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.