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While some industry watchers have speculated that the 20 GB model's demise will lead to an earlier than planned price reduction for the 60 GB model, Karraker said Sony also has "no plans to drop the price of the 60 GB PS3 any time in the near future.
At the time of the PS3 line's launch, "we offered two separate models of PlayStation 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base. Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60 GB SKU (stock-keeping unit), so we manufactured and shipped in accordingly," Karakker said.
"If there's no one buying them, then manufacturers won't build them," Goodman noted. "It's good money after bad. And if they are just going to sit on shelves then you might as well take your manufacturing capacity and build more of the 60-gig units."