Two anonymous retail spokespeople in the UK have reported that PlayStation 3 supplies from Sony have dried up, possibly
in anticipation of this month's GamesCom
and a future announcement therein. "Sourcing PS3 stock has been a challenge for the last two to three weeks," one source told MCV
. Evidently, the retailers have been told that further shipments would not be coming until late August or early September.
We can only speculate about the reason -- you may expect the next shipment of PS3 systems to make it to retail to be Slim
, or a cheaper model; however, given recent history
, we're going to conjecture that Sony is planning to release a new model with a higher
price, and doesn't want to waste any more time building the "cheap" systems.