Despite previous rumors and indications, Sony is not phasing out the 160Gb PS3 Slim in the UK according to a spokesman for the corporation.
Both GAME and Play were offering deals on 160Gb PS3 slims, leading some to speculate that Sony might be phasing that model out in the UK in anticipation of new pricing changes at Gamescom.
A Sony representative that spoke to MCV said that the deals and supply shortages must be due to increased demand in the region.
“Retail are currently being very aggressive with the price of the 160GB model to the obvious advantage of consumers,” said the spokesperson.
“This means demand is currently high and in some areas, stock is lower than we’d like. That said, we will be addressing this with additional shipments in the very near future.”