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GamesCom 2009: PS3 Slim Revealed, Price Drop Confirmed

And so...it has come.

Sony's Kaz Hirai is our best friend in the whole world right now, because he has just stepped to the GamesCom stage and announced the PS3 Slim. Oh, it's a pretty little machine; he's holding it in his arms right now (for live pics, visit the live blog at VG247), and the specs are what PSXE and many others predicted: it will feature a 120GB hard drive, it will be 32% smaller, 36% lighter, have 34% less power consumption and, oh yes, it will only cost $299 in the US and 299 Euros in Europe. And what else does this mean? This means the current 80GB PS3 will receive a big ol' price drop starting today, and the PS3 Slim will be rarin' to go on store shelves in the first week of September! Hirai says it will vary a bit by country, but that's the estimated launch period. The biggest news of the day by a long shot and although we didn't get the announcement of a Gran Turismo 5 launch date, we assume that will come at the Tokyo Game Show next month.

And that's that. Sony's press conference is over and we have the super huge announcement we've all been waiting for. Anyone else wanna celebrate?

8/18/2009 Ben Dutka

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Danny007
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:48:02 PM
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PARTY!!!!!!!

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:13:23 PM

okay, so... did any of the skeptics ever sign on to my $100 bet??? if so, im collecting =D

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bamf
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:53:00 PM

Looks good, but looks cheaper than the glorious current big brother. I would of liked it to be piano black, gathers dust I know but its reason for giving it a good rubbing.
Do I get one, well I have an excuse now, as I can give my current PS3 to my brother.
Price? They never seem to give a UK price anymore, I've seen it for pre-order for £250, available sep 4th. The conversion for US $299 to UK is £183. So in the US you are getting it very cheap. I think we in the UK should be paying £200, its only fair?
Kinda put me off getting it now seeing that conversion rate.

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Jojoman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:53:10 PM

I recall someone saying it was impossible because of the new font.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 11:11:42 PM

same jojo, i remember that too... where is that guy??

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:48:47 PM
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yay for gt5 but sad for NO BC

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:43:10 PM

If and when, that will be a firmware update for all, or a PSN download for cheap.

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Zemus101
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:48:51 PM
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I have a PS3 already, but damn ...this is making me buy a second one?

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:09:09 PM

I wouldn't blame you

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Mamills
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:33:51 PM

no point man
still no backwards compatibility
its pretty much the same machine

im sticking with my B/C PS3 and i like having 4 USB ports. (i use em all)

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:49:03 PM
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I knew they wouldnt remove any features. Hah! Sony is freakin awesome for this!!!!!!!

http://kotaku.com/5339968/sony-announces-slim-ps3-+-it-lives-this-september

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Complex
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:36:00 PM

damn from the pics over at engadget it doesn't look like you can replace the HD

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:53:05 PM

Actually they did you can't install a different OS on the slim.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:06:29 PM

Limited: That would be a firmware function, not a hardware capability. This would also screw over people selling PS3 Linux clusters. Are you just saying this or was this part of the announcement?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:45:36 PM

they got rid of the touch sensitive buttons? sure it's not a big thing but it makes it feel a little last gen to me .__.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:59:45 PM

@ Complex

Don't worry, the "screw port" is now on the bottom of the machine and the HDD slides out of the front of the PS3.

@ nonsuch

The firmware on the "slim" apparently doesn't contain the option to Install Other OS. I guess the farmers will have to stock up on current PS3s.

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phudge_supreemz
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:49:23 PM
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sweet

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Oxvial
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:51:12 PM
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I'm happy with the price drop now the user base would catch fast the 360 one so not put titles like Splinter Cell on the ps3 and ignore that big user base would be stupid .

but I'm really sad no BC =( so I must buy another PS2 and a old TV to play my dusted ps2 games.





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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:10:16 PM

Playstation 2 is BEAUTIFUL console, buy it

I still have the original ps2, it's a beauty

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sticklife
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:51:30 PM
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Who wants to guess how many sales they will get this and next month?

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:15:54 PM

more than last summer, thats a given :P

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:52:06 PM
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They didn't say there would be no BC, jeez, there is always "Something" to complain about. Always!

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Oxvial
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:15:35 PM

I only see 2 problems.
1.BC
2.Cross Chat.

if sony just take care of those ones people would shut up ;)

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:24:14 PM

I agree that those are needed, but people will never shut up. There is nothing to satisfy people, unless Sony was giving them money. be glad we even got a price cut.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:11:24 PM

People were supposed to shut up when they got In-Game XMB.

It'll be Party systems or some other thing if Cross Chat comes.

Personally, I don't see the point of Cross Chat, though I'll probably use it at some point if it comes.


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Deleted User
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:52:44 PM
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boooo no bc lame

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Kiryu
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:55:48 PM
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I'm buying the PS3 Slim on Day one!!!

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:57:01 PM
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Hey Highlander,

We called it.

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englishgolfer
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 12:57:40 PM
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great news but sony still don't know how to count! 299euros is about $422... still will be picking up my new slimmer model very soon!!!!

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Kevadu
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:19:37 PM

European prices tend to include taxes already (and the taxes are higher).

Still not sure that makes the whole difference, but it certainly mitigates part of it.

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:47:48 PM

europe and UK get treated like crap so im not entirely suprised

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Wazomba
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:02:24 PM
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UK price will be about £259

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:03:00 PM
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Nice.

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inkme101
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:04:34 PM
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day 1 purchase for me. also holiday season is going to be a landslide victory in sales over "those other guys"

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vicious54
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:07:20 PM
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Crazy, now the ps3 only cost $50 more than a wii, insane!

This is great news for my cheap friends.

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convergecrew
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:13:04 PM
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I think retailers will have to drop the price of the phat an additional $50 to get them moving--
Theres no real reason to get one if its the same price as a shiny new 120gb slim.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:59:40 PM

You can still pick up a Phat PS3 that will come bundled with games. Also, you can upgrade the Phat's hard drive.....not sure about that with the Slim. The Phats will fly off the shelves, no problem.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:20:56 PM

your 99% right

the slim isn't shiny.... lol :P

still getting 1... Hardware trumps aesthetics no matter how big or small IMO

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Complex
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:14:15 PM
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just saw the picture not getting all exited about it, but that pic was at a bad angle and probably didn't show it well waiting for more.

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furbiesmustdie
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:15:01 PM
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oh god i just saw the ps3 slim in the flesh. UGLY A** MUTHA F*****! the fisrt gen ps3 looked so beautiful, so shmexy. the new ones look like a cheap knockoff.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:26:48 PM

Well one good thing its that the people that care about the console look are going to buy the 80 giger like hot cakes!

so yeah more sales for sony =)

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Naga
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:46:28 PM

You serious?! it looks fine

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:24:51 PM

"oh god i just saw the ps3 slim in the flesh. UGLY A** MUTHA F*****"

i actually think it looks amazing...

ps1 to psone = same overall shape, smaller size

ps2 to ps2 slim to ps2 slimmer = same overall shape, smaller size

psp to psp 2000 to psp 3000 (minus GO!) = same overall shape, smaller size

ps3 to ps3 slim = same overall shape, smaller size

so IMO mission accomplished for Sony... I've been saying it since day 1, ps3 slim and "Boomerang" controller look absolutely awesome...

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:22:18 PM

There's something about that curved bit next to the disk drive that just looks wrong to me. Also, the buttons look cheap.

It just looks cheap compared to the gorgeous original. Still, it could have been worse.

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furbiesmustdie
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 6:33:09 AM

oh don't worry i'm still going to get one purely because i'm always traveling with my ps3. still.. going to have to get used to this new look. ehhh i can live with it. ;)

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:16:03 PM
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Today is a great day! PS3 slim for $299 announced and got a MAG beta code all in the same day!

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phudge_supreemz
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:17:51 PM

got the MAG code too. too bad you can only play it certain times of the day though.

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gumbi
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:16:56 PM
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YES!!! I've got a dead 60Gb at home and I've been oh so anxiously holding out for this. I'll be picking one of these bad boys up ASAP.

Oh you can't see it, but I'm doin my happy dance.

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Natalisrubbish
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:20:22 PM
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YES! That's cheap picking one up for my bedroom, no doubt.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:30:42 PM

at $300, im buying 1 for my room, moving my old 1 to the basement rec room, and buying 1 for my upstairs sitting room... lan parties will be sick! get a bunch of Sony bravias, line the spare room with them, and plug in everyone's ps3's and turn the AC to MAX!

lol don't mind me, im just a kid with phat wallet syndrome

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Metal Head
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:20:32 PM
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I already have 3 and don't regret paying more. I'm saving my money to buy my third sony bravia hdtv next month . Yes I am a sony loyal fanboy :)

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www
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:25:41 PM

Why? Is the Bravia faulty?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:54:16 PM

I think he means his third Bravia for a third room.

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Jian2069
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:28:06 PM

if i had 3 bravias i would put them all on one wall and hook up to my computer

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LowKey
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:23:22 PM
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FINALY!!! Gawd The slim should have been announced a long time ago without all the dancing around and denying at E3.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:26:01 PM

They needed to clear the supply lines at the $399 price point.

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Day_v
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:27:14 PM
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Ill be ok with my phat thankyou. I just hope m$ dont drop their prices and spoil the party.....time to see that 8mill gap closing.

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www
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:37:59 PM

No MS won't sit around. Actually am liking how their making Sony work hard. The 360 Elite will be dropped in price. We have MS to thank for all this, the PS3 Slim, price cut, all the upcoming PS3 exclusives, everything!

If it wasn't for MS, I could swear the PS3 will still be at about $500.

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bearbobby
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:27:49 PM
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Looks like a matte finish for the slim, less chance of fingerprints, but detracts from the "slickness" factor. lol, maybe someday if the needs arises I'll pick one up.

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Button Masher
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:28:45 PM
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Hopefully this will put Sony ahead for good and end the noise from the M$ fanboys!

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www
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:32:45 PM
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Maybe if our PS3s break down, then we all get the Slim.But for the meantime I have to say this; I'm not hating or bashing the Slim but I must say its just not nice. I'm surprised its the same as the Philippines dealer's own,no change,same font, same everything. Hope sales go up now.

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inkme101
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:33:24 PM
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where can i see pics? all i can find is the ones from the Philippines (little blurry and inconsistent)

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Button Masher
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:40:58 PM

Here you go!


http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/18/sony-debuts-slimmer-ps3/

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:34:15 PM

iunno if this was asked yet, but was there any official video of the event??? would like 2 watch entire thing instead of seeing pictures with captions =D

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:33:58 PM
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Well there go my paycheck I'm buying a new SLIMMER, SMALLER, and STILL AWESOME. The second birth of the STRONGEST console ever made. I'm happy... So where's my GT5???

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0_o
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:35:14 PM
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Man this this great.I REEAALLLY hope that GT5 will launch in this year!

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inkme101
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:36:13 PM
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i wonder if it will be bundled with a game or anything?

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Xra897
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:50:59 PM
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wat now xbox360 elite

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:28:02 PM

Who cares? :)

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bOnEs
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 1:52:34 PM
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dammit, the only thing i wanted to hear coming out of this conference was backwards compatibility... i already own a PS3 therefor a price drop and a new model means nothing... i don't plan on getting the PSP go either... and more stuff added to home isn't important since i don't even use home... this conference had nothing for me... good thing i wasn't anticipating the news...

i thought they were suppose to talk about this dead nations game or something... did i miss that somewhere?

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:04:34 PM
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ben what was the secret game that sony was going to announce. did they announce it or will they announce it at tgs

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:16:59 PM

No secret software announcements at GamesCom.

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DGo8
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:07:14 PM
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The sales are gonna be BIG! spesh wit uncharted...LBP:GOTY edition...GT5(hopefully) and the other great games..I really hope and think this will bring all these SONY haters down!

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Titch1794
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:09:28 PM
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System looks pretty neat. Does that mean that it will be £299 in UK? Anymore than that and i would cry because £300 is kinda my budget.

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Titch1794
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:10:30 PM
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Could somebody tell me the MAG code please.

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:46:10 PM

LOL Good luck with getting someone to give you their code. The beta is pretty good though.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:11:48 PM
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I still prefer the glossy ps3

God, I think I need to pick up one of those 80gigs before they disappear. Mind you I have a 60GB one, but you never know, I still want to make sure I have the original version.

Anyway now all those who waited don't have an excuse.

PS: The recession's "getting better" too.

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:13:10 PM
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now there is indeed a PS3 slim with cheaper price, i will get one when it is on sale during the holiday season for my other computer room, to play it on my 24" sony all-in-one VAIO hdmi screen. and still leave my 80G fat for my main living room ;)

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:15:25 PM
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (sorry for the spam but i just can't help it!)

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:22:32 PM
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PS3 price drop actually begins today, folks. I made an edit to the article.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:40:19 PM

:O

Maaaaaan I'm SO tempted to get one of the 80gigs

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:01:04 PM

Anyone know where you can get a good deal on a 80gigger B/C? I've got one already, but would wouldn't mind another..or a 60 I guess would do...

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:24:21 PM
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*cracks open champagne* Cheers fellas!

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556pineapple
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:25:26 PM
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Cool, but I likes my 60 GB behemoth, so this doesn't really affect me any. Still great news though.

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bridgera
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:25:41 PM
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THANK GOD! Now we can finally stop seeing the non-stop onslaught of PS3 price drop articles.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:42:02 PM

that alone is a cause for fireworks and loads of alch... hmmm sounds like canada day at the grandparent's house :D

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Andysw
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:27:48 PM
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Am I the only one who's not impressed with the design of the playstation 3 slim? I know it's not what for the console looks but for what it does. But still.

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Danny007
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:35:24 PM

I get what you are saying and I think it would look great silver with black lettering saying "PS3".

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Dingodial
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:09:12 PM

I wish Sony kept that spiderman font, the glossy paint, & the chrome trim. The spiderman font was what inspired the original design! I also wish Sony would make some different colored systems to go with all these different colored controllers that won't stop coming out.

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:27:59 PM

Maybe it'll be cheaper to produce more colored systems now, who knows.

@ Dingodial I feel the same way about the font stuff

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Danny007
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:33:04 PM
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This is going to be a great year Sony. They have excellent games coming and you have the PSP Go coming as well as the slim. I'm getting both of the systems. I am so excited and I cannot wait until they release.

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godsman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:34:25 PM
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If you can save 35% energy by using the PS3 Slim, it might be worth the investment. Use it for 2-3 years, and you get your money's worth

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crump602
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:35:08 PM
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Looks like you cant upgrade the HDD anymore!!!!

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:59:27 PM

Naw, If the new slim comes with a 120 GB 2.5" SATA, There's got to be a way to change it. I'm pretty sure that's a feature they won't do away with anytime soon. It's just not evident yet where the HDD will be located, but unless the slim is smaller than 2.5"s, you'll be able to swap hard drives.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:17:43 PM

There's probably a little door underneath to remove the hdd. Like they have on those new netbooks. Let's hope so anyways.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:45:11 PM

i've looked at the 360 degrees of pictures (top bottom, all 4 sides) and theres no flap, door, or anything! the only place I see is right underneath the disk drive is a little plastic cuttout peice that clamps 2 the unit with the DVD Bluray HDMI Dolby logos on it... could that be the mystery spot??

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:35:49 PM

The "screw port" is on the bottom of the PS3 and the HDD slides out of the front of the system.

There's video on IGN.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 9:45:52 PM

Yup. Upgrading the hdd on your PS3 phat or slim is one of the greatest features on there... other than all the obviously good stuff.

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Tru
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:39:44 PM
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YES!!

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:39:49 PM
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If you look at the pics of the front of the SlimBeast3 you will notice that around the logos HDMI,BLU RAY, DOLBY DIGITAL, ect you can see a line around in a rectangle almost as if it's removable. This is where I believe the Hard Drive location has been move to. I'm on my PSP now but as soon as I get to a computer I'll post a link to a hi res pic of the front so you can see what I'm saying.

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:01:08 PM

If you look in the lower right corner of the SlimBeast3 you'll see what I mean.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3833594013/sizes/l/in/set-72157621951580007/

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:50:10 PM

yup, ddn't see your post, i think the exact same thing as you do... its the only logical explination... why would it have what looks to be a 2.5" removable piece in the console if its got no use???

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:56:56 PM
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And all of us early adopters become fat PS3 legends... I like it.

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:02:33 PM

We are the firsts and that is why Sony and the PS3 have come so far. Long live my legendary 60!!!

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Dingodial
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:17:10 PM

It would be nice if the remaining 60gb. owners who haven't had any problems wouldn't have any in the future. I would hate to see all the original PS3s get the YLOD

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:24:33 PM

Two things that I learned that can cause YLOD is dust getting into the system, and overheating. As long as you have it in a cool area and get one of those computer dust cleaners you should be fine.

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 2:58:45 PM
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Damn!!! I just bought a PS3 last month, hope that wasn't a bad idea.

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:03:54 PM

No such thing as a bad idea when the PS3 is involved. Welcome, now go PLAY B3YOND.

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Dridion
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:40:41 PM

Nope it wasn't. Smart ass idea.

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Multiplatformer
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:15:02 PM
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But will those bloody fans be a more quiter.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:22:47 PM

What? Quieter then they already are? The PS3 makes next to no sound as it already is.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:24:06 PM

mine makes a low level hiss on occasion, but thts cuz eb dropped it...

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:41:44 PM

@Oyashiro

There's a huge difference between the launch systems and the 40s; mine makes a fair amount of noise (not 360 loud, of course), whereas my dad's is silent, even when the fan is running. Not sure which one you have.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 9:41:08 PM

I have a launch 60 gig, its dead silent.

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 2:05:48 AM

Then, I'm envious.

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:17:26 PM
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Since its not like a PS4 guess I shouldn't worry. The PS3 slim looks better then I thought. Can you replace the HDD though?

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mustang750r
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:21:37 PM

look at my findings in above comments above.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:17:42 PM
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So the current models price dropped today huh? Its going to be fun at work. :(

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Andysw
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:17:49 PM
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$299? How much does a current xbox 360 cost?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:22:52 PM

You're unable to do the simple tasks you already demonstrated by coming to this site to answer your question?

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Andysw
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:55:43 PM

I live in the uk, so I only know the uk price but not the american price. I did research and the price varies. Some source says it costs $199 while the other says $299.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:50:59 PM

Arcade $199, Pro $299, Elite $399 (with some variation and various pack-ins)

But that will likely change sometime this week.

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bebestorm
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:18:48 PM
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Im glad all the hardware has been announced! Now I want to hear about releases dates and new games.

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Robochic
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:30:13 PM
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Wow great announcements :) Sony will be ahead very quickly smart move doing this now for christmas.

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Bo0mKiiD
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:30:32 PM
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The design looks lame.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:30:43 PM
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It's up on Amazon and already at number 12 on the best seller list!! Looks like the Wii better watch out.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:47:23 PM

PS3 slim is now 3rd on Amazon's best sellers (video games), while the Wii has slid down to number 6! :)

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:22:23 AM

PS3 Slim has rose to the number 1 spot!!

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LightShow
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:37:38 PM
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i'll keep my "old" ps3, just has a presence sitting there next to the tv, as long as you run a rag over it every once and a while...

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Dridion
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:39:18 PM
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OMG HELLL YEAAAA!!!!! That was the final nail the the xbox coffin. This is freaking EPIC. We all waited and hear it is. soo cheap and the best games for the system still haven't been release, a la GOW3, Uncharted 2, GT5, Heavy Rain, The Last Guardian, Vs 13, ff14 and soooo much more! GOOO SONY it a fu**ing celebration. woot woot!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:33:10 PM

its a celebration bitches...

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Danny007
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 3:55:47 PM
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I don't think it will, but I hope it comes with a game. I think it would be cool if it came with Batman Arkham Asylum, but there were rumors before saying it would come with Madden 10.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:16:41 PM
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Just wondering, does software emulation cost money? (to put into a ps3)

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:58:30 PM

1. It doesn't yet exist, so it doesn't cost consumers anything.
2. It is probably costing Sony quite a bit to develop it, but I doubt that's what you meant.
3. When (if?) Sony adds it, it will likely come as part of a firmware update, so it probably won't cost anything, but there's no guarantee that it won't be an add-on widget to the XMB that could be sold.
4. Sony would be able to sell PS2 games on the PSN (and some discs), so they don't need to charge in order to make it profitable.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:24:11 PM
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I suppose I'm one of the few left with a 40gig, great news for Sony. Although I wasn't complaining when I paid $350(USD) for my fatty piano black beast!

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Masterofallz
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:43:31 PM

I have a 40 GIG! Oh, and there was some Wal-Mart deal, so I got $100 off. So I basically paid $300 for it. :)

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Metal Head
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:27:44 PM
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www Sony's bravia hdtv are not faulty just the best. cost more but like the ps3 is worth every penny. My nephews play all day so I need a new hdtv to play. A 32" is good enough, wish it was bigger. :)

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 8:01:07 PM

...must...resist...bad...joke...aaaaagh!

That's what she said.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 4:38:30 PM
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299 euros = current trade £1 = £1 its that crap here so still £300 for a console with a double the size hd of mine 60gb with b/c, this new one has no b/c.

Thanks but no thanks, being slimmer and lighter is not really for me either as my shelf is holding my PS3 and 360 together with my Stereo too. The only other thing is the power consumption.

Oh Wait I have the original PS1 and the original PS2 so I dont think I will get the slimmer PS3, just never bothered with the slimmer consoles for some reason.

What happenes if your one crashes YLOD do they give you a new slim one now or will they refurb the bigger model types ? I'd want my 60gb back cos of the extra ports and slots and things.

Good for new consumers though if they want to get a slim PS3 that is though.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 8:03:04 PM

"£1 = £1"

Do you pay the bank a surcharge for that transaction?

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:01:14 PM
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Well...I'll be damned.

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emmykat
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:04:15 PM
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well to be honest, if you already have a PS3 the only benefits are the personalizations and the reduced power consumption. so unless you are loaded, there isn't really much point...

I want to get the Go though... especially when you buy the PSP Go between 1st October and 10th October and register it online, you get Gran Turismo PSP (in digital format) for free. and my birthday is the 2nd :)

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:19:40 PM

You can get Gran Turismo for free!!! man I have to try to get it between the 1st and the 10th.

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pillz81
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:21:25 PM
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I would get one but my b/c PS3 (though it got YLOD) will be mine until it is smashed by a hammer or I can't get the YLOD fixed.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:29:35 PM
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I'd say Sony just ushered in PS3 age.

Nintendo would be fools to keep their current price.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:38:03 PM
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I for one am happy with the new model, looks really smart and discreet like high-end products should. First I'll have to actually see one in the plastic (there's plastic and there's plastic) but I just might sell my Phatty to a mate.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:38:20 PM
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There are 2 things that SHOULD happen next --

- Valve announces PS3 game
- Activision retracts "or else" statement

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Rings0fUranus
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 5:41:52 PM
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FU** VALVE and their PS3 hating ways. And this is coming from a hardcore counter-skrike addict (recovering). And the only game from activision thats any good is MW2. Maybe now we'll get some more JRPGS!

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nath08
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:00:45 PM
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erm, cant say i love the looks of this great machine, i loved the old 'playstation 3' sign on the front of the current console, i like the old on/off and eject touch thingys, i dont like the buttony looking things, not at all. i just think they should have changed those 2 things and this would have been the console for me!

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:18:43 PM
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All Sony has to do now is advertise this to the twilight zone; a long fudging commercial revising and recapping through every decent underrated decent exclusive that has been released in the past. Mentioning the update, too.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:30:24 PM
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At last, no more rumors please, it's here and we can all finally just get on with playing games instead of rumor mongering.

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SixSpeedKing
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 6:32:28 PM
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Dude that is friggin awesome for me cause my 60GB just died :( But now I only have to save a little more since I have some extra money at the moment. Though I'm not sure if I wanna get the slim or go with the original? Anyway it's good news, it should heat up the competition and hopefully help out Sony.

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pyrobomber70
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 7:38:55 PM
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I am getting one for sure! I think the way it looks doesn't really matter cause you don't look at it when you playing the BEST GAMES! I want a BLUE one though if you can choose colors. The HD is upgradeable through the bottom slide slot. The only thing lost is Linux operating system which to me is no big deal. 1 opertating system is more than enough. We will probably have B/C by the launch of GOD OF WAR 3 by PSN download! I wonder if they're going to do any bundles before the end of the year?!

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 8:07:00 PM

Not according to a spokesman from Sony (I forget who), but we all know how much that is worth.

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Ricochet
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 8:18:33 PM
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Nicknames:

PSP Go! = Sony's Worst Kept Secret
PS3 Slim = Sony's Most Expected Secret

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Gregory Freeman
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 1:01:29 AM

nah man, the slim trumps the go! as the worst kept secret in gaming history..

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bridgera
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 8:23:51 PM
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Does anyone else want to go around to all the Sony hating Xbox 360 fanboy sites and say

"my problem with the 360 elite is that it is so expensive, I mean hell, I can buy a PS3 and a few games for the price of an elite".

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TheRealDaveG
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 8:50:11 PM
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its the same machine with a different finish

I love my shiny black box. I am not going to buy this textured version.

I already have a 320gb hdd as well. No B/C... no reason to upgrade.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 11:14:19 PM

Exactly. Probably even better in person.

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Banky A
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 11:55:56 PM
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Sweeeeeeeeeet!


& Break Comment Limit!

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Ghidora
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 2:05:10 AM
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i wanna see this IRL.... i cant decide whats nicer.. the original one or this slim one...

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slackernz
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 2:05:17 AM
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RIP X360

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PaiNT_kinG
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 7:43:56 AM
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to the moon Lucy...............to the moon x)

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Subtracterall
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:04:38 AM
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i like my original 60gb, so i guess i'll just have to own 2...

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