[GC09] PS3 Slim officially revealed


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The Teej

Sony announces new PS3 Slim, coming first week of Sept.

We know, we're as shocked as you are, which is to say, not at all: Sony has used the GamesCom stage in Cologne to announce the oh-so-tiny PS3 Slim. The good news is that the system sports both a slimmer form factor (33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter and 34 percent less power use) a 120 GB hard drive and a tidy pricetag, $299. The bad news? All the same features as current PS3, which means still no backwards compatibility with all PS2 games.

If you've been holding off on buying a chunkier PS3 until the inevitable release of its slimmer little brother, your wait will finally end in Sept.

Source: Joystiq

Oh, and yes, it's exactly the same as the pictures previously leaked. It's also 299 Euros, and 29,980 Yen. No word on UK price just yet.

EDIT: Thanks to AB :p

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+Audioboxer

I have the first better pic :p

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Rudy

looks neat, now bring on some good games and I'll buy it :)

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Sethos

It doesn't look that appealing :/

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Livin in a box

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I'm not sure about this, I might sell my current PS3 and get a Slim for it, just because it's smaller...

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lothodon

why is this such a big deal?

i get the price drop being a big deal, but the slim? is the original that annoying that it needed a revamp?

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+Audioboxer

Size of it is appealing, and the 36 or 43%? lower energy usage.

However buttons are horrible, should of kept touch buttons, but I suspect they went the way of the dodo for cost cutting.

As I said in my topic the current PS3 is $299 in stores starting tomorrow, I'd pick that up before September if you don't want a Slim.

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StevoJD
Size of it is appealing, and the 36 or 43%? lower energy usage.

However buttons are horrible, should of kept touch buttons, but I suspect they went the way of the dodo for cost cutting.

As I said in my topic the current PS3 is $299 in stores starting tomorrow, I'd pick that up before September if you don't want a Slim.

I personally hate the touch buttons. :)

Well this is what the PS3 needed to boost some sales, would've preferred a $250-$279 price tag though, then it'd be tough competition.

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Rudy
why is this such a big deal?

i get the price drop being a big deal, but the slim? is the original that annoying that it needed a revamp?

The "old" one was huge

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Guest xiphi

Looks like a knock-off rather than something produced by Sony.

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Ji@nBing
Size of it is appealing, and the 36 or 43%? lower energy usage.

However buttons are horrible, should of kept touch buttons, but I suspect they went the way of the dodo for cost cutting.

As I said in my topic the current PS3 is $299 in stores starting tomorrow, I'd pick that up before September if you don't want a Slim.

I'd just wait until September, after the slim is out. The current ones will REALLY be on liquidation then.

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perochan

time to take out my plastic... but no BC... :(

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Andrew

It's really really ugly.

I actually "love" the old design of the fat over this, and I thought I hated the fat's design..

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Vice

It looks really ugly. The original PS2 looks better.

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Elliot B.
why is this such a big deal?

i get the price drop being a big deal, but the slim? is the original that annoying that it needed a revamp?

Yes, it was massive and expensive.

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nero78

WAFFLE! Waffles anyone?? How the hell can someone like that design?? It the ps3 supposed to be in the kitchen perhaps? hehe

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Ironman273

OMG!!! What a surprise!! Who was expecting this? ;)

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perochan

someone is photoshopping the image RIGHT NOW. George Foreman!

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rob.derosa
I personally hate the touch buttons. :)

Hate? why?

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+Audioboxer

From the official press release

Power consumption

Approx. 250W

External dimensions

(excluding maximum projecting part )

Approx. 290 ? 65 ? 290 mm (width ? height ? lengtMass

Approx. 3.2kg

Needs a stand to go on it's side I think (safely anyway). Think it's included

[quIncluded

Vertical Stand (CECH-ZS1) ?External dimensionn

Approx. 88 mm x 18 mm x 260 mm (width ? height ? leMassass

Approx.Supportsrts

CECH-2000 series

* The ?Vertical Stand? is for the new PS3 system (CECH-2000 series) and cannot be used on the current model.

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Kyang
Hate? why?

I don't know about him, but I like actually having a button to press for some things.

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PyX

The design is questionable o_O

Just for getting 120GB of HD though, it seems like it's worth it for me, but I don't think I'll get it. My current one is fine and it's not broken.

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-KJ

Sony's designs have been quirky to me as of late.

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