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SCEA confirms internal depletion of 60GB PS3

on 30 August 2007

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.

Source: GamePro