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Sony axes 20GB PlayStation 3

updated 11:20 am EDT, Thu April 12, 2007

20GB PS3 Cancelled

Sony has officially discontinued the 20GB version of the PlayStation 3 in North America, ending its run only six months after the Blu-Ray console's November 17th launch. The company described the decision as a reflection of demand, which was overwhelmingly in favor of the more feature-rich 60GB version, which sports both a card reader and Wi-Fi.

"Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB SKU, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly," said SCEA's David Karraker. "Based on retailer and consumer feedback, we have decided to focus our current efforts on the more popular 60GB model."

The choice confirms earlier reports of 20GB models disappearing from shelves at larger retailers, which have typically carried few of the $500 basic models due to the lack of demand. The lineup change creates a much larger $120 price gap between Microsoft's $480 Xbox 360 Elite and the $600 PlayStation 3. [via Joystiq]



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