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Farewell Not-So-Dear Friend

by Alex Nash

Engadget had some interesting news this morning. Apparently Sony has revealed today that stock of the 60gig PS3 model have been finally been exhausted now that the 80gig has hit shelves.

What exactly does that mean for you? Well, basically, once your local retailers run out of the $499 Playstation 3 systems, that’s all she wrote. The Sony warehouses have been completely drained, and are now only stocking the 80gig models for retailers’ supplies.

If you are one of those people who have been on the fence about getting a PS3 for this holiday season, you might want to strike while the iron is hot, and grab yourself one of the less bank-account-killing models before they go the way of the dodo. According to Sony, there is still an “ample supply” of 60gigs at various retailers, but it’s better safe than sorry, as they say.

While Sony has been up front since the beginning of the 80gig announcement about the eventual phasing out of the 60gig SKU, what is slightly more surprising is how quickly their supplies have dwindled. The 80gig PS3 has been available for less than a month now, and Sony is already saying they are out of the 60gig model. The main question I have at this point is, were there just not that many 60gigs in the warehouses to begin with, or is Sony actually starting to move the consoles at a quicker pace? I kind of have a feeling that its a little of both since the PS3 game line up has started to slowly pick up steam, but I also think that they probably didn’t actually have that much stock of the 60gigs in their warehouses anyways. Only Sony knows for sure.

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One Response to “Farewell Not-So-Dear Friend”

  1. Ron Says:

    Also, those of you who want to make sure all your PS and PS2 games work on your new PS3 are advised to get the 60gb model. The new ‘low end’ model uses emulation and thus, won’t work with every game.

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