When Sony announced that they would be dropping the price of the 60GB PlayStation 3 from $599 to $499, the internet rejoiced (even if some development studios weren't convinced).
But not so fast! Sony had an evil scheme behind their seemingly generous PS3 price cut. Now that the 80GB version has been lined up for the American market - at that good old $600 price point - Sony have announced that they'll be discontinuing the $499, 60GB version.
If you want a cheap(ish) PS3 with a sizable hard drive, you better snap one up quick - come August, the 80GB SKU lands and tolls the bell for the previous high-end machine.
Not that any of this matters to those of us in Europe anyway - we're not getting either the price cut or the 80GB machine!