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Sony to continue selling 20GB PS3 in Japan

Sony has confirmed that the 20GB PlayStation 3 will remain available in Japan, despite SCEA's decision to stop selling the machine in North America.

Sony has confirmed that the 20GB PlayStation 3 will remain available in Japan, despite SCEA's decision to stop selling the machine in North America.

News of the move emerged earlier this week, with SCEA's David Karraker stating that the company will focus on the 60GB model due to "overwhelming demand" for the larger hard drive-enabled console.

However, speaking to Famitsu (as translated by IGN), a Sony Computer Entertainment representative said, "We're currently not considering changes akin to North America.

"However," the spokesperson added, "We would like to react flexibly with the market."

At present, the 60GB PS3 is the only model available in Europe, and SCEE has yet to confirm whether the 20GB version will launch here. Earlier this week, when asked whether SCEA's move could affect the decision, a spokesperson said, "We'll continue to monitor demand for the 20GB model, from a consumer and retailer perspective, which will be factored into any future European launch plans."

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