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Sony Signed Orders To Insure A July Launch For PS3 Slim?

The rumors of the new PlayStation 3 Slim are beginning to escalate at a rapid pace, and we could stand by the ol' "if there's smoke there's fire" philosophy if we wished to be optimistic...

Yesterday, we learned from a supposedly "reliable source" that Sony was planning to drop the price of the current PS3 and bring a brand new PS3 SKU to market; a model that would be both slimmer and cheaper. Now, according to Engadget, the newest rumor says the PS3 Slim may arrive even sooner than expected. Apparently, it seems that Sony has signed manufacturing agreements with both Foxconn and Pegatron to insure the new machine will be ready for a July launch date. The second part to this rumor is just too ridiculous to accept, but we'll inform you, anyway: it says that this new PS3 Slim will be the last iteration of this generation, and a new piece of hardware designed around the new motion technology will release in 2010. The biggest problem with this rumor is obvious, as noted by Engadget- the motion tech is for the current PS3s on the market; we don't need new hardware for it, and it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to issue a new console, especially after Sony's insistent "10-year lifespan" claims.

No, we just think it's a misinterpretation of some kind; don't put any stock in that latter rumor. However, might we see a slimmer, cheaper PS3 as early as this month? Yeah, that's right, it's July 1 so...

6/30/2009 Ben Dutka

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Danny007
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:37:49 PM
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Wow I guess we will see

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Xra897
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:03:58 PM

my spirits low since there's been so many sony rumors that its just so hard to believe

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:40:51 PM
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i want a 500 GB PS3, might be expensive though. oh well, a guy can dream cant he? maybe even a deal similar to apple's deal with there mac books. Buy a 500 GB. PS3 and get a free PSP Go! that would be sweet.

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djduke316
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:06:06 PM

Why don't you just get a 500GB hard drive instead?

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Kevadu
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:43:43 PM

Yeah, really. HDs are cheap.

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mackid1993
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:32:17 PM

newegg.com has some cheap hard drives. if you don't know how to install a drive you could probably find a pretty good guide on youtube.

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EddPm6
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 8:14:14 AM

i have a 500gb ps3 :)
yes its awesome.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:48:51 AM

I put a 500 gig in mine for less that $100. I highly recommend it. Never having to think about how much space you have left on your HD is priceless.

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wiiplay
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 5:49:41 PM

Why only 500GBs?
I mean, if you were to go 'BIG' why not get a Terabyte instead?
Does the PS3 even support TBs?

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zerostar39
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:42:12 PM
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Whether or not it comes out soon, I dunno. I do believe its eventually going to come out. I just have to decide if I'll purchase it. I really want it, but don't need it.

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phantomMenace
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:43:11 PM
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That would be great I still have a few friends who are hoping for a price decrease and if they do release the slim with the lower price I know that they will get one. But like you said only time will tell since it is July.

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Morals
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:16:15 PM
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I call BS.

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Morals
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:17:46 PM

we would have some serious evidence of the ps3 slim if it was going to be out so soon. ALOT MORE LEAKED PICTURES.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:34:32 PM

not if sony patched the leak...

hyped up security (i.e. removing worker cell phones, other mobile devices) and stuff would ensure minimal leaks...

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Morals
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:29:50 PM

In japan seriously? They would never get half the stuff.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:33:13 PM
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thats why i said you could get a PSP Go with it. To justify the extra price.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:38:20 PM
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No way this is gonna happen these orders would have had to go out at least a month and a half ago. and Sony doesn't do surprise hardware launches. They give you a ton of notice.

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Russell Burrows
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:41:07 PM
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@Ben.

The delivery of finished product for end of July to Sony pending being sent to a seaport for shipment.
SHIPMENT of finished product to delivery distribution and sale points is 15 to 45 days after delivery date depending on where it needs to be sent giving an arrival date for CONUS on September 15th and earlier to closer geographic points like Japan.or so the delivery rumors go.

A quick check of seaships time tables for cargo delivery from Taiwan/China to CONUS shows 30 to 45 days.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:45:10 PM
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Makes sense to me, sounds like he's saying that there won't be any more redesigns of the console (last iteration of the PS3) meaning there won't be any more PS3 models. And (as a separate issue harwarewise) the motion tech will be released for all systems in 2010 ("New piece of motion tech" just means those dildos). Simple.

But I doubt it's true.

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mackid1993
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:33:28 PM

yeah those motion controllers are cool but the design is messed up.

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zee
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 7:59:58 AM

I hope Sony reps already heard about their motion tech being refered to as "Dildos" and I HOPE they do something about it so it doesn't look like one :)

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Russell Burrows
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:55:22 PM
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Foxconn (AKA Hon Hai Precision) was up over 2% overnight because of this rumor/report.

So anybody here live near the factory since I am wondering how many PS3 Slims Hon Hai is producing.

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Highlander
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:55:55 PM
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Considering that they already announced PSP Go! and it's not in Shops for a few more months, I find myself being skeptical. If Sony were going to bring a slim system to market as early as July, why the heck(*) wouldn't they announce it at E3? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Announcing at TGS with availability from October 1, that I could believe. But July 1st? WOW, that would be a surprise.

(* - radio edit : I thought much stronger words at the time)

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Russell Burrows
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:03:43 PM

The same words went past my head when I looked at the rumor of the finished product delivery date being July 25 to July 30 latest for finished units on the factory floor.

And I went Tokyo Game Show since it takes close to 45 days for seashipments to CONUS.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:45:03 PM

picture yourself as a first time buyer with only 400 dollars in your pocket...

now you want a ps3.. but someone were to say "wait till july, we'll have 1 for 299 plus it's way smaller and kooler)

now picture that every consumer knows that as of june 1st-5th... that would equal to a minimum (almost zero) sell ammount for june... alot of money lost for sony... because no1's gonna pay 400 for something they can get for 300 in 30-40 sum days... you see wut i mean? in a competitive market, disclosing info like this is like putting nails in your coffin...

this kinda SH!T is already happening in gamestops all across north america... and thats just dumba$$ employees spreading bs... imagine if there was an official press release?? it would give all those dumbsh!t game media doomsayers more crap to throw... "Ps3 Dips in sales for june, a 96% decrease in sales during this month, looks like ps3's dying, and fast"

im personally content with this rumor... makes sence to me, and also, even if its not true... i have a ps3, i have amazing games, a price cut and new model really doesn't affect me... i win both ways...

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Nynja
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 11:55:31 AM

@Highlander

I stated this in a post below; If the information proves to be true, they would not likely release in July. Only ship units to retailers. Probably will be an August release prior to Madden10... if rumors are true.

**Edit: Although, after thinking about it you make an interesting point. They announce PSP Go! in June for a fall release. No announcement from them about a new PS3 that is likely to come sooner?

Does smell fishy -but- the market is different. While the Slim PS3 is likely for cost reduction reasons, phasing out the old model at current price would be easier without the public being aware of a cheaper one on the way. The PSP Go! is an updated version with new features and no price cut. Announcing the PSP Go! early would not likely affect PSP sales negatively since they will be priced differently and probably are being sold at profit by now.

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kratos17
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:08:14 PM
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maybe the new hardware rumor for next year will be made specifically to promote the new motion control device because if you think about it this kind of makes sense

for example:
sony wants a shot at the casual market to combat the wii but they dont want to upset there hardcore fans,
so what do they do

they have two seperate pieces of hardware in stores
one of them is the current hardcore gaming console and the other is a wii-like-ps3

but this is just what i think

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:50:03 PM

it would be dumb for Sony to make a H-core console, and a "Wii-Console" without the same capabilities of the H-core model... that would basically mean they would have a ps3, and a totally different console out... the smart way of doing things would be to bundle 1 or 2 of these weird motion remotes with a DS3 controller and the system... and make these remotes compatable with current systems... seperating the stuff into 2 systems seems to be the wrong move to me...

iunno

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kratos17
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:03:29 AM

i think by releasing new hardware they could make a console much like the wii and price it low for all the casual gamers who cant afford a "real" ps3 or just want a party console

(in short sony is giving out choices for hardcore and casual gamers)

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 7:20:47 PM

i guess that could work... having 2 seperate consoles out...

to my knowledge it would be the first company to have 2 home consoles out for/included in the same generation...

as long as they put the motion stuff on the ps3 with a kickass RPG to use it with, im happy!

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coldbore
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:14:17 PM
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Sony is very bad at keeping secrets these days, it should be an article on this site, practically all of E3 was leaked, I even remember a comment of the PSP go "possibly the worst kept secret of E3" sony needs to start doing better screening... it's kind of getting bad

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Victor321
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:15:21 PM
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"Yeah, that's right, it's July 1 so..."

it's Canada's Day! Happy Canada's Day to all Canadians out there! I'm Canadian too ^.^!

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thepill
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:45:21 AM

Did you get your $1 old navy Canada Day T-shirt?

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Swim_Irr
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 2:19:55 AM

1..2..3..4! Canada deserves more! Monaaayyy...

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coldbore
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:13:33 AM

braap braap, happy Canada day !!! love being a Canadian

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:36:16 PM

canadians are my neighbors :)

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pyrobomber70
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:16:08 PM
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They are not announcing it because they're trying to sell off their stock for the 80GB and 160GB models. Best Buy is currently running specials right now not to mention Amazon and Dell. Supply is down to about 60 days or less currently. Why would you buy a 160GB for more money when you can have a newly redesigned model that I like the look of? If you release a new smaller model it does cause confusion but at the same time it will cost them less to produce and also means either more $ in their pocket or a smaller loss depending on how much they spent on their chips. Also they're trying to stay away from the rumor because of the spoiled suprise from E3. I think the rumor is true because I commented on this before E3 from my Russian source. In the end their is only going to be 1 model known as the PS3 SLIM after the inventory is completely exhausted from the web and in the stores! If you want a FAT ONE you better hurry to the store or buy one from the internet. Next they will become rare consoles on EBAY!

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Shadow_Ninja
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:22:11 PM
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it could be that they're going to start manufacturing in july to be well prepared and have a decent amount of them. but an earlier launch would be nice.

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infekt
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:48:09 PM
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Happy Birthday Canada!

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:53:38 PM

YEAH! glad to see another patriotic canuck out there...

Bonne Fete Canada!!!

Prot├ęgera nos foyers et nos droits.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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Swim_Irr
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 2:22:35 AM

What are you talking abooot?

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 7:21:55 PM

the last two things are the last lyrical sentences in the canadian national anthem...

one in english
un en Francais.

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:12:34 AM
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That console is way too small to have everything the current console has inside. I know the CELL is smaller now, but can it really allow for a new PS3 that's a fifth of the original size? It would have to hard-drive less too. Solid state drives cost as much as the current PS3 itself, so I don't see Sony kicking themselves in the face for that one.

I think this another mock up like the "PSP Slide," or something like the "Vii" (a Chinese Wii knockoff). And why change the PS3 logo?

I can see Sony creating a smaller PS3 with a lower price, but not something that looks like a Slim PS2 with a redesigned PS3 logo.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:12:15 AM

Are you an engineer?

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:34:40 PM

No, but that's what I think based on the pictures I've seen

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b3mike
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:15:09 AM
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If it has ps2 BC then I'm sold, I've been holding out to replace my broken 60gb. I'll get a nice extended warranty this time!

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Ricochet
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:37:31 AM
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PS3 Slim. Sounds sexy, I may be inclined to get it if it has Backwards Compatibility with REGION FREE features. I don't see it bundled with a built in adapter due to it's "slim" nature, but if 360 owners can live with a building-brick, then I don't see why I can't.

Upgrades I'm hoping for:

MULTI-MEMORY STICK SLOTS!
BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY (480P upscale would be best, no need to further enhance it) with region free settings
FASTER BLU-RAY drive
COLORS, different vibrant colors!
"Extra" USB ports at the back for alternate features like charging your bloody headset without disturbing the two ports at the front dedicated for 2 dualshock 3 controllers.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 2:11:20 AM
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Sony's really got to stem their all their leaks cause it's really hurting them, not to mention 1/3 of the surprises at E3 wound up being no surprise at all.

As long as unscrupulous mouths keep running like leaky faucets, it can only hurt Sony's sales, due to the fact that consumers keep hearing these rumors & then they wait, & wait, & then wait some more, before getting Sony's equipment. They should all just keep their ever flapping gums shut!

And another thought, I'm seriously wondering how much is really leaks, vs how much is Microsoft AstroTurf false Sony info everywhere?????

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 2:51:54 AM

If a few well educated insiders at MS made some informed guesses and a few wild ass guesses about what Sony would and would not do, they'd probably be right at least 50% of the time. The astroturfing and spin is merely icing on their cake.

Having your media partners repeatedly run stories calling for a price cut and slating the PS3 for being too costly, and then following up with rumor and 'news' about the slim PS3 and price cut being just around the corner would seem to be a perfect combination designed to slow Sony PS3 sales...don't you think?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:15:10 AM

MS doing it's part to destroy the competition so were all forced to buy a crapbox. The day MS monopolizes gaming is the day I quit playing games.

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Nynja
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:13:18 PM

@Highlander;

That's what I've been thinking this whole time. I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, even MS.

Any leak (mole) is likely to be a developer spreading confidential info about partners.

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Strker777
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 3:01:39 AM
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I couldn't agree more Highlander!(:

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noodles619
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 3:36:31 AM
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Target stores in Australia reportedly cleared up 40GB SKUs by selling them for 199 AUD (~160 USD) last week, and the price of the current 80GB SKUs are reduced from the usual 699 AUD to 599 AUD. Even at 699 AUD, they are bundled with inFamous, KZ2, LBP etc., depending on which retail store.

If these aren't signs of a new model coming in, I don't know what else they could mean.

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 4:36:16 AM
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i am happy with my 80Gig Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle I bought last year, I dont need a new console or any sort like that for now

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Effi
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 7:17:27 AM
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i like the look of the big ps3. in fact its like the only thing that is this big that i like having on my desk. - offtopic? haha

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zee
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 8:01:39 AM
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I have got a question to ask and this could be something that perhaps Ben could talk about in his future blog posts. Why can't Sony keep secrets? WHY?

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Ricochet
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:04:04 AM

To gain "unofficial" mass media promotion without paying for said promotion.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:40:16 PM

*ahem* this isn't a blog ;)

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zee
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 9:13:51 AM

@Rico: But how about making an appearence with a BANG!! I mean, with the rumors of PS3 Slim, if SONY did indeed want to gain some publicity, wouldn't it have been better for them to do it late. Late enough to make sure they sell out their current stock of PS3? With all these rumors, don't you think that the people who were looking to buy PS3 would now rather wait for the rumors to settle on one side?

@WorldEndsWithMe: I am sorry, I didn't know what else to say instead of blog post. I guess I should have used the world story or editorial. Really, didn't know what to say. It does look like a blog though ;)

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crawdaddy
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 9:44:06 AM
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July of what year! I didn't see a year mentioned anywhere. It could be July 2010, or even later.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:20:53 AM
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All examples of the Canada war have been deleted.

Just for future reference, though, that's all off-topic.

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Qubex
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:39:55 AM
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I am not convinced yet that a new PS3 will be available so soon... I still think Fall is likely, and will probably be promoted with a special bundle too.

Q!

"i am home"

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:52:07 AM
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I'm guessing PS3 slim & the rumored firmware 2.8 before the holiday season.

I might actually pick up the slim and give away my fat PS3 depending on the slim's price.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 11:23:54 AM
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Given the alternatives, I'd buy a PS3 even if it was the size and shape of a wheeliebin.

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Nynja
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 11:53:16 AM
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Not likely to be a July "launch" date. More like shipping in preparation of an August release.

Unless there is another electronics show in early-mid August, expect a press conference called by Sony the day before release (ala PS2 Slim).

Wow, hard to believe that is less than 2 months away...

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:05:47 PM

There isn't another show in August, but the Tokyo Game Show is in September. Tokyo, Japan. Home of Sony, Home market for Sony. Where better to make a splash with the Slim PS3? It just makes so very, very much more sense than a random July or August launch in NA.

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Nynja
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:36:05 PM

This is true, though when Sony announced the slim PS2, I don't believe it was at a show. Can anyone confirm it?

My theory is based on history and some 'rumors' that have been floating around.

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Robochic
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:41:39 PM
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This could be interesting but I won't believe it until an official sony person announces it.

I worry about a slimmer model cause what would they have to cut out of the orginal model to make this one so special. I'm happy with my 20gig that i need to upgrade the HD for more space cause this bad boy is full.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:53:04 PM
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Uhmm...I doubt this kind of thing would happen. I mean yea a PS3 Slim is definitely going to come out, however I don't believe that it will come out by July...what the hell? - yea freaking right.

Wouldn't Sony have announced something about that back at E3? Unless they think PS3 Slim isn't that big of a deal.

But why in the past did they think that the PSP 2000 was a big deal? The main point about that was it was slimmed down.

Yea this is just pure bullshit IMO. But if somehow something happens where I see a PS3 Slim sitting on the shelves at a lower price than normal...fine then - it was just a bad move for Sony to unexpectedly do it and not notify people.

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Nynja
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 4:08:50 PM

I wrote this reply to a post above and will just copy and paste:
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They announce PSP Go! in June for a fall release. No announcement from them about a new PS3 that is likely to come sooner?

Does smell fishy -but- the market is different. While the Slim PS3 is likely for cost reduction reasons, phasing out the old model at current price would be easier without the public being aware of a cheaper one on the way. The PSP Go! is an updated version with new features and no price cut. Announcing the PSP Go! early would not likely affect PSP sales negatively since they will be priced differently and probably are being sold at profit by now.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:53:17 PM
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Uhmm...I doubt this kind of thing would happen. I mean yea a PS3 Slim is definitely going to come out, however I don't believe that it will come out by July...what the hell? - yea freaking right.

Wouldn't Sony have announced something about that back at E3? Unless they think PS3 Slim isn't that big of a deal.

But why in the past did they think that the PSP 2000 was a big deal? The main point about that was it was slimmed down.

Yea this is just pure bullshit IMO. But if somehow something happens where I see a PS3 Slim sitting on the shelves at a lower price than normal...fine then - it was just a bad move for Sony to unexpectedly do it and not notify people.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 2:40:02 PM
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Why Sony's going to make the hard drive a 120GB the same as MS's Elite, I can't quite fathom

Sony needs to keep the new slim's hard drive above MS's, and at either 160 or even 320, if for no other reason just to watch MS give itself 800 extra live market facepalm points.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:09:25 PM

I think it's so that when consumers have the decision of buying a game console for $299 (assuming both Sony and MS do as is rumored and the Elite becomes the new mainstream 360 at a reduced price of $299, and the pS3 slim retails for a similarly slim $299), they can look at a feature list of the Elite vs the PS3, and note that for the same money, the PS3 has wireless networking, rechargeable bluetooth controllers, Internet browsing and BluRay built in. All features that the Elite 360 doesn't currently feature - even at the 'premium' Xbox price of $399.

It ought to make choosing a PS3 pretty much a no-brainer.

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VersusAlby
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:19:08 PM
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I think they will kill MS in japan in this year
with a PS3 Slim, 120HD and Pricecut
(if it's true)
+ FF13 will be released this year in japan
+ the good version of Vesperia in japan
+ GT5 in japan

RPGs should always be first on the PS3 than MS

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Nick Maim
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:19:31 PM
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1st post!
As in ever.
As in ever anywhere.
As in ever anywhere here!

PS3 Slim: it's coming for sure, but it won't be in stores in July. It has to trickle down the production channels, and that includes shipping them slim things to all points on the planet that sell them. They have to have them made and ready, so they can distribute to regional warehouses, so when they announce it, it'll be in stores within a certain date. Armed and ready.

go sony.

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jerocarson
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:28:19 PM
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speechless

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BikerSaint
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:34:10 AM
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@Highlander,
I agree with you on all the PS3 extras, but the problem is that Sony doesn't do any marketing or hype on those extras.

But now, if Sony were to do the slim as a 160 or 320, that marketing would even be right on the box for all to see, and if they were to hype that fact too......WOW, JUST WOW!!!!!!.

Even with a 160GB, that little increase in hard drive couldn't up Sony's production cost too much more could it??? I mean, they've been packaging 160's for a while now, so why the lowered 120GB diff now?

It just doesn't make any sense to me, unless maybe Sony's trying to throw MS off their trail & is actually keeping a bigger HD than MS's Elite.

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Belgaran
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:51:48 AM
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I agree that putting a 120GB in the slim would be a mistake. Follow the trend they have already started and increase it to 320. 160 should be considered the min starting point. I bought the 40 Gig model and upgraded the storage within a couple months to 250. Best 70 bucks I ever spent. Now I use it as a media center as well as a gaming system.

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zee
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 9:16:35 AM
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I know it's a totally seperate topic but can anyone guesstimate how much is a SLIM version gona cost to Sony? I know Sony will be trying to cut some corners here but do you think that with a PS3 slim, they'd actually be able to make a profit? Or at least do not suffer any lose like they do with the current bigger PS3s? I mean the product cost should be lower than what it costs them right now but how low?

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ceedot
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 12:54:23 PM
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lol no. not going to happen.

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racoon
Friday, July 03, 2009 @ 10:28:13 AM
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heard about it, its probably gonna get sales like the ps2 slim

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