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LiquidX
04-11-07, 04:34 PM
"At launch, we offered two separate models of PlayStation 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base. Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB SKU, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America. In addition to the larger internal hard drive, the 60GB PlayStation 3 features added storage media slots and built-in Wi-Fi not found in the 20GB system. Based on retailer and consumer feedback, we have decided to focus our current efforts on the more popular 60GB model."

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/04/11/r-i-p-playstation-3-20gb-is-officially-no-more/

tornadog
04-11-07, 05:40 PM
will the 20 gb be at a premium now. I for one am happy with the 20 gigs, dont need wireless and definitely dont need the xtra memory slots. I also had a 80 gig SATA HD lying around from my office that I put in.

Banko
04-11-07, 06:35 PM
Does this mean there might be a price cut?

ViN86
04-11-07, 06:45 PM
Does this mean there might be a price cut?
probably not.

i think what they just said was a bunch of BS. the fact is, the losses on the 20GB hard drive model were probably too great, so they had to cut it.

the reason you couldnt find a 20GB model was not because they "shipped according to demand", it was because everyone wanted one because it had a semi-decent price and they couldnt get em out fast enough. but selling so many at a higher loss probably took its toll.

http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/16/sony-losing-mad-loot-on-each-ps3/

evilchris
04-11-07, 06:56 PM
Sony is about choice.

ENU291
04-11-07, 08:19 PM
Now who didn't see this coming? Since Sony was losing more money on the 20GB model it was just a matter of time before they pulled the plug on it. They seem to be doing whatever it takes to reduce the amount of money lost per unit sold.

ViN86
04-11-07, 10:42 PM
Eh, I don't know if I buy that 100%.

Everyone I know who purchased a PS3, with the exception of a couple, wanted the 60Gb PS3. They didn't want to be the sucker who got the "gimped" PS3.

500 dollars for the 20Gb already placed the system at a "super premium" price point. If you've got 500 to spend on a video game console, chances are the extra 100 for the premium isn't going to hit you that much harder.

Take me for example, even though I didn't need WiFi or the card readers, I thought "Eh, for 100 dollars more I can go ahead and get WiFi just in case I need it in the future...and the bigger hard drive certainly doesn't hurt either."
it was probably the lack of demand coupled with the large loss that drove this decision then.

Mr_LoL
04-12-07, 03:16 AM
Whats funny is Sony criticized Microsoft for offering 2 sku's and they went and did the same.

|MaguS|
04-12-07, 07:27 AM
Whats funny is Sony criticized Microsoft for offering 2 sku's and they went and did the same.

But neither of the sku's were gimped... they criticized MS for releasing two skus that offered different experiances.

superklye
04-12-07, 07:37 AM
I'd pay upwards of $150 for this.

Namrok
04-12-07, 07:49 AM
This sort of sucks for me since if I was going to buy a PS3, it would have been the $500 one. Because seriously, $600 is insane. Not that $500 is any better on an absolute scale, but by comparison its a significant improvement. Now I absolutely have to wait for a price drop.

BioHazZarD
04-12-07, 09:49 AM
Good it sucked anyaways.. to small hd, no wifi and no memory slots.

Marvel_us
04-12-07, 02:34 PM
Good it sucked anyaways.. to small hd, no wifi and no memory slots.

That makes it basically a 360 in a box.....minus the games.:D

msxyz
04-13-07, 05:18 AM
The 20Gb model was the best bang for the buck. Period.

I don't buy the "nobody wanted them anyway" excuse. 20Gb models have always been available in limited quantities and, unlike the 60Gb versions, they were always sold out.

Basically Sony was bleeding too much money on the lower model and now that the launch craze is over it has exhausted its "spearhead" role in the media/consumers mind. Pitted against a 399$ Xbox it offered some advantages for just a little higher admission fee.

Quickstar
04-13-07, 12:40 PM
So Sony is dropping a console and MS is adding one. MS is just kicking their ass.

Lyme
04-13-07, 04:00 PM
Sony is simply streamlining their production to reduce costs. I expect the EU ps3 version without the hardware ps2 stuff to come to the USA and Japan next.

If I were to buy a ps3 (which I'm not) I'd go for the expensive version, for all the wizbangs and such. Once you've worked up to $500, $100 more isn't a big deal.

evilchris
04-13-07, 07:35 PM
Sony is simply streamlining their production to reduce costs. I expect the EU ps3 version without the hardware ps2 stuff to come to the USA and Japan next.

If I were to buy a ps3 (which I'm not) I'd go for the expensive version, for all the wizbangs and such. Once you've worked up to $500, $100 more isn't a big deal.Why not $700 then... if you've worked up to $600? Why not $800 if you've worked up to $700? By your logic I should have millions of dollars.

H3avyM3tal
04-13-07, 08:03 PM
Yeah, its just that in this case, the product costs 600. Not 700, and not 800.
So your logic fails. Again.

evilchris
04-13-07, 08:51 PM
Yeah, its just that in this case, the product costs 600. Not 700, and not 800.
So your logic fails. Again.

You're the worst leg humping dog on this forum. You remind me of chester. Hey spike hey spike!

H3avyM3tal
04-14-07, 08:06 AM
You're the worst leg humping dog on this forum. You remind me of chester. Hey spike hey spike!

Oh Im sorry. You seem to run out of smart things to say very fast around here, evildick. Still looking for your wii?

Amuro
04-14-07, 09:22 AM
It's no more in North America, but lives on in Japan.