Sony announces new Playstation 3 models

Sony has annouinced two new models of Playstation 3 which have larger hard drives.

The existing 250GB model will be replaced by a 320GB version which will be sold as an exclusive Play Station Move bundle costing 284.88.

From October the 120GB model will be phased out and replaced by a 160GB version which will cost 249.99 - the same price as the original.

Sony said the extra storage was being offered because of the increase in downloadable games and films.

It was confirmed that the PlayStation Move, Sony's new motion control offering, will be released in the UK on 15 September. The motion controller will come in at 34.99, the navigation controller will cost 24.99 and a starter pack will be sold at 49.99.

Sony also announced at gamescom that ITV Player will be added to the PS3 in the UK, along with Animax in Germany, TV3 in Spain, Yahoo!7's PLUS7 service in Australia, YLE in Finland and an expanded NOS service in Holland.