Friday, 25 January 2008

Best Buy to Stop Carrying 80 GB PS3

After Sony's recent success with the 40 GB PS3, it seems that the 80 GB PS3 has become a lot less desirable. In fact, there seems to be so little demand for the 80 GB PS3 that Best Buy has decided to take it off the shelves. A leaked memo says:
"The 80 GB version of the PS3 is going closeout and won't be replaced at this time, it will come off the planogram on Jan. 28. The 60 GB version should already be gone from stores. Only the 40 GB version of PS3 will be sold in Best Buy stores at this time. This means that there currently isn't a version that is PS2 compatible.

At this time, Sony hasn't made any announcements about new products."
While this news might come as a shock to many, it's happening sooner than Jan. 28. Best Buy has already taken the 80 GB PS3 off

If the only difference between the 80 GB model and 40 GB model was hard drive space, then this wouldn't be a big deal, but the 40 GB PS3 does not support PS2 games, meaning that Best Buy will no longer offer a backwards compatible PS3. Best Buy is a huge retailer and this is no doubt quite a blow for Sony.

Source: GameSpot

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