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Xedoss
08-19-2009, 03:08 PM
Slim PS3 Officially Announced


Posted August 18, 2009 01:37 PM by Juan Calonge (http://forum.blu-ray.com/member.php?u=1313)

http://www.blu-ray.com/images/news/icons/ps3.jpg To quote Chazz Palminteri on 'The Usual Suspects': "a rumor's not a rumor that doesn't die." Today at the gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, SCEI chief Kaz Hirai officially announced the Slim PS3, available in stores from the first week of September. Price will be $299 in the US, 299 in Europe, 249 in the UK and 29,980 in Japan.

The US version can be Pre-ordered Now From Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002I0J4VQ/?tag=bluraynews-20).

The UK version can be Pre-ordered Now From Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002L16JXS/?tag=bluraynews-20).

Features and connections are the same as on existing models. It'll include a 120GB hard drive (upgradeable).

According to SCE, the internal design architecture of the new PS3 system, from the main semiconductors and power supply unit to the cooling mechanism, has been completely redesigned.

Size, weight and energy requirements are cut by a third. Dimensions are 29065290 mm (11.42.611.4 in). Weight is 3.2 kg (7.0 lbs). Power consumption is approximately 250W. Noise is also reduced, although no specific figure was given.

As regards the outside look, the form factor of the new PS3 system features a new design with textured surface finish (in charcoal black vs the piano black finish on previous models), giving "an all new impression and a casual look," which the company hopes "will appeal to a wider audience."
With the introduction of the new PS3 system, SCE will also reduce the price of the current PS3 with 80GB HDD to an RRP of US$299/299. Also in North America, the price of PS3 with 160GB HDD will be reduced to an RRP of US$399 from August 18.

Source: Blu-Ray.com


I'm actually seriously considering buying one of these.
It's the pricecut i've been waiting for, and it's smaller as an added bonus :).

Gorilla Stomper
08-19-2009, 03:10 PM
The pricecut is here and yet an Elite is still cheaper than that.

tiaz04
08-19-2009, 03:13 PM
the best ps3 ever produced

DrCool
08-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Still Xbox>PS3.

Infection Ftw
08-19-2009, 03:24 PM
Lol I've sold my PS3 from beginning 2008 with a 40GB Harddrive for 280 euro:P

Daiphyer.
08-19-2009, 03:54 PM
Still the elite is cheaper ... Meeeh.

Infection Ftw
08-19-2009, 04:18 PM
Xbox 360 > Ps3 anyway. I prefer to stick to 1 console. I've had a Ps3 for like 15 months and I barely used it neither could be bothered buying games for it. I rather buy 360 games.

Daiphyer.
08-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Xbox 360 > Ps3 anyway. I prefer to stick to 1 console. I've had a Ps3 for like 15 months and I barely used it neither could be bothered buying games for it. I rather buy 360 games.

You possibly have time to play them both ? I have a Wii and a Xbox 360, I barely use my Wii, the only games that I have are Bully and Wii Sports, I just play them with my family when I get tired of Xbox 360.

Now if I get a PS3, it will end up like my Wii, sitting there for months without usage :rolleyes:

Infection Ftw
08-19-2009, 05:12 PM
You possibly have time to play them both ? I have a Wii and a Xbox 360, I barely use my Wii, the only games that I have are Bully and Wii Sports, I just play them with my family when I get tired of Xbox 360.

Now if I get a PS3, it will end up like my Wii, sitting there for months without usage :rolleyes:

If I would have a Wii then I would probably play on it more then on the Ps3 I had. Xbox 360 and Ps 3 are both with a controller sort of same buttons and just a few other games + Achievements vs Thropies. But the Wii works with moving and stuff which makes it more fun and a reason to play on it too. The difference is bigger.

Simzo
08-19-2009, 05:17 PM
It's a shame it's the ugliest thing to grace this earth.

v_thorne
08-19-2009, 05:43 PM
This was already postd in General Off Topic.

I'll state again though, both of those are fucking ugly as sin.

Xedoss
08-19-2009, 07:49 PM
This was already postd in General Off Topic.


Actually, I posted mine earlier. A whopping 7 minutes :p.


Well, i'm still thinking of buying one. If only for the blu-ray player and perhaps to use it as a media center and browser. Some of the awesome games that actually are PS3 exclusives would be an added bonus.

dark lord me
08-19-2009, 08:35 PM
Yeah when i saw the video of it back in may i just looked at it and said "Oh my god i hope this is a prototype it looks like Sh*t" And thats what it looks like now, no glossy look like the ones I have seen looks really...odd. Like I guess it's a good move on their part, same thing just smaller but uhh I really dislike the look os it

N-Forced
08-19-2009, 11:54 PM
That is one fucking ugly console, I was thinking about buying a ps3 when the price went down but still even with the price cuts it's still the most expensive console on the market. So I guess i'll be waiting till another price cut.

AlmightyBronco
08-20-2009, 12:12 AM
I love ps3 and i own one but im confused. Why would you post a ps3 article on an xbox site? Theres plenty of threads about this already on ps3t.org

Daiphyer.
08-20-2009, 01:52 PM
If that's the actual "Slim" console, then what the heck is this ?
http://videogames.techfresh.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/ps3slim_2.jpg

DuHsoccer
08-20-2009, 02:22 PM
are you guys insane.

Im definitely buying this.


PS3 Exclusives. + free wifi built in + blu-ray. Same price as elite where i come from.

$299 for both.

The elite doesnt come with HD cables anymore. but the ps3 does.

Clearly the xbox is more expensive.

$299+ 60$ wifi adapter + $50 xbox live every year + $50 for HD cables


God of war 3, HEAVY RAIN, Uncharted 2, MAG, The Last Guardian,

you guys are crazy.

Daiphyer.
08-20-2009, 02:24 PM
are you guys insane.

Im definitely buying this.


PS3 Exclusives. + free wifi built in + blu-ray. Same price as elite where i come from.

$299 for both.

The elite doesnt come with HD cables anymore. but the ps3 does.

Clearly the xbox is more expensive.

$299+ 60$ wifi adapter + $50 xbox live every year + $50 for HD cables


God of war 3, HEAVY RAIN, Uncharted 2, MAG, The Last Guardian,

you guys are crazy.



The whole point of elite is the HDMI cable ...

DuHsoccer
08-20-2009, 02:26 PM
The whole point of elite is the HDMI cable ...

and they removed the HDMI cables.

that was the only way microsoft could afford the price drop.

so xbox is clearly more expensive.

Coadster1
08-20-2009, 02:27 PM
What is this, the third thread on this? One was enough. Anyways, I don't like the looks of the slim PS3. :(

McKaystyles
08-20-2009, 02:29 PM
this ps3 slim is a buy for me, to be honest, i dont liek the way it looks but i am weary of the piano black finish because i hate dirty things and if my ps3 looks dirty it will drive me crazy. also the price is finally right, paying 600$ at one point for a console with no games seemed so crazy to me

dorkzilla123
08-20-2009, 03:46 PM
i will buy one for the simple fact of blu-ray player and ps3 exclusives.. As for the look, there have been uglier looking consoles in the past...