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.
- 7:48pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
@14 Why should customers be titled to a refund? They're already getting a $200 refund. If they wanted BC they should have paid $600 for the original 60GB like me. If you don't pay the price for something when you want it, it's no fault but your own. This is great news for Sony.
- 8:39pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
I have a PS2 and PS3, and I don't care about backwards-compatibility at all, because PS2 games look much better (imho) on SDTV than on a 1080p LCD monitor. (I like the natural blurring of TVs). Maybe I should have waited for the 40GB version... but nah the 4 USB, card-readers and larger HDD are worth it, since I need them.
- 9:25pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
i feel like i've been robbed now Lol...i paid 600$ for a 60 gig and 180$ protection plan >.<
- 9:43pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
The ball is rolling now then.
- 10:08pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
I bought the 60 GiG Model due to the fact it is more compatible for Ps2 games since it has the 2 chips instead of the 80 GiG model plus i upgraded the hard drive to a 160 Gig special note i stripped the screws lol they are way to soft i even let it cool down and still stripped them but other then that the ps3 is humming away.
- 11:37pm EDT - October 24th, 2007
I dont know why everybody have been doubting Sony and their PS3 for so long, it was never going to fail, and it never will, its too good. Chill people chill and stop moaning about delays on games etc, we own a cutting edge piece of hardware here that needs to be explored by developers. Sony could have chosen to go down the bog standard easy dev route and wack a cut down PC in a box (360) with no new technology. plus stop whining on about the BC issue, cos its NOT an issue, i have a huge PS2 library and have used my BC functionality twice, plus surely if you have PS2 games you have a PS2????? So use it! jeeess people want everything for nothing.
- 2:03am EDT - October 26th, 2007
No I am only negative about three things:
(1) Stupidity that leads to lack of quality games
(2) Stupid preoccupation with Bluray and not on quality games
(3) Stupidity of removing BC so 120 million people cant play games.
Basicly anything stupid that gets in the way of games is bad. Anything clever that brings about more games is good.
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