Sony discontinues 20 GB, 60 GB PS3 in Japan

The electronics maker is making some changes to its product lineup in its home market, deciding to focus on the 40 GB model.

While there are no immediate plans to replace the discontinued models in the immediate future, Sony says that it would launch new models based on the preferences of its customers based on demand.

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The 40 GB model was launched in November and retails for 39,980 yen ($365 USD). It created an interesting pricing structure for Sony, where its smaller 20 GB cousin retails for 44,980 yen.

There is a difference between the two however: The 20 GB offers the backwards compatibility that many long-time PlayStation aficionados may crave, whereas the 40 GB does not.

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