Kotaku: PS3 60gb Nixed from UK Too

"From Nick Sharples, Sony's Director of Corporate Communications in Europe:

'The 60GB Starter pack will remain on sale until stocks run out (a number of months, depending on territory.) Thereafter, the 40GB model will be the only SKU in the SCEE region'"

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aaquib54084d ago

It'll look a lot better to the average consumer to only se a 300 pound PS3 instead of a more expensive one as well. This puts the PS3 in par with the elite.

Advantages of PS3 over 360:

Wifi, Bluray, Linux install, rip your own videos, and don't forget PS3's HUMOUNGOUS amount of exclusive games already here, and coming soon. (GT5, KZ2, GoW3, GTA7, etc.)

chester4084d ago

but with absolutely no BC, the number of exclusives isn't HUMOUNGOUS anymore as all those fantastic ps2 exclusives aren't available. so we have resistance, motostorm, lair, HS, warhawk, and that's about it. sure, there are some coming out in the near future and next year, but the loss of BC makes things alot tougher. i have the 60gb and wouldn't trade down to the 40gb without bc even if they gave me back $200 bucks.

Mark 14084d ago (Edited 4084d ago )

To quote Phil Harrison

"Are there two versions of the Xbox 360 that people want to buy...when I look at those formats, I think it just confuses the audience. They don't know which one to buy, developers don't know which one to create for, and retailers don't know which one to stock."

"Backwards compatibility, as you know from PlayStation One and PlayStation 2, is a core value of what we believe we should offer. And access to the library of content people have created, bought for themselves, and accumulated over the years is necessary to create a format. PlayStation is a format meaning that it transcends many devices -- PSOne, PS2, and now PS3. If the developer wrote the game according to our technical requirements checklist, we will have what we believe will be almost perfect backwards compatibility. There will be some exceptions, there always are, but we believe those will be very few and far between. Even less so than we saw from PSOne to PS2."

nasim4084d ago

if you want BD then get a 350 pound ps3....wont cost you much just 50 pounds more.

BTW GARBAGE BOX elite has no HD DVD .no wifi ,no hdmi support.

any ps3 version of a console is wayyy above any garbage box 360 console.

almost 120 million people own a ps2. They need a PS3 where they could play next gen games not OLD PS2 games.

If you want old ps2 games then just pay 50 pounds more for a 60gig version with 2 games

Lumbo4084d ago

Phil Harrison = SCEA = Sony AMERICA = 80GB unit with close to full BC = completely right

If you want to throw your feces, like you do all the time, biatch at the right address, as in SCEE = Sony EUROPE = David Reeves, who unsurprisingly never said something like that.

At least put some thought into your bashing, else it takes the boomerang way of hitting back into your own face.

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heroman7114084d ago

SONY : i counter ur halo 3 with my 40 gb ps3

Mark 14084d ago

Sony will probably phase out the 80gb PS3 in the US with this crappy unit.

Time Lord4084d ago

Will come out over here, the 60gb days are numbered.

jlytle12344084d ago

now im sure there are people who still did this. But i wonder what the percentage of people kept playing ps1 games on their ps2 year by year. I bet not many. In fact i bet sony could have sold a ps2 without ps1 compatibility and nothing would have changed. So this will be the same way. And who has ps2 games and doesnt have a ps2? thats pretty weird.
Anyways, if it came down to it and people want BC, Sony can fix that. So i would say that this statement is there to generate a response and Sony will adjust accordingly.

WAR_MACHINE774084d ago

agreed. this really doesn't make any sense since I was just reading that they were going to change the 60 gig pack once the existing one is gone. Even if they do just have the 40 gig you can bet they are already working on software to replace the GS chip so it can have BC

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