What's to become of the 60GB PS3?

It’s been kind of a volatile day for the 60GB PS3.  Back on Monday, we reported that the model would be dropping to $499 with the introduction of the 80GB model at $599.  A few comments were made regarding the fact that Sony would run out of inventory by the end of July. 

That set loose a maelstrom of rumors that Sony would stop production on the 60 gig model, which many thought was inaccurate.  Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Dave Karraker set the record straight:

“The $499 price adjustment that we did for the 60 GB version for the American market, we’re no longer in production for that product. So once that product is gone from the retailers shelves, then we’re back to the $599 SKU only, so it’s not like we have a two price strategy here in the U.S. market, which we found early on consumers react most to just having one SKU as opposed to two.”

You know, I have never once considered getting a PS3.  But a $499 is almost worth the BLURAY player alone.  My birthday’s this weekend, so if I find one out in the wild and have some cash on hand…who knows?  I might just change my tune.

(Source: Joystiq)

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