80GB Playstation Discontinued

It would seem that the 80GB version of the Playstation 3 is being phased out.

Last week, we reported on how Best Buy got a memo stating that the 80GB will no longer be restocked and only the 40GB will be sold. Here is a quote from that article:

“The 80GB 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 60GB version should already be gone from stores. Only the 40GB version of PS3 will be sold in Best Buy stores at this time.”

It would now appear that we have an update to this developing story. Sony is going to continue offering 2 versions of the PS3 up for sale, and the 40GB system has been ‘confirmed’ to still be set in stone to be sold. Well if the 20GB, 60GB, and 80GB systems are all discontinued, what’s left?

An interesting article on Arstechnia.com is saying that the new system will feature 120GB or maybe even 160GB worth of hard drive space. This new version will also come with the Dual-shock 3 controller. The Spider-Man 3 bundle will disappear at the same time the 80GB system does. It is unclear what will now come packaged with the 40GB.

This story can also put to rest the rumor going around the net of a Playstation 3 price drop that is supposedly going to take place tomorrow. It is being said that the 120/160GB system will be the price of the 80GB ($499) and the 40GB will remain the same ($399.)

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