Sony will stop selling the original 60GB HDD equipped PS3 once stocks run dry. At the current rate this will be through October. Sony are no longer building the US$499 60GB model. Meanwhile the 80GB model has been selling for the originals price of US599.
According to LA based analyst Edward Woo with Wedbush Morgan Securities. The exhaustion of the 60GB model stocks; “[will probably]. lead to a cut in the price of the $599 model that comes with an 80-gigabyte drive”
“That's what everybody's expecting,'' Woo said in an interview. “That would be a surprise if they don't.”
Microsofts competing Xbox 360 was cut by US$50 to US$349.99 giving a middle ground alternative to non brand orientated consumers over the PS3 and the cheaper US$249.99 Nintendo Wii.
Meanwhile Microsoft are giving European HD DVD fans a cheaper alternative to the PS3 Blu-ray HD movie experience by cutting the cost of the Xbox 360 add on HD DVD drive.
Dropping the drive by 20-euro’s to 180 euros – though once again this does not match up too well with the U.S. market where the drive dropped from US$199 to US$179. Europeans are still paying some US$65 more than their U.S. friends for HD DVD goodness.
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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.