US retailers drop 20GB PS3

Mo' storage mo' popular - Sony

Some retailers in North America have stopped selling the 20GB PlayStation 3 model, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting, including Sony's official online outlet, SonyStyle.

SonyStyle now offers only the 60GB version, which SCEI spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoka said has always been the more popular of the two machines. Speaking to IDG News he stated, "The line-up [at SonyStyle] is decided based on market demand and so it's not surprising that they are not selling it on their website. But if you go to a retailer you can find it."

However, SonyStyle isn't the only online retailer which has stopped selling the 20GB PS3. It's no longer available via the websites of Best Buy, GameStop or Electronics Boutique.

But the console is still on sale at some retailers, such as Amazon.com.

The 20GB PlayStation 3 is not available in Europe, where the 60GB model launched on March 23. Sony has yet to confirm whether both machines will eventually be made available.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz after news emerged that US retailers were ceasing to stock the 20GB model, a spokesperson said, "We'll continue to monitor demand for the 20GB model, from a consumer and retailer perspective, which will be factored into any future European launch plans."

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