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Old August 18 2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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PS3 slim offical, price drop acorss the board to $299/Euro299/£250

Well the new PS3 slim has just been shown at the Gameconn convention, not only that but a price drop to $299/Euro299/£250 across the board for all PS3 model as from now.
New PS3 slim comes with a 120gig HDD.





Also the PSN will have a movie service, and UK owners will have a dedicated iplayer icon on their XMB to access the BBC iplayer.

And firmware 3.0 will have animated background as well as other improvements.

Quite a impressive amount of announcements from Sony there.
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Old August 18 2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Damn. I said to myself I would consider a PS3 if it dropped below $300. I may have to start saving up, now.
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Old August 18 2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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Well, frak. Why couldn't there have been rumors about this back before I bought my PS3?

Oh well.
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Old August 18 2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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Damn. I said to myself I would consider a PS3 if it dropped below $300. I may have to start saving up, now.
I did the same. Time to save up.

Now I'll have FF13 on 1 disc instead of 10 like 360 version was probably going to have.
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Old August 18 2009, 07:24 PM   #5
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Re: PS3 slim offical, price drop acorss the board to $299/Euro299/£250

Yes but will it play my PS2 games?
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Old August 18 2009, 07:35 PM   #6
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Re: PS3 slim offical, price drop acorss the board to $299/Euro299/£250

Well the new PS3 is certainly a lot less ugly than the last one...
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Old August 18 2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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Yes but will it play my PS2 games?
Probably not. Since the PS2 is still selling so well, they gradually dropped PS2 support from the PS3 so that the PS3 wouldn't cannibalize PS2 sales.

$300 seems downright reasonable. Spend another $100 on your PS2 and you've got the best of both worlds.
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Old August 18 2009, 07:51 PM   #8
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Official photos:

http://www.engadget.com/photos/sonys-slimmer-ps3/
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Old August 18 2009, 07:55 PM   #9
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About damn time. $400 was way too high a price for a gaming system.
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Old August 18 2009, 08:37 PM   #10
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Amazon has already dropped the price on their website.

Seriously, $300 for the PS3 is a pretty good deal now.
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Old August 18 2009, 08:42 PM   #11
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Haggis and Tatties wrote: View Post

Also the PSN will have a movie service, and UK owners will have a dedicated iplayer icon on their XMB to access the BBC iplayer.
the icon is just a shortcut to the browser page, hoping it was dedicated service. Great news about the movie service, use it on the 360 sometimes, handy to have when you want to watch a new film
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Old August 18 2009, 08:59 PM   #12
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Damn. I said to myself I would consider a PS3 if it dropped below $300. I may have to start saving up, now.
Ditto. I'm buying it.

Anyone know if the Blu-Ray capabilities will be as good/better than the current PS3?
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Old August 18 2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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Re: PS3 slim offical, price drop acorss the board to $299/Euro299/£250

A nice bit of news for consumers. I do wonder how desperate Sony is to make this move - they were reportedly losing money on every PS3 they sold even at the higher price.

Maybe the new slimmed-down version will be made more cheaply to help them reduce the losses?
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Old August 18 2009, 09:10 PM   #14
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Maybe the new slimmed-down version will be made more cheaply to help them reduce the losses?
That's my understanding, that they were able to signicantly reduce production costs with this new "slim" model.

You know I've been arguing for a long time that between the built-in wi-fi, and free PSN service, that the $400 PS3 still wasn't that bad a of deal. $300 is just icing on the cake to me. Of course I've had my PS3 for a long time and it doesn't make any difference to me. But maybe this will move some PS3s out the door and help motivate game developers to develop for this platform. And I see that as a good thing for all PS3 owners.
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Old August 18 2009, 09:17 PM   #15
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^^Yeap, as pointed out by Jack Tretton of Sony
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