No more 60GB PlayStation 3 in US after July

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Bad move if this is true. It was a fire sale instead of a price cut.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=26704

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.

Reeves was speaking at an E3 event to announce the introduction of a new PS3 bundle in Europe. When asked about possible criticisms over whether SCEE should have given consumers the option to pay a lower price, as SCEA has done, he replied, "Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game.

"All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July."

When asked to clarify if this will mean the end of the 60GB model, Reeves answered, "In America, yes."

SCEA announced a USD 100 price cut for PlayStation 3 earlier this week. A new 80GB model will come bundled with a copy of Motorstorm and will retail for USD 599.
 

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At least with the 360, the price has stood firm for 2 years and are just thinking of a price drop. The PS3 dropping prices and discontinuing models reeks of desperation.
 

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The 80 gb with motorstorm was limited edition, when the stock of 60gbs run out they will discontinue the limited edition 80gb with motorstorm and sell just the 80gb version on its own for $499.
 

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MrAbovePar

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The PS2 had a price drop 8 months after launch.

MS didn't drop the price of the 360 because people would pay it. Just like the rubes who are paying 7$ for 3 songs on GH2 for the 360.

Sony must be planning on selling a million PS3s if they think America will be out of 60GB models by the end of July.
 

MrAbovePar

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Can we call it the P$3 now?
Whatever. Quality pays, man. The 360 was priced like a VW bug but built like a Yugo. Where's the value in that? I'd rather spend 600$ on the PS3 and 150$ on a new video card so I can play the top 360 games on a superior platform with more content (the PC) that way there's almost nothing non-exclusive and no worrying about having my system crap out on me.
 
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SONY sucks bottom line they only dropped the price to move out old product just to jack the price back up.
 

MrAbovePar

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They've been running this all today. what it is, is that they're not making any more. Don't worry. There's well over 2 million of them in the supply pipe. You'll have a couple of months before they run out. But once they do they're going to make the 80GB (non-EE) version the standard 500$ model.

So if you want full backwards compatibility versus 88% backwards compatibility it's just a matter of spending the 500$ now or later.
 

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I hate the bacwards compatible list for 360. I have like 9 games im waiting to play and they only update the list like every 4 or 5 months with only 7 or 8 new games. Most of the games they add are crap kids games. I want MVP 05 and Men of Valor.MVP was a huge seller ad they ignore it.
 

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I hate the bacwards compatible list for 360. I have like 9 games im waiting to play and they only update the list like every 4 or 5 months with only 7 or 8 new games. Most of the games they add are crap kids games. I want MVP 05 and Men of Valor.MVP was a huge seller ad they ignore it.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm

They added lots of good titles in the last update. (great to see morrowind on the list) Remember they have just a couple of guys having to rewrite thousands of lines of code for every game they add.
 

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I hate the bacwards compatible list for 360. I have like 9 games im waiting to play and they only update the list like every 4 or 5 months with only 7 or 8 new games. Most of the games they add are crap kids games. I want MVP 05 and Men of Valor.MVP was a huge seller ad they ignore it.
Yeah. That's why I bought a next gen console, so I can play all my old games. BC is not a main selling point. New, fresh games are. 360's got them coming by the holidays and Sony may have 1 or 2.

Have fun playing Mass Effect, Halo 3, and VF5 online this fall.....oh, wait that'll be me. Sorry bro.
 

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I will be playing those games too though, Cause I have a 360 and a PS3 ,which is the only place you will find Metal Gear Solid 4(but of course because its not coming out on 360 you will call it "over rated" and that you dont want it anyway)
 

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I will be playing those games too though, Cause I have a 360 and a PS3 ,which is the only place you will find Metal Gear Solid 4(but of course because its not coming out on 360 you will call it "over rated" and that you dont want it anyway)
MGS sucks cock. I have a PS3 as well as a 360, but I wouldn't waste money on another MGS game, I'd rather play solitare.
 

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GREAT marketing by Sony...The unit is suffering from poor sales. Drop the price, then "leak" false information that the availability is limited. Try and create a feeding frenzy.

Rubes will fall for this hook line and sinker, people will be posting and blogging about it and Sony will get their sales going in the right directionm especially with all the technical problems that MS is having with 360.

Brilliant
 

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TWO different sony execs have said the 60GB PS3 has been discontinued for NA. Theyve already stopped manufacturing. Sony PR disagrees. Sounds like PR is the shitbag in this case.