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PS3 price drop...........FINALLY SONY!!!

I am surprised it took this long for them to do it!!!

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After months of rumors and speculation, the company finally made official news of a brand new version of its PlayStation 3 console during a game convention in Germany on Tuesday. Called the "PlayStation Slim," the new system is due to release in North America and Europe on September 1 for $299 and 299, respectively. The price cut is immediate, however, meaning the soon-to-be-replaced 80 GB PlayStation 3 currently on store shelves is now only $299 as well.

Touting the same features and functionality of the current console, the Slim is true to its name, coming in at 33% smaller and 36% lighter. It's also greener, using 34% less power. But while its chassis has shrunk, its trunk space has grown with a new 120 GB hard drive. Who doesn't like roomy interiors? Check out these hi-res shots and see for yourself.

Sony hopes the long-awaited price drop will stimulate sales for its ailing system, which typically trails both the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox 360 (and occasionally Sony's own PlayStation 2) in monthly sales. The new price point at least closes that gap financially; $299 is on par with the standard model Xbox 360 and is only $50 more expensive than the Nintendo Wii.

The announcement could not come at a more fortuitous time, as the video game industry suffered another month of declining sales in July. Overall, the industry is down roughly 14% since last year.



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meh. Its cool that its down to a price now that i would be willing to pay for it. But there is only like one game i can think of thats a must have for a ps3 and thats metal gear.



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I may actually buy a PS3 now, I'm really not interested in many of the PS3's games, but I hear Blue-Ray is nice. My 360 does a good job of making standard DVD's look sharp, I'm sure BR is better. The PS3 slim also has a feature that sincs the remote from a Sony Bravia TV to the PS3. I have a Bravia HDTV too, so that'll be interesting.

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There isn't enough games or BR movies to make the PS3 worth buying. I don't think Sony sold enough consoles to break even, and if that is the case then this would just signal that they are giving up on it.


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There are more than enough Blu Ray movies to make it worthwhile IMO. Games are an added bonus.



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[quote author=wisas link=topic=153781.msg3286229#msg3286229 date=1250688317]
There isn't enough games or BR movies to make the PS3 worth buying. I don't think Sony sold enough consoles to break even, and if that is the case then this would just signal that they are giving up on it.
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That's just silly. If they were just "giving up" on it, why would they make their prices more competitive?

Furthermore, every new movie is coming out in BR. Not enough? Well then, just keep watching "16 Candles" on DVD
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It's about fucking time and all, but considering I already have Blu-ray and there's only one or two exclusive ps3 titles I'm even remotely interested in, it's still totally not worth it.


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I didn't have a 360 when I was looking at buying a new gen system. The PS3 w/ BR just made sense. I certainly wouldn't buy one if I had already thrown away money at a 360.

I LOL @ the people who have all the systems.
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