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R.I.P 60GB PlayStation 3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2007 13:57 User comments (39)

R.I.P 60GB PlayStation 3 Last month, Sony announced they were killing off their 20GB model of the PlayStation 3 and dropping the price on the 60GB model. At the same point, Sony introduced an 80GB model for $599 USD which included Motorstorm the game.
The price cut ended up giving Sony a sales spike on the console, but reports and rumors surfaced that the 60GB model was being discontinued and the end of the road has finally come for the 60GB model

Sony has stated that all inventory for the unit is now either on route to retail shelves or already sitting there. "We no longer have any inventory in SCEA warehouses. All inventory has been purchased and shipped to retailers," said SCEA communications officer Dave Karraker.

"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."

Once the remaining stock finishes up that will be the end of the model and leave the 80GB unit as the only remaining PS3. At that point, Sony should have a dilemma seeing as how the price drop on previous models helped boost sales so much. We wont know until that day hits 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," said a Sony representative.

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39 user comments

130.8.2007 14:08

Now that the 20gb and 60GB PS3's are killed off when are we gonna meet their brother the "Affordable PS3". He must be stuck in traffic or got held up in customs or something.

230.8.2007 14:13

hmmm ill consider PS3 when they have a slim one with 200GB hard drives or more..and the price is under 500..and throw in a blu-ray burner on the thing too..HAHA

330.8.2007 14:23

Sony are just a compelte joke, slowly they are loosing the consol war with even more stupider decisions, and they are screwing up the chance of their formate winning aswell, because with the tables slwoly tipping into HD DVD its not looking good for SONY.

All i wonder is if this will cost them more then the black hole the XBOX cost M$!

430.8.2007 16:27

Are they simply unable to lower the price across the board (Blu Ray players and PS3) to push sales? If nothing else, it seems that their firm stance on current prices is going to shoot them in the foot.

530.8.2007 17:12

what gets my here is this a gaming system should cost more then most standalone blu ray players which is funny kinda why the hd add is like 200$ like a few of the stand alone hd dvd players.....

630.8.2007 18:01

looks like sony wont be selling many systems again.

those jerkwads better realize paying 600 for a system AGAIN
is bad

the little 499 reprieve was temporary as everyone can see
so sony get smart and keep it 499 or lower. just cause u put in
a hard drive thats still as cheap as the one u replaced it with doesn't mean u can charge 100 bones for it extra

730.8.2007 19:09
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830.8.2007 19:45

Originally posted by Unfocused:
Are they simply unable to lower the price across the board (Blu Ray players and PS3) to push sales? If nothing else, it seems that their firm stance on current prices is going to shoot them in the foot.
Its sony they have the most arrogant set of dckwads for CEOs knowen to man.

the PS3's 4.4mill units sold can be contrubied to lack of games more than price the combination of them is deadly,next year and 09 will be the most important for the PS3 for now they can cling to the higher price and prepare for a large price break on the PS3, really they have no choice even with games if its unit sales are 4 million off from its rivals and they are making ends meet or worse the investors will revolt because sony investors are more evil than their CEOs LOL.

even the 360 numbers are kinda questionable with 1-3 million being rebuys because people can not wait to get their dead system fixed they do have the best lineup but

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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles...Console-Rundown

For me we've had a pathetic start for the 7th gen and it wont go into full swing until all the systems have their best titles showing.


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930.8.2007 20:05

Really afterdawn?

your gonna let some turd spam the comments now. that's an all time low.

1030.8.2007 20:09

Originally posted by jookycola:
Really afterdawn?

your gonna let some turd spam the comments now. that's an all time low.
hes already baned,reported it twice so it showed be cleared by morning :P

1130.8.2007 20:10

Originally posted by DoomLight:
looks like sony wont be selling many systems again.

those jerkwads better realize paying 600 for a system AGAIN
is bad

the little 499 reprieve was temporary as everyone can see
so sony get smart and keep it 499 or lower. just cause u put in
a hard drive thats still as cheap as the one u replaced it with doesn't mean u can charge 100 bones for it extra
the 60 and GB units for for 50-90$ so its only over charging 30-60 which is not bad,the problem is their mindset on selling this beast.

1230.8.2007 20:11

Originally posted by jookycola:
Really afterdawn?

your gonna let some turd spam the comments now. that's an all time low.
banned + edited. Next time, report it and dont make stupid comments.

1330.8.2007 20:14

Quote:
Originally posted by jookycola:
Really afterdawn?

your gonna let some turd spam the comments now. that's an all time low.
banned + edited. Next time, report it and dont make stupid comments.
Dose reporting it spam out a message to staff or what,I normally message article maker and report it.

1430.8.2007 22:56

no matter what ps3 is tight. yall need to get one.

1530.8.2007 22:56

no matter what ps3 is tight. yall need to get one.

1631.8.2007 0:42

Apparently all of the haters here haven't actually played any of the remarkable titles. MotorStorm, Resistance, Ridge Racer. Just wait till GTA, Metal Gear Solid, and Grand turismo come out. Then check the consol war status.

1731.8.2007 1:25

Originally posted by mtnehring:
Apparently all of the haters here haven't actually played any of the remarkable titles. MotorStorm, Resistance, Ridge Racer. Just wait till GTA, Metal Gear Solid, and Grand turismo come out. Then check the consol war status.
wat?how do you know? only resistance is any good..
and im looking forward to when the PS3 finally has a good library of games...after wat..a year almost

1831.8.2007 2:12
nobrainer
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GoodBye 60gig backwards compatible ps3

Hello to new improved More Money For less hardware IMPROVED ps3 and incompatability heaven.


never mind rip ps3,

R.I.P. SONY for their continual development and use of anti consumer drm, pricing strategy and a game machine trojan horse for the next gen home film format that will become obsolete soon

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1931.8.2007 2:15
nobrainer
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*edit* sry 2x post deleted

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2031.8.2007 7:15

Quote:
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Originally posted by jookycola:
Really afterdawn?

your gonna let some turd spam the comments now. that's an all time low.
banned + edited. Next time, report it and dont make stupid comments.
Dose reporting it spam out a message to staff or what,I normally message article maker and report it.
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2131.8.2007 7:24
webe123
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Quote:
Originally posted by DoomLight:
looks like sony wont be selling many systems again.

those jerkwads better realize paying 600 for a system AGAIN
is bad

the little 499 reprieve was temporary as everyone can see
so sony get smart and keep it 499 or lower. just cause u put in
a hard drive thats still as cheap as the one u replaced it with doesn't mean u can charge 100 bones for it extra
the 60 and GB units for for 50-90$ so its only over charging 30-60 which is not bad,the problem is their mindset on selling this beast.

NOT BAD??? Sorry, but it IS bad!

They still want you to pay higher and higher prices for this thing.

They drop the price on one model, discontinue that one... and then keep it high on another that they keep selling...that's Sony!

They are making more stupid mistakes with this console everyday... when if they priced it reasonably, they COULD have had the market share, but they think they are still on top when in fact Wii is tromping BOTH Xbox 360 and PS3 in sales!
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2231.8.2007 7:37

The next year and a half should be good for $ony and Microshaft. Halo 3 is sure to sell some xbox 720's. GTA4, Warhawk, Socom, Lair, etc will surely get the rest of those dust gathering boxes on the shelves. Both companies need to realize it has become a right now society. Launch titles have got to be decent not the fecal matter that has been served up lately. Halo3 or gta4 ready at launch would have set new sales records.

2331.8.2007 8:07

It's so simple....lower price = more sales. Wasn't this last price drop any indication to them? More console sales, means more game sales. Even though we are still waiting on some bigger titles, the few that are out there now will get purchased.

2431.8.2007 8:37

DoomLight/emugamer

you forget the PS3 is 300-500+ more costly than the 360(wich is about 500-700 to make),hell MS is worse by giving faulty hardware and a 100$ 20GB HDD.

Also there is a bit of give and take with console prices by make losses in the short run you may not make them back, sony has a year or 18 months to lower the price to a better range if they fail to do it the PS3 is toast.

Don't get me wrong the PS3 is doing nearly everything wrong and the 360 is far from perfect as well and the WII needs more polish.

The trouble with sony they are putting off the losses that will come with a real price break,they already incrued 3 billion might have 2 more coming up, but right now they do not need a price break on it because theres no games on it they need to take this to the wire and wait till MGS and FF are out then do a 150$ price drop.



PS3 compatibility dropped about 30% when they removed the chip but it also added filtering and other smoothing options,kinda wish they would add save states and other things to make it worth while,its better than the loss of REAL BWC on the 360, however sony started and proved to the world solid BWC is a great thing,with out it you are merely 2nd thus why the WII is kicking their asses.
I really wish nintendo would build a GBA and DS player for it.

2531.8.2007 9:39

Time to go to the drawing board,how about an 100Gb for $599 and lower the 80Gb to $499?

2631.8.2007 9:44

Originally posted by neo1000:
Time to go to the drawing board,how about an 100Gb for $599 and lower the 80Gb to $499?
the HDD is not a issue since you can plop any notebook/laptop sata drive into it, the trouble comes with the whole things price,making a 2nd version just adds production costs ,they need to get the PS3 to 450 and leave it there,at 450 its at the best price point the monolithic beast can get.

2731.8.2007 9:54

I was being a little sarcastic about the way sony is marketing and trying to make us believe that we got a good deal of an overpriced console.

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2831.8.2007 12:27

Originally posted by neo1000:
I was being a little sarcastic about the way sony is marketing and trying to make us believe that we got a good deal of an overpriced console.
How about they really mess with our heads......release a 300GB version bundled with every accessory for $1,200. That'll make the $599 version seem like a sweet deal :-P

2931.8.2007 15:20
gmontalc
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Most of my home electronics, including cell phone, PSP, PS3 are SONY's. Now.... Sony Playstation has change my mind about Sony products overall. I'll never buy a Sony product(s) again !

3031.8.2007 15:23

Originally posted by neo1000:
I was being a little sarcastic about the way sony is marketing and trying to make us believe that we got a good deal of an overpriced console.
its only over priced when you do not know whats in it...and....ya its over priced LOL

they have made a high end system for a high end price.

Sicne its a bloated media machine how are they going to make a profit off it....

3131.8.2007 20:23

I'm not even going say that the PS3 might go the way of the Dreamcast,but...? What do you guys think?

3231.8.2007 20:40

Originally posted by dikdimond:
I'm not even going say that the PS3 might go the way of the Dreamcast,but...? What do you guys think?
But the DC was popular and sega had to back out because they screwed up to much,(btw anyone have any articles over the real cause of sega backing out?)

Anyway Sony is caught in a rock and a hard place, I think so far they do not need a price drop because their main titles are not out, by staying the course they can force a good amount of consoles to the used market and expand their market share lil by lil with the 60GB liquidation and the such, they can nudge market share and control losses incred getting the beast the market, however they will need to lower the price to under 500 to get it in homes in any real worth while numbers..

Sony has enough cash flow to let the PS3 become the 3rd wheel this go around the question is will their ego let them.

3331.8.2007 21:04

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But the DC was popular and sega had to back out because they screwed up to much,(btw anyone have any articles over the real cause of sega backing out?)
But define popular...apparently it didn't meet sales expectations...it had to compete with the PS2...read the wiki [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast][/url]

3431.8.2007 21:07

In some areas time will tell about the PS3...right now they are dropping the ball,compared to M$ and Nintendo...and in some ways M$ has dropped the ball,but phasing out different priced models is not one of them.

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3531.8.2007 21:30

Originally posted by dikdimond:
In some areas time will tell about the PS3...right now they are dropping the ball,compared to M$ and Nintendo...and in some ways M$ has dropped the ball,but phasing out different priced models is not one of them.
It was a solid system and sega could well have toughed it out they let it live in japan even after they stopped production, the DC and well sega itself had more issues that just not meeting expectations a lot of arrogance and ego played a hand in destroying them.

However Sony is unlike them in one huge respect they have products out side of gaming between movie and consumer electronics they have millions to spend on the hobby known as gaming of coarse they will not let you believe its a hobby to them LOL.

Slights aside what is the plan for the PS3, thats a hard one to say they are surprised and not surprised at how its doing.
The sales are slowed because of price theres no doubt there the other factor is games, sony is going to stick to the "high" road on this (cocaine jokes aside) they have made a media machine and a high end one at that but they seem to not want it to do well they seem not to want BR to strive well, it only makes sense if you lower the price to expand the market you will do better in the long run.

All I can really tell is Sony is aiming at a different crowd than the rest.
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3631.8.2007 21:48

^^^ True on every point...Sony seems to 'want' to fail...perhaps because of an American CEO? I'm not sure this format 'war' is real. Can't there be two different brands? PC and Mac...each serves a purpose

3731.8.2007 22:07

Originally posted by dikdimond:
^^^ True on every point...Sony seems to 'want' to fail...perhaps because of an American CEO? I'm not sure this format 'war' is real. Can't there be two different brands? PC and Mac...each serves a purpose
I do not think 60/30 is sharing LOL,

sony seems to be very lost, high priced players and consoles with not that much of a diffrance in spec than the other, you have to wonder WTF is going on, If sony would had launched with a real core unit at 400$, or gone down with the 60GB at 450 there would be no problem with the PS3 other than games but sticking to a high price will only damage them I do not understand do they think they can go into a full scale console war with a high priced system and do nothing to keep their market share?

Its boggling really, if sony hit the market hard and fast with the PS3 and sold it at 400-480 they would have done well on the PS3 and BR fronts but as it is they are merely holding their own and losing thier grip.

Mind you MS is not clean in this playing fast and lose with quality control,not foreseeing the need for larger storage(HDD/multi discs) oy vay, and they will have to drop the core production its only damaging to the games that are being made today.

Nintendo seems unfocused on its multi front assault the addons for the WII mote are getting silly over all control could be refined some the VC store is cute but overpriced and where is the BGA/DS player for the WII I'd rather buy one for 100 than get a DS for 70.... hell sale a a DS pad for 40 more and use the wii mote to write with they are lagging on their innovation as much as sony is on their BWC....

389.9.2007 23:27

So much for choice.

3910.9.2007 4:03

Originally posted by borhan9:
So much for choice.
oh dont worry I am sure they are workign on a over priced 500$ model.
they can put "Its over 9000!!!!!!!" on it!

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