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« on: April 11, 2007, 07:35:04 PM »

Yes, of course they did, but to what degree?

Sony has just announced that they are dropping the sale of all 20GB model ($500) PS3s in North America, and probably, soon, the world. They're citing the lack of sales of this model as the cause. But like anything Sony says these days, I don't trust 'em. The lack of sales of the 20GB model are low because there really weren't very many of them in the first place, nobody could find them, so they sorta dissappeared from people's memory.

I suspect that the 20GB model was a marketing ploy, so that Sony could claim their system started at $500. When you went to the store, however, you could only buy $600 versions, and so you would say "oh well" and buy those anyway.

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 07:47:23 PM »

Well, there really was no reason to get a 20 gig version in my opinion. An extra hundred dollars gives the owner of a PS3 40 more gigs + some other stuff....
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 07:58:25 PM »

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Well, there really was no reason to get a 20 gig version in my opinion. An extra hundred dollars gives the owner of a PS3 40 more gigs + some other stuff....

Actually, if all you wanted was the 40 extra gigs then you just wasted your money. You could get a much larger HD, like 100 gigs or something, off of Newegg for that 100 dollars you saved, and in the end have not only a much larger HD, but a 20 gig one as well. But if you wanted wireless or being able to use a bunch of memory cards, then yeah, definitely worth getting the 60 gig.

This bugs me somewhat. I had no interest in the 20 gig one, and my brother ultimately got a PS3 anyway, but it at least let people who didn't really want/need all that space or the other features to save 100 bucks, and made the 'it's not really $600' argument valid. Now, seeing as how the /only option/ is $600, you can't argue with it, and that more or less makes the PS3 double the price of the PS2 was at launch.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 11:43:30 PM »

The EB I work at has seen a total of four 20GB units.  All of them sold.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 01:22:02 AM »

There were two 20g models at my old store when the PS3 launched, but I never saw them after that.

Either way, $500 was out of my league as well, so it's no big deal to me.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 05:52:59 AM »

Heh, Europe never got them, we just got an inferior version of the 60gb model.
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