The Internet has been alive this week with rumours of the 80GB PlayStation 3 model being discontinued. The rumours began with a leaked memo from Best Buy stating that the particular SKU would
be phased out, then followed with the mysterious removal of the 80GB
PS3 from Best Buy’s website. However, new evidence has come in further
confirming the – what now seems like inevitable – discontinuation of
the 80GB SKU. A GameStop conference call was held today, which supposedly explained
that the system was no longer being produced, in favor of a 120 GB or
more model bundled with the Dual Shock 3 controller.
Sony denied the rumours last week regarding the discontinuation of the 80GB model, and as a result, they have not revealed any information to the contrary. There’s no official date for when this enhanced model will be ready for
purchase, or the price, for that matter, but it should be relatively
soon. SCEE has already confirmed that a new model will not be available in Europe in the near future. As for the US, they could be getter a 120GB or even a 160GB model.