Dear Sony: Just Announce The PS3 Slim, Already
"Where there's smoke there's fire." This isn't always true, especially in the world of online video game journalism, but at this point, there's a wall of smoke and it has to be coming from somewhere.
We've been seeing evidence of the PS3 Slim for months now, and although none of it has been verified and there has been no official word from Sony, just about everyone is convinced that this new machine is inevitable. We've even heard developers and analysts predict its coming so it has gone far beyond some leaked pics of some Malaysian street vendor (or whatever the heck that was). When our boy Jack Tretton took the stage at E3 this year, he quickly made a joke during his introduction; he thanked everyone for coming, considering the fact that the cat was already out of the bag concerning the PSP Go. It's just very difficult to keep something like the PSP Go or PS3 Slim a secret in the land of the Internet, so it's not like we're blaming Sony. And while we're aware that the announcement will very likely come in Cologne at the GamesCom 2009 event in a few weeks time, we'd just rather have the confirmation now. Really, it'll be easier on everyone. We don't have to write any more articles that say, "oh looky, more PS3 Slim info!" and the readers can finally just throw up their hands and go, "FINALLY!"
There comes a point where a rumor starts to lose any real mystery or intrigue, and it just becomes annoying for everyone involved. Again, this isn't anyone's "fault;" it's just the reality of the situation, and we sincerely ask Sony to send out that press release today. Seriously, we wanna see it in our inbox in less than 9 hours. Just do it and we can all move on. Dontcha have some unbelievable software to show off at GamesCom, anyway? Let that steal the limelight; if titles like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, MAG, God of War III, Heavy Rain, and LittleBigPlanet and Gran Turismo for the PSP aren't capable of doing that, nothing is.
8/5/2009 Ben Dutka