Japan to lose 20GB and 60GB PS3
It's goodbye from him, and it's goodbye from me
Sony plans to end sales of its 20GB and 60GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) models in Japan, within just two months.
The company has confirmed that it will no longer sell the two different capacity models in its home region from March this year, although it hasn’t officially stated the reason for its decision.
However, several online reports have suggested that the move is designed to allow Sony to concentrate on sales of its 40GB capacity PS3, which launched in Japan in November and is thought to be cheaper to produce than the two other models. The 40GB PS3 currently retails there for around ¥40,000 (£185/€250/$365).
The last shipment of 20GB and 60GB PS3s to Japan will be later this month.
re: Huge Error?
Japan vs UK is hardly a fair comparison - not when comparing a Japanese electronics companies products anyway.
If you look at our neighbours you will see that we aren't (the only people) being screwed.
UK - £280
Germany - E400 (£300)
France - E400 (£300)
(prices from a popular online 'book' seller)
Why would you buy a PS3 if you want to play PS2 games??? You never know, knowing Sony they will probably rejig the config of the 40GB version to include backwards compatibility and the missing card reader. Take the case of a 60GB and pop a 40GB in it (with a few extras fo course)...
@I Still Play R/C Stunt Copter on my PS2...
Okay, so you have a PS2, and you don't want to buy a PS3 because it won't play PS2 games that work perfectly on the PS2 you already have?
What the hell are you gonna do? Buy a Wii?
Oh wait! Guess what! A Wii won't play your PS2 games either!
But you know what will? A PS2. Damn, it sure would be great if you had a PS2.
Oh wait. YOU ALREADY DO. Fucking idiot.