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French Source: PS3 Slim "A Reality," To Cost 299 Euros

We politely asked Sony to put an end to the circus and just announce the new PS3 Slim. Well, that didn't happen, which means that we must report on the latest news concerning the remodeled machine.

It's becoming clearer by the day. According to a recent report from the Jeux Video Network, the system in question is an inevitability, and one European retailer responded simply, "Yes, the PS3 Slim is a reality; it will soon emerge." The retailer also said the new console would launch with a retail price of 299 Euros, which supports the popular theory that not only will the PS3 Slim hit store shelves this year, it'll also be cheaper than the current model. That video is worth watching even if you can't understand French, if only for the introductory collection of evidence. For our part, we believe Sony will make everything official at GamesCom on August 18 (the day of their press conference), because at this point, the "unofficial confirmations" are starting to be daily occurrences. Now, considering all this, let's see if we've got this straight-

So the PS3 Slim comes right along with the corresponding price cut. It seems very likely we'll get Gran Turismo 5 for the holidays, and we'll be able to add that to PS3 exclusives like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, and MAG. Consider the fact that the PSN and PlayStation Home have both made tremendous strides in the past year, and we're starting to wonder...can anyone compete with the PS3 this holiday season?

8/7/2009 Ben Dutka

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Cavan
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:31:17 PM
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how many euros does it currently retail at?, isnt 300 euros about 300 dollas which means not a price drop?

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Oxvial
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:38:24 PM

300 Euros = 426.18 U.S. dollars

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ab3393
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:46:14 PM

@oxvial

your right about the exchange rate for euro to dollars and you have the right amount, but i remember seeing an article about a week ago that cited a source as saying that the ps3 slim would sell at 299 in both dollars and euros- sorry i didnt leave a hyperlink but i dont feel like looking for it

anyway this would make sense considering that sony is doing the same thing with the psp go--making it only $250 and 250 euro

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chicko1983
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 6:44:07 PM

also US displayed prices don't include tax, EU prices do, I think

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Alienange
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:32:44 PM
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Why is the slim coming out only three years after the product launched?

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:37:18 PM

Companies, specially eletronic-based companies like to make everything smaller

Just like cellphones

Computer monitors (thinner)

etc.

But it might also be a way of presenting an existing product as something new.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:07:57 PM

Because it's less expensive to make and will inject more interest in the product and brand at a time when sales are slow and need to speed up.

The difference is that the ability to shrink the machine has arrived a little earlier this time, but the reasons are all good.

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thepill
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:23:04 PM

Don't forget that by making something smaller you also decrease the shipping costs which also factors into the overall cost of the product.

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Ricochet
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:26:03 PM

I think Alienage is refering to the fact that the Slim version gets released earlier than it's predecessors.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:43:35 PM

Just like cellphones? What are you talking about? They go through a cycle and right now they are getting larger, yet again because of larger screens and capabilities. Check your local shops.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:27:49 PM

Alienage, you got thumbs down for asking a question. LOL

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Hezzron
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 5:00:15 PM

@alienange - Because the phat one is an epic fail. Sony needs to fix their mistake.

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Naga
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 5:38:47 PM

LOL @ hezzron73 fail

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Alienange
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:27:33 PM

How anyone thinks it's cheaper to hire engineers to reconfigure the board, buy new components, have a sub mold a new plastic case, assemble the console and ship to retail is cheaper than simply saying "hey the stock you have is now 100 cheaper" is beyond me. It takes a lot of money to re-engineer products. Sony could just as easily said "it's costing us 70% less to make so let's pass that on to the customer." Making a whole new model after only three years? Seems a little suspect to me.

@ Hezron - What the hell are you talking about?

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King James
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 4:55:52 AM

No offense Alienage. Even though I do agree with your suspensions about why this "slim" is arriving so early, you so read up a lil on supply chain management.

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Hezzron
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 11:27:02 AM

I was going for the record amount of "thumb downs".....did I get it?

Seriously, it's no contest. The PS3 is by far the superior machine this generation, but their goal was not just keeping a niche group of educated and sophisticated gamers happy. They are in the money making business as well, and with sales lagging behind their competitors at present, Sony wants to make it more available to the masses. Hence the cheaper PS3 Slim. At the right price, the new PS3 should own!

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Danny007
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:38:57 PM
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The answer to your question is no, Ben. No one will be able to compete with the PS3 this holiday season.

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Xra897
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:04:51 PM

dont forget halo 3: odst

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Ricochet
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:26:55 PM

Correct, I see more people complaining about the PS3 price rather than the games and the whatnot.

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sticklife
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:39:19 PM

I wish I could forget ODST but it makes me kinda sad. That is most likely going to out sell every game on everything... Wait did I say every game? Silly me! I was meaning to say every game other than GT5.

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N a S a H
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:01:08 PM

and MW2?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:30:27 PM

I feel bad for people who are all hyped up and excited about an add-on.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:27:17 PM

@Xra897

Why would anyone suppose that a glorified game add-on would somehow compete with a line up of complete AAA titles and a brand new console mode at a (probably) lower price?

Really, ODST? It's just an expansion pack that someone decided to pretty up as a full release so that the release calendar didn't look so anemic.

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I_defenestrate
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 2:16:40 AM

@ World: It isn't the content they clamor for, it's the name. They suck it up like pups to a teet. No, I'm not a fan of the Halo series. ^^

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GuernicaReborn
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:39:29 PM
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In that video, they showed that you can stand it up vertically. Just how slim will this be? I get nervous about standing a fat one up, imagine how easily a thinner one would be to tip over.

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:40:49 PM

The ps2 stand was the best...it really protected it from falling.

Though I have ALWAYS preferred my consoles horizontally.

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www
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:44:22 PM

Same here Scarecrow, horizontal for me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:31:26 PM

lol, that reminds me of my old poll in the forums, most people DID prefer horizontal.

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King James
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:27:47 PM

Yeah, most ppl like it missionary.

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:39:30 PM
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Curvaceous Playstation 3 for the win! <3

But yes, again, for those cheap people who missed Valkyria Chronicles, Motorstorm, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, flower, Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, etc. this is your chance.

And you're al llucky bastards if it'll come bundled with GT5 later on.

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sticklife
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:41:30 PM

Did you see gphoriea!? (or however it's spelled) how could people vote against some games i doubt they've even played.

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King James
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:30:37 PM

G4's community is riddled with xbots. The Xbox won best console over both handhelds, the 3, and even the Wii. And it won with over half of the votes.

You shouldn't read that much into it.

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Naga
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 9:31:26 PM

G4 is terrible around every comment I see lies the worst gaming site ever ruined by immature Xbox nuthuggers aged at 23yrs old

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bOnEs
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:48:05 PM
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ehh, i was excited about the PS3 slim but, a US retail value of about $425 is not that cheap... even if it is a 160GB HD... i was expecting to see it around the $300 mark...

ohh well, i've officially decided to pass on the new slim in favor of upgrading my current hard drive to 250GB for $60... b/c would be nice but, my one and only purchased PS2 still works fine to this day...

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Oxvial
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:55:08 PM

Yeah wat a let down sony is doing bad moves this years with the consoles....first no more b/c next Psp Go sucks! and now the Ps3 Slim...isnt cheap =S.

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vicious54
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:59:34 PM

They have already been paying more money for the consoles than us in the states. The price will be reduced for us as well.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:10:40 PM

Stop.

Just Stop. You're getting pissed off because of a comment making an assumption about a report of a rumor that's unconfirmed.

If the new pS3 slim hits Europe at 299 Euro, I will be very, very surprised if it does not also drop in the US at $299. The USD and Euro have historically been near parity, I don't see that trend changing in the long term, even if right now the Euro is worth more than a USD.

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bOnEs
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:31:15 PM

ehh, $60 to upgrade is still cheaper than $299... i guess the price is good for people looking to buy their first PS3... but, for guys like me that have already forked over $400, i don't think i wanna pay $300 for b/c, if that rumor is even true...

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Oxvial
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:33:34 PM

ps3 Slim has bc?? that would be great.

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sticklife
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:43:54 PM

I wonder if the slim will be able to change the HDD easy like the ps3 now.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:03:11 PM

Yes, the HDD is user replaceable, it's supposedly even easier than before.

As for backwards compatibility, unless Sony surprises the world with yet another hardware solution to this, backwards compatibility for PS2 games will be provided through software emulation. Such a software based backwards compatibility solution would work on all PS3s regardless of model - not just the upcoming, new model.

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chicko1983
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 6:51:46 PM

it will be $299 in the US, methinks

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photo K
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:53:36 PM
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QUICK!!! sell your fat ps3s before the general public finds out!

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www
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:50:56 PM

Nope, fat PS3 owners will always have respect ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:33:59 PM

She's my fat princess :)

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kevinater321
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 4:51:50 PM

mines a prince....

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King James
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:34:07 PM

But i like em a lil' thick, not with eating disorders.

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Krispy
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 2:30:24 PM

i would never sell my fat ps3 shes my baby :D but no in reality fat ps3 owners did earn respect for sticking with sony even tho the 400 to 500 doller cost was godly... in my opinion everyone who owns a fat ps3 should get a reward from sony...a free ps4 is enough for me thank you sony XD

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Andysw
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:55:22 PM
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The design is ugly and unattractive. Why on earth did sony choose that design? I'm disappointed in them.

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:58:32 PM

The new design is probably more cost efficient.

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King James
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:35:12 PM

They throw a lil PS3 finish on it...you'll change your mind.

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Imagi
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 12:59:04 PM
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If the price cut happens 299 is not enough, the price cut needs to be 199 or under.

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Xra897
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:05:03 PM

gtfo

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:08:21 PM

RFLMAO

So, that'll be the CNet headline then...

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Jawknee
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:34:14 PM

I hope this is just a bad joke.

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chucknasty
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 1:34:48 PM

So pretend they drop it to $199, what are you going to play on it? If your answer is "used games and rentals" then you just answered the question of why there won't be that big of a price drop.

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mexgeo86
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:11:05 PM

lol, do you work for Activision?

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Masterofallz
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:25:51 PM

Get out.

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Masterofallz
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:25:52 PM

Double post. :(

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:43:15 PM

I'm sorry your parents wouldn't buy you a PS3 for Christmas, but if $299 is to expensive you could always ask Santa for it this year.

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ShadowRunner
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:29:24 PM

Is that you Bobby Kotick?

The avatar makes me think its you more than the comment.

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Imagi
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:44:20 PM

O.K my bad, I was thinking of GBP £199 approx $285 USD and 233 Euros. I bought mine at over £400 GBP and have spent several hundreds of quid on games and peripherals, while I have seen plenty of my friends go for the 360 just because of the price, so most of the people in my friends list are not real life friends, and I don't want to renew my gold subscription for Xbox Live.

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Imagi
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 4:06:08 PM

Friendly bunch you are.

I have been playing games since you had to copy the code itself out of micro mart and then hit run to play.

Software is where the long term money is but people need to be able to buy the system first, Joe Bloggs or an everyday parent does not know what the difference is between a 360 and ps3. They will opt for a 360 looking at the big price difference.

Most retailers or the gimps in monkey suits who hassle you when you browse the isle's have always tried to steer me and my friends towards the 360 when you talk to them, probably because they are low wage slaves and that is all they could afford and, as such own.

We are not too far off the half way mark of the systems lifecycle and a sustained price of £199 for the rest of it's life then dropping to the £100 mark when the next gen comes around is a workable strategy.

I would hate for Microsoft to be in the driving seat for gaming consoles, Sony innovate where as Microsoft imitate.

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 4:46:09 PM

In your original comment it wasn't really clear where you were coming from, but now understand. So I apologize for my comment.

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whooka
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:06:07 PM
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Who's 'the retailer' mentioned as the source? Once again, cludgey at best ;-)

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:27:03 PM
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With MS discontinuing their most in demand model the Xbox360 Pro and probably cutting the price of the Elite to $300, the PS3 at a $300 dollar price point will dominate for sure. What I find funny is Sony doesn't even have to catch up to MS, because MS is doing a fine job of squandering their lead on their own.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:07:08 PM

I don't think Sony has ever been concerned about catching up Microsoft, I think they are focused on their own business plan and profitability. So long as the PS3 project generates profit over it's life, catching or overtaking Microsoft has no relevance.

Incidentally, although MS claims to be profitable with the Xbox (now). if you look at the lifetime investment Microsoft has made on all things Xbox against the profits made by Xbox. You have a sea of red in that even makes the Sony investment in PS3 look modest by comparison.

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:27:44 PM

I agree Sony probably is not to concerned with Microsoft's user install base, but I do believe that the gaming community is. I also agree that MS isn't as profitable as people think when they've already exceeded the amount estimated for their warranty program by a substantial margin. I always enjoy your comments TheHighlander, they tend to be quite interesting.


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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 4:10:06 PM

You're right about gamers, we do care. LOL, I'd love to see just how much they've spent on fixing RROD and the 'other' problem, not to mention knowing just how many of the Xbox360 units sold actually still function...

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 4:35:58 PM

In Game Informer Magazine they stated MS has already spent over a Billion dollars on their out sourced warranty program. It was of course in their loose talk section of the magazine.So I have no idea how accurate this info is or if we will ever know. I'm sure MS will never announce or provide friendly access to the cost of their warranty work or how many consoles they've had returned.
I bet we would all have a good laugh here at PSXExtreme if the numbers ever become public;)

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:18:00 PM

MS Set aside $1.1 billion for the warranty program when they finally admitted the RROD problem existed. They'd spent a decent chunk of change before that time already. However the $1.1 billion was likely insufficient because the RROD continued to be an issue long after it should. There is a new hardware issue with the newer Xbox360s the so called E74 error. It's actually a hardware fault where heat warps the system board and breaks one or more connections to one of the system's chips. Some would say that it's simply a firmware revision to prevent the continued reporting of RROD, by changing the way that the system responds to a hardware fault.

Microsoft has done this before with the so called General Protection Fault (GPF error) in Windows(3.1) which was simply a redefinition of the much hated Unrecoverable Application Error (UAE) in Windows 3.0. They're both the same, but Microsoft convinced many people that they'd fixed the UAE problem in Windows 3.0 by redefining the condition as a GPF in Windows 3.1.

Mysterious how the E74 error was practically unknown a year or two ago when the RROD was at it's peak. E74 sounds like some kind of software malfunction, where as a frozen system with three red LEDs (RROD) is clearly dead. However they are both a hardware failure caused by heat...nice huh?

In short, the $1.1 billion won't be enough...the extended warranty for the RROD now covers the E74 condition as well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 2:38:37 PM
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PS3 Slim? Eeeeevery body is trying to lose weight these days. I like my big fat monster, but if anything ever happens to it I suppose a slim would do. If this sucker does come out at $300 USD which I imagine it would, then the xbox better watch out because it's goin down. I base that on the simple fact that everyone and their momma is asking for this price cut, why? Because they effing want one. You watch, PS3 will stop being hated and become a rockstar because everyone who knocked it will realize it has the best exclusives of all time (previously known as "no games")

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:11:34 PM

Indeed, I can hardly wait for the influx of fanboys with an injured pride....

<fanboy mode>
No way man. Pez3 better than th4e 360? the POS3 can't even hold the 360's jock. Project perinatal will be the r0x0rz!
360 Elite is teh best! Elite 360 FTW!
</fanboy mode>

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Robochic
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:07:14 PM
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@worldendswithme lol totally agree with you, I love my Big fat Monster as well.

But if the slim is at the right price may get one for the bedroom :)We'll see.

M$ better watch out Sony's here to stay to kick some Butt.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:13:44 PM

Once you've gone phat, you can't go back.

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RustEDalex
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:42:04 PM
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I hope the ps3 slim cost $299 but I don't know if that's going to happen since that price range is really close to the psp-go price

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bOnEs
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 3:57:19 PM

yea, $299 seems a bit cheap when you take the PSP go into consideration... hmm... $350 maybe??

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 3:27:26 AM

PS2 cost less than PSP when the latter launched; console and handheld prices are independent.

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atlapts
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 4:06:55 PM
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The ps3 80gb on Amazon france is 355 euros, which is 503 usd. So I wouldn't compare prices in Europe with prices in the US. So I think a 299 price drop in this US could happen.

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Mista
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 5:21:32 PM
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Usually I always get the slim models, but if it doesn't have full BC they can keep it until my launch day 60gb dies.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 5:37:20 PM
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I hate to say it but Retardon360 is right, they will fold faster than one of my breakfast burritos. I'll stick with my trusy 40Gig.

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kreate
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 6:25:45 PM
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"we're starting to wonder...can anyone compete with the PS3 this holiday season?"

with a ps3 price cut? and the slim? i dont think so. even if xbox gets a price cut it still wont outsell ps3.

"the PSN and PlayStation Home have both made tremendous strides in the past year"

also on a side note. ps3 gamers asked square enix to give us some games, square enix gave us final fantasy 7 and crystal defenders via the psn store. whats up with that?

i guess they at least threw us a bone.

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King_Krollen
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 6:30:23 PM
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Hmmm... PS3 Slim @ $299? That would be nice because I could move out of the Dark Ages (i.e. PS2) and into modern times sooner.

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Blink182Fan99
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 6:37:24 PM
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I don't think they should make a slim model...not yet at any length. This is probably a good business move, as i=I think someone above said, but speaking from personal experience, the PS2 normal was better and quieter than the PS2 slim. I'll stick to the fat PS3 thanks :)

Also, it looks good :P hehe

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fluffer nutter
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 7:35:33 PM
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Do we really think it's going to be $299? I'm not saying no, nor am I against it but if the slim does indeed come out at that price point, then surely the PSP and PSP Go will get reductions, as were stated in earlier news. For some reason I've had $339 stuck in my head for the slim revision but we'll have to wait and see. In any case, I'm curious if the pics for the slim are indeed real because if so, I'll buy one and will custom paint it myself due to it having a matte finish.

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Superdynamite
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 8:42:25 PM
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No one cares!!!

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Superdynamite
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 8:42:54 PM
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And, Microsoft needs a new system.

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atlapts
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 9:25:53 PM
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I almost wonder if they'll cut the prices on the current 80gb and 160gb to clear the way for the new 120gb slim.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 9:32:04 PM
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HEY.

The next time someone tells someone else to "GTFO," THEY will be the ones to leave. This is a nice, civil community and I don't want new members gang tackled just because they voice something that might go against the majority.

Fair warning.

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Mornelithe
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 4:22:23 AM

Can't quite put my finger on it, but somehow the word irony, comes to mind.

Last edited by Mornelithe on 8/8/2009 4:26:31 AM

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flux equals rad
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 10:58:51 PM
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someone made comment about no b/c in current ps3. the schematics recently patented were for b/c software, which means that they will most likely release a patch to upgrade our machines. PS2 Classics are bound to hit the PSN and we would need our machines to have the ability to process the code. PS2 Classic makes sense because it is more money made by PSN.

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Highlander
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 11:28:01 PM

Those weren't hardware schematics, they were describing various software methods for achieving emulation. If PS2 compatibility is done via software, it will work on every PS3 model. Adding hardware into the PS3 design at this point to provide BC, as good an idea as it is, is not compatible with a reduced price for consumers.

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King James
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 11:04:37 PM
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Remember the good ole days, when you didn't care about how much a system costs? Or when you didn't care how well your favored system was doing against the competition? It was just about the games.

Oh internet, how you've "improved" our gaming community.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 12:49:21 AM

If it makes you feel any better, we at PSXE are always and forever about the games. Always have been. I can vouch for all. :)

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King James
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 5:02:40 AM

I know you're all about the games, Ben...You and the whole PSXE staff. I just said that because I saw ppl debating over this "Slim" and then over the price cut and over the sales figures...and even over backwards compatiability...and I think I saw some currency conversion comments...geeesh!

Oh and I find NO merit in ANYONE on this site arguing over PS3 prices if they already have one...NONE! My PS3 is b/c. It looks good. Its worth every penny. Seriously...does it matter to the ppl who already own one?

I just wish we could all just go back to when games came out...we played them...we may have even recommended them...and that was it.

We should be debating over software. Like why certain games got pushed back, or what game this company is working on, or when FF13 is coming out...Just play the games ppl. Let Sony worry about moving the systems.

Thats not a knock on PSXE's reporting. This is good stuff. Its just the type of reactions from this stuff is out-of-place. Its like the PS3 isn't even out yet for some of these ppl.

Lighten up, ppl.

Peace.

P.S. Madden's dropping on the 14th. I want to start a PSXE Online Franchise. Sign-up thread is in the forums.

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___________
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 3:52:17 AM
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i almost had a heart attack last night, i was playing haze the stupid thing froze on me 3 times in less than 1 hour each time i reset the system.
the 3rd time i reset my system it turned off and went to a red flashing light,and my heart sunk i dident have the guts to turn it on dreading the worst so i left it hopeing it will go away.
alas i woke up this morning n it still was there, so i sucked it up turned it on and it booted up no problems.
i swear if my ps3 dies the customer support rep is going to go deaf its already broken twice in 1 year i think thats too many as it is. imagine my 360 survived a 2M fall onto my sub but the ps3 cant even play games without breaking, i treat my ps3 like it was worth 10 billion bucks vacuum it out every week and it still breaks on me :(

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Mornelithe
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 4:27:19 AM

Haze unfortunately wasn't without it's glitches. I had fun with it though.

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 5:12:47 AM
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if it is 299, i will get one more for my other computer room as i said the other day

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VersusAlby
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 6:48:21 AM
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It's good to introdruce this in europe

currently it's like
xbox360 12 million units
ps3 10.8 million units
the sales went also a bit down because of the rumors of the ps3 slim

I hope they beat the 360 in europe
(Uncharted 2 will be a bomb)

US is a harder thing
I think it's (correct me please if I'm wrong)

xbox 360 around 18 million
Ps3 around 10 million

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Perry Katy
Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 12:13:02 PM
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I love my fat 60 gigs PS3.... She's my pumpkin..... :D

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___________
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 8:00:20 AM
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i would kill to see another haze game.
but this time sony support the developers.
im getting the feeling that sony treats 1st party and seccond party devs like their family.
but 3rd party we dont want to know you, hence the poor 3rd party ports and hence the limited 3rd party exclusives and hence the 3rd party exclusives having bugs galore.
haze and heavenly sword are 2 perfect examples.
both 3rd party exclusives and both riddled with bugs.

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el guapo
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 10:23:57 PM
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hate to be a buzzkill, but honestly, yeah sony has a stellar line-up of exclusive games, but with all the multi-platform games, about 7 out of 10 times, they're gonna be bought on 360. hell, i wouldnt be suprised if the sales of MW2 on 360 not only equal, but pass the sales of all the exclusives mention combined.

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Imagi
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 12:36:27 PM
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Am I the only one that thinks it is too soon for a slim version of the PS3 yet?

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DeusExMachina
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 1:05:59 PM
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Yup, the PS3 Slim is definately coming. I work for BT Games in South Africa and one of our Sony reps already told us in hush-hush about it. We're def getting a price drop here in SA, as the PS3 is currently R5400 (R8.XX for a dollar so you do the math) and the price is dropping to R3700 once the Slim releases. Not too sure about the hard drive size, but a nifty little addition I heard about is 2x HDMI slots, which will allow for two players to have their own screens, right off the bat. Kick ass. I think Im selling my PS3 Fat and buying a SLim as soon as I move to Canada.

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