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60GB PS3 to be discontinued in UK

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
If your thinking of buying a PS3 and DONT want the lower end 40GB model you'd better hurry up and buy one.

At the end of last Friday, Sony finally gave British gamers what they really, really wanted for Christmas--a price cut for the PlayStation 3. Originally priced at £425 in the region on its launch on March 23, the console had remained at that price since then despite price cuts in Japan and North America.

The new Value Pack, which will go on sale from October 10, will feature two first-party games, plus a "fully-functioning" 60GB PlayStation 3 for £349. Alongside the price drop news, Sony also announced the introduction of a 40GB SKU, which would go on sale alongside the 60GB version for £299, giving consumers a choice. The 40GB model would, however, not be backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 games.

For many, the extra £50 may have seemed worth it with two free games, 20GB more storage space, and full backwards compatibility. For others, the cheaper price point of the 40GB version may have made it more enticing--especially if they didn't fancy any of Sony's first-party titles currently on offer.

However, consumers will soon not have a choice. GameSpot can reveal that the 60GB version is being phased out of Europe completely. According to Sony's Web site, the Value Pack will remain on sale only "while stocks last." From then on, "once stocks are exhausted the new 40GB model will be the only one available in SCEE territories."

[UPDATE A Sony spokesperson confirmed to GameSpot that the 60GB model would only be remaining on sale while stocks last. He said, "Our offering in the UK marketplace for Christmas are the two SKUs announced on Friday, but as the 60GB stock is depleted the £299 40GB SKU will be the only version available going forward. The 40GB machine represents all the power and potential of PlayStation 3 at a very compelling price...The only functionality that is being removed is backwards compatibility--and this is because we believe this less important now than when we launched--as there will be 65 PS3 games available by Christmas."
http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6180547.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=multimodule&tag=multimodule;picks;title;2 Linky
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
This is kind of old but still important news, I'll be getting my 60GB PS3 on wednesday hopefully when the price cut comes into effect
#2
Cant afford mine yet - ill put a deposit on one in blockbuster though
[mod]#3
Should put another few nails in the coffin of the PS3.

Mine ends on eBay tonight and i certainly won't miss it. :-(
#4
Syzable
Should put another few nails in the coffin of the PS3.

Mine ends on eBay tonight and i certainly won't miss it. :-(


I dont miss mine either, its was rubbish.
#5
i got mine, sold it the next day.
#6
OnTheBallCity
i got mine, sold it the next day.

u gonna buy some players for norwich city now
#7
I heard that they're also be taking away two of the usb sockets, is that true ???

What else wont the 40gb one have ?
1 Like #8
jg213
I heard that they're also be taking away two of the usb sockets, is that true ???

What else wont the 40gb one have ?


Decent games.
[mod]#9
Kellogg
Decent games.


:lol: :thumbsup:
#10
Bryan839
I dont miss mine either, its was rubbish.


In what ways? :whistling:
#11
Honestly, are Sony trying to kill the PS3 or just really incompetent?
#12
Titchimp
In what ways? :whistling:


I just didnt like it. I was bored with it within an hour, I have an xbox 360 aswell and much rather that, I also have a ds and psp and they are way better. The only thing I really liked on the PS3 was the blur-ray player.
#13
At the moment the PS3 may seem boring but there are so many great exclusive games to come out still that it would be foolish to judge the PS3 just 9 months after it's release. I'm personally looking forward to exlcusives such as Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Tekken 6, but then there's also exclusives like MGS4, FFXIII, Haze and quite a few others that will becoming out within the next year, so although at the moment the PS3 is lacking I would say give it time and I believe it will be the best console of this generation.
#14
I have to admit i am wanting MGS4, but i cant imagine going back to the ps2 controller with both thumb sticks next to each other, after using the 360 controller for ages
[mod]#15
I loved the PS1 & the PS2 but the Playstation 3 just left me cold. Lifeless and poor machine imo.

I'm no 360 fanboy but i prefer it about 100 times over the PS3. Also, Sony are losing exclusives left, right and centre due to companies having issues programming for it and it having such a low user base outside of Japan.
#16
Syzable
I loved the PS1 & the PS2 but the Playstation 3 just left me cold. Lifeless and poor machine imo.

I'm no 360 fanboy but i prefer it about 100 times over the PS3. Also, Sony are losing exclusives left, right and centre due to companies having issues programming for it and it having such a low user base outside of Japan.


things have changed. sony have there own programmers working with ompanys to help them out. i dnt think they have lost much exclusives they still have mgs4, haze, killzone 3 and many more exclusives.
#17
ALICOM007
things have changed. sony have there own programmers working with ompanys to help them out. i dnt think they have lost much exclusives they still have mgs4, haze, killzone 3 and many more exclusives.


The ONLY good exclusives Sony have are MGS4 which is rumored for Xbox 360Xbox 360.

On top of that game developers are finding it to hard to develop for the ps3 so there concentrating on the Xbox 360.


So just killing them selves :giggle:
#18
im selling my 360, then im gnna wait till some more games come out on ps3. most the ones i want are cross platform anyway and snap one up then
#19
I've got a friend who is currently working on GTA at rockstar. They had to get a guy from Sony Japan over to help them with the PS3 programming for the game, hence the new release date. Even the guy from Japan said he didn't really understand what they were doing, and why the development was so rubbish
#20
qazim
The ONLY good exclusives Sony have are MGS4 which is rumored for Xbox 360Xbox 360.

On top of that game developers are finding it to hard to develop for the ps3 so there concentrating on the Xbox 360.


So just killing them selves :giggle:


thats just bull. mgs4 on 360? were did u hear that on the 360 forum?
[mod]#21
ALICOM007
thats just bull. mgs4 on 360? were did u hear that on the 360 forum?


It's all over the net.........ign, gamespot etc. :thumbsup:
#22
justread it here http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/676/676685p1.html it says that its rumoured but it wont happen.
#23
bazzaric
I've got a friend who is currently working on GTA at rockstar. They had to get a guy from Sony Japan over to help them with the PS3 programming for the game, hence the new release date. Even the guy from Japan said he didn't really understand what they were doing, and why the development was so rubbish


lol i bet! Anyway the GTA on the xbox 360 will be better and Microsoft paid 5 million dollars to have some "exclusive" content ! Sony wanted it but could not come up with the money!

Sony have had it!


ALICOM007
thats just bull. mgs4 on 360? were did u hear that on the 360 forum?


Syzable
It's all over the net.........ign, gamespot etc. :thumbsup:


lol @ ALICOM007 go and do your research before you start accusing me lying
#24
Hey, i really dont like Xbox's just because i think there ugly and i hate the controllers.

I'm probably gunna get a 60Gb PS3 soon.. So what is so good about the Xbox 360 that isnt on the PS3?
#25
Victim
Hey, i really dont like Xbox's just because i think there ugly and i hate the controllers.

I'm probably gunna get a 60Gb PS3 soon.. So what is so good about the PS3 that isnt on the 360?


Fixed pure fanboyism
#26
The controller is the best controller i have felt.


MGS4 may come to the 360 but months after the PS3 version
banned#27
No backwards compatibility wont be as big a disadvantage as you think
#28
Victim
Hey, i really dont like Xbox's just because i think there ugly and i hate the controllers.

I'm probably gunna get a 60Gb PS3 soon.. So what is so good about the Xbox 360 that isnt on the PS3?


Halo 3
PGR 4
Bioshock
Forza 2
Gears of War

GTA 4 will have exclusive content for the 360.

Xbox live (I know its a minus you gotta pay for it)

Most of the older games available on both systems can be brought much cheaper on the 360 and/or have better online play.

what games does PS3 have that can mess with the above?
#29
PS Trippple is getting better all the time. Home will revolutionise online play.
#30
jg213
Halo 3
PGR 4
Bioshock
Forza 2
Gears of War

GTA 4 will have exclusive content for the 360.

Xbox live (I know its a minus you gotta pay for it)

Most of the older games available on both systems can be brought much cheaper on the 360 and/or have better online play.

what games does PS3 have that can mess with the above?


All of those games i hate except GTA 4.

And the games are probably cheaper on the 360 because the 360 has been out longer??
#31
Being that £279 was my top price for a 60gb PS3, and they will now only be selling an inferior 40gb model for that price, ill be waiting for a £199 RRP for the 40gb one.
I just won't play Sony's game with this machine. If they can't give me value for money with the PS3, then I won't buy. I happen to think that an 'open' PSP is far more fun at an affordable price.
Being that games consoles are a loss leader product to sell the games themselves, I just don't see why Sony are playing hardball over the RRP of the console. They either want to sell them or they don't? Sony are getting it all wrong this time. It's only the fact that the 360 seems as reliable as a stoned P990i that stops me from going for MS's offering.
[mod]#32
Victim
All of those games i hate except GTA 4.

And the games are probably cheaper on the 360 because the 360 has been out longer??


360 games are cheaper as it's a much bigger market than the PS3 and therefore more competition, plus they are much cheaper to produce as they are normal discs and not blu-ray. Still have the same RRP though.
#33
Someone should start a 360 vs PS3 mega thread
#34
jg213
Halo 3
PGR 4
Bioshock
Forza 2
Gears of War

GTA 4 will have exclusive content for the 360.

Xbox live (I know its a minus you gotta pay for it)

Most of the older games available on both systems can be brought much cheaper on the 360 and/or have better online play.

what games does PS3 have that can mess with the above?


None at the moment but within the next 12 months, quite possibly...

GT5:Prologue & GT5
MGS4 & MGS4 Online
Killzone 2
Haze
Uncharted: Drake's fortune
UT3 (timed exclusive)
FF13
Ratchet & Clank
Tekken 6
God of War 3
Little Big Planet

All have the potential to be AAA games for the PS3...it's easy to write off the PS3 just now but wait a little while and judge the platform then. I remember when I got my 360 that there weren't many decent games released in the first year either.
#35
When it comes down to it, why buy a machine that has potentially good titles coming out, when you can get one that has a multitude of brilliant games out and is cheaper to buy??
I loved the PS1 and the PS2 was brill aswell. But Sony dont care for us anymore. To be getting rid of backwards compatibility is insane. My kids play on my 360 with games like sonic heroes and spiderman that are original xbox titles. To get a PS3 without being able to play such a wide variety of PS2 titles, I'm not gonna do it. I would say that the backwards compatibility would be the strongest selling point for the PS3 not the smallest.
I managed to get a new core 360 for £150 with Gears of War and Lost Planet and bought a 20gb hdd for £40 on ebay.I was sorted for under £200!! Sony just purely cannot compete with that.
#36
Bananaman
When it comes down to it, why buy a machine that has potentially good titles coming out.


Exactly why do people say stuff like "i got a PS3 because theres some good games coming out next year"

Get the PS3 when the games actully come out then.Im sure the PS3 will be cheaper then aswell
#37
I don't get why Sony are doing this... People will obviously have lots of PS1/PS2 games they'd like to play without needing to pull out a PS1/PS2. It's also a kick in the balls that people over here will soon only have the option of buying the 40GB version. Maybe Sony truly want the PS3 to fail before it gets going?

I was planning on buying one as soon as my TV woes get sorted, and it'll be awhile before that happens after my recent backlight issues on the LXD70 I had and my local "10/10 CS" John Lewis having still not refunded my money after 3 weeks. It's tempting to order the 60GB PS3 now while there's hot deals floating around, but I only have a very ****** SD right now. >_<
#38
Tune Up
I don't get why Sony are doing this... People will obviously have lots of PS1/PS2 games they'd like to play without needing to pull out a PS1/PS2.



Like if you wanted to play resident evil 1-3. You'd have to buy the GC versions which cost alot more
#39
add-man
Like if you wanted to play resident evil 1-3. You'd have to buy the GC versions which cost alot more


Always been more of a Final Fantasy guy myself, was too much of a wuss to play Resi Evil back when PS1 games looked sexy. :p
#40
I know that you can fit a larger hdd to a 60gb ps3, but can you fit a larger one to one of the 40gb ps3s?

Can anyone clear this up please?

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