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PSXE Poll Update: The PS3 Slim May Be Imminent

So with all these rumors floating around concerning the very real possibility of a PS3 Slim, we wanted to know what our readers thought.

Well, it seems a great many of you are quite optimistic: the majority of you believe the PS3 Slim will be unveiled at some point this year, and it will come along with a price cut. And if you don't believe that, you think the PS3 Slim might be the real deal, but we won't be getting the benefit of a price drop. For our part, we believe the PS3 Slim is very real, although it may not be officially revealed until the Tokyo Game Show this fall. As for a price cut, we're not sure, but we believe there's a good chance that at least one of the PS3 models (whatever they may be) available for the holidays will be cheaper than $400. Earlier this year, we theorized that if there was to be a price cut, it would come with the arrival of a huge PS3 exclusive; inFamous is already gone, and next on the list would be Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. To have this title launch with a more attractively-priced PS3 would be absolutely gigantic for Sony, and if you toss a new, slimmer machine into the mix...well, that oughta have quite the impact.

But now we move to a topic that has been in the news a lot lately: the subject of motion sensing technology in video games. It has really come into the limelight since Sony and Microsoft unveiled their new plans for advanced motion sensing for the PS3 and 360, but not everyone is enamored with the idea. There have been conflicting theories between gamers and industry insiders alike, so what's your take? Let us know.

7/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

SaintX
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 10:11:37 PM
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I believe that the Price Cut is inevitable, and its going to happen very soon. Cutting the price along with introducing the new slim would be the most likely option at the moment and it would most likely be announced at the Tokyo Game Show this Fall, to prepare the public for this Fall's launch of Exclusives

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kevinater321
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 10:15:50 PM
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I really think this is going to happen, right around the time when either gt5 or u2 comes out they will also drop the price. It is a very smart move on sony's part.



EDIT: i think we all know what U2 or GT5 stands for but not to get it mixed up with the band, U2:uncharted 2 and GT5: gran turismo 5

Last edited by kevinater321 on 7/19/2009 10:19:45 PM

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GlavinChris
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:49:20 AM

darn... i thought you were talking about the band...

-The Glavin

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ExhumeART
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 10:19:52 PM
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Motion sensing technology is cool, but shouldn't be a requirement for games from now on. If developers don't want to incorporate it, then I don't think M$ or Sony should force it down developer's throats.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 10:33:15 PM
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If I could choose between the two: price cut > Slim version

Anyway I'm neutral 'bout motion-sensing controllers. Unless they show me an amazing game using it I'll still prefer controllers

The Wii showed us how it can degrade v-gaming altogether -_-

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Qubex
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 10:44:16 PM
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Sony are doing what most big corporations would tend to do.

1] not shoot themselves in the foot; i.e. try to stave off any hint of when a price cut will come in order to continue maximising sales of the current model.

2] at the same time continue generating hype so that when a price cut does occur there will be a rush to purchase the hardware and the packaged AAA title (that will most probably be released with the new hardware).

Either way, when the price cut does come... and we all know it is coming sooner rather than later... a wave of exuberance will travel around the globe at the speed of light egging even the most "die-hard-against-buying-a-ps3-now" gamer to rush out and get it... and what a day that will be...

...by July 2010; I will be surprised if Sony has not caught up to the 360, and quite possibly surpassed it.

Thoughts?

Q!

"i am home"

Last edited by Qubex on 7/19/2009 10:45:05 PM

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Scarecrow
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 11:12:22 PM

I agree, the ps3 has taken over Europe for the most part.

When it finishes off conquering UK and US that'll do it.

If anything good games will always decide who wins. The ps3 has a bigger book when it comes to better exclusives and such.

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Qubex
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 12:43:54 AM

Yip Scarecrow; you summarised it perfectly... the Sony clan is well on its way... all smile!

Q!

"i am home"

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___________
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 3:19:41 AM
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i know heaps of people who are buying a ps3 just for uncharted 2.
so they would be wise to not use that title for the drop.
im pretty sure anyone who wants to play uncharted 2 will buy a ps3 at its current price.
there better off doing it for ratchet and clank future crack in time.
when future tools came out, for months there was heaps of copies left on the shelf, it dident sell to well.
may be if it was bundled with the ps3 that would push its sales up a little higher.
insomniac needs all the moolah they can get to continue with the amazing titles there giving us.
either that or mag, but thats apparently not coming till jan 2010.
another exclusive bites the dust whats next?
R&C?
if that slipped into 2010 the whole world would evaporate from my rage.

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Edmeist33
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 3:36:02 AM
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$10 imaginary dollars that the 'slim' will be packaged with either Uncharted2 or GT5 (if it makes it this year).

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xnonsuchx
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 4:38:51 AM
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I can see a bigger price cut ($100?) on old models to clear out the inventory, but at best maybe a $50 cut on the slim model (w/ maybe an extra like game/PSN credit/etc.).

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Dancemachine55
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 5:29:18 AM
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I work at EB Games in Sydney, and my manager mentioned that a PS3 price cut is planned around September. I hope this information helps. It certainly sounds like a price cut or PS3 Slim is on the way this year.

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KevinCairo
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 6:31:14 AM
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As of the time of my vote, 10% of PSXE readers are utterly close-minded.

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 8:29:19 AM
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......
I don't think so, the best time for a price cut is the release of GOWIII.
That will really boost the sale.

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kevinater321
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:53:50 AM

maybe one this year and another next year :D i doubt it but that would be really cool.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 7:58:25 PM

GoW 3 would boost sales at the current price. Same thing with Uncharted 2 and Gran Turismo 5. Or any of the other big exclusives for that matter.

The launch-alongside-madden conspiracy makes the most sense from what I've heard so far. American football and a new, maybe cheaper PS3 just in time for the holiday rush.

Actually, the best time for a price cut would "Black Friday," the day American women lose their sanity to pursue "once-in-a-lifetime" sales.

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___________
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 8:38:58 AM
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no point its already going to sell through the roof.
if anything there better off dropping the price on a lower hyped title, id say R&C future a crack in time.
infamous would of been perfect that game cant get enough praise.
38 hours and still not sick of it, but bloody hell those shards are bloody hard to find.

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kevinater321
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:54:41 AM

aha! i got platinum :D :D :D :D

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vicious54
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 3:55:33 PM

I got platinum as well but I only had one shard left which I found in the middle of the city.

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Ricochet
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 6:15:27 PM
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Even if the slim does get released. Hopefully it would share the same problems the last-gen had, I can forsee the RROD fans waiting to strike at that moment.

Motion Controls would be a great addition to the system just as long as there is "the" choice to use it in-game. Build enough impact and delivery then I wouldn't mind future games using such technology.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 7:08:07 PM
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I know this is off topic but Best Buy is selling an 80 Gb PS3 bundle that includes MGS4 & Killzone 2 for $400(they exact same price they are sold for without the 2 games)I just bought it...AND ITS AWESOME, Killzone 2 & MGS4 kick so much a**.

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Alienange
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 7:55:24 PM
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PS3 price drop + slim version + bundled Uncharted 2. Man, you're dreaming.

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