Sony has confirmed our report that the 80GB PlayStation 3 will launch in Europe shortly.

SCEE president David Reeves confirmed the console will go on sale at GBP 299 / EUR 399 on 27th August in Europe, except for Russia which follows a fortnight later.

"We will be doing promotional bundles from the middle of September to the end of December at various prices," Reeves said at a Sony event in LA today.

"The 80GB replaces the 40GB. Please do not ask me if we're going to go down in price for the 40GB because I will give you the answer, the answer is no," Reeves said.

"This has been planned by Kaz who is here today and the team for many, many months. We have very, very few 40GBs, especially in the UK market, and we'll be out of stock probably by the time we launch on August 27th the 80GB."

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