probably go with this if I was in the market at this point, would have kept my ps2 and just hit Newegg for a big hard drive.

Posted at 12:28PM on Oct 26th 2007 by mccomber

8. I'm getting one on Nov 2nd. It's finally down to a pricepoint that I'm willing to accept.

Posted at 12:38PM on Oct 26th 2007 by gar

9. Im happy with my 60GB, kthx
But still, more sells for sony is always a good thing.

Posted at 12:52PM on Oct 26th 2007 by Revel Faust

10. Yes, im getting one in Spring , to go with my Bravia 52XBR4

Posted at 1:07PM on Oct 26th 2007 by rawd

11. i like my 60gb, got it after the price drop and am loving it. I had a xbox last gen so it was important for me to be able to play ps2 games that i missed out on.

Posted at 1:15PM on Oct 26th 2007 by gumby

12. I have the 60gb System and I love it. If this one had been available I would have bought it though. Hard Drives are easily upgradeable and even though I have full backward compatibility, I only used it once and now I just play my PS3 games. The included WiFi is a big deal if you plan on using it as a media center. It wasn't part of my original plan, but man it's awesome!

Posted at 1:16PM on Oct 26th 2007 by Landonkeywest

13. I believe the 40G PS3's will see like hot cakes!

Posted at 1:31PM on Oct 26th 2007 by hovan316

14. Already own a PS3 60gb model and glad I got it before it went away. But if you need a Blu-Ray player, this is the best deal on one now.

As for backwards compatibility, it's important to me. I have a large library of PS2 games and don't want to have another game system hooked up to the TV just to play older games.

Posted at 1:51PM on Oct 26th 2007 by ChillyWilly

15. In the UK the 60GB got dropped to £349 just as the £299 40GB was launched. At the moment everyone is buying the new-price 60GB at an increased rate (+ 178%)...including me, last week.

Perhaps this is just people always intent on getting the 60GB and waiting for that first drop (that describes me perfectly) whereas the 40GB at £299 will attract those people "um'ing" and "ah'ing" about buying one and those not wanting to stretch to £349 this holiday season.

Have to say to the guy who said his 360 is loud: the PS3 ain't exactly the quitest console either - non stop fan.....

Posted at 1:54PM on Oct 26th 2007 by James

16. Im getting one in November, good price and Assassin Creed a great combination

Posted at 2:03PM on Oct 26th 2007 by dannyCage

17. Not for me, I'd still go with the 80gig if I hadn't gotten a 60GB last December since I would want B/C. I wouldn't mind keeping the PS2 around if I had to, but one less mess under the Plasma is nice. I love my PS3!

Posted at 2:06PM on Oct 26th 2007 by Dru

18. @15 I presume you've heard a 360 in action? Nothing, well except for a fighter jet taking off, sounds as loud as a 360. No piece of electronics should make a noise like that. Maybe they've gotten better? A friend of mine has gone through 3 of them and they all sound the same. BTW, the only time my PS3 gets even remotely loud is when Folding is running.

Posted at 2:15PM on Oct 26th 2007 by Dru

19. in the uk its not really any point all the big shops are selling it at the same price give or take £10 as the 60gb both with 3 games for £350 i would buy the 60gb all day long

but if it dose bring more users this can only be good and when sony kill of the second xbox we will get all the games

Posted at 2:43PM on Oct 26th 2007 by jeff masson

20. Not saying BC is extremely important for me, but id rather have that option when one day i want to play FF 7 or MGS or GOW. I'll pass on the 40 gig and get the 60 or 80 gig soon enough

Posted at 2:53PM on Oct 26th 2007 by Algernon

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