In an interview with SCEE president David Reeves, GamesIndustry.biz uncovered a disturbing bit of information about Sony’s lauded PS3 price cut. It turns out that the $499 PS3 will only be available in America until the end of July, when its stock will run out. From then on, SCEA will only sell the previously mentioned $599 80GB Motorstorm bundle. I’m sure the picture on the right describes the image going through every gamer’s mind as they hear this news.
When asked about SCEA dropping the PS3 price, Reeves replied,
“Well, they’re not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game. […] All they’re doing is taking their stock in trade that they’ve got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July.”
So essentially, the $499 60GB is nonexistant, and Sony simply put more features into the existing $599 model. Those of you hoping to get a PS3 for cheap(er), get going to your local game stores ASAP!
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