PS3 20GB Model Dropped by Official Sony Store

The PlayStation 3 is dead, it would seem. Or at least the 20GB model is. Sony’s official retail online store, Sony Style, has dropped the low-end PS3 from listings its store, with only the premium 60GB model appearing on the website. Joystiq contacted Sony Style and were told, "We haven’t had it in stock for a month … We’re not getting any more. You could maybe go out and find one."

Other store websites that have quietly dropped the entry level PS3 from its rosters include GameStop, Electronics Boutique, and Best Buy.

While the core PS3 is $100 less than the premium edition, it lacks the higher capacity 60GB hard drive and doesn’t include the premium PS3’s Wi-Fi connectivity or multi-flash card reader. Consumers who priced the two different versions of the PS3 most likely went with the high-end version since there was more value offered for a relatively moderate price increase of $499 to $599.

In Europe, Sony opted not to launch the 20GB version and said that if demand for the less expensive version was there, it would "reconsider" releasing it. But to date, there hasn’t been a strong request for the core PS3.


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