Rumour – Second PS3 Slim SKU being planned

Wednesday, 19th August 2009 13:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen


It’s not even been 24 hours since SCEE’s conference ended where the PS3 Slim was announced, but already rumours are already circulating that Sony have a second 250Gb version of the console planned.

The console went through the FCC under a psydeum known as “Sand Dollar Enterprise Inc.” to make sure the SCEA report was kept a secret.

Very clever if we do say so ourselves.

When it was announced last night, only a 120Gb SKU was announced, retailing for £249/$299/€299.

Thanks Engadget and Roybott.



  1. Zarckan

    Hmmm $299 = £180 some ones maths doesn’t work.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Lutz

    Zarckan; yes, yours. Tax differences, plus the usualy “fuck europe over a barrel” tax.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    You have to factor in different tax %’s, cost importing and UK gouging because apparently everything costs more here just because.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. wz

    It’s the price Europe has to pay for its socialist society.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. bugmenot

    i remember sony tring to bypass import tax on the grounds playstation was a computer, i wonder if they were successful. I’m pretty sure the only reason linux was provided as an installable option was to take advantage of the concession(on import duty) on computer hardware.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    Had a moment of realising the blindingly obvious today. In Europe/Others the PS3 trails the 360 by a couple of million. In the US it trails by about 9m. Hence the US get the magic $299 price point and Europe/UK subsidise.

    What they actually needed to do was get the games the US like out of the door a hell of a lot earlier. Stuff like a proper SOCOM and God of War 3 should have been out well over a year ago.

    #6 5 years ago

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