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20GB PS3s will continue to be sold in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Apr 2007 7:25 User comments (6)

20GB PS3s will continue to be sold in Japan Earlier this week Sony America confirmed that they would stop selling the 20GB model of the PlayStation 3 to North American retailers.
However, Sony today confirmed that the lower end model will still be available in Japan, despite Sony America's decision.

A spokesperson for Sony confirmmed that, in Japan, "We're currently not considering changes akin to North America.

"However,"
the spokesperson added, "We would like to react flexibly with the market."

There is still no word on whether a decision will be made to sell the 20 GB model in Europe where so far only the 60 GB unit is available.

Source:
Gamesindustry.biz

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6 user comments

113.4.2007 8:45
pigfister
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does the 20gb ver come with a HDMI connector?

213.4.2007 9:04

none of the ps3's come with a HDMI cable, u have to buy it seperate

313.4.2007 9:39

The only difference between the 2 are hard drive space, Built in wifi, and a card reader slot. The 60GB also comes with a little chrome on the front to spice it up. All the connections are the same besides WIFI.

413.4.2007 21:31

well Japan is a niche market for such things I mean look at the Dream cast they still made it for years after its fall,I would be more interested to see it still being sold in the UK or AUS.

514.4.2007 11:39
pigfister
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Originally posted by jcur31:
The only difference between the 2 are hard drive space, Built in wifi, and a card reader slot. The 60GB also comes with a little chrome on the front to spice it up. All the connections are the same besides WIFI.
so what hardware are sony purchasing the $100 price difference as the wifi must only cost $10 and the difference between the two seagate drives is only $11 so that's $79 that the US is being ripped off by if they purchase a 60gig ps3.
if you do purchase a ps3 then the 80gig sata drive and connect via a rj45 you can save $$ and have more storage so maybe this is the option sony want NOT to happen?

614.4.2007 12:19

That's exactly why I own the 20 gig. I could care less about the wifi, I already have a 5 port switch next to it. I will never need the card reader. When I need a bigger hard drive, I will just buy one and use the built in utility to change it.

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