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Best Buy to Put 20GB PlayStation 3 on Ice

A change is in sight when it comes to Sony's PlayStation 3 at Best Buy stores. Sony's PS3 currently comes in two flavors: the $599 USD 60GB version and the $499 USD 20GB version. Both consoles feature a Blu-ray optical drive, but the 60GB version adds 802.11b/g wireless networking and a MemoryStick/Secure Digital/CompactFlash reader for digital camera media.

According to internal Best Buy documents obtained by Joystiq, it looks as though the retailer is no longer going to stock Sony's 20GB PlayStation 3 console. The document lists the 20GB PS3's status as "discontinued."

The writing has been on the wall for the 20GB PS3 for quite some time now. It was revealed back in November that Sony is losing roughly $307 USD for every 20GB PS3 that it sells versus a smaller $241 USD hit for the more expensive 60GB version.

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Maddens Raiders3690d ago

disappointing news if totally true. I think it's good to offer consumers as many versions of your product as possible. This will only delay purchases for some of those people ready to purchase3 a PS3, but looking to save a $100 bucks.

DEIx15x83690d ago

The problem is the fact that the PS3 uses two different models rather than two different packages.