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Sony to stop selling 20GB PlayStation 3 in N.America


TOKYO (XFN-ASIA) - Sony Corp's games unit will stop selling the PlayStation 3 with a 20-gigabyte hard drive in North America due to insufficient demand, a spokeswoman said.


'When we started selling the PS3 it ended up that a lot of people wanted the 60-gigabyte (version) even though it was more expensive,' said Sony (nyse: SNE - news - people ) Computer Entertainment spokeswoman Nanako Kato.


Sony Computer Entertainment North America therefore decided to stop selling the 20GB version, she added.


The 20GB version is priced at about 500 usd in the United States while the 60GB model -- which also offers storage media slots and built-in Wi-Fi for wireless Internet access -- has a price tag of around 600 usd.


Sony opted not to offer the smaller hard drive version in Europe where the PS3 launched last month, so the 20GB model will be available only in Japan and some Asian countries, Kato said.


The electronics giant released the PlayStation last year initially only in key North American and Asian markets after a delay of about six months due to a glitch with the high-definition DVD player.

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