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Sony slashes PS3 price to $299, announces new Slim model

Sony might not be able to keep a secret, but they can sure make an announcement.

After months of rumors and speculation, the company finally made official news of a brand new version of its PlayStation 3 console during a game convention in Germany on Tuesday. Called the "PlayStation Slim," the new system is due to release in North America and Europe on September 1 for $299 and 299, respectively. The price cut is immediate, however, meaning the soon-to-be-replaced 80 GB PlayStation 3 currently on store shelves is now only $299 as well.

Touting the same features and functionality of the current console, the Slim is true to its name, coming in at 33% smaller and 36% lighter. It's also greener, using 34% less power. But while its chassis has shrunk, its trunk space has grown with a new 120 GB hard drive. Who doesn't like roomy interiors? Check out these hi-res shots and see for yourself.

Sony hopes the long-awaited price drop will stimulate sales for its ailing system, which typically trails both the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox 360 (and occasionally Sony's own PlayStation 2) in monthly sales. The new price point at least closes that gap financially; $299 is on par with the standard model Xbox 360 and is only $50 more expensive than the Nintendo Wii.

The announcement could not come at a more fortuitous time, as the video game industry suffered another month of declining sales in July. Overall, the industry is down roughly 14% since last year.



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haha, sweet. although I just sold my 80gb ps3 for $340 hahaha
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So does that mean the current 160GB PS3 in the stores right now will see a decrease in price as well?
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thats bullchit...i just bought an 80g for $399 two months ago

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i always wait for console systems to drop. now i can finally get one and its even better since its slim. the 360 runs so hot. its pretty much a pc that only plays 360 games and dvds
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Good thing I held off for so long, sweet!

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yeah, im not too bummed about it. I got my 60gb over 2years ago, paid too much but oh well.


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yeah, im not too bummed about it. I got my 60gb over 2years ago, paid too much but oh well.
Yeah, I just feel bad for the sucker that got it a few weeks ago:all_cohol

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Ha, you gonna challenge Colby online?

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Good thing I held off for so long, sweet!
+1 ^
might have to pick up one of these soon.
probably when modern warfare 2 comes out.
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Colby would get a beat down online...... hahahaha

Hell, the truth is I would likely use it for BlueRay more than games... Its not like I have time to play games anymore....

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Colby would get a beat down online...... hahahaha

Hell, the truth is I would likely use it for BlueRay more than games... Its not like I have time to play games anymore....
Yeah, I got a nice TV and no Blu Ray, really is a shame.

As far as Colby though, what a burn, hahaha

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ill buy another one... one for the bedroom and one for the living room.


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PS3 is only worth the PS exclusive games. Otherwise XBox is still the way to go.
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Why not buy a D3 while your at it......

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Excellent, I was just thinking of getting a new PS3 :)

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Haha Kmart/Sears already had the price cut on their circulation the day before it became official.

-12% bing promo isn't a bad deal...now to decide what games to get :)

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I read somewhere that they will also be coming out with a 250gb slim sometime. If they come out with that I'll upgrade then, but my 80gb has about 30gb of space left. I'll stick with that for now.

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I read somewhere that they will also be coming out with a 250gb slim sometime. If they come out with that I'll upgrade then, but my 80gb has about 30gb of space left. I'll stick with that for now.
You know you can just replace the HD right? There are instructions in the owners manual, it's just 5 screws dude. Any SATA 2.5" drive will work, I swapped out my stock 60gb for a 160gb. Way cheaper than buying a new unit. If you want to save all your data just use the back-up feature then restore on the new one, any fat32 formatted external drive will work for that.

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about time for a price drop. maybe i'll get around to buying one, since i'm using my roommates.

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I don't see why people are so happy about the PS3 price drop especially since you can get it that cheap on ebay/craigslist with games/accessories included.

Also what is the point of having such a big HD? I don't see the point of it. Maybe someone can explain it to me.
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