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80GB PS3 Out Of Stock At Major Online Retailers

This time last year, you couldn't give 'em away...even if you could find one. Now, the online branches of major retailers all across the country are reporting that they are out of stock of the 80GB PlayStation 3 model.

According to Punch Jump news, the online divisions of Amazon.com, Best Buy, Circuit City and Wal-Mart currently hold an "out-of-stock" status for 80GB model, which is priced at $499. This may not come as a big surprise, what with the big software exclusives on the way and the recent Blu-Ray format war victory. For the first time ever, the PS3 outsold Microsoft's Xbox 360 in January, and Sony plans to release a Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 bundle right around the time of the blockbuster game's launch. They also plan to release the Dual Shock 3 controller in the US next month, and all of this has come together to spur hardware sales.

Sales should continue to rise with the release of games like MGS4 and later on down the road, Gran Turismo 5 and Final Fantasy XIII. For now, though, sales are good and Sony now has to work to handle this new demand.

3/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 10:39:11 AM
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All I gotta say is DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN I LOVE MY 60GB LAUNCH PS3! Only people jealous of that are the Japanese or people that miss the higher backward compatibility :-P

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bamf
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 12:28:48 PM
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Wasn't it Sony's idea to discontinue the 80gb or was that a rumour?

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bridgera
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 4:56:17 PM
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Sony actually quit carrying it. Which is why Best Buy quit stocking it. You couldn't even buy it on Sony's site for a while. I don't see the big deal about merchants running out of a product that they are no longer being supplied.

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