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PS3, 80 gigs will be the only way to go!
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 13 July 2007 10:46

80 Gigs of PS3
{multithumb}No More 60GB PS3 Consoles in U.S. Once Sold Out, Says SCEE Boss

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The 80GB PS3 to be the only option once the 60GB consoles are all sold out
Although the $100 price drop on the 60GB PlayStation 3 appears from most angles to be a tactic from Sony Computer Entertainment America to help jumpstart sales of its new console, comments from the company’s European arm seem to paint the price reduction as a method of clearing out old stock.

In an interview with GamesIndustry, SCEE president David Reeves said in response to a question asking why Europe isn’t getting a similar price drop as North America, “Well, they're not really are they, because what the U.S. 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.”

The interviewer then clarified Reeves' answer by asking, “So once the 60GB is gone, that will be the end of the 60GB then?” The SCEE president replied, “In America, yes.”

Sony's Kaz Hirai confirmed the move in this video interview with VG TV (his response in English can be heard around the 1:45 mark).

The comments from Reeves and Hirari indicate that the recent price drop is just an attempt to clear out remaining 60GB inventory to make way for the 80GB model. This would also mean that once the $499 60GB models are sold out, the actual price of entry into PlayStation 3 ownership will rise back up to $599... More

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