SCEA confirms internal depletion of 60GB PS3
- Posted August 30th, 2007 at 06:32 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 22 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment America has confirmed that it has shipped all remaining stock of the 60GB PlayStation 3 console to retail, stating that a sizeable amount still remains available for purchase.
In a recent email, SCEA spokesperson David Karraker stated: "We no longer have any inventory in SCEA warehouses. All inventory has been purchased and shipped to retailers.”
"We don't have visibility as to if that is on their store shelves or in their warehouses at this time. However, based on inventory reports from our retailers, there is ample supply still left in the channel."
Sony previously cut the price of the 60GB system by USD 100 last month, later announcing that the model would be phased out once stock at retail had been depleted. This leaves only the 80GB version, which currently retails for USD 599 and comes packaged with a copy of Evolution Studios’ MotorStorm.
A price cut for the 80GB console has not been entirely ruled out, however:
"We won't be making any further announcements regarding our PS3 model hardware strategy in North America until the 60GB model is exhausted and market conditions are evaluated”, Sony said last month.
Stay tuned for more information as it breaks.
- 2:00am EDT - August 30th, 2007
Great! now introduce rumble & 120GB HDD and drop the price on the 80GB model quick.
- 3:33am EDT - August 30th, 2007
I still don't understand why rumble is so important to some people. I got so used to it that I forgot it existed. The only time I noticed it was when I set my controller on the coffee table and it shook
- 4:03am EDT - August 30th, 2007
rumble is soo important to much of us.. and usually, when we become "so used to" something, we highly remark this "something" when it disappear.
rumble is important, even the wii-mote has rumble ! Luckily, it will come back, the only reason not having it being the "problems" sony had with Immersion..
- 4:26am EDT - August 30th, 2007
I feel the same way SolsticeZero. I never noticed rumble when I had it.
- 4:34am EDT - August 30th, 2007
i don't know about yall but i prefer the backwards compatibility chip. Way to move them 60gb joints Sony!!
- 5:06am EDT - August 30th, 2007
Well I already have the 80GB model......BRING ON THE RUMBLE BABY!!. Anyone who doesn't want/like rumble shouldn't have much to say because you have the stale controller of your dreams now (non-rumble sixaxis)...so you don't really have to see why we (who want rumble) want it so badly. And if it gets released you don't have to buy it...and there will be more than enough "like new" non-rumble controllers on ebay when the rumble version comes out....trust me!
- 5:45am EDT - August 30th, 2007
must admit i did like rumble, especially for the shooting games, but like solsticezero says you do tend to forget about it
- 5:53am EDT - August 30th, 2007
I've got no problem with them bringing rumble. But. I just still cant beleive how many people need vibrating controllers
- 6:16am EDT - August 30th, 2007
Hey guys you can buy a 2.5 sata harddrive and install it yourself into your ps3 I am currently gonna purchase a 250gb harddrive for my ps3 cause 60 gigs is not enough for me you, all should do the same and save a lot in the long run..
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- 6:51am EDT - August 30th, 2007
Hey I just realized something. Didn't Sony say they had enough 60GB PS3s left for a couple months? Well I don't think its been a couple months so where did the PS3s go? They used them for the Warhawk server farms lol
- 7:21am EDT - August 30th, 2007
never cared for rumble... i dont know wat the big deal is
- 8:10am EDT - August 30th, 2007
like some other poeple said, i dont care about rumble
- 8:31am EDT - August 30th, 2007
ooo haha, when I read "internal depletion" I thought it ment overtime my playstation would die
- 9:22am EDT - August 30th, 2007
why do u need so much memory when ur jus playing games and watching movies
- 11:26am EDT - August 30th, 2007
He's talking about harddrive space, not memory. You can't change the amount of RAM your PS3 has.... And he probably puts more stuff on it than the average person - he probably uses it as a media center or something similar.
As for rumble, I'd certainly like a rumble controller, but I'd like the boomerang even more.
- 11:28am EDT - August 30th, 2007
@Blachaze, i only got 20 gb left on my ps3, and its getting lower everyday.....well not everyday, but u get my point
- 1:41pm EDT - August 30th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... excellent this means a price drop for 80 gig model which means more users which means more people to play online it's all good
- 3:55pm EDT - August 30th, 2007
the only time rumble matters to me is when i am grinding a rail in tony hawk, my rumble broke once on my ps2 controller once upon a time and it felt so weird. i don't care what kind of controller i have as long as it doesn't have the freaking D-pad buttons linked together! does anyvody else hate that as much as i do?
- 4:30pm EDT - August 30th, 2007
good sony they will drop the price maybe xmas 08 thats when sony bring out the heavy hitters xbox 360 big hitters all com out this year except grand theft auto its a goo game but after a while like when you beat it its not as much fun anymore im just saying
- 11:13pm EDT - August 30th, 2007
bring on 120
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