PS3 40GB Heading to U.S. (Image via Sony)By Shane McGlaun

Sony officially announced today that the much-anticipated 40GB PS3 is heading to America and will be available for purchase on November 2. The 40GB PS3 version will retail for $399 in the U.S. and Canada and come bundled with Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray.

Sony also announced that effective immediately the 80GB PS3 console would be reduced in price to $499. The sacrifice the 40GB PS3 makes in the name of lower cost is PS2 compatibility. The 40GB PS3 will include HDMI out, Blu-ray drive, WiFi and all of the other features offered on other PS3 models with the exception of the PS2 compatibility and the reduction from four USB ports to two on the 40GB version.

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