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Sony’s GC Press Event: PS3 Slim announced!

Tuesday, 18th August 2009 18:34 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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During today’s Sony GamesCom presser, Kaz Hirai announced the PS3 Slim.

“Today is the day we introduce the PS3 Slim, available in stores from the first week of September,” he said.

It’s 32% smaller, 36% lighter, and sports 34% less power consumption. Inside, there’s a 120gb hard drive.

There’s more on the liveblog.

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24 Comments

  1. Blerk

    SHOCK! :-D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. onyxbox

    So what’s that going to be in £ ?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    299 euros is about £250 at the minute.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Cort

    Looks like it will be a 249 tag in Sterling to me, though in real terms it *should* be about 225.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Cort

    Actually it is £249 in real terms, sorry Blerk.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    No picture of it :(

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    FINALLY WE CAN ALL GET ON WITH OUR LIVES!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Cort

    Reask, you’ve already seen it. The “fan made” picture was no such thing; it really is that ugly all-black thing with the new crappy looking “PS3″ logo.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. reask

    Heres pics.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=83109
    Looks OK.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Cort

    Horrible. I hope my 60GB never dies because I don’t want that thing sitting right under my £1,500 Bravia.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    Charcoal.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. reask

    I think it looks OK.
    How will MS respond I wonder.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    That is pretty epically nasty, as far as designs go. But it’s a cost cutter, not a architectural piece of design, like my black monolith.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Cort

    http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=4847

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Cort

    It’s dull (literally), the logo looks like a cheap Chinese knock-off and the buttons look like an afterthought.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    It looks cheap, but stylistically I think it’s fine. I wish it was flat, though.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. No_PUDding

    I agree Blerk… I want to put stuff on top of it, so it’s less noticeable xD

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Cort

    Yes, flat would have been good. Perhaps like the first black version of Sony’s LocationFree base station (now that was beautiful Sony design).

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/05/sony-announces-locationfree-lf-b10-lf-b20-and-lf-box1/

    Eh?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Cort

    ^^ THAT is what the PS3 slim should be. Albeit a bit, er, slimmer.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Spiral

    Oh that is very not pretty. Hmm. Can the little ‘un sit vertically without support?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    No, it comes with a stand.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. joseangelhe

    I actually like the non-glossy finish.

    I hate wiping greasy fingerprints from my 60gb.

    Also, the price cut seems to come at a great time now that my PS3 is acting weird… thinking it might die soon.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Greasy fingerprints? Maybe you should just wash you’re hands from time to time :p

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    There’s some Q&A over at Arstechnica on this.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/08/sony-answers-our-questions-about-the-new-playstation-3.ars

    Also some bad news for those who held out some hope of BC coming back…

    “It’s not coming back, so let me put that on the table,” Koller says with an air of finality. But it’s all people ever talk about!

    “It’s not as big as a purchase intent driver as you may be hearing,” he claimed. “We’ve got such a substantial lineup of titles on the PS3; most people are buying the PS3 for PS3 games. They’ve buying it for PS3 games and Blu-ray movies.”

    “That won’t be returning,” he repeats.

    #24 5 years ago

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