Rumor: 80GB PS3 Being Discontinued?

ps3_80gb_pack.jpgAn internal memo circulating through Best Buy stores has surfaced indicating that the 80GB model of the PS3 may soon be discontinued. The full text of the memo reads:

“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. This means that there currently isn’t a version that is PS2 compatible.

At this time, Sony hasn’t made any announcements about new products.”

Combine this memo with other rumors about a lower priced PS3 model and a recent FCC filing for a white PS3, and I think it’s safe to assume a new model will be announced soon by Sony. So in a few days there will only be one version of Sony’s system readily available. On the plus side, we may see some 80GB PS3s go on sale pretty soon.

Via PS3 Fanboy

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On January 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm

There is other stores cept best buy u know?


On January 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Still glad i got my 60 gig when it was available…


On January 24, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Don’t have one and still don’t want one……I’m completely happy with me Wii60 thank you.


On January 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Confirmed that Sony is discontinuing the 80GB model. My friend’s brother (we’re all gamers) works at Sony and he told us about it today.


On January 24, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Yeah im glad my 60gb is still “kickin’” over a year later


On February 19, 2008 at 6:56 pm

im glad i got my 80 GB before it was discontinued


On February 20, 2008 at 12:52 am

I went to best buy to buy the 80GB version but I found out it was discontinued so I bought the 40GB with Call of Duty 4 n it’s still a good deal but I wished I would have bought the 80GB ’cause I wanted backwards compability


On December 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm

:!: XBOX 360 IS BETTER!!!