Reader Filip sent in this scan of the current Harvey Norman catalogue. As you can see, they’re advertising a PlayStation 3 with a 160GB hard drive, plus Killzone, for $768.
Thing is, the 160GB PS3 has never been released in Australia.
In fact, after it was announced for North America and Europe at the Leipzig Games Convention in August last year, Sony went on record saying the console would not be heading for Australia or New Zealand.
The Harvey’s catalogue isn’t just a typo either. As the ad helpfully points out, the 160GB PS3 is “Double the capacity of the standard 80GB PS3”.
We’ve asked Sony to explain what’s going on. Meanwhile, has anyone sighted the rare 160GB PS3 at other local retailers? UPDATE: Sony has confirmed with us that this is a Harvey Norman initiative whereby customers can opt to have the existing 80GB hard drive upgraded in store. By the sounds of it, you can choose from a range of hard drive sizes and presumably also the make and model.