PS2 HDD Newz
The PS2 HDD its launch date it's going to be in March 2004, also the 40GB PS2 HDD is going to retail for 99$ and it will include Final Fantasy XI preinstalled. Another thing is that the HDD will also include a media player allowing the users to store and play MP3s and songs ripped from CDs, while a photo manager enables users to store, edit, and display digital photos.
PS2 owners can also browse game-related and other content stored on the HDD. These features resemble versions of the PS2 BB Navigator software that is already available in Japan. The PS2 HDD will allow you to download updates for games, the first ones with this feature will be SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs and Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Final Fantasy XI Newz
The game will be sold preinstalled in the HDD for retail of 99$ and the game monthly fee will be the first 30 days free then it will be a $12.95/per month rate.
borrowed from GameSpot