40GB PS3 preorders sell out on Amazon
- Posted October 24th, 2007 at 17:20 EDT by
- 27 Comments
Sony's new 40GB PlayStation 3 sold out in advanced orders at retailer Amazon.com on Tuesday.
The new 40GB model, which includes a Blu-ray disc drive, built-in Wi-Fi, a wireless controller, and a copy of Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray disc, will sell for $399 on November 2nd. In addition, the latest version lacks backwards compatibility with PS2 games, which was found in previous models including the 20GB, 60GB, and the limited compatibility in the 80GB.
Customers can receive an e-mail alert when the product returns to availability.
Sony last week announced the 40GB SKU in addition to a price cut of the 80GB by $100 to $499. In July it cut the price of the 60GB SKU to $499, where it will remain until all the stock is sold out.
The new retail strategy will likely spike sales of the hardware and help Sony overall this Holiday season.
- 12:30pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... well this is unheard of for a ps3 so i think this can only be the start of better things for sony
- 12:33pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
Nice having you in the console wars Microsoft. Say bye now ok. I hate to see how Playstation 3's move when their are good games out. They are moving even when their is hardly anything good games out lawl.
- 12:37pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
My PSN: clarky-132 [add me if you have graw2, RFOM or warhawk...]
Sounds pretty good for Sony, hopefully things will be going good this christmas.
Take that Microsoft!
- 12:43pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
"Likely" spike sales?
Preorders are sold out, mate. And sales elsewhere are going crazy.
- 12:44pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
wow that was fast
- 12:47pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
I'm not sure how they expect to sell out of 60GB sku when it's no cheaper than the 80gb. Regardless, when a big retailer like amazon sells out of a sku, it's gotta be a good thing. I really hope people in the media and some in the industry stop poo-pooing the system.
GO SONY GO!!!
- 12:51pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
well this is great news, the new model with a lower price plus the range of games over the next few months has really caught peoples attention, i just wish people would stop comparing the ps3 now to the xbox 360 now, they are both at different stages in their life cycle, and the games are far ahead of where 360 was at the same time.i never thought b/c was an issue cause the people that wanted that went for the higher price sku, just like i did when i brought the system at the launch in march., the 40gb is a attractive price point , includes a blu-ray player, wifi, free online gaming, limited internet access, and the range of games are now getting to a point where we are not hoping for a great game maybe once a month we are getting multiple great games each month, on my want list is pes2008, ratchet and clank, haze, assassins creed, kane and lynch, call of duty 4, pain, guitar hero 3,, and already we know early next year we get metal gear solid 4, killzone 2, gta 4,home, little big planet, gran turismo 5 and that is just the last quarter of the current year, we have yet to see what is planned for this time next year except fallout 3 .exciting times are ahead.,so all the ps3 naysayers out there, you should keep the faith , sony has always delivered a quality console, with a good and diverse range of games, not every one is into fps, or driving games, so spread the gospel and show your friends and family what they are missing,l just show them ratchet and clank, and watch their open mouths gawp in amazment about how beautiful and vivid a game can look.
- 1:05pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
See, those who already have a ps2 don't have b*tch 'bout BC compatability and see the 40GB version as a lovely powerful HDMI capable ps3.
Heck the fact that it's white makes me want to get one too(LOVE the black version to death too).
- 1:09pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
well said, my boy
- 1:14pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
i could see this coming from a mile away. plus you get 5 free blu-ray movies and spiderman 3 what a deal. i'd like too see microsoft match that. good job sony
- 1:15pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
Good news. I haven't tried to play too many PS2 games in my PS3 anyways, I have 2 other PS2's and plenty of inputs and/or tv's in the house. This could be a remarkable holiday season for Sony if these sales aren't just spikes.
- 1:21pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
- 1:27pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
sounds like a step in the right direction. good news.
- 1:29pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
Lots of angry customers realise it doesnt have BC after they have paid their money....
They need to put a warning on the packaging otherwise customers should be entitled to a refund.
- 1:30pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
Great news for Sony. Hopefully they can continue this momentum. I am probably going to go get another so I can have a second in the gameroom so I can play my kid (hate split screen). I wouldn't count MS down yet... their console is cheaper to manufacture and we all know they never gave a price reduction for the longest time just because there was no competition. This console war is going to get ugly.
- 3:05pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
I agree with the Cleaner, There are people out there who;ve been convinced even today that the 80gb dosent have any BC when it still does so there's definatly going to be some people who are ill informed in the other direction too. My biggest hope is that in a year or two when they've finally stopped trying to sell the PS2 hardware that they'll return BC to even the 40gb so that the system can have all the features it. was meant to have for a price that still proves its a better value than the 36*/
- 4:54pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
@The Cleaner...I'm sorry, why do you post comments at PSU?
The only thing I've seen you do is complain about the PS3 and be negative about everything. Get over it. If you don't like your PS3, take it back, there are plenty of people who'd like a used one.
- 5:17pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
Yeah! This is awesome news, sort of. Because more people can't buy it now if it's sold out. Ship more now Sony! You're making a killing!!!!!
- 6:01pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
get it while its hot! F@ck da PC
- 7:41pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
Sony is selling out already and it's not even halloween yet. I can only image how it will be come this X-Mas.
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