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Developers Cheer PS3 Slim And Corresponding Price Cut

Well, the majority of gamers have responded quite favorably to the PS3 Slim and price drop announcement. But let's not forget that developers and industry insiders are also quite excited.

With the default PS3 model dropping $100 to only $299, it has now become a force to be reckoned with; factor in Blu-Ray, the free (and constantly expanding Network), undeniably fantastic exclusives, and a far superior reliability rating, and consumers are lovin' it. And what are devs saying? Well, Examiner.com rounded up a sampling of "Tweets" from various big names in the industry, and they're all plenty excited; positive responses abound:

Dylan Jobe, President of LightBox Interactive: "Glad to see the PS3 price cut was announced today. I must admit I was suprised to see a 120GB HDD included. I was expecting only an 80GB!"

David Jaffe, Founder of Eat Sleep Play: "Thrilled RE Sony's announcements. LOVE the PS3 is gonna get into more hands and think PSPGO MINIS look sweet! Wanna make one!"

Sucker Punch Productions: "Big news today of PS3 $100 price drop and a slim version. Perfect time to tell your friends to buy PS3 and inFAMOUS and still save $50 :)"

It's no surprise to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from developers; a significantly lower price means more hardware sales, which of course translates to more software sales (or at least, the potential for more software sales). And for our part, we can finally - finally - leave behind the complaints that the PS3 is too expensive. We've been suffering from those since the thing launched nearly three years ago. Good riddance. :)

8/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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Hezzron
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:00:48 PM
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I'm not a "big name in the industry", but this is what I have to say.....ahem....

"I'm gonna get me some PS3 Slim on September 1st!"

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:49:03 PM

I'm not a big name in the industry either, but I find it to be that the appropriate responce to this is;

F*CK YES!!!!!

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TEG3SH
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 1:28:39 AM

unlike both of you i'm a big man in the industry and i still say

F*UCK YES

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 5:45:02 PM

TEG is a legend in his own mind.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:00:50 PM
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I think it's a steal! When compairing to other syestems at least.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:07:27 PM

It's seriously no competition now. Expect the floodgates to come crashing down.

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johnld
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:17:54 AM

Thats what i thought to, but then this other guy on kotaku commented that the ps3 was still over priced. complete idiot, hahah

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:07:23 PM
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In other news, pallets of 'PS3 programming for Dummies' seen shipped into Valve headquarters.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:14:06 PM

Valve made a great game called Half-Life for the PC over 10 years ago now. Since then it's been pretty run-of-the-mill stuff, such as the mostly "multi-player" Left 4 Dead (which in 360 land means $50 a year to play). When they announced Left 4 Dead 2 so soon after the first, their supposed Xbot fans wanted to crucify them. What does that say about how important of a game developer they are?

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:45:21 PM

I don't think Valve gives two spits about Xbox. They primarily develop for the PC and the online goodness there is free. Good on them for having made a mint off of L4D, but honestly, they've GOT to get out of the programming stone age.

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Jonesy555
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 8:33:16 AM

I was just thinking the same thing, but price was never an issue for Valve. They were just too lazy to try something different. Bah humbug, we don't need em!

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YesterdysRising
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:10:49 PM
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I'm glad to see it. I personally am going to sell my 60gb that I got on launch day for a slim. The 60gb just puts out too much heat for my room and I don't care about b/c or installing another OS. Plus, double the hard drive space is always a good thing :) Although, I am gonna miss my trusty old 60gb a little bit....

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:30:32 PM

Don't do it.

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:51:02 PM

You're nuts if you do it...what about memory card slots too...

If it ain't broken don't fix it...

If your PS3 still works, then why would you sell it...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:54:33 PM

You'll have no trouble finding a buyer.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:55:40 PM

Please don't.

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b3mike
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:56:12 PM

Do it before it breaks on you. Go for the slim

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:49:34 PM

also, you can always swap it for a 500 gig hard drive, essentially the original was the best model in my opinion and if mine ever broke, I would pay to have it fixed before getting a slim, nothing against sony hardware though...

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:10:32 AM

Except the older models have bigger units, which makes it hotter, which is why they YOLD, mine was a 80gb unit and it finally ylod'd and I'm going to get a slim and use it until I repair my 80gb one. The only thing you lose from going from the 60gb to the new slim is: 2 usb ports (which for me is a big thing, I use all 4 on my 80gb), B/C, touch sensitive buttons, and well that's it. With the Slim you'll have a cooler, quieter machine, with less power usage, and it'll run just the same.

Only thing I wish is that they put a blu-ray drive with a faster read speed, that would kill loading times..

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YesterdysRising
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:48:20 AM

Well, I have never ever once used the memory card slots and I have used the 4 usb slots when playing Guitar Hero but I realized the instrument receivers have their own usb slots on the bottom so I just connect them all together and only use one slot :) So really, there's nothing that I would be losing that matters to me other than the fact that it's my PS3 that I've had since launch, you know, a sentimental thing....

I wouldn't even think of getting rid of it, but it's just so hot and I know I can have some pretty intense gaming sessions but it's like a space heater that I don't need in Arizona, haha.

Yes, I know it's not broken but I'm sure I can sell it online and probably break even. Plus, the 60gb is 90nm and the slim is now 45nm. That will save so much power and greatly reduce the heat.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:22:50 AM

@LegendaryWolfeh

IIRC, the most common component failure in the PS3 is the BluRay drive, and the laser within it. Heat production is a practical issue with the PS3 since it can pump out a fair amount of energy, but it's not a big issue with regard to system failure. A lot of supposed "system failures" have turned out to be hard disc related. The so-called YLOD is a general condition and does not simply mean that the system has overheated.

The PS3 is very well designed with regard to protection against heat related damage. It uses a well designed and over-engineered HSF to take heat away from the Cell and RSX. If the HSF for some reason is unable to remove all the heat, the system is built to monitor itself and will shutdown to prevent thermal damage.

I have had one system fail, it was a refurb that was clearly dropped during shipping and failed within 24 hours of me receiving it. There was no physical damage externally, but the GPU flaked out within 24 hours. With the PS3 you have to be very careful about how you characterize a 'system failure'. More often than not the failure in a PS3 is a peripheral failure, not a failure of a component on the motherboard.

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JackKnifeZero
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:14:14 PM
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I think it's still too expensive. The 360 is still a better deal by a long shot!

Ok Microsoft I said it...can I have my money now? I need to go pick up my PS3 slim!!!!

:)

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:52:36 PM

...ehh...if that was an attempt at humor...well, lets both just forget it and move on...

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b3mike
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:58:00 PM

Xbox fanboy in disguise. More than meets the eye!

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:47:48 PM

Oh yes, he's right, the Xbox360 is far better value.

;)

No, really, I mean, really! Look!!

For only $199 I can get a hard-diskless game console that even plays DVDs! It's fantastic! If I want to play online it's only another $50, and if I have a wireless router it's only another $100 for wireless networking. If I need a hard disk (Ha! Who needs one of those!?) a mere $150 will get me a 120GB drive to match that PS3. Oh, and it's only $20 for that nice play and charge kit. Of course the HD-DVD drive is defunct now, but I can always get an el-cheapo BD player for $200. See, it's so cheap, I can get into this for only $199, and I have all these options! It's wonderful.

Now, of course if you add up everything except that BluRay player (after all who really needs BluRay, upscaling is great stuff you know, BluRay is such a hoax). If you add up all the gaming stuff it's only $519.99. I guess I could have invested in a Pro for $299 or an Elite at $399, but they're just so over done, I mean who needs all the extra features like...um....a hard disk?

No, that PS3 at $299, what's it got that's so great? A hard disk...well, OK it has that. Wireless controller...oh, yeah it has that. What about wireless networ....ah, yeah, I see that too. Well I bet it doesn't have BluRa...oh yeah, I forgot about that. Hmmm....does it come with a PSN Gold subscrip...oops, I forgot, there's no subscription charge for PSN. Well, I bet that it doesn't even come with...um...uh...an HDMI cable! Yeah, that's it! The blasted thing doesn't even come with an HDMI cable. Sony is SO cheap!

</sarcasm>

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:54:41 AM

I think dude is just pretending to shill for MS.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 1:13:57 AM

Worlds, you just might be right...

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johnld
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:23:13 AM

highlander, dont forget, Sony is so cheap that they took out the power switch, hahahah

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VersusAlby
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 5:04:36 AM

There is nothing Elite about the damn 360 Elite

I mean doesn't Elite imply that it would have some special or decent features (Elite)

like a solid hardware
or (back then) a HD-Drive
or Wireless Lan
or a second controller
or any othenr features to justify the term "ELITE"

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 6:30:45 AM

I think when the Elite first came out, it was justified by it's outrageous price...a lot of money for a piece of crap...

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nath08
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 9:55:25 AM

i totally aggree with highlander, i mean, who doesnt? or rather, who cant!? xbox is such a f*cking rip off! microsoft = daylight robbery. they have you pay for just about everyhting, yeah, so you get a free wireless... oh sorry, did i just say wireless? i apoligise, wired (which is so out dated now) headset and a freaking HDMI cable, so you could end up paying an extra £200-£300 on things that dont come with the xbox excluding games, so now it could come up to £500 for just 5 games and extra's and then theres live and microsoft points, if you pay for live for say, 5 years, you are then paying an extra £250 so theres already £750 then MS points... £100.. taking it too £850, then there is the console which is £250 i think, so theres £1050 on a crappy console and extra's worth jack, where as with the PS3 the max it will come up to is probebley around £500-£600 including the average extras and HDMI cable and the console, which is between less than and just over half of what you would pay for the sh*tbox 360... and most or all of the ps3 games now cost the same as the xbox's... thank you very much for sharing my views and respecting my opinion <caugh, caugh. facts> everybody!

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mustang750r
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:17:04 PM
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TIME TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!! ...Narf!

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Tristan
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:23:36 PM
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This is the beginning of the end for the other consoles...

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Gone
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:25:29 PM
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Hey Jaffe,

Where is my Twisted Metal?

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Victor321
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:27:27 PM
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One less argument gone. Only the blind or internet-less people can say "The PS3's too expensive AND has no games" can say it.

No harm or offense to the blind.

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:32:34 AM

Why would a blind person be playing video games...it's not like you could kill aliens in brail...

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Alienange
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:32:59 PM
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What were the tweets about Microsoft's announcements at GamesCom? Oh right, there were none.

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:39:14 PM

a price increase on their units? lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:57:06 PM

Fable III announced and? Nope that's it. Umm everyone get prepared for the fan's backlash just like with what happened by announcing L4D2 too early.

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The Stig
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:24:48 AM

@ mexgeo86, Dunno if you were joking, but MS have actually increased the price of the arcade model in the UK by £30 (US$50).

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mexgeo86
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:30:09 PM

@ Stig, I actually wasn't since I too heard about the xbox situation in UK. for shame.

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556pineapple
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:34:48 PM
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I'd like to fast forward about a year to see where this takes us. Good places, I imagine.

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godsman
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:40:39 PM
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I'm sure the happiest developer is Activision.

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556pineapple
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:43:22 PM

Yeah, now they can charge more for the Prestige Edition of MW2.

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Victor321
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:52:05 PM

Hopefully it's the 360 version =P

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b3mike
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:02:30 PM

screw activision.

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:09:54 AM

"Bobby kotex of Craptivision could not be reached for comment, apparenty he's in a board meeting discussing price hikes for all their games across the board"

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:35:36 AM

Kotick: If Sony doesn't bring back B/C and Sixaxis Controllers than we will stop supporting Sony's machine...

*Cough* FULL OF CRAP *Cough*

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Kiryu
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:14:50 PM
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EXPECT MORE GREAT PS3 EXCLUSIVES IN THE FUTURE!!!

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 11:31:51 PM
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Ben, it's better than just leaving the complaints of being too expensive behind. Now the 360 is actually more expensive than the PS3 in a way that even the most arithmetically challenged low information consumer can see. Competition now should be based more on the games and features than on supposed price.

I think we all know who's line up of games is superior for the near and medium term, and which console stacks more features inside the case.

Now things should get interesting.

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Dridion
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:13:28 AM

Well said, you and Ben.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:27:50 AM

Yeah, it's true. It doesn't take a genius to gauge value...and all bias aside, I really don't see how the majority can say the 360 is a better value right now.

I mean, that'd be basically impossible.

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ThePearlJamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:33:51 AM

Hate to bring up old bones in the closet but what ever happened to that crappy site Xbox Nerds you ran as well Ben...?

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migabyte
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 9:09:09 AM

Sadly the average consumer doesn't see value, they only see price. Hell Sony should have taken out the router, and made the HD 40 GB and knocked 50$ off. I certainly don't agree with these people, PS3 is an amazing value, but the average consumer doesn't think much.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:53:19 AM

@migabyte

There is no router in the PS3. The closest thing to a router in the PS3 is that it will show up as an access point when you scan your LAN on your PSP. Anything the PS3 is doing regarding IP forwarding, or 'routing' of traffic is standard within the wireless Ethernet interface and protocol.

As for value for money. It's a very uphill argument to try to claim that the 360 Elite, even at the projected $299 price (assuming MS makes the change). The features are simply not there, and you have to pay extra for online gaming. It's just not hard to see the difference in value.

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:03:11 AM
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The 360 will always be more expensive then the PS3, 360 dose not have a built in Wi-Fi(a wi-fi adapter cost $100), $50 for XBL(I just spent $70 on XBL this year one 3 month subscription then a 12 month)and I paid $300 for an 20 gig console and all it did was add 1 more controller(sigh)
with this price cut now maybe people will stop complaining about PS3's being so expensive.

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b3mike
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:42:36 AM

I'm off to buy a replacement 360 cause it just got the rrod, I think I might also pick up that 500 dollar iphone and that 500gb ipod I've always wanted. Buy a ps3? For 299.99? Blasphemy, no way! (sarcasm)



As long as Microcrap keeps dropping their prices in retaliation people will still keep complaining. The majority of the US population is retarded, that's all I got.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 1:30:55 AM

Mike,

Just put the 360 out to pasture. It's time to let it go, just let it go.

;)

I'm not having a dig at you Mike, but your post reminded me of this information I read today, so I'll share it here.

I hate to quote Game Informer for anything, but they just published results of a survey with over 5000 respondents. Despite the likely bias towards hardcore gamers being surveyed, that is a large enough sample to have some validity.

They (Game Informer) found that among those surveyed the Xbox360 had a failure rate of more than 54% (yes, 54%), and that no less than 41% of those who got their system repaired suffered at least one more failure after the original repair. A colossal 70% (yes, really, 70%) of those surveyed had friends who had experienced an Xbox360 failure. An incredible 36% of owners of failed 360s in the survey had purchased at least one additional system.

The most incredible number in the survey in Game Informer is 3.8%. That 3.8% is the percentage of Xbox360 owners who said they'd never buy another Xbox as a result of their experience - compared to the 36% of the same sample who purchased at least one more 360, that's just unbelievable.

Both the PS3 and Wii had failure and repeat failure rates, that were considerably lower. Both also tended to have shorter turnaround times for repairs. It was also noted that the PS3 and 360 are played far more heavily than the Wii, by those surveyed, which may help explain why so few Wii problems were reported.

The article further notes that the fairly incredible number of people who've bought more than one 360 in the face of repeated hardware failure might help explain some of those sales numbers.

Very interesting...

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:15:10 AM

OOOO I posted that info in the forum like a few days ago, haha ^^
see lol http://www.psxextremeforums.com/gaming-discussion/10266-game-informer.html

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nath08
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:03:33 AM

again i must have to aggree with highlander..... my brothers xbox has broken once, it took a massive 3-4 months to get it picked up, taken to germany ( i know, WTF?) then taken back! whereas i have had 4 PS3's they where all a result of bad games... honestley other than the games, i have not had 1 problem, not even a single freeze up/crash. and sony have been great, i never had to pay... i have had 3 replacements and 1 repair, the repair took only 5 days to be accomplished and sent back! and the replacements have all been between 1-3 days... great!

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Fane1024
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 5:17:12 PM

I just want to point out the implication of these numbers.

If 36% of those with failed units have bought a second 360, that means roughly 5 or 6 million (the math is more complex than 32,000,000 x .54 x .36) replacement 360s have been purchased (and a corresponding 5 or 6 million 360s may be sitting unrepaired and unused).

So, as I've been saying for a while, the PS3 has already almost caught the 360 in total systems being used, which is why the number of online accounts for each system is roughly the same.

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Acehiroku
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:18:37 AM
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So glad to witness a legend in the making, in gaming that is :)

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Zemus101
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:28:59 AM
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Could you imagine if they announce something like ....Twisted Metal at the Tokyo Game Show? I mean ....they are already on the break-a-way for the win. Uncharted 2, LBP, Killzone2, The Last Guardian, White Knight Chronicles, GOWIII, Heavy Rain, I'm so forgetting something major I'm sure, but ...you see where I'm going. I think it'll all come together by this holiday season and Sony will completely take over.


...... Oh Gran Turismo!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:12:25 AM

Pretty positive that's what ben's super secret game is =P TM

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Oxvial
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:34:56 AM
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Sony just needt to advertise how Ps3 can play Blueray movies , the free online and lots of advertising about GT5 and GOW 3 ..and thats it...360 gonna get smashed...HARD.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 2:37:31 AM

Very true.

The price cut is only half the battle. The rest is in spreading the word to the public about what this new price will get you, now and in the future.

But now that Sony have a chance of making money with Slim PS3, they can put that money in advertising. It's win/win, baby!!!

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:07:12 AM
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By the way whats the daft mock-headline atop on the the main about page, babbling on about what the website is, lose it, its lousy.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:11:52 AM

Agreed, it looks unprofessional really. It's like a strange block in the way of the articles. Think you should move it to the side or put it somewhere else.

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___________
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:46:13 AM
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i can not believe M$ whole meeting today was for fable 3.
i mean seriously holding a 1 hr meeting with that many people just for fable 3?
hell M$ is lucky the crowd dident start booing and chucking fruit at them.
i know i would of.
what a pathetic excuse for a press release.
wheres the video store coming to oz?
o BTW ben do you have any idea when the ^%$% play TV is coming out here?
europe got it like a year ago, im sick of sony treating us like the bottom of their shoe.
surprise surprise i almost fainted when i found out the PS3 lite (thats what its called not slim) had a worldwide release date, i dident think it was possible, i thought we were doomed to get everything weeks after the rest of the world.
i guess theres a first time for everything.
now the PS3 is only 100 bucks more than the 360 here, which is still a bit much but if they keep the fat its worth it.
if they remove the fat and replace it with the lite, that would hurt them allot, because the lite looks like a cheap piece of crap.
if i buy it the first think i expect to see is a massive made in china sticker.
it just has that cheap knock off look to it.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:55:48 AM

It is much for one game, but Fable is probaly there only exclusive i find intersting, i love the 1st game, never played the 2nd though.

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:27:17 AM

You didn't say where "here" is, so I'm going to assume you're from Down Under, based on you price data. Oh, I just noticed the "oz".

Do you have the equivalent of Freeview TV, that is over-the-air, readily available, free digital television? If so, you'll probably get PlayTV sooner or later.

Here in North America, where cable TV is king, there isn't the infrastructure of broadcast digital TV (some, but not yet enough) to make PlayTV as viable as it is in parts of Europe.

I really want PlayTV, because our cable company charges over $500 for an HD-DVR and I'd rather use the power of my PS3.


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johnld
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:33:02 AM

Its probably because its Gamescom. TGS is a much more recognized event. As for releasing/announcing the ps3 slim here, they didnt really have a choice. TGS would've been too late plus i think sony is all about the games for TGS.

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VersusAlby
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:59:30 AM
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first day buy

september the 1 seems so far away now

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nath08
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:06:34 AM
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aww man im sorry, i just dispise those buttons! i want the old touch sensitives back... really though what made sony think those where a good idea? :(

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Natalisrubbish
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:52:42 AM

I am willing to bet it is cost reduction that made them act on taking away touch sensitive buttons.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:14:06 AM
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Please do your best to make it a reliable machine Sony, don't forget that as you're making it into slim.

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Robochic
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 10:58:30 AM
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I have a few friends that I still have to convince for the PS3 but hey wait till they see me playing MAG then they'll change their minds and go get one, see most of my friends are gears of war and Halo fans (snoozeville)I laugh at them but with this price cut and slimmer version maybe they'll actually give it a chance.

I won't be getting a slim anytime soon my fat beast is going strong I do wish my console had WiFi but it's right beside the gateway router so i'm ok for now.

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Imagi
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:43:00 PM

What you mean you wish your console had Wifi? The PS3 has always had Wifi built-in as standard.

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Fane1024
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 5:21:03 PM

Robochic probably has a 20 Gb system, the only one to come without Wi-fi.

I would have gotten one myself, but I wanted to be able to the PSP connection features (though they have been underutilized).

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Imagi
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 5:34:55 AM

Never knew they did that, the 20gb was never on sale here in the UK.

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furbiesmustdie
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:04:10 AM
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i've had a bit of a change of heart and now i'm juuust about ready to kill for a ps3 slim. it's not quite as pretty as the old one but it's lighter, smaller and got a bigger hdd and for a lower price it's brilliant! now hurry up sony and release gt5 and maybe gow3 on the side.

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Natalisrubbish
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 11:45:06 AM
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Honestly, what you get inside of this conslole and the quality of recent games and those to come...why would you not pick this up for only 50 DOLLARS MORE THAN A WII? Haha, hell, you even get a bluray drive..does wii have that? Does wii even project in HD? Does wii have a built in 120 gig hardrive? All no of course and it still costs 250.00 dollars because people are still buying it (demand). I'd say 60% of the folks I know that bought a Wii are now discontent with it because it's fun factor has died out due to software droughts. Oh well, should have gotten a ps3, its not too late for these folks, in fact, its a great time to pick one up come september. I have a 80 gig in my living room I will try and pick up a slim for my bedroom on september 1st.

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Alienange
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 4:17:40 PM

No hd on the Wii. It's still playing with blocks.

Oh, and it's DVD drive only plays games.

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Imagi
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:30:33 PM
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I will cheer when the UK gets a proper price cut! The current slim price is equal to $410 USD, and that blows donkey balls.

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Natalisrubbish
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 12:56:03 PM

I agree, but you must understand that price is including europes VERY high tax rate.

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 2:44:16 PM

Yea, blame the taxes and the marxists who tax everything that moved or doesn't move.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 3:29:54 PM

The UK price is based on the Euro price which is 300 (EUR). Based on the exchange rates right now, the UK price should be $258.00

The USD price is $300 also.

Sony, like most multi-nationals, doesn't set prices daily for major products. In this case they have set their baseline prices in USD, EUR and YEN. The UK is part of Europe, and the UK price is based on the EUR price. Once set that price is unlikely to change with exchange rates because that would have the cost of a PS3 changing daily. So the UK is stuck with a price based on the EUR price and the exchange rate for Euro to GBP on the day the price was set.

I understand the point you're making because the currency conversion from the UK to the US is far more favorable to you than the UK to Euro is. But reality is reality, and the UK is in Europe, not the USA. So your price is derived from the European price.

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Imagi
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 7:46:46 AM

If it is all down to the taxes then I wonder how the 360 does not seem to be effected in the same way.

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Fane1024
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 5:40:03 PM

@ The Highlander

I *think* SCEE UK sets their own prices independently of the Euro price or the USD price (though there is, of course, some relationship). They tend to be X99.99, rather than some random value.

It's probably a side effect of the UK's general resistance to full European status.

Also, for the sake of clarity, I assume you meant 258 Pounds rather than dollars; I can't type the correct symbol, so maybe that's why you used "$".

As an aside, who would have thought the PS3 on-screen keyboard (which I normally use and which does have the symbol for Pounds) would be better than a real keyboard on a PC?



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JMO_INDY
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @ 5:14:07 PM
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Am i the only one who wants to bring a sign to Wal-Mart saying "Hi, I'm the X-Box 360, I have a 54% failure rate, But, I cost $100 less then the PS3 (for now), So buy me!" and stick it on the X-Box display case? That would be epic.

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