Sony Japan discontinues 20GB & 60GB PS3

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Sony Japan will discontinue the 20GB and 60GB PlayStation 3 SKUs after a final shipment this month, marking a definitive end to the system's launch SKUs, which are no longer in production in other regions. Sony will focus all marketing efforts in Japan on the newest, 40GB model, which lacks PS2 compatibility (in addition to a few other minor features), but is reportedly cheaper to produce – the 80GB PS3 is only available in North America.

Earlier this week, Kaz Hirai pledged to make profitability a commitment for the PlayStation division. Simplifying the PS3 production line in Japan is certainly in line with this 'new' goal.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.