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Sony cuts the PS3 price to $299,announces PS Slim


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#1 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:48 PM

From Yahoo:

After months of rumors and speculation of a price cut coming for the PS3,Sony made it official today.

Effective today,the 80GB PS3 is now priced at $299.

On 9/1/09,Sony will release a 120GB version of the PS3,named PlayStation Slim in North America and Europe.

http://videogames.ya...m-model/1344378


8 photos of the PS Slim can be viewed at the following link.

http://videogames.ya...1344379&index=0

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#2 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:53 PM

I think this announcement will move me from atop the fence:)
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:32 AM

I'll be getting one soon! At $300 it is a great deal.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:35 AM

I hope upgrading the hard drive is as easy as it was on the old model. It took me a whole 5 minutes to upgrade from 40GB to 320GB.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

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What type of harddrive does that use? I assume a 2.5 " SATA like that used in laptops?
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:44 PM

Chris,

What type of harddrive does that use? I assume a 2.5 " SATA like that used in laptops?


A 2.5 drive is correct. I read an article/review on C-net and they reported the drive is now even easier to change.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:45 PM

Chris,

What type of harddrive does that use? I assume a 2.5 " SATA like that used in laptops?

Yes. Very easy and cheap upgrade for $60. Works like a charm.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 04:37 AM

This announcement should help move a ton of units. Especially this holiday season!
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

With this price it puts it on part with BD players. The PS2 interface was not very kind in laying dvd's but it would work. How is the UI for the BD player in the PS3? With this price drop I may get one now as I can justify the cost of another gaming console as I would use it for more then that.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:37 AM

No opinions?

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:27 PM

Shades -

From what I've heard and read (don't have a PS3), the PS3 is a very good BluRay player. With the ability to play games and browse the internet (even if you don't use those features) at 299.99 it is a great deal...

I'd wait till September to pick up the PS3 Slim version though...
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:25 PM

With this price it puts it on part with BD players. The PS2 interface was not very kind in laying dvd's but it would work. How is the UI for the BD player in the PS3? With this price drop I may get one now as I can justify the cost of another gaming console as I would use it for more then that.

I have nothing to compare the UI with, but I use the PS3 as a blu-ray player and have no problems with it. I just put the disc in and it goes to the blu-ray's menu. I did get the handheld remote, but other than that it worked as any dvd player I've ever used.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:37 PM

Wow, I think I paid $599 + tax for my 80GB a couple years ago.

$299 is a great deal for an 80gb model, I may even buy another.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:03 PM

Has this new modeled been hampered in any way? Any difference from this model and what is currently out there besides the smaller drive?
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

Ron,

AFAIK,the PS Slim is basically the same machine as the current PS3 that is in stores now,with the exception of the 120GB HD.

On another note,here is another recent article from Yahoo.

http://videogames.ya...trouble/1346831


That article is about the Wii,but at the end of the article,it states that Amazon is already warning consumers to expect shortages of the PS Slim.

They have limited their sales to one per household.

Has this new modeled been hampered in any way? Any difference from this model and what is currently out there besides the smaller drive?


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:49 PM

Same features as the current 60 and 160GB models selling currently. Crippled compared to the 2 versions before that as they completely dropped ps2 game support and SACD support which was another big selling point for me.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:57 PM

The slim also has a built in power supply rather then external which is a huge plus for most homes.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:36 PM

The slim also has a built in power supply rather then external which is a huge plus for most homes.


So basically just a regular power cord from the PS3 to the outlet then, huh? That's real nice. Saves even more space than just the new form factor...

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:31 PM

So basically just a regular power cord from the PS3 to the outlet then, huh? That's real nice. Saves even more space than just the new form factor...

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Correct however I have some concerns about heat from the internal PS which is why they stated it was never internal. So we'll see how they did that.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:50 AM

Correct however I have some concerns about heat from the internal PS which is why they stated it was never internal. So we'll see how they did that.


That might not be an issue now since the specs also state that power consumption has been reduced by a 1/3.

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