PS3 Sells Out At CompUSA Stores & Limited Stock @ CompUSA Online
On Monday Sony announced that the PS3 60GB model would now retail for $499 and that in August a new Sku of 80GB would be introduced for the retail price of $599. Also Jack Tretton Stated at the Sony E3 2007 Press Conference that PS3 sales had doubled at 5 of North America's major retailers. If you take a look at the PS3 web page at CompUSA.com you will see that it says "Quantities limited. 1 per customer." also you will see that is says "Not Available In-Store".
While the PS3 is still siting at the top of Videogame bestsellers, Gamers looking to snag Amazon.com's PS3 deal will have to wait for stock to be replenished as the online retailer seems to be sold out at the moment.
Sony will not be cutting the price of the PlayStation 3 in Europe or releasing a 80GB model – instead it will be offering a Starter Pack containing the console, two games and an extra controller for GBP 425 / EUR 599 SCEA has greatly benefited from the USD 100 price cut announced earlier this week in North America, but Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has chosen to bundle first-party titles and a second Sixaxis controller with a combined RRP of GBP 115, rather than adjust the price. Due on sale in the UK on July 18 and in Europe August 1, the Starter Pack will offer two Sixaxis controllers and a choice of two first-party titles from a list of Resistance: Fall of Man, Motorstorm, Genji: Days of the Blade, Formula One Championship Edition and Ridge Racer 7. "With sell through of over 1.2 million units in the SCEE territories to date, PlayStation 3 has proved to be an instant and huge success," said David Reeves, president of SCEE.
That is just lame. What if nobody wants any of these titles. Why are they forcing these titles down their throats ? This is typical Sony, first build the momentum in game shows and then screw it up in marketplace .
Resistance: FoM | F1 Champ. Ed. | Motorstorm | Ninja Gaiden Sigma Zelda: Twilight Princes | Rayman Raving Rabidds | Super Monkey Ball: BB | Mario Striker Charged | RE 4 Wii Ed.
Having a PS3 these days is like wearing a big fat "I told ya so" T-shirt
E3: No more 60GB PlayStation 3 in US after July, says Reeves
SCEE president David Reeves has told GamesIndustry.biz that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out - which he predicts will occur by the end of the month. Reeves was speaking at an E3 event to announce the introduction of a new PS3 bundle in Europe. When asked about possible criticisms over whether SCEE should have given consumers the option to pay a lower price, as SCEA has done, he replied, "Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game. "All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July." When asked to clarify if this will mean the end of the 60GB model, Reeves answered, "In America, yes."SCEA announced a USD 100 price cut for PlayStation 3 earlier this week. A new 80GB model will come bundled with a copy of Motorstorm and will retail for USD 599.
Australia not getting a PlayStation 3 price cut either
A new bundle to be offered instead.
A few days ago Sony cut the price of the PlayStation 3 to $499 US ($576 AUD) in the US and Canada. Many were expecting that Sony UK and Sony Australia would follow suit, though it has since been revealed that Europe will instead be receiving a PlayStation 3 bundle. And, according to Screenplay, the same is true for Australia.
According to the blog, gamers will get a 60GB console packaged with MotorStorm, Resistance: Fall of Man, and a bonus second controller. The console will still retail for $999. The blog also comments that "the 80GB version of the console will not be released in Australia in the immediate future".
PAL gamers not only received the PlayStation 3 late, but also one that didn't include the emotion engine, a chipset that enabled the PlayStation 3 to play back all PlayStation 2 titles natively rather than through software emulation. Now PAL gamers are paying more than the US and Canada and being forced into purchasing a bundle to boot, a very disappointing outcome for gamers looking to buy the system they wanted at a reasonable price.