Sony kills off 20GB PS3

Written by Tim Smalley

April 12, 2007 | 06:32

Tags: #20gb #3 #america #discontinue #discontinued #karraker #kill #north #play #ps3 #scea #station

Companies: #sony

Sony has finally discontinued the 20GB version of PlayStation 3 in North America after months of speculation.

In fact, Sony opted not to launch the 20GB PlayStation 3 in Europe at all, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise.

Gaming blog Kotaku managed to speak to David Karraker, a spokesperson for SCEA, and were given the following statement:

"At launch, we offered two separate models of PlayStation 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base. Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB SKU, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America."

Karraker also pledged that the 20GB Playstation 3's that have already been sold will continue to be supported by Sony with software and service updates.

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