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Low demand for the 20 GB PS3 has motivated some stores to discontinue orders for the product, and surprisingly, one such store is Sony's own retail chain.

By Eugene Huang

Fans and critics alike are continuing to second-guess Sony's decision to release two separate models of the PS3 as more and more information suggests the possibility that the much-bemoaned 20 GB model will soon be completely phased out. Last month, sources at Best Buy reported that the mass market retail chain will no longer be carrying the low-end model, and will instead sell only the high-end 60 GB PS3.

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But now, even Sony's official retail outlet, Sony Style, no longer offers the 20 GB PS3 as an alternative. According to their website, the $600 60 GB model is the only type of PlayStation 3 available for purchase on their online store.

Gaming blog Joystiq recently contacted both the website and one of its walk-in stores to confirm the information, and both retailers claimed that there are simply none in stock.

"We haven't gotten those [20 GB] models in for a long time," an anonymous sales representative from a Sony Style walk-in store confirmed. "We have plenty of 60 gig models in stock."

A rep from SonyStyle.com offered similar information, stating that it's been a month since the last 20 GB PS3 was in stock. The rep later suggested that gamers wishing to purchase the machine seek the help of a third party retailer.

As of now, Sony still has not yet made an official announcement regarding the status of the 20 GB PS3. However, in a previous statement made by Sony's Dave Karraker last month, the company is still manufacturing 20 GB models, albeit at a much reduced rate. Due to the model's low demand, Karraker stated that approximately 20% of manufactured PS3s contain 20 GB hard drives.


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Meh, i am not suprised. Why would anyone want the 20 GB model with less features, when you can get the fully featured 60 GB model instead? wallbash.gif
 
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hopefully now, all these 20gb models will be very cheap and easier to buy for those people that dont have enough money for the 60
 
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QUOTE(Shof @ Apr 11 2007, 16:29 ) *

hopefully now, all these 20gb models will be very cheap and easier to buy for those people that dont have enough money for the 60

I suspect the oppossite. I think the remaining 20gb models will turn into unicorns and fans will pay more for it, second hand of course.


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QUOTE(Wolfgoblin @ Apr 11 2007, 18:32 ) *
I suspect the oppossite. I think the remaining 20gb models will turn into unicorns and fans will pay more for it, second hand of course.
Seems unlikely, I mean, it's just a stupid 20GB PS3 for christ's sake tongue.gif

I'm surprised this hasn't happened with the $300 X360 yet, since it's also not too popular. I remember back when it came out, the $400 packages were sold out right away. There were still lots of $300 bundles in store, but people simply ignored those and just ordered a $400 tongue.gif


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Well if you're going to be spending a sh*t load of money on a console, you mine as well go all out and buy the better product. I know i would... whistling.gif
 
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True, and that's what most people think about it. For that $100 extra, you get A LOT of extra things.


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QUOTE(Nico @ Apr 12 2007, 19:26 ) *

True, and that's what most people think about it. For that $100 extra, you get A LOT of extra things.


Like what..
 
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Well in PS3's case, 40GB extra tongue.gif And I think WiFi too? More than enough to justify the extra money.

In the 360's case, you get a HDD extra, a wireless controller instead of wired, and a headset.


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I think they should lower the price to maybe like $400. That way it is there and more people wil buy it.
 
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They're already losing lots of money on every unit they sell, dropping the price even more would be like suicide.


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The entire PS3 build up was suicide. (in europe anyways)


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It really was. It would help if they sold more for less price, than less for more.

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Sony is drowning in their own sh*t now.


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I saw a 60GB PS3 that was almost half price (w/also free games). tongue.gif


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QUOTE(Nico @ Apr 12 2007, 17:03 ) *

Seems unlikely, I mean, it's just a stupid 20GB PS3 for christ's sake tongue.gif


But it's SILVAH while all other PS3's are black.


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QUOTE(Wolfgoblin @ Apr 13 2007, 20:40 ) *

But it's SILVAH while all other PS3's are black.

To me it's ok. I prefer black PS3 anyway.


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QUOTE(Sean @ Apr 13 2007, 14:12 ) *
I saw a 60GB PS3 that was almost half price (w/also free games). tongue.gif
I'm sure you did rolleyes.gif

QUOTE(Wolfgoblin @ Apr 13 2007, 14:40 ) *
But it's SILVAH while all other PS3's are black.
OMFGZ!!1 - the 20GB wifi-less PS3, a collector's item? Perhaps if it were limited and Gold plated, but the regular, I really don't think so tongue.gif


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I wouldn't bother Sony doing that because I'm planning on buying a XBox 360 instead.


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QUOTE(Sean @ Apr 13 2007, 14:12 ) *

I saw a 60GB PS3 that was almost half price (w/also free games). tongue.gif



QUOTE(Nico @ Apr 14 2007, 01:11 ) *

I'm sure you did rolleyes.gif

I was thinking the same rolleyes.gif
 
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QUOTE(Berkley @ Apr 14 2007, 13:35 ) *

I was thinking the same rolleyes.gif

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QUOTE(Nico @ Apr 12 2007, 20:32 ) *

Well in PS3's case, 40GB extra tongue.gif And I think WiFi too? More than enough to justify the extra money.

In the 360's case, you get a HDD extra, a wireless controller instead of wired, and a headset.



Errr... PS3 is also wireless. blink.gif
 
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QUOTE(Bounkass @ Apr 14 2007, 20:49 ) *

Errr... PS3 is also wireless. blink.gif

Read again please. This isn't about 360 vs PS3, it's about cheaper package VS more expensive.


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You're such a dumbass Bounky tongue.gif


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So ? Still wireless...
 
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Who cares, I wasn't talking about that in the first place you dumbass laugh.gif


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QUOTE(Nico @ Apr 15 2007, 12:10 ) *

Who cares, I wasn't talking about that in the first place you dumbass laugh.gif

It's still wireless though. Admit it.

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QUOTE(DeWolfe @ Apr 15 2007, 23:25 ) *

Come on ladies, stop the bitching and handbags...


What the hell do hangbags have to do with anything? Is it english slang for stop crying you yank? Sorry for being a curious george, i was wondering is all. happy.gif

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