80GB PlayStation 3 to Be Discontinued In Japan

The 20GB, 40GB and 60GB versions of the PS3 have been discontinued. According to this, it looks like the 80GB PlayStation 3 is next.

This notice is apparently from retailer 7-Eleven (7-Eleven sells video games in Japan) and stats that pre-orders for the Black, White and Silver 80GB PS3 will cease on Sunday, August 9 at 10am.

The reason listed is "For the manufacturer".

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skeletonss3396d ago

that i paid 350 for a 60 gig and now i bet youll be able to get a 120 slim for about the same price

Maddens Raiders3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

breaking through the clouds...

umair_s513396d ago

Hmmm...All questions will be answered on August 18

bruiser813396d ago

@ 1.1

Dude u should not feel that way at all, there is no PS3 as good as the 60 gig. Sure we paid more, but they do so much that the new striped ones dont. I bet you could sell it on ebay and get your 350$ if you feel that strong about it.

Marcelles253396d ago

you could Double that they are so rare lol

SnuggleBandit3396d ago

hope we see a slim...i'm thinking about selling my BC ps3

Syronicus3396d ago

Sorry, but what are you on bud? The 60gb is the best model out there. I have had mine since day one and love it. it is the only one that has all the features originally released and plays all games BC. Just dump in a 320gb HDD and call it all good.

SaiyanFury3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

My 60GB model failed with the yellow light code, and Sony replaced it fast and without incident. Dang, I'd say it was new when I got it. I also have an 80GB model with no PS2 support. It looked dang near new when I got it. It even had stickers over the touch parts that power on and eject on my console to prevent fingerprints. People speak about Sony not giving to us older console owners, yet they gave to me very well. Sony does good on it's console owners, my experience shows that.

whoelse3396d ago

We're past the point I think where we're uncertain that a new PS3 is coming. It's a matter of when and how slim is it!

II Necroplasm II3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

Not only this that tells you there really is a PS3 slim, but also the fact that that there was even a bundle with games such as MGS4 with Killzone 2.

The main reason why Sony would even do that I can think of is to clear the shelves aswell.

Out with the old and in with the new.

sam22363396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

LOL at all the people thinking the slim will be announced/released just because one of the consoles is getting discontinued!! Honestly, how stupid can you get? The console is just getting discontinued for Christ's sake!

OMFG, the 60GB got discontinued years ago, that must mean the slim was going to be announced!!!1!

Cwalat3396d ago

@ Maddens Raiders

Hahahaha so fu**ing true.

"Ladies and gentlemen, here is PS3 slim.... *welcome to the darkside*"

II Necroplasm II3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

OMGGGGGGG does this mean that there will only be a 160 gig now!?!?!!

What do you think genius?

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himdeel3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

...if a PS3 slim drops it will cost $399 and the 40-80 gigs will go down to $299-$350 range. Now I'm starting to think some REALLY big announcements will happen at TGS and I'm more certain about what one of them will be.

Part of me is thinking the PS3 slim will be the same price as the current SKUs but I'm leaning more towards it being bundled with a big fall of spring game.

Or as the OP said a larger HD with the current SKU is en route.

II Necroplasm II3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

That is the first post I have seen from you that I remember, so no it's not me that put you on ignore.

Anyways I am no Sony fanboy lol. I was just saying that it is very obvious that the
PS3 slim is real.

BaSeBaLlKiD7213396d ago

wow... looks like someone is starting to lose hope for his/her loyal brand...

sam22363396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

@II Necroplasm II: What? So a video that turned out to be fake (It was a Polystation 3!) and a couple of photoshopped images means the slim is real? Sony hasn't announced it and there are no official pics, so it's not real.

@baseballkid721: LOL, 'loyal brand'! I own a Wii, an Xbox, a 360, a PSP, a PS2, a PC, a Dreamcast and a PS3. So no, I'm not losing hope for my loyal brand as I'm not 'loyal' to Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo or Sega. Besides, what has being loyal got to do with the PS3 slim?

GameGambits3396d ago

Everyone knows Sony said they were going to sell 13 million consoles this fiscal year right? Well with the current game line up for the rest of the year I doubt it'd be enough to hit that mark. As much as I know I'm going to enjoy Uncharted 2, MAG, and Ratchet and Clank I seriously doubt it'll be enough for Sony to reach their goal.

Knowing this it means Sony has to have something else lined up for the later year with prices or the model of PS3s they have. Right now all we can do is speculate, but as we all know Sony didn't play all of its cards at E3 where Microsoft did.

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Nitrowolf23396d ago

Gamecom need to hurry up so sony could reveal a date for the slim models/cheaper models

shqype3396d ago

120 GB PS3 Slim, here it comes :)

SixTwoTwo3396d ago

New model incoming. Maybe its the slim? Or maybe the current 160GB bundle is going to replace the 80GB bundle at $399. Hopefully all of this rumor and speculation is finally laid to rest at either Gamescom or TGS.

shutupandplay3396d ago (Edited 3396d ago )

7-eleven? lol.
EDIT: *sigh* Riding my ass again. Ok, Tell me EXACTLY what was ignorant about my post.

Mo0eY3396d ago

No words needed to express your ignorance other than this link.

The_Beast3396d ago

That's where i get most of my pre paid PSN card, there is one few blocks away from my house.

xbots need to get out and smell the fresh air every once in a while, sitting on a couch and waiting for your 360 to come back isn't ganna make time go faster.

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