A few days ago, Kotaku reported that Circuit City will be receiving a new PlayStation 3 SKU with a different model number from their 40GB unit bundled with Spider-Man 3. Now, Kaizer_911, a GameStop manager who gave us the heads-up on a number of developments before, informs us that his store will also be storing units with a different model number, making more room for the possibility that the white PS3 model is indeed coming. More info in the full article.
A few days ago, it was reported that Circuit City will no longer be receiving the 40 GB PlayStation 3 unit bundled with Spider-Man 3. The report goes on to say that they will also be receiving a new console with a different model number.
Kaizer_911, an EBGames/GameStop manager, informs us that they will also no longer be receiving the PS3 and Spider-Man 3 bundle. Instead, they will receive new 40 GB models that may or may not have a new model number. He goes on to speculate that:
Normally if there is a color change my company would make two skus, but as of right now we only have one sku in the system. It has changed from 40GB PS3 w/ SpiderMan Bundle to 40GB PS3 Sony.
But the part that gets me is the part where they say the model number may change. Makes me wonder is it going to be white only? Or just a heads up the bundle has a different model number from the non-bundle.
So that’s it, folks. We’re expecting to see a new SKU with a different model number but with the same 40GB hard drive. It gives more room for the possibility that we might indeed be seeing the white PS3 model being stacked on shelves.
Kaizer_911 gave us the heads-up on a number of developments that proved true before, so we have no reason to doubt his word on this. We’ll keep you posted on developments, so check back for updates!