"Increasing capacity for models is one of the options," Fukuoka told the AP. "We make such decisions depending on the needs of the market, and every country is different."
The larger capacity unit has yet to be launched in South Korea, but will be sometime next month. After that, perhaps we'll hear more from Sony on what they intend to do. Regardless, will an extra 20GB of space be enough to make up for the appeals of other consoles over the PS3? Maybe not now – but if on-demand content for the PS3 proves to be too good to resist, then it could be a big help. They need that help, for sure, as sales for the PS3 still lack considerably behind the Xbox 360 and Wii.
Both Microsoft and Sony have now shown themselves willing to modify their existing consoles, re-selling the same unit with slight iterations to try and pick up more interest. The Wii has seen stellar success since its launch without this, but will Nintendo consider the same once sales begin to drop off?