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    PS3 Price Drops Tomorrow, Slim Redesign Coming Soon

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    Edited By Jeff  Staff

    The scene from Cologne. 
    The scene from Cologne. 
    Well, it looks like the retailers listing a Slim PS3 were right. Sony has announced that redesigned, 33-percent-smaller PlayStation 3 hardware will be available worldwide by September 1. It will come with a 120GB hard drive and will run for $299 in the US. That'll translate to 299 Euros and 29,980 yen in other regions.

    Prices on the existing PlayStation 3 hardware will drop tomorrow.

    Other announcements revealed by Sony in Germany this morning include a digital comics reader for the PSP (with Marvel Comics supporting the service), and smaller downloadable games for the PSPgo launch called "PSP minis." For a blow-by-blow look at what happened when, check out Joystiq's live blog. 
     

     
     
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    #1  Edited By Jeff  Staff

    The scene from Cologne. 
    The scene from Cologne. 
    Well, it looks like the retailers listing a Slim PS3 were right. Sony has announced that redesigned, 33-percent-smaller PlayStation 3 hardware will be available worldwide by September 1. It will come with a 120GB hard drive and will run for $299 in the US. That'll translate to 299 Euros and 29,980 yen in other regions.

    Prices on the existing PlayStation 3 hardware will drop tomorrow.

    Other announcements revealed by Sony in Germany this morning include a digital comics reader for the PSP (with Marvel Comics supporting the service), and smaller downloadable games for the PSPgo launch called "PSP minis." For a blow-by-blow look at what happened when, check out Joystiq's live blog. 
     

     
     
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    #2  Edited By Cirdain

    hmm...

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    #3  Edited By Scooper

    Awesome news.

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    #4  Edited By KaosAngel

    OMG I AM SO FUCKING SURPRISED!  NEVER SAW THIS COMING! 

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    #5  Edited By gloomytangent

    Well I bet alot of places will clearance out the PS3 Huge then. Good time to buy if you're in the market for one.
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    #6  Edited By cc23574

    Awesome, definitly getting the slim one.
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    #7  Edited By altdimension

    Interesting. Certainly started thinking about getting a PS3

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    #8  Edited By VWGTI

    This is really promising for Sony. I can't wait to see what happens this holiday.

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    #9  Edited By FlappyHands

    Sweet.

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    #10  Edited By Sledgehammering

    "The PS3 slim is being mobbed like Keeley Hawes dipped in honey and handing out free fags."  I CONCUR!!!    
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    #11  Edited By Sooperspy

    Looks like I'll have to get one of these so called PS3 slims.

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    #12  Edited By MatthewMeadows

    Also Firmware 3.0??

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    #13  Edited By Wildfire570

    Well now I'm really considering buying a playstation 3 now!

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    #14  Edited By John

    Fuck, 2 weeks after I buy a ps3. Son of a gun.

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    #15  Edited By Vinchenzo

    Now I'll have to buy another PS3; glad I got rid of my old one for $300. Because I can get a slim now! A lot of promising games are coming out.

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    #16  Edited By ToxicFruit

    Good job sony

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    #17  Edited By crusader8463

    like i said before. Unless it has backwards compatibility it's not worth it to me.

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    #18  Edited By killdave

    Its the same price as before. I don't expect this to sell anymore than its already doing now

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    #19  Edited By Dreamfall31

    great, now I gotta try and sell my 40 GB for a little more than half of what i got it for?!?!?!?!  Since no one will buy it for more than $200 probably.  This F***in sucks and rocks at the same time.

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    #20  Edited By WitchHunter_Z

    Cool to hear confirmation, 120GB HDD on the thing is a nice surprise though, I'd still want to see if this redesigned model will still accept any laptop HDD's however.

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    #21  Edited By vexx919

    dang already bought one

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    #22  Edited By bretthancock
    @FoxMulder: sorry but this made me chuckle.  The cost of buying technology I suppose.
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    #23  Edited By Poki3

    I'd like to know who does the math at Sony, because mo matter how I count it I can't make $299 = 299 Euros. I think they have the same stupid guy that does the math at Valve...

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    #24  Edited By get2sammyb

    Good work Sony. Great job getting the price down, the system smaller and the functionality the same. Really wish them every success with the PS3 this holiday season. It's had a rough ride and, in my opinion, I don't think the past year has been justified. Sony have been making strides and I hope this convinces a few more people to try the system out.

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    #25  Edited By Lies

    Best kept secret in the industry.
     
    Did ANYONE see this coming?

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    #26  Edited By m1k3ines

    Didn't SONY say they were working on something to give BC to the PS3s that dont have it? im just assuming that what ever it is and what ever firmware revision it will be on, im sure that the slim will get it also.

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    #27  Edited By get2sammyb
    @killdave: It's $100 cheaper! *rolls eyes*.
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    #28  Edited By kovooraj

    now i can finally buy it YAAAAAAAYY

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    #29  Edited By KaosAngel
    @Poki3: No it makes sense.  Europeans like to pay more.
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    #30  Edited By Video_Game_King

    That's enough to get me buying a PS3. No, wait, I still need an HDTV. (I'm not saying it's necessary, I'm just saying it's necessary to fully enjoy the system.)

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    #31  Edited By VWGTI
    @killdave: 
     
    Are you being serious, man?
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    #32  Edited By TobyD81

    Well done, Sony. Noticeably lacking: backwards compatibility. Any chance those PS2 legacy games will be showing up in the PSN store? That 120 gig drive sure is roomy enough for them.

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    #33  Edited By JokerClown88

    Now not only can I afford a PS3, its sexier to boot.  :D

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    #34  Edited By Shadow

    Normally, I would be at least a little annoyed that I paid more...but mine plays PS2 games so that makes up for it at least a little.

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    #35  Edited By brocool

    This is cool but I dont need another PS3

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    #36  Edited By wrecks

    Finally the wacky world of playstation will open to my brain. About time.

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    #37  Edited By harrisonave

    Ooh! It's shiny and new! Buy! Buy! Buy! 
     
    But seriously... I'm good with the giant one on my entertainment system that I haven't touched in months.

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    #38  Edited By killdave
    @get2sammyb said:
    " @killdave: It's $100 cheaper! *rolls eyes*. "
    €299 
     
    It's been this price for months and months and months now.
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    #39  Edited By Mouth

    This could be my only opportunity to get a PS3 at a good price. Then again, I'd have to check out somethings about PS3 (Backwards compatibility...etc.)
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    #40  Edited By Poki3
    @KaosAngel: Really? Then I must be African, or Antarctican or something...
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    #41  Edited By bekern

    I like the way the new slim looks. Lack of shininess is good, my PS3 got scratched to shit just sitting in my entertainment center :(.
     

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    #42  Edited By Berkie

    Yay!!!  I'm finally going to get a PS3!!! 

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    #43  Edited By ahoodedfigure
    @Poki3: Me too.  When did that happen?
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    #44  Edited By bacongames

    I was hoping this would be announced sooner or later and I'm very happy it's sooner.  I'm very curious about the motion controller announcement they're gonna make at TGS?  The only thing they could possibly say is a release and possibly its design.  I highly doubt they have an actual game to show off with it.  But I'm excited nonetheless.

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    #45  Edited By CL60

    So I'm assuming it's not BC? =/

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    #46  Edited By Almeida69

    ok that was sudden

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    #47  Edited By Breakfast

     http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2009/224/6215296_blog017.jpg
     http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2009/224/6215296_blog016.jpg
    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/08/ps3-slim-big-1.jpg
     
    other, more content filled, pictures.
     
    Looks nice. 30% lighter and smaller is good, but more than 30% less power usage means a lot to certain people. 
     
    It's a bummer that I got my PS3 only this summer for 400 bucks. :/

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    #48  Edited By keoskey

    hurray time to buy a ps3

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    #49  Edited By ZmillA

    nice

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    #50  Edited By PhilESkyline

     Is it just me or does it look like it's made of cheap parts?
     

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