Sony to discontinue 20GB PS3

Summary:Today Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it will discontinue selling the 20GB PlayStation 3 games consoles.

Today Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it will discontinue selling the 20GB PlayStation 3 games consoles.  The reason for this move is that it seems that both consumers and retails are shunning this model in favor of the 60GB version.

According to David Karraker, a spokesman for Sony, the decision is "based purely on consumer and retailer demand, which favored the 60-gigabyte model 10 to 1."

Looks like a small hard disk, no media slots and no built-in WiFi was a deal-breaker for consumers.  What's surprising (and something which should be worrying for Sony shareholders) is how the company could so badly misjudge what it's customers wanted, and misjudge it so badly that less than six months after the PS3 was released to have to pull the plug on this version.

Sony says that it has a limited supply of these consoles available, so if you want to pick up a PS3 for $500, you'd better be fast.

Topics: Hardware

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