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Old 26 Jan 2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Sony to discontinue 80GB PS3, says retailer memo

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Best Buy will discontinue the sale of the $499 PlayStation 3 on January 28, says an alleged store "closeout" memo obtained by PS3 Fanboy.
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If you want PS2 compatibility, better get down to your local store and see if they still have the 80GB model in stock.
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Old 28 Jan 2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Here is a rumor that came out today>First time I have seen this site so I don't know if they are reliable.

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"Sony is, in fact, phasing out the 80GB PS3. Sony is going to stay with the two-SKU approach though, and the prices look to stay the same," the mole told me. I heard sirens in the background, and the mole seemed nervous. "The Spiderman 3 pack-in will disappear as well once the 80GB unit is gone. In order to maintain a similar value proposition to the 80GB/Spiderman 3 bundle, I expect to see a storage increase to 120 or 160GB at the same price point, plus the new Dual-Shock 3 controller"
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There was also a rumoured $299 price drop, but not sure if it has been disproven already or not (I think Sony denied it already). In Australia, we are getting a new more expensive bundle (the current 40 GB PS3, sometimes comes with 3 free Blu-ray movies, is priced at $AUD 699):

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This the details of the PS3 offer starting today, $799 bundle, includes PS3 Console, Sixaxis Controller, and one of the following games: Heavenly Sword, Uncharted : Drakes's Fortune, Ratch & Clank, NBA 08
I prefer the lower priced package to be honest (although I got mine for $688 with 3 free movies and the official Blu-ray remote - much better value than the new pack above)
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