oslik3 wrote:yeah, but the point is that they want to phase out $499 PS3, so that they can sell you the $599 PS3....
No, the point is they knew the 60GB model was going to be unavailable shortly before they did the price drop. Meaning that from day one it was more of a clearence price and not a real price drop.
Don't forget, the 60GB model cost them more to make then the 80GB model, because of overstock from the initial production runs, as well as the emotion chip, which has since been removed in the latest model (means less PS3 backward compatability).
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media