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post #11 of 56
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Its the 80gb model...it has BC.
I thought that as well. Looks like they are just selling off the excess 80GB models in MGS4 deals.
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post #12 of 56
I guess the reports of the 80GB's demise were rumors.
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post #13 of 56
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Excess 80GB?, interesting thought.......

IMO, if your expecting a higher HDD, you might be mistaken. Sony has recently been profiting from the PS3's. Putting a larger HDD will just increase costs. Just from what I see.
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post #14 of 56
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Originally Posted by xdaseinx View Post
I guess the reports of the 80GB's demise were rumors.
Not at all. They did discontinue the 80GB.

It's just they may not have sold them all. They could have either;

A) Kept some stock to sell as a package deal
B) Pulled back all the stock that didn't sell and just make a MGS4 deal in a last effort to sell them.

That's just my theory.
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post #15 of 56
Forget these...i want to know when the slim and lite ps3 is coming out.
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post #16 of 56
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Damn, what too many SKUs. Still, though, this is a good bundle.
no there isn't

right now there is only 1
acording to this article later there will be 2.
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post #17 of 56
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Not at all. They did discontinue the 80GB.

It's just they may not have sold them all. They could have either;

A) Kept some stock to sell as a package deal
B) Pulled back all the stock that didn't sell and just make a MGS4 deal in a last effort to sell them.

That's just my theory.
Huh?
I'm confused now. Anyone have definitive word on this?
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the DS3 better be backwards compatible
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post #19 of 56
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Huh?
I'm confused now. Anyone have definitive word on this?
OK, this is as far as some of us are understanding it.

A) They COULD be making whole new 80GB systems to release a MGS4 pack, however that doesn't really make much sense as they wouldn't have discontinued the 80GB version just to start producing them again.

B) They discontinued the 80GB version. However just because they discontinued them, it doesn't mean they sold them all. So what they will do is collect all the 80GB versions that are still unsold and just bundle them with MGS4 and release it as a pack.

B is the one me and Mike are getting at. There is no definitive word until Sony says so, but that will be the more likely situation.

It makes perfect sense as MGS4 will be a system seller for Sony. Sony knew this all along that MGS4, GT(5?), and GTA (but not exclusive anymore) were all going to be system sellers.

so why not shift the unsold systems by bundling them with a game that will sift them. I don't really know how to put it other than that
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post #20 of 56
So Sony discontinues the 80GB, only to bring it back? I guess there goes any rumors of a 120GB SKU.

And it doesn't really make much sense financially. It would be like MS bundling Halo 3 with the 360, sure it will sell a lot of consoles, but they would be missing out a major money-making opportunity.
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