The news comes just as Brits are about to get their first taste of the £299 80GB PS3, due out this Friday. Whether this changes things for new punters remains to be seen, but the offer of bundled network content might means the 160GB is more of a bargain than it seems.
Sony wouldn't be drawn on specifics about what the extra goods included would be. Neither did it say whether the new machine will also have more USB ports and backwards compatibility. With previous comments suggesting any such additions wouldn't happen in the future, we're betting against.
So, what do you reckon? An unnecessary amount of storage or the way forward. Let us know in the comments section. And remember, if you love the PS3, you can vote for it in the Stuff Gadget Awards.