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20GB PS3 to Hit Europe Oct 30th?

According to, the 20GB PS3 could finally hit Europe Oct 30th. We won’t know how well the PS3 has sold for a little while yet but for various reasons, it hasn’t been a complete sell out. I would’ve liked the 20GB model to be available at launch with maybe a 60/40 split between 60GB and 20GB models.

Sales could’ve been compared between the two models and if the 20GB out sold the 60GB, it would’ve gave Sony a clear message that £425 is way too high. Unfortunatley, they said the demand wasn’t there for the 20GB PS3 after speaking to retailers but I think that’s a load of rubbish. It wasn’t as if Sony had a low number of units available either.

I don’t know if I would’ve took the plunge and got the 20GB model if it was available at around £350 but I know I don’t need the WiFi or SD/MemoryStick/Compact Flash that are not in the 20GB version. If I needed a bigger hard drive I could’ve easily bought a cheap external one to plug in via USB.

I won’t be surprised if Sony does release the 20GB version around Oct as it would look as if the PS3 has dropped in price to the casual observer, especially in the lead up to Christmas.

I will definitely get a PS3 before the end of Oct at the latest no matter what, as there are too many games that I want scheduled for release leading up to that time. DMC4, Mercs 2, GTA IV, Heavenly Sword, PES 7 etc should all be out around that time or just before, so my hand would be forced. That’s if i don’t crack and get it before then.

It also looks as if Genji: Days of the Blade is heading for the bargain bin as it’s available at for just £20! 😯 It can’t be that bad surely? It’s my kind of game aswell. 🙁