The PS3 Slim is 32 percent smaller than the
original and consumes 34% less power.
In addition to the PS3 Slim, Sony
also confirmed that the existing 80GB and 160GB models are getting a
$100 price drop starting tomorrow. The prices will be in effect until
the stock is depleted. So if you are impatient and need to have a PS3
right now (or just prefer the “fatter” look), this is your chance
to to grab the current model. However, it may be wise to just wait
for the cooler-running PS3 Slim to arrive in a few weeks.
In other news, Sony also announced
Firmware 3.0 for the PS3. It adds a number of new features
"What's New" section for PlayStation
news, a redesigned Friends List, PlayStation Store shortcuts, and an
updated trophy system.
You can check out a full gallery of the new PS3 Slim here on Sony's flickr page.
Engadget reports that the PS3 Slim doesn't feature PS2 compatibility and it lacks support for Linux.
quote: since you're paying for access and not usage, you'll feel pressured to play at times you know you don't have time for
quote: I drive very recklessly due to crazy car insurance access not usage pricing. I mean if I drive safely it is kinda rip off but if I am an absolute lethal threat on the road well then my insurance bill is a better value.
quote: Yeah, it made it more expensive in the past, but whatever they have done now makes all of that irrelevant. Equivalently priced, the case for the Xbox 360 doesn't look as good anymore IMHO.
quote: I believe that everything Sony has done with the PS3 in terms of updates, redesigns, lowering costs, lowering prices etc has been part of their intended game plan.
quote: You mean the games that are on the PC and 360 look worse than on the PS3? I don't think so,
quote: but it's going to be the same large, loud machine it has always been
quote: I have the original 60GB PS3, and I bought a 360 Elite a few months ago. Maybe the newer PS3s are different, and I'm sure the older 360s are different, but my XBox is way quieter and runs much cooler than the PS3.
quote: Because of its 5x higher data density, BD can spin at far lower speeds to achieve the same transfer rate.
quote: There's a price to pay for that move, and that's noise.
quote: The average consumer is dumb, and the average consumer will NEVER upgrade the HD or use a bluetooth headset with PS3.
quote: Also you can use a normal keyboard on 360 as well, not sure where you got that.
quote: And I owned a PS3 and one thing I HATED was that 2.5 foot long recharge cable they include, and for some reason the controller was ALWAYS needing a charge it seemed, I dont know if the PS3 just doesnt auto shut down the controller with the system like 360 or what..but it was a HUGE annoyance back when I owned a PS3..seemingly every time I went to play the controller needed a charge, and I'd have to tether with that pathetically short recharge cable and sit way too close to the TV..also the PS3 controller charge input is not "normal" USB wtf? It might be mini-USB if anything.
quote: Anyways manufacturers overcharging for accessories is nothing new to the console game or unique to MS. Trust me the $60 DS3 Sony sells does not cost them that much to make. Nor their $40 Sony HDMI cables, etc. There are a couple areas such as the hard drive people like to harp on Sony being superior to MS in, yet people dont mention such facts that Sony only allows you to re-DL purchased PSN content five times (only twice for movies!), while for MS it's unlimited, which is a HUGE deal but nobody even talks about it because it doesn't make Sony look good.
quote: I didn't play the games
quote: I wasn't happy about the network play
quote: Nintendo may lower the price (wouldn't be shocked to see a $199 wii soon) but wii has no direct competition for the moment. Owning all 3 (since launch), I can say that the ps3 and 360 compete nicely
quote: for multiple people just having fun the wii is great, for serious gaming it doesn't have much
quote: if u want me to buy one, I would pay 50, tops. My Wii has been collecting dust for over a year.
quote: I own all the consoles so who sells what compared to the others I could care less, but by just looking at the pics, you can't help but be impressed with Sony's engineering team as the smaller PS3, given the power of the console looks like no power brick, or a very small one inside, & still maintain all the functionality of the original, less, heat, greener is pretty amazing.
quote: My router/cable modem is upstairs with the rest of the computers.My TV is downstairs in the den...
quote: Seriously, what are you guys doing with your PS3s that you're touching it so much.
quote: I mean, how many times do you really need to move the machine?
quote: They are improving the model and lowering costs. Its called innovation.
quote: unlike another console that has had endless models many with vastly different capabilities and cost points.