Sony: 20GB PS3 not needed

Confirming the lackluster response to the 20GB PS3 model, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has announced the lower spec’ed model will no longer be available.

In response to earlier reports of the increasing market rarity of the 20GB PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has officially confirmed that the less expensive variant of its console will no longer be offered in North America.

“At launch, we offered two separate models of PLAYSTATION 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base,” explained Dave Karraker, senior director of corporate communications for SCEA. “Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB sku, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly.”

“Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America,” Karraker confirmed.

Since the 20GB model didn’t even make it to Australia, it’s hard to see how this will affect the market here. The only thing we envision are a flood of 20GB models becoming available on eBay.

Source: DailyTech

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