September 1st, a new system software update (version 3) will be available for the PlayStation 3 (via “System Update” on the XMB/XrossMediaBar). It will add screens for “What’s New” in the PlayStation Store, and recently played games on the XMB.
The price of the 80 GB PS3 is now $299, and the 160 GB version is $399 because…
The newest PS3 is to be in stores September 1 for $299 with a 120 GB hard drive. Per Sony, “…users will not be able to install other Operating Systems to the new PS3 system”.
Some upcoming new titles (from SCE Worldwide Studios) are:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
God of War 3
and Gran Turismo 5.