With the release of the new 40GB PlayStation 3 model, SCEE has confirmed that the price cut on the 60GB model is to help phase out the model. As a result, once stocks on the 60GB model are depleted, only the 40GB model will remain. SCEE has stated that stocks for the 60GB model should be available until Christmas, but that depends on how quickly the model sells.
“We announced our reduced offering on the 60GB model last week. We re looking to sell our remaining 60GB stock, after which the 40GB model will be the only SKU available in Europe.
We anticipate that the 60GB stock should be available until Christmas, but of course it depends on how quickly it sells.”