A GameStop conference call held today reported that Sony has discontinued production of the 80GB PS3 in favor of a 120GB or higher model.
You BABOONS better hurry. Pick up you future gaming device, cause your 360 is about to die for the 8th time.....AAAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA ooops, my bad IT'S ALREADY DEAD. You're just WAITING for your replacement.....AAHAHHAHAHHAHA "This is waiting".....for your replacements......AAHHAHAHAHAH AHA
The Open Zone truly is a mad house. I like n4g's new "let the inmates run the asylum" thing they have over here, and then we can actually talk as gamers in the other zone. Brilliant move.
To Anub1s_Beta: that's because you are here!!!!!
Everytime I see news like this I'm glad I didn't rushed to buy a PS3... in reality the games I really want are not out yet.. Metal Gear and Final Fantasy... buying a PS3 as many did would mean... I would pay pay almost 2 time more and get almost 2 times less... and still not be playing the games I wanted to buy it in the first place... it seems that by the time the real games come out... the PS3 will cost $299-$350 and probably have a 200GB hard drive...
Specially knowing that Sony is trigger happy as far as price drop and changing SKU is concern... great things for those who can wait and at the end of the day will play the very same games... but just a little later.
actually i am glad I got my 60 gig when i did. I got complete backward compatability and all the bells and whistles along with it. The 120 gig is a gimped version of the 60gb beside the obvious hdd. Luckily I can replace the hdd anytime i want.
Really happy with my 60gb PS3...
There are people who wait and people who buy right away. With the PS3 is just a matter of price, because you're getting a first class product no matter when you buy it.
I'm more than happy with my decision to buy the PS3 in the beginning.
Incredibly enough, the instructions for upgrading the PS3 hard drive are in the manual! Hahaha.
everyone is so caught up on BC GOW2 was the last PS2 game I played and probably will stay that way. how many more ps2 games do u guys intend to play
I'm glad I got my 60 gb because of BC. But yeah, I don't blame anyone for getting mad at Sony for doing this.
Well, there's Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, the upcoming Silent Hill: Origins, Indigo Prophesy, Second Sight, the Prince of Persia Trilogy, and Beyond Good & Evil that I'm still playing on my PS3. Not to mention my g/f like to play her Sonic collection. So, to answer your question, how many more PS2 games do I intend to play? Lots.
I've missed over the years. Just don't have the time to play them as they are 40 hrs to 80 hrs long each. With the 60 gb ps3 I can take my time and buy them at dirt cheap prices when I'm ready for a new one.
What're you talking about bladestar? If you rushed out and got the 60gb, you got the best PS3 SKU in terms of BC. Just simply upgrade your HDD, and you're set. (Also proud owner of a 60gb)
also proud owner of a 60gig model with full BC.
that was the best one to buy, especially if you never owned a PS2 like me.
Full BC, Memory card readers, and 4 USB's. Plus all the games I haven't missed out on this year. Sure, you can save some money by waiting. You can save even more by not gaming at all. NEVER !! I'm glad I own a 60gig..., excuse me did I say 60? I meant 250 Gig PS3.
bladestar has been complaining that he didn't buy a PS3 because of sony fanboys who kept making fun of him. it's true he said that before. i bought a PS3 last month... 40GB is all that you can find here (in india) so i literally hunted for 60GB though it was one year old SKU. i bought it because of extra USB ports plus all those memory slots you get. i'm still struggling to fill up the 60GB space. LOL! awesome beast! and i'm getting my a$$ whooped in warhawk! FREAKING MISSILES ALWAYS LOCK! q:
sigh* bladestar...you really need to know what the hell you're talking about before you jump on a thread like this, you pretty much went on a kamikaze mission and blew yourself up without killing anyone
I know I am going to get slated for this but.......
Bladestar's comment wasn't that bad. He only expressed an opinion and from what I can tell he doesn't insult anyone, put anyone down or claim anything as fact.
When I last checked it was still ok for poeple to have opinions that differ from your own.......wasn't it?
I'm so happy I got my 60gig right when it went down 100 bucks. at 499 USD, I then sent in for the 5 free blu-rays, and traded those in at Walmart, resulting in another 105 bucks off (I kept one of them, resulting in lower savings). Then, I put in my own 160gig HDD for 89 bucks. Unless Sony puts out this new SKU very competitively priced, I don't really think I'll be very disappointed with my choice. I, personally, like having full BC since my PS2 is in another room as a DVD player. However, I doubt they will make the 120gig only 599. They are adding so much in it, there would have to be a catch, be it no PS2 BC ,which I had heard some rumors about, or a big price spike, we'll all see if it turns out to be any good compared to the original 60 gig. BTW, the 5 free blu-ray deal ended on the 29th, and it MAY be continued again, as it was extended once before. It really depends on how they think the HDDVD vs Blu-ray war is going, and if they want to keep the deal going since HDDVD is also doing that deal.
its not that we cant accept another persons opinion its just that bladestar is one of this sites elite sony naysayers. I ask you this. Where is his heartfelt speech of sorrow for all the launch 360 owners? The ones who purchased a premium only to find out that a better than premium elite was launched WITH hdmi which 'wasn't needed', a real sized hdd etc? You wont because he is extremely one sided. There was a point when he used to 'try' and make good comments and Im not sure whether the ps3fans brought out the worst in him or it just his personal need for angst but the fact remains that he hates sony, their fans and people who say good things about them. There are many many people who prefer the 360 on this site that can float into ps3 articles say their piece whilst being objective and witty sometimes, Bladstar is just not one of them.
I got my 60GB PS3 on day one when it came out in the UK....never regrated it. Thats nearly a year ago, so I've definitely got my moneys worth out of it.
All your points are pretty good. I just think that it would be better to judge people on their latest comment rather than just how they have been generally in the past. So based on that, this particular comment of bladestar's wasn't that bad and yet he still got slated.
It seems like he has dug himself a hole and people are starting to fill the dirt back on top of him.....
People who brought their consoles on launch have nothing to lose as their consoles have the complete set of features. Why do you think I have been hunting down those 20gb models?
Read through his comments, we aren't suffering from mass-delusion.
When he makes a comment about "waiting" to buy the PS3, as he's done since launch, he's subversively manufacturing a mindset to justify NOT purchasing a PS3.
Again read through his comments, the rest of us have been putting up with it for a long time now and see right through it.
I agree , i was an early adopter and bought the 60 gb . i can honestly say i didnt wait in line this time . I wanted to wait till i got HDTV first . even though i paid $ 599 i thought i still got a good deal , because ever since they came out with the price i thought it was cheap .
"this game was a PS3 exclusive... the fact we are getting it... is enough and the ownage is against you."
"Let's wait until Metal Gear and other PS3 games are released and we will know if the PS3 will every catch up to the xbox 360 install base"
"these games will not be on the PS3.... fact! so, pick your path"
"PS3 gamers will pay more for the same crap"
"How long is being since the PS3 was release... one year and a half? mmm... Where are the games that run at 120FPS and 1080P?"
"all of the sudden Sony fanboys don't want to use their theory about sold vs shipped..."
"now when it comes to the PS3... not even 2 games per console... I wonder if half of the people buying a PS3 are using it only as a blu-ray player..."
"I love Metal Gear... my favorite and only reason I may buy a PS3..."
"do you expect developers to bother making games on the PS3?"
----You think we were quick to judge? How long have you been here?
Just wanted to add I am very glad to have the 60 gig.
I've been here long enough to see that he is a big fan of the Xbox. That in itself is not a bad thing. But yeah, if he had said some of the comments you listed then.....well, lets just say they are openzone comments so hopefully they will be kept there in the future. This current comment seems an appropriate gamerZone comment so could be treated as such regardless of his past "openZone" comments.
i agree with one thing you said. im glad i havent gotten one yet because in just over a year the price has gone down to 399 (40 GB compared to the 599 60GB). ill prob wait til this fall for a price drop, and if it doesnt happen then ill pay 399. but dude how can you hate on ps3 early adopters? i think they got a little screwed price wise, but thats it. as a 360 early adopter, i got RROD'd, a 20GB hard drive that gives me 13GB of storage, lack of HDMI, and no option to buy the elite (woulda have bought that instead of premium) im not sorry because ive had alot of fun playing it, but us 360 early adopters got the bigger shaft :(
I've got a UK 60GB, no problems for me :P
Thats your opinion and i respect that. As you can see from alot of post alot of us early PS3 adopters really have no regret buying one early as we got to experience great PS gaming a couple of months/years before others. We knew the price for early admission and it does help to know that we have the original best sku imo. To those that disagree with Blade. Just note that he was just posting his opinion and not implying that we early PS3 adopters are some how stupid.
i was more than happy to be an early adopter. Got mine before the official uk release. The only things that have changed since launch is the price, rumble and size of hdd which is a moot point because i can put my own one in. Maybe you should stop hating blade, its a new year, just chill
I appreciate your brotherly defense of an otherwise benign post, but almost all of Bladestar's "openZone" comments I listed are passable when taken one at a time. The context when looking at his comments in sum total are revealing, which is why he raises so many protests. His interests lie purely... (read: PURELY) in manufacturing discontent with the PS3 in favor of the 360.
Bladestar has a long history of campaigning in this console "war" on this website. The fact that he continues posting in the GamerZone forums is testament to his motives and dedication. (Nevermind the fact that he's posting in PS3 news-related articles as well).
We are not fooled by his passive-aggressive manipulations.
i luv my 60gb(soon to be 160gb), but i don't play any of my ps2 games on it tho. maybe tkken5 but after tekken6 then that will change too.
Man, if this trend keeps up, in about 9 months we're going to see the old 60 GB hardware with a 200GB drive and 2 contollers + game (lol, probably Resistance 2).
I don't understand why they keep dropping in various harddrives. It's a moot selling feature given that they're common and replaceable at the user desire. If anything we should be saved the money of them putting a large capacity harddrive and instead spend that money on getting which ever harddrive we chose.
they need a price drop to 449 for the new model and 299 for the 40 gb
I second that motion TheExecutive.
A price drop to approximately 200 dollars is approaching mass market pricepoint.
There'll be a cheap SKU for the people who are just buying in for Metal Gear and such games (And you still get all the features save for media card readers, PS2 BC, and a 40 gigabyte hardrive), or you get the hardcore 120GB which is good if you'll be installing many games on the hard drive, downloading PSN titles, and putting your music and videos on it.
At this time are totally inane and moot. Clearly people are going to pay $600, $500 and $400 for a PS3/Blu-ray player so dropping the price is not worth their loss.
If anything, the PS3 SKUs have painted themselves into a corner; there's no way they can now justify why they pulled the PS2 compatabily and hardware if they keep dropping the price. PS2s are being made still are they not?
All and all there's been short-sightedness and irrationaly with pulling the 60GB (full PS3) away and baiting with slightly lower prices and larger harddrives.
Is nothing special, it IS a laptop harddrive.
The Hard drive market is very volatile. New models come in while others get phased out.
If you notice hard drives tend to phase out at the 80 dollar range. Meaning the fixed cost in overhead (storage, matrial and logistics) might be floating close to that number .
Bare in mind a 200 gb hard drive may cost the same as a 120 gb hd.
Im pretty sure their contract for their 80gbs are dying off and they are forced to go for a 120 gb.
who cares how big the Hard drive is, what about backward compatibility, and the price?
Sony would get caught red handed and they would deny it to the end. LOL!!!
well yeah they would play dumb. The still want to sell systems now.
Ive had mine little over a year. I have the 60 gig version and I'm very happy with it. If I need to upgrade the HDD it's no big deal. I don't mind paying $100 to $200 more for a years worth of playing. And believe me I played it all last year. It's the only system I have and the only one I want. If you have a 360 or a Wii then it was worth the wait.
how the death of the 80gb is deemed synonymous with the death of BC. Could it be that 120 gb have become more easy to source
the backwards compatibility isn't going anywhere. So stop speculating. The one without the BC is the 40 gig, so that isn't going to change. To all you early adopters, I appreciate that you went out and got the PS3 first so SONY didn't give up ( no that they would have anyway!), but don't brag and say you bought it at the best time....cause you you never know whats going to come out next... If it bugs you that bad, just get a Bigger HD. I'm just waiting for the Dual Shock 3. As soon as they bundle that, then im buying it. Why pay 50$ for an extra controller after the system comes out just for an extra six axis to sit there and collect dust?
My prediction Sony to release 120GB with DS3 for $449, 40GB with DS3 price cut to $329-349 within the next month. EU + Japan will see this model in April
man you gotta be kidding me i just got an 80 gig back in sept or oct i should have waited lol. idc about b/c i didnt purchase a ps3 for that but what it does need is the full features of the 80 gig 4 usb ports sd card reader and what ever else they took off to make the 40 gig one. hell they can even keep the b/c off it just make sure it has all the other features
Until a future update probably.
the 40gig can't be bc with an update because it lacks the components for it!
I already have a 200GB PS3 lol.
whats a good hd to get i wanna upgrade but idk what one to get what 200 gig did you buy?
http://www.newegg.com/Produ... That's the one I replaced mine with. (US 60gb)
I have a 360gb PS3 counting my external HDD.
Make sure u get 5400 RPM hard drive.. 7200 RPMs will cause u'r console to overheat and eventually break it..
No you dont, some one disagreed with you so they must be telling the truth about you LOL. I willprobably upgrade mine too but so far pretty dam happy with my 60 gb, I could use some rumble though : ).
DUB so you got a PS3 360 LOL.
That is untrue. Current 7200 rpm drives are no hotter than the 5400 rpm counterparts. Their only issue is that in the PS3, they offer no attainable speed increase over a 5400 rpm drive. Also, 7200 rpm drives are currently limited to 200gig max.
I believe(or atleast I hope) they will drop the price of the 40GB to $299 and the 120GB to $399-$449. Anyway it won't really effect me since I have had a 60GB since January 2007.
they already dropped the price, and if you already own one its natural to feel a bit burned, but you have been playing already while everyone else has been waiting on the sidelines trying to justify the purchase. A year ago a 20 gig was 499 and now the 40 gig is 399....stop whining PLEASE. I own a 360 and I can't wait to buy a PS3!
Well is looks like GDC is going to be big this year.
This kind of like I said that they will start selling PS3's with the Dualshock 3 soon. I would like to see more bundles like Uncharted with DS3, that would be a great way to start off a new PS3.
DAMN dual shock uncharted and devil may cry....
Thats a chilled bundle...
I had to import a DLshock controller from japan.. it was 90 bucks ..compared to 70 bucks for a six axis here in australia.
But its worth it....i didnt realise how much i missed the shock
i guarantee you that people wont throw out their PS2, yeah BC is convienient but not required. i honestly cant see my self going back to SD after versions of my games after playing in glorious HD... i mean who the hell wants to Play GT4 when GT5 is ther in april. who wants to Play DMC3 in SD when DMC4 is here in a few days in HD with amazing graphics. who wants to play killswitch when there is Gears of war and uncharted out. or Halo 2 when halo 3.... well Halo 3 is technically halo 2 so that doesn't count but. get the idea...
every one of the games that defined the PS2 have gon next gen or will be next gen this year,
MGS4 for one and GTA4 ... personally it's great kick BC out and lower the price because BC was one of the main reasons why the 80gig was so high anyway. if hey drop the BC completely from the 80 gig and loos the game and just include a ds3 and place it at 399 and 299 respectively thats where Sony would have a big gain in sale. and if they do this before GTA4 that would even better the value for those looking for it
if you people are complainig about no BC then you want to spend more money, the very thing that many beat Sony to a pulp about in the begining. to get what you want you must sacrifice..
either get it at the begining and it pays for it self later or get it gimped...
bring on this 120 gig PS3 or what ever it is at 399-449 and drop the 40gig to 299 and thats when you have people buying at what they wanted to have from launch...
Only because my launch PS2 finally died 5 months ago and my wife won't let me buy both a PS2 and a PS3.
I still have a need to play PS2 games. How cool would it be to speed run through the entire Metal Gear Solid saga before firing up MGS4? that would wrap up the series quite nicely in my opinion.
I think it would be really cool to take a trip down memory lane and race through all of the Gran Turismo games before taking on GT5.
PS2 came out when I was in college. It's all about nostalgia. BC is very important to a person like me, and I don't mind spending more to get it in a PS3.
I think that the BC was really only important near launch when the ps3 was lacking in games (Bully was one of the first games I played through on my ps3). Now that there is no shortage of decent titles, it isn't as much of an issue. That being said, I'm happy I have a 60GB.
I just bought an 80GB today.
Do I feel stupid? Hell no, I don't need that much more hard drive and most important I needed a PS3 now. I wasn't gonna wait a month or more till the new Sku's came out.
a PS3 is a PS3, and I needed one now. So I have no regrets.
Infact, I pretty much knew this was gonna happen but I wasn't willing to wait.
thats the spirit!! :)
btw i got mine in december 2006 and dont regret buying it that early
I already knew the 80GB was going to be off the market. But I bought it anyway, because I wanted it now.
I didn't want to wait another month for 40GB more of hard drive.
As far as the rumble, I'll buy another controller when it comes out.
i still love my 60gb launch unit *hugs my ps3* i don't regret a single penny for all the multimedia use i put into it since launch.. oh yah, and gaming :P
I hope there's a white PS3 on the way... It will match with my 19" widescreen 1080i Samsung HDTV perfectly. - http://sinn3d.deviantart.co... =)