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PS3 60GB to be discontinued in US by end of July

SCEE president David Reeves has told GamesIndustry.biz that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out - which he predicts will occur by the end of the month.

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original seed3783d ago

Either way i was going to wait until they included rumble and for LBP. Thats prety much the only reason why i was going to pick one up. Its a dilema really. I can get one now for 499.99 without rumble and let it sit around 'till Xmas when LBP should be arriving or I can wait and HOPE they drop the price of the 599.99 and HOPE the include rumble.

This sucks because i was hoping they would drop the new 499.99 model to 399.99 by Xmas. Lets stay tuned i guess.

fenderputty3783d ago

If you want one ... get it now. Why wait. Especially if the price is as low as it's going to go.

On another note, stopping the 60 gig and sticking with the current price structure is LAME LAME LAME.

Sony ... you've got some games and lowered your price. You got some respect back amongst the fans. Why do this?

eLiNeS3783d ago

I didn't see this coming. Sony blows harder then I thought and really going to be putting there loyal PS2 fanboys on the back burner for quite awhile with this newz.

I wouldn't buy now, why? There's no games worth getting for the PofS3 yet. Let Sony eat it when there sales die off with this garbage on the table, then they'll get there heads out of there @$$ and hopefully drop the price of there 80GB by Nov.

Man, are they trying to dig there own grave?

BS682803783d ago

I don't think that is what is going to happen. Didn't someone ask them which they are going to ship more of and they said that they would see which sells better and adjust accordingly, and that they would be shipping even quantities for a while.

ArduousAndy3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

consider it confirmed http://atvs.vg.no/player/in... kaz says it in english at time code 1 minute 45 seconds

QuackPot3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

They didn't.

It was odd that Sony kept the $600 SKU - although with larger memory & a free game - as you could buy the cheaper Ps3 and upgrade its harddrive.

Also, eight months did seem a too early to drop the price as they lessen the per unit loss per unit sold the longer they kept the Ps3 at $600.

But doing a run out of a lesser Ps3 with a dramatic price cut would result in an increase in sales in a key market(North America). This would put more Ps3s into homes and mean better profits from the great games soon to be released - and happy developers/publishers, of course.

Brilliant business move. But they should do it worldwide as a "Run out" price drop campaign.

So get your cheap Ps3 while you can. But I have a sneaking suspicion there will be a WORLDWIDE PRICE DROP before XMas.

Afterall......the games are coming, the games are coming!!!!

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Marriot VP3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

wait, so after they run out of 60gbs at the end of the month their going to sell only the 80gb in america for 600?????

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EDIT: 2 disagrees with a question????.......grow some balls you guys

coolmatrix3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

Seagate is moving to higher storage volumes....with encyption on disk.

Here is the proof...80GB, 12OGB an 160GB HDD
http://www.seagate.com/docs...

Just ENJOY your PS3....THOUSANDS of PS1 and PS2 games to catch up on.

MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS THE TIME TO BE FULLY INVOLVED IN PS3 GAMES.

Plus you have to FINISH ALL the Rachet and Clank PS2 title to fully appreciate the PS3 version.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RACHET AND CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL!

CHOW.

Bloodmask3783d ago (Edited 3783d ago )

This whole price cut thing was a scam by Sony to get rid of the 60 gig models. So basicly price will be $599 again after stock is gone. Not a good move IMO. Read link.

http://www.lazygamer.co.za/...

Marriot VP3783d ago

this is madness, they're abusing the public by giving them the thought that PS3's are only 500.

ITR3783d ago

Remember I said it first.
The 60GB will follow the 20GB's path.

The 60GB will be no-more in approx. 3 month.
(short term qtr sales boost) This is more about pleasing stock holders then the gamers.

I really saw this when they new 80GB only uses the software based emotion engine(cost cutter, no actual physical EE units anymore).

Lifendz3783d ago

and before my fellow cows flame me, I'm a PS3 owner (PSN ID=Lifendz). At 499, we were right there with the Elite. At 599.00, we're off in 3DO and Neo Geo land. Just too expensive for anyone to justify for a console regardless of whether or not it comes with Motorstorm and 20 extra gigs. 599.00 is just too expensive. Didn't Sony learn this? This is why the PS3 sat on shelves for the past few months. Yeah there were no games but, let's be honest, when it comes to making games both systems will probably be even for the considerably future. That said, you walk in a store and see a 360 for 299 or 379 and then you see the pS3 for 599. C'mon Sony, not all gamers are so hardcore that they're going to spend that much to play Killzone, MGS4, and FF. So they created a buzz and now force those wanting a pS3 to have to get one ASAP before it's sold out everywhere. Making people jump through hoops is not cool...MS learned that with their customer service fiasco. Bad move by Sony and a very dumb way to shoot yourself in the foot after a steller E3.

Omegasyde3782d ago

You are right. You did write ti first.

Now I will be the first to say that the 20 gig is coming back at 399 w/rumble In October.

The Laws of Supply and Demand, Sony is actually following them right now after lowering thier price to the marketing equiliberium.

But they are gonna screw the pooch if they keep upgrading thier SKU's. Soon people will get the idea, that the 20 gig is actually obsolete and can't play newer ps3 games.

20gig at discounted price = Sony owning the Holiday season.

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SuperSaiyan43783d ago

There really isn't a price drop then...It was just to get rid of the 60gb models so they could upgrade to 80gb models instead...But I think Europe will still get 60gb models, weird stuff.

tplarkin73783d ago

PS3s are not selling. This is the main reason for the 60GB price drop. The 80GB model is refined and cheaper (no PS2 hardware in this model), yet Sony is selling it for $599.

LeonSKennedy4Life3783d ago

Are they really gonna do this?

Somebody at Sony has half a brain...

Dang it Jaffe...TELL THEM WHAT TO DO!!!