Sony's 40GB PS3 headed for America next month?

Go on and file this one away in the rumor drawer, but on the same token, don't be utterly shocked if Sony looses its 40GB PlayStation 3 on American soil next month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SCEA "will unveil a $399 40GB PlayStation 3 on US shores," and moreover, sources were quoting November 2nd as a likely launch date. Currently, we've no reason to believe that we Americans would receive anything other than the pared down machine that the Europeans were introduced to last week, but we'll be sure and keep you posted on any further developments.

[Via PS3Fanboy]