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Report: PS3 Slim Draws Half As Much Power As 60GB PS3

By now, you're fully aware of the specs associated with the new PS3 Slim: 33% smaller, 36% lighter and 34% less power consumption. But it seems Sony may have understated the latter statistic by a significant amount.

According to GameZine (citing a recent report from magazine PCM Gears), it seems the PS3 Slim has, throughout the course of testing, averaged around 50% lesser power consumption than the original 60GB PS3. The original model really sucked up the electricity - as many new owners were shocked to find when they saw their power bill - but this new Slim won't have anywhere near the level of impact. After five minutes of DVD playback, the PS3 Slim sat at 42C, compared to 45C on the 60GB PS3, and the power consumption was down from 152W to 75W. For Blu-Ray, the temperature was around 38.5C compared to 47C on the 60GB model, and power consumption on the Slim was only 86W, down from 160W. So you've got a 50% reduction and a 46% reduction. However, we assume that based on Sony's press release, that 34% number came from comparisons to the latest 80GB model, which must certainly draw less power than the original 60GB console. Either way, the PS3 Slim will definitely be less of a drain on the electric meter, and that's a 100% positive bonus.

And by the way, although the official launch date is September 1, we've learned that the Slim lacks a street date and hence, many retailers already have it on store shelves. You might want to check that out this weekend.

8/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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godsman
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 9:54:50 PM
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I am so tempted to buy this Slim, although I own a PS3 already. I am a sucker for energy efficient electronics.

I have a question for the technicians out there. Why does playing a blu-ray use less power than a dvd? I thought the blu-ray spins more revolutions because it has more data over the same 2 hour movie time.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:05:20 PM

nah, you're thinking of capacity creating more reading space, but its other way round.

DVD spins at 8x while Blu-Ray spins at 2x. Therefore, blu-ray takes longer to read but doesn't require as much power to spin the disc since it goes much slower.

This explains the longer load times for blu-ray compared to DVD as well.

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:37:57 PM

Well, I had a reply all typed out and then went back and checked the article again. The power consumption during DVD playback is lower than it is during BluRay playback. The lower temperature of the Slim unit during BluRay and higher during DVD has to be related to some other factor, such as whether the system was working hard enough to cause the fan to kick into high speed, or perhaps the rotational speed of the DVD being higher than the BluRay made a difference? Either way There is definitely less power use during DVD playback.

@Dancemachine,
You've fallen into the trap of propaganda against BluRay. BluRay discs spin more slowly, but the data is packed six times as dense. so with every rotation of the disc the BluRay read head reads six times more data than the DVD does in a single rotation of the disc.Don't forget that the raw data rates of a BluRay drive reading from a disc are far higher than DVD spinning at the same rate. Also the tracks on a BluRay disc are much finer, and packed more closely together. So the track to track latency is lower for BluRay because the head doesn't move as far as it does on a DVD. Random access on a BluRay is slower than a DVD partly because of the sheer size of the disc in terms of the number of tracks, and partly because the disc spins more slowly. However once it's reading, the BluRay is faster than DVD.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:40:33 PM

@ Dancemachine

I thought 8x on a DVD was equal to 2x on Blu. I might be wrong but even though Blu discs spin slower that doesn't mean it takes more time to load.

To me, the reason Blu movies might take a while to load depends on the player, memory installs of content, setup of java BD by the studio, and if the movie is a straight to menu movie or direct to movie setup.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:46:43 PM

@ Highlander

Hell ya it's back!

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Dridion
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 5:43:50 AM

@TheHighlander

You're always giving great answers an explanations and through that we can tell that you're very tech savvy. I have a question about my ps3 that, hopefully, you can answer. I have my original 60gb and it's been working fine since day one purchase. I usually play the system every other day, if there's no new games out for it. At an average hour of playtime per day, it would have to be around 8+ hours. Usually when I'm playing, the fan is pretty quite but after a couple of hours, or even going on line, the fans kicks in overdrive. The same thing happens when I'm playing my ps2 games. I also notice that the system becomes very hot during these times. Is there something wrong with the system? Should I perhaps give it more breaks? I'm just worried that it may overheat so I've rarely turned it on as of late. If my 60gb with bc so if it messes up I'll probably commit suicide. Thanks!

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___________
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 8:58:48 AM

standing the console up at the back top of the console where the largest surface area for the vents is, can you place your hand there without burning it?
if you can it should be fine.
if you cant than theres a problem and i would let sony know.
as this is exactly what happened when my bluray drive kicked the bucket, the vent was so hot i couldent touch it and the drive went belly up.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:38:08 PM

I have a couple of 60GB systems at home and they are space heaters aren't they? When I play a DVD or put in a PS2 game, my system's fan kicks into high speed mode as well.

The cooling system is designed to remove as much heat as possible. The better it works the warmer the exhaust is. If your fan stops working well, it will remove less heat from your system and the system (the casing) itself will become warmer.

Any computer with a cooling fan will adjust the fan speed depending on the system load. when you start a new application there is generally a spike in activity that causes heat sink fans to speed up, and eventually as the workload settles back down, the fans may slow. This is normal.

When the Cell is busy and the RSX is busy the system has to shed anything up to 300 watts of heat. The difference between a PS3 under a heavy load and PS3 under a light load isn't as much as you'd think. Even sitting idle in the XMB (not stand by) causes the Cell and RSX to draw a decent amount of power.

The best advice I can give for the care of your PS3 is;
a) Make sure that the vents are clear of debris and fluff. This is especially true of the inlet vents on the front edge of the system. There are also small vent holes near the hard disc access hatch. All of these should be clear of any obstruction.
b) You also need to give your system room to breathe. If you can make sure that the area around your PS3 is clear of anything for a couple of inches at least so that air can flow freely into the system. The exhaust vents need to be clear also. If they're not, it can prevent the system from venting the heat.
c) Turn your system off when it's not in use.

Your PS3 is designed to handle this heat. PS3 60GB systems have been soak tested by running 24 hours a day in warm environments without significant failure rates. If a PS3 gets too warm, it shuts down - to prevent damage - this is what it's designed to do. The most frequent PS3 component failures are the BluRay drive (sometimes the laser diode simply doesn't last as long as expected) and hard disc drives (flaky hard discs are not unique to PS3). It's not impossible for PS3 to have a heat problem, but it's very unusual.

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Dridion
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 4:38:25 AM

@blank user and TheHighlander

Blank user, thanks for advice. I tried what you asked and no it's not to hot where it burns. So I'm guessing is cool. Thanks for the tip.

Highlander, thanks you for the great response. You put me at ease. I was pretty sure that fan did as such, I just needed reassuring from a genius. I did as you said and have greater faith in my system. I mean it's Sony for crying out loud. Than again one can never be to sure. Thanks again! x 1 zillion! ;)

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:03:01 PM
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Another point the greenies can add to the PS3 being the most energy efficient and greenest machine. Keep up the good work Sony.

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Jed
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:04:01 PM
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So if I get a slim I can turn my refrigerator back on? /sarcasm

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:06:45 PM

LOL

as opposed to placing it in the fridge like most have to do with their 360's.

;P

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:16:14 PM

use 360s as toasters

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:17:39 PM

Haha

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:26:19 PM

Man my 360 can get so hot and so loud! makes the entire room f***ing hot!

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newchef
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:48:26 PM

my friend took the plastic cover of the xbox nd replaced it with a metal one...he then cracked an egg over and it proceded to play a game for about two hours and when he was done the egg was fully cooked

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:51:00 PM

Damn!!! for real? that thing cooked an egg? damn.

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Titch1794
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:22:53 AM

Damn, i should have invested in an xbox. that way i could enjoy a hot snack without moving a muscle whilst i'm still playing COD.

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newchef
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:46:56 PM

the only thing that the xbox does that ps3 cant is cook food and i dont expect the ps3 to ever do tht

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Naga
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:14:41 PM
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I want........I'm gonna sleep

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a1_
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:15:13 PM
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i just bought one. now i have 3 ps3s. this is my favorite. its a lot smaller than i thought. amazing piece of technology

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godsman
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:20:37 PM

Yea and Xbox is a piece of something else.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:15:29 PM
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Awsome! thats cool. Another point for sony

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:18:22 PM
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I plan on getting a PS3 Slim soon.

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frylock25
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:40:36 PM

i thought the 40 gb was the current 80gb with a bigger hdd when they dropped the original 80 gb's with the b/c and 4 usb slots. which would be the same with the 160 gb's, i believe they just took the 40 gb model and put different hdd's in.

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tes37
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:28:39 PM
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I'm pretty much sold on the slim. I'm getting one this friday or next at the latest. I'm going to keep my 250gb ( 40gb originally ) boxed up somewhere safe. I can't bring myself to sell it. I'm looking forward to less heat, less noise, and less power consumption. ..... Oh, and less money.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:32:35 PM

Hey where can you get PS3 Hard Drive Disc's? I cant find em.

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frylock25
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:43:40 PM

you use any gb size 2.5 inch notebook drive. so you go to best buy or something of that kind and buy a hard drive for a laptop not a desktop. you will also need something to back up your current files to transfer to the new hdd, other wise it will be like a new ps3.

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tes37
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:43:42 PM

2.5" sata 500 gb drives can be found at Amazon or Newegg and plenty of other places

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:44:57 PM

PS3 takes any standard 2.5-inch SATA hard disc. You'll often see them described as laptop hard drives. They generally come as either 5400rpm drives or 7200rpm. Theoretically the 7200rpm drives run warmer so the advice is to go for the marginally slower 5400rpm drives.

Standard PS hard discs (3.5-inch) are too big, and the 1.8-inch hard discs that you find in some mini-laptops are too small. The drive must be a 2.5-inch hard disc. It has to uses the SATA interface standard, not PATA or IDE.

You can buy the bare drives from any number of online retailers such as NewEgg or TigerDirect. Sony also has a good guide on how to perform an upgrade if you choose to upgrade your PS3's hard disc.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:55:14 PM

Oh I didn't know that! thanks for the info guys. I'm gonna upgrade mine to 500gb(when I get the money).

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furbiesmustdie
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 11:21:43 PM

where can i find ps3 hdds? one word: EBAY! and if you need a hand just check youtube. there's a few vids.

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___________
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 8:52:41 AM

advice.
DO NOT! use a 7200 RPM HDD, 2 of my mates replaced there HDDs with a larger 7200RPM one and both overheated and YLOD with in 6 months.
i rang sony and asked them myself about 7200 and they told me you can use them but its not advised.
the ps3 runs bloody hot as it is, increasing the speed to a 7200 is adding fuel to the fire.

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Titch1794
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:33:54 AM

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB SATA 8MB Cache 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
Is this hard drive good? Will it fit my 40gb model ps3?

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:40:12 AM

Let me advertise that we have a thread for switching the PS3 HDD in the forums, in the Playstation 3 section a sticky at the top - check it out if want tips and ask questions if you have any, forums are much more tidy to discuss things like this.

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Nick Maim
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:39:01 PM
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Just got back from a local BestBuy up here in Canada. The new Slim is in. Got it restoring the system as we speak.. I suffed a 500gig drive in there.. it's a Western Digital which also supposed to sip less power...

Anyways, this thing is super quiet compared to the original 80 gig it replaces. Gonna miss all the connectivity and backward compat. but I feel so much better knowing Im using so much less juice to run it.

Now if they could reduce the manufacturing size of the GPU this will be a true lean, mean, and green.. gaming machine.



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Nick Maim
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 5:08:04 PM

UPDATE.

I played 1943 for 2 hours last night. In that time the machine did get hot and ended up whining somewhat louder than when it was first turned on. In contrast, the Fat PS3 I upgraded from, got even hotter, hummed even louder, where by the 360 sounds like an out-right steam radiator/vaccum cleaner on full blast.

And yeah, you can't just pop in the previous system's HD. It will require you to download the 2.8 update using your computer, then installing it off a usb drive of some kind by pressing the 'start' and 'select' buttons silmutaneously.

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Draven71
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:41:02 PM
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I got my Slim yesterday at Gamestop. I plan on transfering my 500GB hard drive from my originaly 60GB PS3 into the Slim and begin using that as my primary PS3 while the fattie gets moved to the bedroom to be mainly used as a Blu Ray Player.
Oh, interesting note. I like that the controller that comes with the Slim also has the matte look to it as well instead of the gloss finish like the others. Anyone else notice that?

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Nick Maim
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:52:23 PM

lol. my first gen ps3 dual shock is shiny, but i think that's due to wear and tear..

One thing I have to say, this new model is made really well. I mean it's solid. even the new "push" buttons are tight. Not "clicky" like some early impressions out there.

Props to Sony.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:08:58 AM

did gamestop and best buy frak up or something???

because last time i checked, it was the 27th... so iunno... the release was the 1st right??? so why does the land of the blue shirt's and the 360 fanboy stop have em out for sale now??

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:27:46 AM

You can switch the drive, but I doubt you will be able to keep the data on it. The slim will likely format the drive and you probably won't be able to restore a backup file made on one PS3 to another PS3, even if the actual drive is the same.

Make sure you copy all the files on the drive (e.g., saves) in addition to running the backup.

You will be able to re-download everything but saves in any event.

Oh, and remember to sync your trophies.

@Canuck

Sony never said September 1 was a "hard" date, only that people could expect to see them in stores by the first week of September. There is no street date.



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whooka
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:46:03 PM

I think that's just the most recent version of the dual-shock for PS3 as I bought a second one just a few weeks ago and it was a bit lighter then the first one I bought (I got that one the week they finally came out) and is also not glossy either.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:58:35 PM
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nice
But I still love my 60GB

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 11:41:17 PM

me too ;)

that's probably why i won't buy a slim, at least not for a long while

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furbiesmustdie
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 11:19:05 PM
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energy AND temperature reduction? that's rare. normally making electronics smaller makes them produce more heat. i am intrigued, perhaps if i can find a few spare bob i'll pick one up... and pet it and love it and call it bubbles.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:09:54 AM

Usually the electronics produce more heat with a size reduction? Can you show me some details on that?

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:10:34 AM

Some members of this site who have already picked up a Slim have mentioned that it runs pretty warm. LimitedVertigo is one

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:18:36 AM

That would be correct, the itty bitty beast is quiet warm in the rear. It's quiet as a kitten though.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 11:25:53 PM
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Weird. I never noticed an increase in my electricty bill because of my 60gb. Maybe after I get a Slim I'll notice a difference cause I've had my 60gb for awhile now. Never thought to check my bill.

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www
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 6:19:52 AM

Same here

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godsman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:12:57 AM
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Kind of surprised that most people that wants a Slim are people that owned a PS3 already. Probably because the true PS3 owners can appreciate the real value of it. I hope new owners are buying it too.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:20:43 AM

I've already had one friend (okay more like a guy I know from work that sometimes tags along to movies but anyways) pick up a PS3 Slim today after I talked him into it last night. He didn't already own one like me. He's hurrying up and downloading BF1943 so we can game!

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Fane1024
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:37:51 AM

@godsman

The people posting HERE already have a PS3 (shock of shocks). That doesn't mean others won't be buying one.



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shadowscorpio
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:42:07 PM

I don't have a PS3 yet and getting a slim is all I can think about right now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:38:47 AM
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Would be good, its FARKING hot in my room all the time. But no, I won't give up my PS3 Chubby.

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Draven71
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:23:51 AM
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I agree with LimitedVertigo. It doesn't take the Slim long to warm up at all, but it's nice and quiet!

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:32:00 AM
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Well, at least the PS3 is cheap enough not to need backwards compatability now. 60 GB PS3's ran $999 bucks in australia. A used one is now $649 and the PS2 is $149.

So really, for PS3 games and blu-ray, a $499 PS3 and for PS2 games, a $149 PS2.

Or just don't trade in your PS2 if you still play it. Simple as that. I still play MGS2 and 3, Shadow of the Colossus and San Andreas now and then. Good times.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:57:18 AM

I'm guessing you're in Canada or Australia by the prices you quote?

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:15:55 AM

i find that incorrect, aswell as needless... canadian ps3's are $299 and ps2's are $99... hell, our dollar's only like 6 cents difference from USD... but yet our product = same as US... $299

not only that, but he even mentioned australia... so iunno, maybe yu missed that...

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Highlander
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:41:49 PM

@Mr Pride,

Yes, clearly I did miss the mention of Australia.

What was that you were saying about things being "needless"?

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___________
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:36:50 AM
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everyone i speak to says it runs hotter than the original 60GB ps3 which is very concerning to me because, in febuary last year my ps3 got so bloomin hot i couldent touch the top back plastic
behind the top vent thats how hot it was.
and the bluray drive carked it.
and the slim runs hotter?
god any more heat and the bloody plastic will melt, and my rooms like a kelm at night with my TV and ps3 on, its hot enough to bake clay.
soon im going to need to remove the liq nitrogen cooling system out of my PC and into my room.

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Highlander
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:57:59 PM

I know what you mean, and there's nothing really to do about it. Add up the wattage of your TV, your PS3 and your PC. Most of that is produced as heat. My family room at home has about 2KW of combined wattage from the TV, two PS3s, two desktop PCs, two LCD monitors and sundry home entertainment boxes like a DVD player and a VCR. If I put a 2kW space heater in the same room on it's own, it'd heat the room pretty quickly. Heat is heat, whether it comes from a PC, a PS3 or a heater.

At least they keep us toasty warm in the winter.

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a1_
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:41:24 AM
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it runs as hot as the other ps3's its very tightly packed into a small plastic box (cover) thats why u feel it more and it has less vents.. the top heats up a little more than the 80 gigs i got but its nothing serious. i love this new ps3 i cant stop looking at it, its just so pretty sitting there taking up half the space than the other one. great freaking idea.

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dveisalive
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 4:39:37 AM
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At least my bill wont be high lol! I have a energy saver HDTV and know Im getting the 45nm Cell Processor and I hear that the 45nm is faster than the original 90nm!

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www
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 6:25:02 AM
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Its still sad we'll still see new SKUs in the future.

I predict a 250GB Slim next year, maybe a white one with a shiny logo on top like our fat ps3s, this is NOT the end of the SKUs, don't rush!

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Random_Steve
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 6:42:23 AM
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my dad sed i could get one for my room if i get straight A's in my GCSE's

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VersusAlby
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 7:57:05 AM
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I'll get my Fat soon but I'm a bit concerned

These YLOD and Heat storys make me crazy and suspicios
Sometime I'm afraid if the fat one was the right choice

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CH1N00K
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 8:25:10 AM
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I've been thinking of getting a new slim for a second system in the bedroom. That way if my GF wants to watch a bluray while I game, she can. And for 299? yeah that's a hell of a deal for a ps3. Hmmm...

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Orvisman
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:24:39 AM

That's what I did last year. Picked up a second PS3 (80G) from Wal-Mart for $300 so either the wife or I could use one in the living room and the other in the bedroom. The best decision I ever made.

Still, I'm tempted to pick up a slim and use that as my main PS3 gaming and blu ray rig in the living room and use my original 60G for PS2 games only.

The only thing is I might want to pick up an original Japanese 60/40G instead for its PS2 backward compatability. Decisions, decisions.

I also want a second 360 (don't boo), one with HDMI.

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Robochic
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:05:46 AM
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My ps3 never has effected my hydro bill,but if it has effect other peoples good to see the slim will be better on hydro.

I really don't understand the over heating or to hot or to loud of the PS3 fats, i have a launched 20gig I never hear the fans,I never have overheating issues, my friend has a launched 60gig and same thing just weird hearing about how loud and hot they can get? guess I've been lucky with mine.

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VersusAlby
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:14:52 AM
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EPIC ADDS^^
http://blog.us.playstation.com/

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ShadowRunner
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 9:52:47 AM
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Fight Global Warming with PS3

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 10:09:04 AM

Fight Al Gore with your PS3.

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newchef
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 2:48:44 PM

he'll break before it does

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napoleon85
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 10:34:54 AM
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I went to a best buy in Houston yesterday, and there it is!

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Gone
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 10:48:28 AM
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The PS3 Slim was definitely worth the wait, not that anything was wrong with fatty. Now people will be saying "why get and Xbox, it has no games coming out for it". The tables have turned in Sony's favor. All Sony needs to do is advertise and the masses will follow.

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Gone
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 11:10:54 AM

Sorry spoke too soon, I just saw Sony's ad for the Slim.

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 11:07:11 AM
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Dang. I wants me some Slim action. Have to wait though. Game purchases broke my bank this month. Maybe next month. Would be sweet to see some cool bundles. GT5 or Uncharted 2.

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DarkManX
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:43:31 PM
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I got a newer 80gb fat ps3 and never had a issue with noise or heat but still invested in a fan for the back vents for those long gaming grinds...better safe then sorry. I will get a slim when I need a second box for ff14 so me and my woman can tear it up like we did on EQOA for ps2...Another off topic comment but has anyone noticed that when xbox 360 fans talk about things they want upgraded on the 360 they describe a ps3? LOL Just curios if its just me.

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whooka
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 1:59:38 PM
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I'm fairly certain I never noticed much of an increase in my electric bill since I bought my PS3, other then the rate hike increase our State Utility Commission approved. I really only have time to use it a few hours a week though. One thing for sure, the refurbished/replacement I received from Sony after a firmware update bricked my first PS3 runs alot quieter then my first one ever did (it was a 40GB replacement as well) and I've accidentally left the thing on overnight a few times and before turning it off checked it and it was still pretty much cool as a cucumber in dip. Maybe the first series were the most offensive electrically?

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 3:15:53 PM
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Jyea! I just picked up a slim ten minutes ago! Said screw it. The money is gonna get spent anyway. May as well do it while I have it.

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