20 and 60Gig PS3's discontinued

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  1. dacco

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    Just incase nobodys posted it yet:---

    Today at the CES 2008 event, Sony Japan has announced that they will be dropping the 20GB and 60GB PlayStation 3 models after a final shipment next week.

    The company is now set to focus on the 40GB model in Japan and it plans to "vigorously promotes" the home console during 2008.

    The two discontinued models were available on launch day in November 2006 and the newer 40GB model launched in November 2007. Sony has kept that same strategy worldwide, continuously dropping prices and introducing new models in Europe, North America and Asia.

    In October Sony Europe phased out the 60GB model in favor of the cheaper 40GB unit and North America has seen the launch of an 80GB model and the discontinuation of both the 20GB and 60GB units.

    Some have complained however about the dropped features of the 40Gb model. Most notably, backwards compatibility for PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles has been dropped in favor of lower manufacturing costs.

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  2. Jim_Fear

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    For those who haven't seen it, this is what the shrunken motherboard looks like, as shown by RAMBUS as CES2008

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    Inevitable, I'm afraid. Various PS3 components are now smaller/cheaper and it's no longer cost effective to keep manufacturing the original model. The 80gb is already out in Korea though, (about 95% b/c) so I assume it'll be released in Japan too, and eventually Europe. BC is still a very highly valued feature.
     
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    Final shipment next week?

    So shops are getting a last batch of 60gig models next week?
    I'm wondering if thats why play have got some in stock
     
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    Was going to buy a 40GB but may wait if there is a last shipment. So next week there should be some in stock at the shops?
     
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    no doubt everyone will be banging in their pre-orders
     

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