April 11, 2007

Breaking News: Sony Discontinues PS3’s 20GB Model

Posted in General at 11:37 pm by playstation3

Sony has officially announced that they will discontinue selling the $499 20GB PlayStation 3 model. Retail stores online and offline have already stopped selling the 20GB model, including Sony’s own SonyStyle e-tailer.

“Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America. In addition to the larger internal hard drive, the 60GB PlayStation 3 features added storage media slots and built-in Wi-Fi not found in the 20GB system. Based on retailer and consumer feedback, we have decided to focus our current efforts on the more popular 60GB model” said Dave Karraker, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications at SCEA.

The 20GB models that are still available at select retail stores will continue to sell for $499. If you were to purchase a 20GB PlayStation 3 in the future don’t worry as it will still be “100% supported with software and services, since all PS3s have the same basic architecture (unlike if MSFT were to stop selling their Core system, which would allow publishers to actually use their hard drive for gaming purposes, leaving the Core user out in the cold),” said Karraker.

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7 Comments »

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  2. Bobby Ray said,

    Hahaha now if they will discontinue the the Ps3 all together. Hahaha long live ps3.

  3. Bobby Ray said,

    Hahaha now if they will discontinue the the Ps3 all together. Hahaha long live 360

  4. Bobby Ray said,

    Shit

  5. Bobby Ray said,

    Shit bag

  6. PS3 Pad said,

    Not true this post.

    In fact they are looking to bring out the 20GB version in PAL areas in September 2007.

    http://www.ps3pad.com/

  7. Bill Compton said,

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks


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