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A week in tech, January 9-15

A roundup of the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
Sony Corp. has decided to terminate the sale of its two original PlayStation 3 models in Japan and focus on the new slimmed-down version amid fierce competition from rival Nintendo Co. The companyÆs game unit said it would end shipments of PlayStation 3 with 20- and 60-gigabyte hard disk drives this month in its domestic market. Sony said it is looking to the cheaper PS3 with a 40-GB hard disk drive that was introduced in Japan in November last year to compete with Nintendo's more affordable Wii video game console. Industry observers see the move as a response to the strong demand for Wii, which was outselling...
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