JAPAN: older PS3 models price doubled!

320w ago - Amazon Japan is selling old PS3 models at nearly double the price of the new 40 Giga.

Meanwhile used console buyback price for the old Playstation 3 models (20/60 Giga) has more than doubled in Japanese shops: from 15.000 to 40.100 Yen for the 20 Giga Model (from this Japanese blogger).

Actually the used price is the same price the shops charged one year ago for a new console...

Seems that Japanese gamers value the retro compatibility with PS2 titles more interesting than Sony expected...

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#2 - ruger1234 - 320w ago
All PAL PS3s only support PS2 games via software emulation, right? Yet one more reason to get a region free PS3 Test unit with the Emotion Engine

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#1 - ps3love - 320w ago
Never understood why Sony didn't keep the 2 models a more expensive one with ps2 retro compatibility, people would gladdy pay $150~$250 for this.

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