SCEE president David Reeves told the press that they are phasing out the 60GB PS3 console in the U.S. market. Once the stock sells out, which should be by the end of the month, you won't be able to get the console anymore.
Reeves was speaking at an E3 event to announce the introduction of a new PS3 bundle in Europe. When asked about possible criticisms over whether SCEE should have given consumers the option to pay a lower price, as SCEA has done, he replied, "Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game.
"All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July."
When asked to clarify if this will mean the end of the 60GB model, Reeves answered, "In America, yes."
Earlier this week the 60GB model received a $100 price cut and Sony unveiled plans to roll out a new 80GB model for $599.