Sony’s GC Press Event: The first pics of the Slim

Tuesday, 18th August 2009 19:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Well, there you have it.

The worst kept secret ever – yes, worse then the PSP Go – has finally been revealed. Kaz Hirai came out to show us it and now we have it as of two weeks time.

Catch our first shots of the Slim, straight from the floor taken during the press event posted after the break.

You can also review the whole thing through here.



  1. Cort

    Is it me or is that deeper than the Fat? It goes further back to make it’s front face less wide.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. reask

    Too slow. :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    You can see the comparisons here:

    Shorter, a lot flatter, but wider (or deeper depending on how you have it)

    More here:

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Seraphemz

    I only see 2 USB ports… Am I right?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Yep only 2, just like the 80Gb’s, no opening flap with card readers either.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Seraphemz

    I love mine.. With 4 USB, sd card slot, and plays PS2 games… Way worth it.
    I’ll get this one for my living rm…use as a Bluray player.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Looks much nicer than the original. The fatty looks terrible next to it.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Looks ok in the renders. Not so nice when it’s being held / real shots.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    the original still looks better to me (spidey font baby) but im still getting this day 1. 2 more weeks can’t wait plus i have to get a psp go…what? it grew on me ok

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    It’s got Sony on it. Frankly I’d have been amazed had you not bought it. :D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    i like my electronics to match ok :P just like a woman with her clothes. My purse has to match my shoes GOOOOOO SOOOOOOONY!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Shame the curtains don’t match the carpet…

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Retroid

    I actually think the fatty looks better.


    #13 5 years ago
  14. Syrok

    Same here. Wouldn’t like too look at a black non-shiny square.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    then buy one if you don’t have it yet. all i can say is, i’m glad for being an early adapter. my ps3′s are the best versions.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Seraphemz

    Right on TEA.. Can’t wait to get my Go!

    I got 3 Sony bravias, PSP 3000, PSP2000 for my daughter (watched downloaded Dora) a PS3, 2 Vaios, and Sony surround system….

    Sony… FTW

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    “Sony surround system”

    Ugh… why? Everything else I can understand (well, you’d be better off with Panny / Pioneer Plasmas) but Sony make god awful surround sound gear.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Seraphemz

    I’ll actually agree….my bro has a sick surround set up… But… I just can’t see another brand. Maybe its an OCD thing…

    #18 5 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    Every electronic in my house is Sony. The companys tech is just to damn good and stylish. I want to buy a iphone but the sony inside of me won’t let me :P

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    I have a Yamaha surround sound system, never done me wrong. Plus they make motorbikes vroooommm!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Handlebar volume controls amrite?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. reask

    Samsung for me with a Sony Bravia.
    My 360 hates me for it. :D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    don’t see how people can sit a 360 in front of a bravia. that’s like wearing an orange suit with yellow shoes. i want to throw up now…. :(

    #23 5 years ago

    I like Toshiba most atm, but I don’t really have much brand loyalty as far as tech stuff is concerned.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    “don’t see how people can sit a 360 in front of a bravia”

    Does the world really work this way in your head?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Seraphemz

    Lol @TEA !

    #26 5 years ago
  27. reask

    don’t see how people can sit a 360 in front of a bravia. that’s like wearing an orange suit with yellow shoes. i want to throw up now….


    #27 5 years ago

    I saw the new Samsung LED stuff in the shop the other day, and wanted a 46″ one almost immediately.

    The blacks are actually completely black. One of the best picture qualities I’ve ever seen.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    The only problem with those (and all LED LCDs at the mo) is that the lag is pretty bad. I currently have a Sony and two Samsungs… doubt I’ll upgrade now until we start to see Laser TVs (if they ever arrive).

    #29 5 years ago

    Oh, that’s a shame.

    The one that I saw was boasting 100Hz, and seemed quite smooth compared to what was around it.

    I’ll do a little research I think. I want one, but response time is a pretty big issue for me being a ‘twitch shooter’ and all…

    #30 5 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    in my world yes. seriously you don’t find something wrong with a 360 next to a bravia. i can see a toshiba regza or samsung, but bravia? no! doesn’t work like that sorry.

    that’s like putting an Israeli with a Palestinian in a room and saying get along.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Blerk

    Soooo…. is anything else going on tonight or can I bugger off and play games now? :-D

    #32 5 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    go play with your wii :P

    #33 5 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    I won’t upgrade till we get holo-tv’s

    And as for this, the price point is what matters.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    You’re a special kind of nut-job, TEA. :-D

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    “in my world yes”

    You wont care, but I really do pity you.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. reask

    The 360 is on a shelf out of sight TEA.
    Now do you feel better. ;)

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Seraphemz

    PT- that’s a bit harsh… You did ask.

    I don’t know..but I never see me getting a 360..I would hate to look at it.

    Speaking of…what’s micro got planned to fire back?

    #38 5 years ago

    Looks like Elite and Pro are replacing the Pro and Arcade at similar prices.

    Sort of a price cut… ish.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    “PT- that’s a bit harsh… You did ask.”

    So someone that worships a multi billion dollar corporation to that extent and persists with this whole “console war” mentality shouldn’t be pitied? I’m guessing based on your post that you’re in a similar (if possibly less extreme) boat, so I wouldn’t expect you to understand just how screwed up it is.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. reask

    Time to get the old popcorn going.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Nah, I’m done. There’s never going to be any reasoned discussion on that topic. Suffice to say that as someone who has owned every console in the last two generations I find it a little strange, and very depressing.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Seraphemz

    Why the need to pity for having a certain preference that doesn’t really hurt anyone.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Psychotext

    It goes beyond a preference though doesn’t it? It’s more like a cult… and we all know how those can be. When it gets to the point where you’re attacking others for playing a certain machine, and defending a company against all possible slights (real or imagined) then it’s probably gone too far.

    Sorry, really done now. Off to play a console. WHO KNOWS WHICH ONE, I HAVE SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!

    #44 5 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    you really think i only have sony products PT, how dense can you be. I’ve told you numerous times i also have a private 24′ 1080p dell monitor. I’m guessing you really think my name is theevilaires too eh :P

    cable modem- motorola
    router- linksys
    office speakers- Logitech
    vacuum- Kirby2000G LE
    mircowave- Emerson
    toaster- Black and decker
    Consoles- snes,gamecube,xbox

    Happy :P

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Seraphemz

    Looks like Shatner isn’t the only one with an ‘ego’…

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Seraphemz

    If only Sony made toasters…….

    #47 5 years ago
  48. reask

    Makes cup of tea(pardon the pun).

    #48 5 years ago

    reask +1

    #49 5 years ago

    But seriously.

    IYAM, there are others who frequent this place who are much worse when it comes to Sony than TEA.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. reask

    @ gig.
    Cmon Gig spill the beans.

    #51 5 years ago

    I daren’t.

    They’ll spring up like a demented meerkat and go into attack mode.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. theevilaires

    OMG sony has a good day and PT can’t handle fans of sony saying finally good job sony. wth man. I didn’t say anything bad about M$. I’m just talkin about sony stuff. My glossy ps3 matches my glossy 40′ bravia….sue me :(

    you be the judge

    #53 5 years ago
  54. reask

    That is a sweet set up.
    Hey the 360 looks cool I might just copy that.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. reask

    @ Gig
    We have ways of making you talk. :D

    #55 5 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    reask you’re defeating my purpose here…go away :P

    #56 5 years ago

    Is that your setup TEA?

    Looks nice!

    Surround speakers are way too close though…

    #57 5 years ago

    We have ways of making you talk.


    #58 5 years ago
  59. theevilaires

    no just a random google pic. i do have the same tv and speakers though

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Seraphemz

    My bro got a black case for his 360 to make it cool like the PS3..

    #60 5 years ago
  61. theevilaires

    yea that seems to be the envy cure for 360 only owners :P hence the color of the elite

    #61 5 years ago
  62. Mike

    Doesn’t look too bad. I might rebuy one in Jan.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Cort

    G1GAtroll is talking about me. He’s been really annoyed since he was caught out inventing bullshit in his own head, attributing it to me, then deriding and criticising me for statements I never made. Then he whined hugely about me commenting negatively on a product I neither own nor like (the 360). Oh the supreme and delicious irony of that one – as I pointed out, much to his increasing annoyance.

    Apparently – and I quote – I go “on like a Nazi” which is kind of ironic for me given my mother’s parents died in the Holocaust. A Jew called a Nazi by a German. LOL.

    #63 5 years ago



    You seem very sure I was talking about you! LOL!

    Talk about NARCISSISM!!!

    #64 5 years ago
  65. Cort

    I believe you.


    #65 5 years ago
  66. Freek

    Quick, everybody act surprised!

    #66 5 years ago

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