PS3 Stops Shipping


Sony has completely ceased shipping PS3 inventory to retailers, even ordering the removal of dummy display units; final orders cease in a few days.

The reason given is “maker circumstances.” Below is their letter to 7-11, leaked via 2ch…


There can be little doubt that Sony is clearing its supply chain in anticipation of  a new lineup, which will presumably incorporate the rumoured and nearly orderable PS3 Slim, and presumably an updated base unit (as it seems unlikely the Slim would support much in the way of a price cut).

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    Comment by Eva Unit 001
    03:12 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Whenever the price goes down for the PS3, I'll consider getting one, but right now, nope. Most of the games for the PS3 don't interest me at the moment, anyways.

    Comment by Captain Arepa
    03:21 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yay! Finally! Now I can buy a brand new PS3 =) Just til' now I've been buying only the games... 'Cause I like 'em aged, like good ol' Scotch whiskey XD

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    Comment by Forlourned
    09:11 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's pretty flipping obvious if Sony is requesting the retailers to remove the Original designed systems that the slim is a coming.

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    Comment by thegirlguywhosaysheisagirl
    11:47 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    About time. I bought a PS3 back when they first released it for 600 dollars. I had the money then. I bought DMC for it. I bought it though for a variety of reasons my PS2 had recently been dropped and broken unable to play movies or games so it became worthless. I did not own a dvd player or blue-ray player. I also had some 40+ ps2 and 20 PS1 games that I had either played and liked or had not yet managed to beat. The fact that some of my favorite series are usually only with the playstation also favored in my choice. The other thing that factored into my choice of system is the fact that the 360 had been out for quite a while and as an employee at a gaming store I had learned quite well that the 360 had more problems and the red ring of death was becoming more and more likely. The recent release promising it wouldn't have it didn't interest me. I was also never a fan of halo or shooters in general. Blue dragon looked childish and the only game I was slightly interested in even now is Tales of Vesperia (getting a PS3 release), Star Ocean 4 (likely will have a PS3 release), Mass Effect (also available on the PC), and Lost odyssey. I could rarely care less though. I bought my PS3 for the blue-ray/dvd player, ps2 and ps1 backwards compatibility, and free online networking not to mention Disgaea 3 and a few others that have not yet been released. If the 360 would have given me all of the above with no extra fees. Hell if it would of offered the same price for all the above I probably would have bought a ps3 instead. However it didn't. The 360 first came out with faulty systems (red ring), the best of the systems back when the ps3 was also released was the elite which sold for 470 without a dvd player (and the now obsolete hd-dvd player was about 60 dollars extra), it did not offer backwards compatibility for any of the old xbox games, it cost money to go online, and it did not have a few of my favorite games. To be perfectly honest the only good ps3 release so far is the 60 GB. It was the only one worth the price. If I had to choose between a 360 and PS3 with the specs both systems have now and with the fact I currently have a working dvd player, I'd choose a 360 as it is currently the better deal. This new GB PS3 if it has everything the previous 60 GB did then it might actually become the better buy yet again even if they raise the price slightly.

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    Comment by kami
    01:30 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the award goes to u for the longest post on sancon

    Comment by Huziwara
    10:15 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sticking with my GameCube+PC. Tales of Symphonia's all I need. That, and older girlfriend. =D.

    Comment by mo
    11:39 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ive only read posts boastin 60gb but wat bout 160gb ps3s? am i like the only one 2 have one

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    Comment by ashiguru
    03:09 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if this new slim model will cost them more or save them more in the long run.

    Comment by EyE
    02:59 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still like my gamecast /

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    02:50 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    good thing convention season's almost over. time to start saving...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck sony
    it's all about IBM!!!

    Comment by manga
    06:23 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless it has backwards compability the old one stays and does it very easily.

    And for some reason I don´t think that the slim will be backwards compatible. So no buy.

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    12:47 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like im getting a RROD for christmas...

    Comment by Nyann
    22:59 08/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    D:< Well Goddamnit.
    I haven't even come CLOSE to getting a ps3 yet. The damn things are still about £200 ffs.

    Oh well, whatever, I don't really care if they're relasing a slim version of that brick.
    Would be really pissed if it's not backwards compatible though.

    Comment by Metalbunny
    01:03 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmph...What does it have that makes it so special??

    Comment by moe
    17:22 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol !! XD i didnt know 360 faboys still have face with there shitty console just pls pls think about it why are gr8 big games come out short or stupid assassins creed,GTA,RE5,FF13 will be 5-6 discs on 360 while only 1 on the ps3 plus for exclusives u only have 3 comin first halo which i call shit for a game seriously KL2 or COD, forza, splinter cell which will come on PC so technically not exclusive and alane wake too PS:my PC oblitirates ur precious 360 graphics that is what happens when u collect the parts as for the PS3 yes the online WAS not as good but honestly now i cant see how u can say ur better we have home we have a WEB browser and u can tap ur self on the back for having twitter and face book lol XD as for exclusives that or just just JUST on the PS3 definition of exclusive :uncharted2,killzone2,infamous,god of war3,FF13versus,FF14,the last guardian,GT5,heavy rain.. and many more and they are all AAA titles for pete's sake Fat prinsecc just came out last week i expected a 8 or so IGN gave it a 9.0 pls just realize that sony cares about quality and now PLEASE any dipshit 360 fanboy top that so i can whipe the floor with ur puny or mayb i should say HUUUGE ASS since u rely on ur 360 for social confrintation there is a real world buddy its out there lol XD

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    Comment by quigonkenny
    14:22 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Slim is a lie...

    Comment by LMAO @ U ALL M$ FAGS
    15:34 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    id rather build a fckn new pc than m$ crappy console. i forgot its name.. whats that console called again.. xboxcrap?

    i researched its hardware were shit thats why its causing RROD so much. i bet if only m$ is not offering a fckn warranty to this lucky bastard.... many of this m$ fanboy would probably flame their m$ site with complains.

    its ridiculous how many idiots in this world send their console many times and still luv tha crappy console. LMAO

    anyway, id admit that the first xbox's hardware is alot better than second xbox 260.. 160?? (remind me i forgot its name cos its not worth remembering). i think the original xbox engineer were genious since no problems occured. and i think theyre better engineer than sony's because sony cant damn fix the problems of ps2 despite of revision. however, i think it got around on this gen console. m$ hired some moronic engineer on their new console xbox360 (i remember it now) and sony hired gud engineers on the ps3.

    Comment by You have bad Engrish
    15:38 12/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems someone really hates Microsoft. Did they make you butthurt?

    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    13:28 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love the PS3, when I'll buy it a few years from now.

    Ever hear the expression; "Buy no book under a year old"? Well, I'm like that for video games. Wait a few years, then for the "Entry Level" price you can get the system, a few accessories, and a sh-t load of games.

    My fav was the DreamCast...

    I literally, for US$100, bought the system, several controllers and those mini-computer cards, and a bunch of incredible games. $100, no kidding. Had a dozen games, and I then spent around $50 getting more over a year...

    Got stolen from my apartment...bites... Not that I don't have more games and might eventually get those back either.

    And what I had people were buying for US$1000 total price (games, controllers, console) so I got a good use, even counting the loss by theft...

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    Comment by Ipsod
    20:15 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man. Artefact really knows how to get idiots spouting mountains of faggotry. Not a single worthwhile comment.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Welcome to the world of gaming news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 18/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen brother.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, yea ps3 blows....the hardware is just shit. The flawed... Where the fuck have you been? After the plague that was going around blowing up xbox's there were hardly and ps3's, or even Wii's ever crapping out. Why support a tard company trying to milk more money. IMO you dont try to all of a sudden start making a console when you specialize in a different area. "Hmmm" says the microsoft big wigs. "Lets try and compete against two of the heavy hitters of console makers that have survived through all the other crap, whilst other companies bit the bullet, that sounds easy!"
    Then the 360 comes out, then about 60%+ start to die out. Instead of upgrading the hardware for it, lets just keep extending the warranty, that's what makes the 360 desirable. I'm glad the warranty is there...thats the only reason I bought it... -.-
    I have not wasted any of my time with the 360 after watching the majority of my college buddys crap box's die one after another. I couldn't believe that crap. Here I just saved up for a computer, and behold, almost all of the good titles could be found on the computer anyways, weird. Also a good chunk of the titles that were being put out for xbox came out for the ps3 as well O.o
    "But Anon, the xbox live is way better then online capabilities then the ps3 o.o"--PS3 owners didn't buy it for "online play with whiney ass kids" Live. I bought one recently that was priced 40 more dollars then the elite. So now I have a console, which hasn't died or has been known to mass suicide when you actually want to play it, and I have a blue ray player, which seems to be the norm now, poor hd =*(
    So any sister diddling hick that trys to keep supporting xbox 360, needs to be taken out back and shot before they have a chance to reproduce.

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    Comment by Endersgame
    16:51 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sir are a GOD.

    Comment by Areku
    09:57 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sir are the BLIND FAGGOTRY OF DOOM.

    Well I only see sony f'boys flaming about the RROD, and having to pay $50 bucks a year to play LIVE and the most stupid of reasons to flame: Most of 360's titles are comming to the PC!!!1!!1!

    1st: RROD
    This wasnt a problem WITH ALL 360's, if you do a little more research, ONLY THE FIRST LAUNCHED MODELS WERE PRONE TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM OR WERE TO HAVE IT MORE LIKELY, but newer versions have an updated hardware that have a minimum chance of happening.

    2nd: LIVE
    As you all know, xbox has been famous for its great *ahem* CLOSE TO PERFECTION online support, and paying $50 a year? ISNT A PROBLEM AT ALL!, why? well because you feel satysfied that your money didnt went to the trash.. and why again? because you get the most awesome online experience around, just look at all the features (marketplace, windows live messenger, achievements, voice and video chat, auto-updating, gamertag/gamercard, not to mention the upcoming features). and sony? well they are now playing catch-up, trying to emulate Xbox's incomparable online model(replicating a number of Xbox Live’s most successful features, including cross-game invites, the ability to access the cross-media bar (XMB) in-game, and an achievements system.), but failing in doing so. (not saying its unusable or total crappyness) but its just... not good.

    3rd: Most of 360's titles are comming to the PC!!!1!!1
    Good luck wasting way more than $1000 for a PC that can run the games like the 360 does. Oh and for the pain of sony fanboys... YOU'RE GIVING MONEY TO MICROSOFT AND THEY ARE LAUGHTHING AT YOU.


    In 3 years (or less idk) when your PS3 DVD drive goes out due to playing lots of movies (PS2 was notoriously bad about this) you will have to go buy another PS3.

    And I dont have a preference on microsoft or XBOX 360, actually I'm into handleds, not a lot of time to play at home cause of work anyway... so... go DS!!

    *Getting ready for a PS3 WINS line*

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 is FAIL, 360 is better anyways.

    Comment by Hudabigbadwolf
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    Comment by g0rth0r
    21:38 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That only concerns the 80GB PS3...

    Comment by Fonzer
    21:56 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is only dreamcast 2 console for me or something made by sega.I won't accept any other consoles.I have my pc.

    Comment by Fonzer
    21:57 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well hope that some of the rumors are true,so it would be an awesome console dreamcast 2 or called something else

    Comment by Booger
    22:10 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah if you're thinking what I'm thinking that was just some portable PSP-like media device.

    Think of it like a made-in-China MP4, only branded by Sega.

    The second coming it is not, unfortunately.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm good with my current PS3.

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    Comment by Kamanashi
    02:30 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My PS3 is still good. So I'm with you. I'm sticking with my fat one.

    Comment by Chen
    21:36 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm better with my current SNES, cause I have lots of lots of lots of great games and they don't cease to entertain me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think I'll stick with my Lunch Box.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    09:09 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My A-Team steel rimmed box never failed me in a brawl with the other kids...

    Comment by borderline psychotic
    06:25 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    double fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    got any games for it...?

    Comment by KorTaku
    00:44 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i played that one last week, it made my stomach hurt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's called ham and cheese sandwich

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im satisfied with just my cock. It's compatible with any type of game I want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    o u so small lolololol!!11111111!!!!q!!!!!!11!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:33 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no silly. floppy drives and CDs are obsolete.

    my cock has a USB interface.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mine's only good for 25-pin serial attachments. Born in the eighties, what can a guy do.

    Haven't heard any complaints about smallness though, quite the opposite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that to say it's tiny enough to fit in a CD hole?

    Comment by NeonShadows
    23:13 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It goes in the floppy drive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 04/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, SNES. Nostalgia really does blind people.

    Comment by Hamster678
    06:47 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, it has only one loli spanking game and I don't remember there being any other ero games for DS.
    But still, imho it's a great console for people who don't care about graphics and can't afford/don't want ps3 or x360.
    DS = a lot of jRPG & 2D platformers + oldschool graphics = WIN

    Comment by Chen
    06:01 05/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not nostalgia, it's the good games that entertain me. You press start, and you really start to play. Apparantly that isn't the standard of gaming nowadays, as I read in a article from

    See, gaming isn't about good looks, but about fun. That's why Nintendo will stay on top. They make fun and familiy friendly games. Well, at least they did for the SNES. But as far as sales statistics go, they seem to do it still. Maybe I will soon upgrade to a N64 or, hell, maybe I get myself a DS, this device seems to be a lot of fun. And it has loli spanking games for it.

    Comment by Chen
    05:25 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, there is always the future for hope about loli spanking games. Well,.. with those strange people wanting to ban loli... but anyway, the DS has lots of other fun games, so I might just buy it in the next coming 10 years.

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