"...Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers..."
Translation from Malarketingese to English:
"By only offering the 60GB model to our retailers and consumers ..."
Sony has egg on their face, selling a ... no ramming it down consumer's thoats ... device that promises more than it can ever do, at an insane price, in a market that has neither need nor desire for it.
Specs mean nothing. It's how you use the hardware available to you, not the numbers it says on the box, that counts.
Remember, for the price of a PS3 you can get both a Wii AND an XBox360 - or a decent PC that will be useful long after your precious PS3, with its wondrous backwards combatability, its outdated feature set, its insistence on 1080p games when the majority of HDTV sets don't yet suppor it, its insane price point, its failed opticval drive system ("Best rated Blu-Ray disc - Black Hawk Down!" - now THAT'S an endorsement - really. Oh, and ask the good fols at Bethesda how they liked having to write every piece of data TWICE on the disc because it reads so excruciatingly slow .... so much for a capacity advantage!)
Disclaimer: I hate all consoles and won't buy any of them - not the PS3, not the Wii, not the Xbox360, not Windows Vista.