Feeds

Sony to axe 60GB PS3 in US

$100 price cut to clear stock

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Sony has confirmed that consumers in the US will not be offered the PS3 Starter Pack announced this week for Europe, and that soon the only PS3 they'll be able to buy will be the recently announced 80GB model.

Last night, David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, revealed that once existing stocks of the 60GB PS3 are sold, that's that for this version of the machine.

"All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July," Reeves said, according to a GamesIndustry.biz report.

So Sony's move this week to cut the price of the 60GB PS3 by $100 in North America is more about clearing stock than encouraging new buyers. Once stocks of the console are spent, US gamers there will only be able to purchase the recently launched 80GB version.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe confirmed to Register Hardware today that the new 60GB PS3 Starter Pack will not be offered in the US and Canada.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?