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PS3 Slim Video Leaked: "It's Real"

With the deception the Internet can afford these days, it can be difficult to say something is "real" and we refuse to label anything "official" until we hear it from Sony.  But even so, this has certainly kicked off a massive Internet stir.

It seems a video of the PS3 Slim from the Philippines has been leaked, and as you can see, it evidently shows the fancy new PS3 Slim being sold very prematurely by an underground street vendor. Supposedly, the system has a 120GB hard drive, two USB ports, a PS3 icon instead of "PlayStation 3," no card readers, and a few other interesting cosmetic tidbits. For instance, it seems the "touch" button eject is gone, and although the vendor was selling it with the Dual Shock 3, we don't know if that's the default controller for this new machine. As for a price, it all boils down to about $410 in American money, but that doesn't really help us determine an actual retail cost. Not long after this video was leaked, a GameTrailers employee has said "Sony can't keep leaks" and this PS3 Slim "is real." The last we heard about the PS3 Slim was that Sony might actually be working to phase out one of the models currently available (the 80GB one, it seems), and that we might see the thinner machine on store shelves before the summer was over. Others believe we won't hear an announcement until the Tokyo Game Show in the fall.

For our part, we don't really want to speculate further. All we can remember is Jack Tretton standing on the stage at E3 and making a joke; he thanked everyone for coming, even if they did already know a few of the big announcements...you know, like the PSP Go.

7/12/2009 Ben Dutka

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Juanalf
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 9:45:35 PM
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I feel so bad for Sony;They try and try but can't keep anything under wraps.I bet right now they must be thinking how they can disprove it the consoles existence.With a small price cut this baby will be flying off the shelf's everywhere although Japan wouldn't require a price cut for that to happen.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:11:51 PM

It isn't a bad thing actually

The more exposure the better
Either way, the current model is the better version so those who want a more complete version of the ps3 have to hurry up or get stuck with the slim

Either way I'm waiting for the HOT games this fall <3

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godsman
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:30:33 PM

a slim PS3 with more exposure is great. Let's hope the PS2 BC update is true. It'll be what the PS2 gamers want to make the upgrade. Let's just hope its not 3 years too late!

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Nynja
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:51:00 PM

That just means how bad people want it. I don't like how difficult this makes things for Sony, but can you blame people for their excitement?

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godsman
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:00:25 PM
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The specs and design seems logical. They have been selling horrible compared with last year, so far. They barely sold 10 million last year, to sell 13 million this year, the slim has to be real. If xbox remain 10 million sales this year, that means PS3 catches up by 3 million to xbox.

I hope this is real. I want more exclusives back to PS3. I want to see what possibilities there are for RPGs this gen. I have not seen anything exceptional RPG in PS3 so far.

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Danny007
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:10:34 PM
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Looks very cool in the video.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:14:21 PM
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Like the ps3 logo on it

Though either one looks fine.
I like the current version of the ps3 logo for its shininess. It really looks shiny and attractive against the piano black surface.

But yeah

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www
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:12:01 AM

Did you guys realize the original "PS3" logo is the one on the spine of your Blu Ray cases. The one in that red background.

I feel this is a big time MOD.

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:15:23 PM
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Maybe with the official announcement they will also announce firmware 3.0 with ps2 backward compatibility? That would make a huge surge of sales this fall and will keep current 80/40gb owners on sony's side.

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ralph89
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:16:16 PM
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Wow it's in Philippines already!! (I'm Filipino) I wonder how much will it cost or when it will come state side. Maybe TGS?

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Highlander
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:00:38 PM

Sony may have an assembly facility there. Even if the electronics are made in China, it's possible that the retail packages may be assembled elsewhere, or that one of the contracted manufacturers of the new PS3 has a Philippines facility. Either way, I highly doubt that a Philippine retailer somehow got stock early and one has made it's way out to be sold on video.

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spiderboi
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:11:17 AM

Ditto, I'm from the Phils. i wonder where he got that. I'm guessing Greenhills..? Pretty tempting to go there to see for myself. Haha

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:15:11 PM

LuLz. me too, i was from Manila but moved to NY 2 years ago. Its probably fake. They make alot of fake stuff there. I've seen alot of fake psp's there. They said it was a new version but it was just plain fake.

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cegmp
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:46:10 AM

From the Philippines too. I think it might be fake but what better to way to find out that ask the different stores around. I'll start with Greenhills. Maybe this Saturday.

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Zi3kEN
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:19:03 PM
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oh my god!! lol i lived in the philippines.. and i could say that ps3 slim is fake haha.. those vendors were probably muslims

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Karosso
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:29:03 PM

WTF does someone's religion has to do with the video being fake?
You better be careful not to stir trouble here with such comments.

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Naga
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:41:53 PM

Why? it's true in England but there's no reason to blame any religion if the vids fake

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:00:29 PM

OK, so it's just a coincidence that pics from a few months ago (said 2 be leaked from a Chinese facility)look identical to this finished model, which is found in the Philippians?? i dunno... if it were a hoax... who would have the means to produce the box, and the console?? wouldn't it be considered copyright infringement? the box i saw is plastered with the Sony logo and Sony copyright text..

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convergecrew
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:34:01 PM

Copyright infringement issues???? in ASIA???? mwyehahahahahahahaha!!!!

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Reccaman18
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:31:17 PM
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Im calling it fake until I see some clear solid evidence.

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Tristan
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:31:06 PM

Im going to Manila next week. If I have some spare time, I'll be going to some underground vendors to see if this is true.

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Zi3kEN
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:33:44 PM
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but it's true many vendors selling in the streets of philipenes is muslims, and they sell different kinds of fake DVD's, dvd players, pirated cd's.. i'm just telling the truth and what i saw, i can say that ps3 slim selling by a filipino is FAKE! Ok!

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Zi3kEN
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:48:23 PM

gosh.. people this days,they think when someone spoke a word Muslim!..they think it's being racist damn

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kreate
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:52:01 PM

which part of the phillipines did u lived in?
im only asking cuz i've been to philipines and i absolutely loved it =)

Last edited by kreate on 7/12/2009 11:52:50 PM

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PSNclaw18
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:11:34 AM

I use to live in the Philippines also.. On (the now closed) Clark Air Force Base.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:06:37 PM

i'd say it was fake 2, had i not seen pics from a Chinese factory, and heared that story bout the gamestop worker (or manager cant remember) who called some head honcho down @ Sony, and inquired about the pictures of the new slim. The reply from the Sony Rep. was, "They released them already?" that alone says Plausible... now this pops up with the same model as shown in the pics?

Almost Confirmed. just have to wait on sony...

Who wants 2 put money down?? i say $100.00 CAD (86.0585 USD) that this is real. if it's not, I will honestly pay up to whoever else joins me...

heres some evidence from the article to remind you all...

playstationlifestyle(DOT)net/2009/07/12/out-of-the-bag-gametrailers-confirms-ps3-slim/

Gametrailers confirms this as real... what more do u need?

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 7/13/2009 1:14:23 PM

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:21:39 PM

one last hunk of junk to show you all this is the real deal...

blogcdn(DOT)com/www(DOT)joystiq(DOT)com/media/2009/05/playstationboxarts.jpg

hmm... Official boxart for the psp GO! looks really similar to the Unofficial ps3 Slim box art... hmm... still think its all coincidentally fake??

who wants 2 place their bets now?

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Cpt_Geez
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:40:34 PM
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Yeah.... that's cool but when its actually anounced then Ill believe it. If this is true this is good for anybody who is interested in purchasing one. Me I'm good with my 60gb launch model lol.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:43:52 PM

Same <3

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Naga
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:44:43 PM
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Yeah It could be fake but Sony really needs a cheaper console at this moment of time.

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 10:48:22 PM
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Probably fake, but it looks pretty slick if it's real.

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Bugzbunny109
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:00:26 PM
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Okay, if this real, Sony is seriously losing their sense of style. First the PSP GO! Now this. My bulky glossy 60 GB would dominate this, if they were ever compared physically. Why isn't the ps3 slim glossy? That was one of the most attractive superficial qualities of the ps3; now Sony will just strip that away? I was expecting a better looking console, but whatever, I am sticking with my 60 GB. If it is $300 or less, I would say it is a good buy; but I if it is $400 or over, then I wouldn't be suprise to see myself being begged by employees at an electronic store to purchase a ps3 slim.

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Highlander
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:04:50 PM

Why isn't the ps3 slim glossy? That was one of "the most attractive qualities of the ps3."

You may not remember this, but the glossy finish of the PS3 was a major liability at launch thanks to the legion of fanboy critics who burned Terabytes of Internet capacity bitching about the glossy finish and it's likelihood to pickup finger prints, smudges and dust. It'll be incredibly ironic if Sony get's criticized for a non-glossy finish on the PS3 slip model by the very same folks who botched up a storm about the glossy finish in the first place. Sadly few if any will remind these two-faced folks of their previous comments about the glossy finish.

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:04:31 AM

Ah!

And those fingerprints can be easily cleaned off with rubbing alcohol :)*

*fact

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:14:48 AM

Well you see, I personally, and some people might share the same perspective the topic, like a glossy finish. Of course fanboys complained! They complained about the lack of games, the controller, the price, the size, everything [yes I rhymed]. Yes, fanboys complain about everything. This is not breaking news. You shouldn't account fanboys opinions because well..... they are fanboys! You should account the actual users or owners of the ps3. Alot of people seemed to like the glossy finish. I never heard much complain about it. If I decide to purchase the ps3 slim, it would feel like I was going back to the ps2 era because the ps3 slim pretty much looks like the ps2 slim.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:21:26 AM

Current owners of PS3 are not the target consumers for the PS3 slim, Sony wants new customers.

The fanboys in question were primarily the tech/gaming media.

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firehahahahaha
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:30:16 AM

I hate the glossy finish because of fingerprints and etc. lol when I first bought my PS3, I carried it in the packaging wrap and sh** for a couple months lol.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:30:18 AM

Well of course Sony wants new customers, but those customers will look at the "previous ps3" and the ps3 slim, and will then compare the two. No gloss will be a point less for the ps3 slim. And you are correct, most of the media is composed mainly of fanboys *Cough G4 cough*.

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faraga
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:35:07 AM

i found a way to get rid of the fingerprint problem: i carry my ps3 with me oftenly in the bag i got with gta iv, with the result that my ps3 became scratched; gone fingerprint problem!

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newchef
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:26:14 AM

wht has no-one said this yet?...if you dont like it then dont get it and its meant to play games not sit on your shelf and look pretty (thats just a bonus) who cares if its not glossy...if you really want to just laminate it, yes you can do that with out having issues

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:49:17 PM

@Scarecrow

yu don't even need that...... a damp cloth, or a dry microfiber cloth fixes it with one wipedown...
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at the end of the day, who cares if its glossy...

"its got great games, but no gloss finish, so miss 4 me."

that makes as much sense as

"My 360 died 6 times, each time i had 2 buy a new one, but if this one breaks, i'll still buy one"

and who said it looked like ps2 slim?? um ok, i guess i could see it, if this 1 had a bit more rectangular cube look, with a pop open disk door... but it doesn't...

I personally think this system looks ACE! and will buy 2 day 1 if they are 299... if they are 399, il just buy one...

but 1 last thing... this further supports the rumor that the slim will be out by the end of the month...

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Highlander
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:01:51 PM
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It's rather hard to keep a secret when some twit at a 3rd party you have a contract with for manufacturing something, decides to break confidentiality. In the current age of Information, one breach of confidentiality can be on a million screens inside an hour, long before anyone can react. So I do feel sorry for Sony, it's basically impossible to keep a secret unless it's kept entirely in-house and everyone working on the project can be trusted.

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Juanalf
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:20:30 PM

MS and Nintendo don't have any problems with keeping secrets with 3rd party's why is it only Sony though?

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:07:00 AM

Outsourcing

Nintendo probably has a long relationship with their main 3rd party hardware manufacturers.

Sony has their controllers made in China. This new ps3 version in the Phillipines(?), etc.

So they probably don't have a CENTRAL company they can always go to and trust.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:23:01 AM

I wouldn't put it past some companies to incentivise leaking Sony information, nor would I put it past a particularly fanboy-ish employee to leak information.

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sticklife
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:13:59 PM
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I doubt this one is real. We all know it will come but unless they got some prototypes then this must be fake.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:53:55 PM

one simple thing happened... the ps3 logo changed...

remember the Phat ps2, and slim ps2??

the phat had "PS2" in their font, but the slim had the "Playstation 2" word logo in the ps1 font...

this looks like an attractive new "update" to ps2 font... but what does font matter??

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BikerSaint
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:48:56 PM
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It it's real and it's flat black
All I ca say is, it's.....
FUGLY, FUGLY, IT'S FUGLY LOOKING without any sheen.

They better toss in a free can of WD-40 or Wesson Salad oil, cause you'll needing to do a light periodic coating if you wanna keep that sucker shining.

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www
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:51:18 AM

Hahahahahaha......

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kreate
Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 11:50:00 PM
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the guy in the video probably be better off selling it on ebay for 2-5 thousand dollars than selling it on the streets for 410 if he really wanted to make money. also he needs to clarify how he got his hands on it or most people would probably think its fake.

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Oyashiro
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:02:41 AM
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I'm sorry, the video was not low quality enough for me. Could you please shake the camera wildly? Great, Thanks!

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Fane1024
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:00:13 PM

Also, please keep this exclusive proof of the existence of the slim PS3 under 30 seconds. Thanks.

It looks to me like an unscrupulous vendor running a scam with some knock-off "PlayerStation".

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ralph89
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:24:32 AM
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It actually depend on which store you go to. If it's just an outside market where Bumbay's are (Muslims, if your Filipino you know this. LOL. not racist), then it's fake. If this is somewhere in the malls game shop, then it's real. There's a game store in the Philippines called Circuit City, LOL. And back in ps1, ps2 days they always get early version of the game and hardware, before it comes out State/UK side. So maybe this is real, we'll see.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:30:43 AM
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No card readers? No memory stick duo? Lame.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:33:48 AM

I am sure the other models that don't have Card slots or memory stick readers are lame, right?

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:03:24 AM

Huh? Im pretty sure all the models come with at least the Memory Stick Duo and SD card readers. The 60gb has the Flash card reader or what ever.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:09:28 AM

No, I have a 40GB system right next to me and it hasn't got any memory card slots and only has two USB ports.

Didn't the memory card reader get lost in the first design cuts? I'm sure the memory card reader is missing from the 40GB systems and all those manufactured since.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:31:24 AM

Highlander, what about the 80 and 160gb models? No carder readers either? Geez. If not that sucks. Guess those 60gb are real gems.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:37:40 AM

No, the new 80GB and 180GB systems don't have the reader either, no, and they only have two USB ports. Sony's cost cutting was quite thorough.

I've always felt that they should have two SKUs a premium unit with card reader, four (or more) USB ports and PS2 compatibility, and a core unit which is just a PS3 like the current 40/80/160GB units. A lot of people would happily pay a premium for the additional features, especially if Sony got really generous and threw in an HDMI cable.

Perhaps with the arrival of the Slim, Sony will re-think and introduce a 'premier' SKU with all that stuff? Unfortunately I think that the local pig farm is more likely to witness it's pigs in a formation fly-past than we are to witness a premium SKU with all that from Sony.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:57:42 AM

The US launch 20GB did not have any card readers. The US launch 60GB did. The 80GB (MotorStorm and MGS4) models do have card readers. I have one of each. The 40GB and all subsequent models no longer contained any card readers and they even took away things like SACD support.

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www
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:52:55 AM

Yea Jawknee, the 60GBs are real gems but it sucks they emit so much heat.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:08:31 AM

I stand corrected. What a disappointment. I had thought they only striped two of the USB ports and the flash card reader. Bummer. Oh well. Even if the slim doesn't come with any card readers I'd still buy one. Glad I decided to get my 60gb fixed now.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:11:12 AM

@Fluffernutter

Yeah, the SACD support was - if I remember correctly, provided by the PS2 compatibility hardware in both the original 20/60 models and the BC capable 80-GB model.

The 40GB and all since have been quite basic by comparison.

@WWW

Indeed, they are gems, that's why even a refurb'd 60GB with BC will command a price higher than that of a brand new 80/160GB system. You'd think that would tell Sony something.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:41:53 AM

@highlander when amazon restocked up on the MGS4 PS3 bundle model, I was considering selling mine 60gb on eBay and getting the MGS4 one. Now that I know how unique the 60gb is. I'll be holding on to that thing.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:52:35 AM

Indeed. I always tell anyone with an original 60GB system that if it ever fails, they should use the Sony repair service, and double check with Sony (bet it in writing) to ensure that they will definitely get the exact same model of PS3 returned to them. They are very unique pieces of hardware.

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The 7th Taylor
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 6:52:50 PM

@TheHighlander:

SACD support and PS2 compatibility on PS3 may be correlated but they are not technically related. The two going together is basically coincidence.

See the PS3 SACD FAQ: http://www.ps3sacd.com/faq.html#PS2_compatibility

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Jed
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:43:44 AM
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Even if you could actually see the PS3 in that video, I wouldn't believe it. Like OYASHIRO said, it just wasn't good enough quality. Don't think that the camera shaking, and the intense bright light behind the system were just inconveniences. Somebody is laughing at us all right now.

If they were really selling slim PS3s then somebody would have already bought it and made a much better video and probably a demonstration.

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007
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:48:02 AM
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Seriously I think it is time to lay this rumour to rest. It will come out if it is true and if the time for it is right but right now I am content with the current ps3 model.

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Solidus15
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:56:51 AM
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It may we slim but it's freaking HUGE. I guess it's meant to be stacked on top of a nice big a/v receiver or something.

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Andysw
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:00:39 AM
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If this is real, why doesn't it look as attractive as the original model? It's not shiny, it doesn't have the playstation 3 logo, it doesn't have the touch sensors, and it doesn't have the silver chrome. It doesn't make sense why sony would leave them out from the console's design. Unless this is fake.

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Alienange
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:40:12 PM

@ ffrulez - yes you did and yes you're still right.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:08:39 AM
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i am not interested in the least for a PS3 slim, I am happy with my currenct machine with 80G and b/c, and I plan to use it in the next 8-10 years as sony expected. My focus is on the coming up line of games, i.e. Demon's souls, Bayonetta, Asassin's Creed 2, Resonance of Fate, WKC, The last guardian, GOW3, FF13 and v13 etc.

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:39:27 AM
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Hmmmm....looks....fake...but IDK. It doesn't look like it can stand vertically either. Time will tell. And if this is real...WHY THE FU** CAN'T SONY KEEP A SECRET?!

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The Stig
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:24:34 AM

Yeah but the PS2 slim couldn't stand verticaly without a stand.

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:35:45 PM

good point

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Jed
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:47:52 AM
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After E3, I think Sony would be in overdrive trying to keep new stuff secret. If the slim is real, there is no way in hell it would make it to a retailer this soon.

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crump602
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:50:03 AM
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I don't think its real at all!!! It teminds me of the "PopStation" shitty piece of plastic with nothing going on in side. Kind of like them cheap ass swapmeet products. You can see its a FAKE cuz the "PS3" logo DOES NOT MATCH THE FONT THAT SONY USES!!!!

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Jojoman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:38:42 AM

So it's impossible for them to use a new font?

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The Stig
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:29:26 AM

@ Jojoman, no its not impossible for them to change the font but, Sony recentley changed the "PS3" font slightly (look at the vids from E3). But this new font doesn't match the font on this slim console. So why would they change it just to change it again in a month? Makes no sense.

For this reason I think the console in the vid is fake.

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DaNgerSteVe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:11:28 AM
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its fake

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:19:48 AM
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Why cant people just film stuff accurately, bloody amateur...... Oh sorry lol. to the topic, it would be pretty cool if it was made, amazng infact when you look at the size of the ps3 comapired to that.

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spiderboi
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:13:37 AM

Hey Ultima. I'll try if i can get to that same store here and get a better shot :)

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www
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:54:32 AM

Yea Ultima, i barely saw anything, shitty filming!

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Kangasfwa
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:15:07 AM

"Why cant people just film stuff accurately, bloody amateur....."

HA! That's Stanley Kubrick in the avatar by the way.

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ceedot
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:37:32 AM
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It's fake.

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cowboy828
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:17:42 AM
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I hope it is because that looks like crap I prefer the current style.



Who is with me?

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ShadowRunner
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:33:17 AM
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I hope its real

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www
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:08:44 AM
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Okay now am not buying this story, at least for now.
Why?

Everybody, take any of your PS3 Blu Ray cases and look at the spine(where its got the BLES and PS3 Logo). Now do you see that PS3 FONT in black with the red background? Now that's the original FONT for the name "PS3" not PLAYSTATION 3. So why should Sony ignore that "PS3" logo for this new phony font?

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:00:59 PM

for the same reason they changed it for the ps2...

idk... just my thought

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MornelitheVT
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:31:39 AM
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I'm personally not going to believe it myself. Not until Sony makes an announcement, not that I care, my 60g BC is much more useful to me.

That having been said, I really hope, seriously hope...that these leakers are killed. I'm not sugar coating it, I'd like them dead. And Sony should put their heads on pikes outside Corporate HQ, just as a warning to any future douchebags who want to fu** around with their marketing strategy.

That's extreme, sure, but honestly, I couldn't care less. Sony's _trying_ to get their ball moving, and no matter what they do, some jerkoff with zero morales/ethics, continues to release information ahead of schedule. Why's it a big deal? Well, most companies have timeframes when they make big announcements, geared for maximum effect. E3's a good example, lots and lots of new stuff was announced, creating hype around MS, Nintendo and Sony respectively. The problem is, a good chunk of Sony's side was already known, because some jerkoff who still remains among the living, won't shut the fuck up.

Yes Ben, you and I have run afoul of this whole freedom of press thing, and I've not holding anything against you because of this, but this guy needs to die. Sony should be given the same amount of respect as Nintendo/Microsoft, who enjoy a great amount of secrecy and discretion over their news releases.

And again, just for emphasis and reaffirmation, the leaker should be killed.

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The Stig
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:33:07 AM

The employees of Sony, its manufacturers and whoever else involed in developing etc. will be bound by disclosure contracts so if the leakers are caught Im sure there will be serious consequences for their actions.

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MornelitheVT
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:39:13 AM

I think it should literally be a manhunt. Sony should offer $100,000 to anyone who brings the leaker to light. Dead or Alive.

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The Stig
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:02:16 AM

The reward could be a free PS3 Slim, lol.

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unleash_jad
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:46:57 AM
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This Slim One SUCKS The Orignal PS3 Is The BEST It's HOLE BETTER LOOKIN THAN THIS ONE HOPE SONY TAKE IT OUT N MAKE A NEW REMODELED ONE BETTER THAN THIS UGLY ONE !!!

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:02:20 PM

Can You Just STOP TYPING IN CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!

What Are You Trying To Do? WERE YOU YELLING AT THE SCREEN WHEN YOU WERE TYPING??

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Gone
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:55:02 AM
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Seeing this Slim PS3 makes me want to go out and buy a fat one.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:24:01 AM
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Sony will announce the Slim when they're ready. They didn't announce the PSP Go when it got leaked, so they aren't going to announce the slim just because some street merchant filled a box with rocks and stamped a ps3 logo on the side.

I think there should be two PS3s on the market: the PS3 Slim console and the PS3 Slim center-of-entertainment console.

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bigrailer19
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:26:39 AM
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even if this is real its ugly as sin and prefer the "fatter" style much more as of right now.

None the less im calling b.s. I dont think Sony would market THAT machine we just seen in that video. Obviously we will most likely see a slim, but a much more finished and "polished" PS3 slim.

I wont believe a thing i see or hear until i hear or see Sony say this new model we will be arriving in stores on xx/xx/xxxx!

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crawdaddy
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:40:50 AM
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Just sell me a 80 gig for 299.00, like NOW!!!!

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Robochic
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:06:07 PM
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Wow that is such a fake, theirs no way sony would make it look that crappy. The logo is so off from the orginal, they would never get rid of the usb ports plus i can't see them changing the disc drive and button. Until i hear it from sonys mouth i don't believe it.

Oh BTW getting the 160 gig this week, can't say no it comes with Killzone,LBP and uncharterd for 499.99 :) man can't wait.... I;ve told the hubby he gets me that i dont' want anything for christmas this is all i want.

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MornelitheVT
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:01:22 PM

Congratulations! Enjoy! All 3 are really fun =)


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Nynja
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:00:39 PM
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Ben,

Mexico is known for marking up the retail cost of electronics by a significant amount. The launch price of the PS3 in Mexico was $974. That is roughly a 30% markup on $600. Just as $410 is 30% markup for $300.

Expect the new PS3 slim to be priced around $300.

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smileys_007
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:17:06 PM
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I lived in the Philippines and I believe that it's a fake! There are a lot of imitation items that can be found on our country. If there will be a PS3 slim, Sony will be the first one to show it to us.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:05:31 PM
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cant wait until it Does come out, and im all like [Eric Cartman] NA Na Na Na NAA NAAH!!!! I was right! and yew were wrong!![/Eric Cartman]

lol but seriously this is the real deal, and im still betting $100.00 CAD on this...

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LightShow
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:26:47 PM
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that thing is dog-ugly. plus, it's not like your ps3 is just a member of an AV stack like the PS2 was; you wanna show your PS3 off!

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convergecrew
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:35:29 PM
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How hard is it to hold a video camera still? Hint: Its a alot easier than taping it to your chin and doing jumping jacks while unboxing the new PS3 slim.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 4:35:24 AM
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I think the video was done in "shake mode" on purpose, that way nobody could see that it's really a knockoff, posing as a PS3.

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Dingodial
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:42:47 PM
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If this is official, then it is sooooooo ironic- first Sony made a goal to give PS3 more features than xbox 360 & wii. Now they have discovered how to make it slimmer at the same time!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:14:13 PM
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@Dingodial,
You seem to be forgetting all of the features the Sony took away earlier.
B/C, 4 reader card slots, 2 USB ports, and some other inner workings.

Plus the tech inside the machine is will be smaller too.

So yeah, I guess they can now do a magical "Honey, I shrunk the PS3" now.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 12:42:42 AM
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I think the vid's actually a blackmarket commercial showing how iPhone's "Shaken Baby" app works.
LOL

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