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Sony's 20GB PlayStation 3
Best Buy puts 20GB PS3 on the chopping block

A change is in sight when it comes to Sony's PlayStation 3 at Best Buy stores. Sony's PS3 currently comes in two flavors: the $599 USD 60GB version and the $499 USD 20GB version. Both consoles feature a Blu-ray optical drive, but the 60GB version adds 802.11b/g wireless networking and a MemoryStick/Secure Digital/CompactFlash reader for digital camera media.

According to internal Best Buy documents obtained by Joystiq, it looks as though the retailer is no longer going to stock Sony's 20GB PlayStation 3 console. The document lists the 20GB PS3's status as "discontinued."

The writing has been on the wall for the 20GB PS3 for quite some time now. It was revealed back in November that Sony is losing roughly $307 USD for every 20GB PS3 that it sells versus a smaller $241 USD hit for the more expensive 60GB version.

SCEA communications director Dave Karraker also told Joystiq last week that retailers have been overwhelming placing orders for the more expensive 60GB PS3. "Retailers have been requesting the 60GB model, the mix has been about 80 percent 60GB, 20 percent 20GB retailer orders. So, the reason you might not be seeing the 20 GB is simply that retailers have been ordering more of the 60 GB unit," said Karraker.

Sony still plans to make its 20GB PS3 available to retailers who want to sell it, but the number of retailers willing to stock the device may soon be dwindling. If that happens, the price disparity between the 60GB PS3 and the Xbox 360/Nintendo Wii will only grow further.



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USE PS3 FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN GAMING
By crystal clear on 3/19/2007 3:04:18 AM , Rating: 0
Quote-
"Both consoles feature a Blu-ray optical drive, but the 60GB version adds 802.11b/g wireless networking and a MemoryStick/Secure Digital/CompactFlash reader for digital camera media."

Unquote-

1)This shows users want SOMETHING MORE than gaming on their machines & NOT JUST GAMING ONLY.

2)Its becoming a ALL IN ONE MACHINE -THATS WHAT THE BUYER WANTS!!!! its small/compact/powerful in size.Read this-

"iSuppli summed up it results by stating “While many fret over the high cost and price of the PlayStation 3 compared to the competition, iSuppli believes the console provides more processing power and capability than any consumer electronics device in history. Because of this, the PlayStation 3 is a great bargain, well worth its $599 price and $840.35 cost, iSuppli believes."
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4981

Note this-
"the console provides more processing power and capability than any consumer electronics device in history. Because of this, the PlayStation 3 is a great bargain"

3)Hey, buyers are no fools-they know what they want & HOW TO USE PS3 FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN GAMING.

4) Ask those buyer why (still) they are buying the PS2 ?
I did & I got some very interesting answers-that convinced me on this point "HEY they are not stupid-they know what they are doing"

5) This is not fanboyism,buy hardcore "duo" realities about the PS3 in the market place.

6) I myself bought a PS3-NOT FOR GAMING PURPOSES,rather for
EXPERIMENTING with/on it.(The price of PS3 is equivlent to one night stay of my Hotel room B/B).
My focus being on its components-How to manupilate them & use their resources.




By crystal clear on 3/19/2007 4:38:51 AM , Rating: 2
Ultimately the success or failure of PS3 is decided NOT by guys sitting in IT depts surrounded my servers/computers etc BUT
the PEOPLE AT LARGE (BUYERS)-WHO BY THE WAY ARE NOT STUPID/FOOLS.

THEY ARE DECIDE THE FUTURE.


"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007














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