PlayStation 3 Official: Sony announces the PS3 Slim @ $299!

Merc

Certified Shitlord
V.I.P.
#1
Kotaku said:
Kaz Hirai, head of all things PlayStation, announced that the long-rumored slim PlayStation 3 Slim will be in stores the first week of September. [UPDATED with official pic]

Hirai noted that it will be have the same features and function of the current PS3, with a 120 gb drive. It will be 33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter.


The unit will cost $299 in the U.S., 299 euros, 29980 yen.


It was widely speculated among the gaming press that Sony would announce a slim version of the PlayStation 3. Recurring rumors of price drops and supposed spy shots fueled speculation for months.


Sony's next major gaming press event is Tokyo Game Show, which begins in late September.
Sony Announces Slim PS3 - It Lives This September! - Gamescom 09 - Kotaku

I'm actually considering a purchase now, thank you Sony for wising up.
 

Mihael_langley

Formerly "Maikeru"
#2
Yep, it was a decent show, i still want to watch the videos for the motion controller.

Also the Marvel comics integration was a good move, i wish they expanded that idea in the future.
 

Nevyrmoore

AKA Ass-Bandit
#3
Wow, a slimline PS3?! I NEVER saw that coming!

Though I'm now starting to wonder if it's worth getting consoles imported. £299 still works out to $495.56.
 

Xeilo

Registered Member
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#6
I was going to buy a ps3, looks like I will wait till the slim one comes out, should be good.
 
#8
Didn't the PS2 Slim have hardware failures and faulty components from a large portion of them when they released that awhile back? Makes me want to wait and hold off to hear the reviews about the hardware before actually picking one up. >.<;
 

dDave

Guardian of the Light
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#9
Wow, that's surprisingly cheap considering all that it has inside and the size that they had to pack it into.

Maybe I'll get a PS3 someday if I can ever find a use for it other than playing Blu-Ray movies :lol: I've never really been a big PS gamer, I've always been more of a Nintendo and PC kind of guy.

Maybe I should play Baldurs gate or Final Fantasy X for PS2.

Although I am beginning to notice a trend with how they'll release a normal sized console (or massive by today's standards) and then they'll make a smaller version of the same thing. :sneaky:
 
#10
Although I am beginning to notice a trend with how they'll release a normal sized console (or massive by today's standards) and then they'll make a smaller version of the same thing. :sneaky:
It's almost as if technology, you know, progresses, allowing for smaller, more cost efficient models to be produced O:
 
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