updated 11:20 am EDT, Wed April 25, 2007
80GB PS3s in production?
Even though the probable existence of an 80GB PS3 was cemented just last month, a photo anonymously submitted to Kotaku seems to suggest that the console is already in production. Multiple console boxes are seen sitting in a large container, with the nearest clearly being marked "80GB/80Go" -- "Go" standing for gigaoctet, the French term for a gigabyte. This most likely indicates a product intended for Canada.
While it may be possible that the photo has been digitally altered, this does mimic the revelation process of the Xbox 360 Elite, which many thought was a dubious product until Microsoft confirmed it. As with the Elite, it may be that Sony wants the 80GB PS3 to be ready for distribution before it begins any publicity efforts.