LordVader717 writes: GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the USD 499 PS3 offer is only to clear existing stock, after which only the 80 GB bundle for USD 599 will remain.
SCEE president David Reeves has told GamesIndustry.biz that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out — which he predicts will occur by the end of the month. Reeves was speaking at an E3 event to announce the introduction of a new PS3 bundle in Europe. When asked about possible criticisms over whether SCEE should have given consumers the option to pay a lower price, as SCEA has done, he replied, "Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game. "All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July."
LordVader717 writes: German gaming site Gaming-Universe (official announcement in english below) is reporting that Sony has confirmed that the PS3 will no longer make the November release for Europe. From the Article:
London, Wednesday 6 September 2006 — Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that it would revise the launch date of its PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in the PAL territories of Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia from 17th November 2006, as previously announced to March 2007. Launch dates for Japan and North America will remain the same, which are November 11th and November 17th respectively.