You may have noticed that the first generation of PlayStation 3 units are slowly being phased out in favor of the 40 and 80GB ones. Apparently, Sony Computer Entertainment plans on continuing this trend by releasing new versions of the console adopted for specific regions.
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Over the last few months, it seems that the first generation of PlayStation 3 units (20GB and 60GB models) are slowly being phased out in favor of the newer 40GB and 80GB ones.
This move by Sony Computer Entertainment prompted many gamers to ask about the company’s future plans for the PlayStation 3
According to SCEA, they have plans of releasing new PlayStation 3 models that would “respond to end-user preferences”. SCEA representative Alex Armour elaborated on this:
We have already stopped shipping these in the U.S. and have been focused on the 80 and 40GB configurations which are currently at retail. As we’ve said, we will also continue to read and evaluate market trends and communicate with consumers to determine appropriate configurations for each territory.
This is a pretty bold move by Sony Computer Entertainment America which could mean that each region might be getting a different version of the PlayStation 3. An approach such as this could become a very good selling point for the system.
We’ll have to wait and see if it pays off though.