"At launch, we offered two separate models of PLAYSTATION 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base," explained Dave Karraker, senior director of corporate communications for SCEA. "Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB sku, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly."Aside from a larger hard drive and $100 higher price tag, the 60GB PlayStation 3 has integrated Wi-Fi as well as flash card readers. Both 20GB and 60GB models have a Blu-ray drive, an HDMI audio/video output port, and a wireless controller.
"Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America," Karraker confirmed.