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PS3 Slim Gains An Early Edge

Okay, so we've gone through the first weekend with both Sony and Microsoft's competitive consoles coming in at the same price point...and the PS3 Slim has taken the early advantage.

We'll have to wait until the NPD releases their findings, but for the time being, we can check the world's largest online retailer. If we do so, we find that the Slim was ranked #1 in Amazon's Video Game division while the Xbox 360 Elite came in at #15. Consumers who wish to compare the two systems beyond the price - which is no longer relevant, as both consoles sport that $299 price tag - may find the differences fall in favor of Sony. With the built-in Blu-Ray player, free PlayStation Network, PlayStation Home, and impending top-notch exclusives over the next six months, both gamers and casual entertainment fans have begun to spot the PS3's appeal. Video game sales fell a great deal during the summer, but then again, there hasn't been much of anything to push those sales forward. All those must-have titles are on the way, though, and with none of the three major consoles priced over $300, most analysts believe we'll see a big holiday season. After the announcement of the PS3 price drop, the NPD predicted we might see a 40-60% sales spike.

All the hubbub surrounding the new PS3 Slim has propelled Sony to an early lead in this new, evenly matched price war. Can it continue onward through December...?

8/31/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (182 posts)

Fane1024
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:02:38 PM
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Firmware 3.0 is live. I don't like it so far.

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NeutralGamer_86
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:05:03 PM

Y? Are you running into problems, or is it personally?

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Fane1024
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:30:23 PM

It's running fine so far, but there are a lot of little changes which (aside from the clock) I preferred the way they were. Some examples: the font on the XMB is larger, items auto-fade on the XMB, and the "loading" indicator in the upper right corner is now a clock face. Nothing huge, but not improvements IMHO. Also, they didn't fix the ordering of items on the XMB, putting the more-used items toward the top.

If the browser works better, though, it's a fair trade-off.

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furbiesmustdie
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:21:55 PM

agreed. someone remind me what was wrong with 2.80?

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Scarecrow
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:29:27 PM

3.0 rocks!

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Fane1024
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:40:54 PM

Well, the browser's still f**ked. Joy. ¦(

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:41:24 PM

I agree with scarecrow. I likely what I see so far.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:45:38 PM

I think the firmware 3.0 is actually pretty cool. The features are awesome!.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:07:22 AM

I agree with Crow. I like it a lot so far. Trophies and friend profiles load so much faster now its awesome!

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:36:09 AM

dynamic themes!!!! sweetness!

now i wanna see some of those premium avatars!!

personally i'd like to see some more ratchet stuff. more NPCs like the plumber!!

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fundando
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:23:29 AM

I really dig this update so far. Everything looks better and it is faster.

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Naga
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 7:02:21 AM

Its actually good I know avatars & themes aren't here yet but the 3.00 is pretty good. finally they've changed the loading icon the top right of the browser into a busy indicator that is needed

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Hezzron
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:32:58 AM

I'm loving it for the fixed sound wiring options alone. My surround sound system doesn't have HDMI support....now I can use the optical for sound AND HDMI to my HDTV.

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Titch1794
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:21:01 PM

I love the new layout of the XMB, evrything oooks much nicer and i have a fancy little BBC iPlayer section.

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bamf
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:27:45 PM

"I'm loving it for the fixed sound wiring options alone. My surround sound system doesn't have HDMI support....now I can use the optical for sound AND HDMI to my HDTV."

This is what I've been wanting ever since I first got a PS3 on launch. The PS2 always had this from launch all them years ago.

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NeutralGamer_86
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:03:05 PM
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Free network, Blu-Ray, built in wi-fi, Uncharted 2...is there any way Xbox360 can even compete? Where's the games for the Xbox? I see a great holiday season for Sony, and a back to the drawing board for M$.

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King James
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:07:25 AM

Don't ignore the big green elephant in the room...Halo: Recon. But besides that I don't think they're dropping anymore exclusive jewels this season.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:11:50 PM
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I'm downloading the Update right now, only at 18%.


Off topic: Please review Siren Ben, Arnold...PLEASE!

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yak4life85
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:12:01 PM
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It should also help if the ps3 is in the circular ads every sunday. Checked best buy yesterday and not even a mention of the price cut let alone even the ps3 itself. Sony needs to put those commercials on round about quick to keep momemtum going.

BTW xbox price cut were mention inside best buy ad. total BS!

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dso8515
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:21:02 PM

Yeah I know, what's up with that? Even the Sunday before this past one there wasn't a mention of the PS3 price drop in the Best Buy ad, I can't remember if they even had a PS3 advertised in the ad. But then in this week's ad there it was, "Xbox 360 now new lower price!" or whatever it said. I was disappointed about that.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:25:43 PM

MS musta bought Best Buy ad space exclusivity :P

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Fane1024
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:35:21 PM

Same with the latest Future Shop flyer: 360 elite on the front page (and inside), PS3 advertized at $499 next to a $329 Halo 3 bundle, and no sign of the 120 Gb (a.k.a. the slim).

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:59:36 PM

When I went to get my Slim Gamestop had "Xbox Price Cut" all over their windows. Disgrace. I wouldn't be suprised if M$ is actually losing money with all the ad space they buy.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:38:45 PM

When I went to gamestop their where "Xbox 360 price cut" posters all over the place and nothing about the PS3 Slim just the same at wal-mart to!.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:39:03 AM

The Gamestop where I'm at, surprisingly had a big sign at the front door with a ps3 slim on it. I didn't see any xbox signs anywhere.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:06:31 AM

Here in canada i don't see any signs of the xbox price cut, actually i got the newsletter from best buy and the main item was the ps3 slim.

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LowKey
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:40:08 AM

In the Toronto SUN they had an article about the competitve price drop, I think it was Aug 23, 24 or 25

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:21:41 AM

i looked at a walmart ad and they had the 360 for 299 and no mention of the ps3...wierd.

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Charger7302
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:24:38 PM
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Well let's hope ps3 comes in 2nd(or maybe even 1st) for the month of august, because while it sucks for me to say this, we know what console going to sell like hot cakes next month thanks to a certain game called ODST :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:26:11 PM

a certain expensive "add-on" you mean.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:30:55 PM

Add-on? I thought ODST was its own game.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:35:26 PM

It started out as an add on then was changed to a stand alone game with a stand alone game price. I strongly dislike Halo so I'm quite biased towards it.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:04:52 PM

Bah, all we need is more Halo. Boooooooooo!!!!

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Hezzron
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:14:47 PM

@Charger - Wouldn't the vast majority of Halo fans have already bought their 360 for Halo 3? I think the game will sell well, but it remains to be seen if it can push any more 360s than usual.

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furbiesmustdie
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:27:53 PM

halo is over-rated! there i said it! uncharted:df owns any halo game to date without the need for multiplayer. however: if halo where to arrive on the ps3 it would deal a huge blow to bill's box.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:52:07 PM

I have to agree with furbiesmustdie. Halo is highly overrated...and yet one of my favorite games. But Uncharted kicks Halo 2 & 3 ass any day.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:02:01 AM

Halo was fun like 9 years ago.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:05:27 AM

I've gotta add. Played me some more halo and it is like your floating when you jump!

DID YOU KNOW: Call of Duty has the controls for aiming and shooting as the triggers for X360! That is terrible! I love my ps3 controller even more after playing that vommit!

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Fane1024
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:01:27 PM

@Wageslaves

Try jumping in Oblivion; it's like you're on the moon.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:27:23 PM
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As far as features go, there is no question any more. I think the momentum will only pick up as we approach the holidays, but MS is fighting with its advertising so Sony has to counter that with more than just a couple tv spots.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:28:48 PM
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As long as Sony continues the marketing campaigns on the Slim, throw down some massive campaigns for the diverse IP coming out (EyePet - Family Friendly, Gran Turismo 5 - Racing Enthusiast, Uncharted 2 - Platforming goodness etc...), I don't see how they can fail.

As usual, MS has a few exclusives...from increasingly tired Genre's (For me anyway)...so really the appeal is in Sony's exclusive lineup these coming months. Here's hoping that Sony puts its newly grown Marketing balls behind it's IP.

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Charger7302
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:47:08 PM

Of all those games you mentioned, Eyepet is the one that Sony should market the most. GT5 and U2 are pretty much on every hardcore gamer's radar, eyepet on the other hand isn't, eyepet will definetely bring some casual gamers onto to ps3 heck it even has me wanting it and I consider myself a hardcore. Eyepet is a huge weapon for Sony to take away some people considering to buy a wii. And the price diference for the slim and the wii isn't that huge anymore, so if Sony runs some ads on tv about Eyepet I'm sure Sony can pull of some huge hardware numbers this christmas season.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:00:04 AM

I agree largely with what you're saying, they could actually do an EyePet + R&C Bundle, or something like that. A bundle that's truly kid/casual friendly. Would be very appealing for children/parents alike.

However, I do believe a GT5 Bundle...well, let's put it this way, if Sony doesn't do a GT5 bundle...they're fu**ing idiots. There, I said it. GTA3 was bundled w/ PS2's and look how well THAT game did. Basically, GT is Sony's biggest exclusive franchise, by FAR...very very far. If they don't try to exploit that to their advantage...well, I just think it'd be a terribly bad idea.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:30:22 PM
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Supposedly, the Elite is going to 250GB HD standard soon. If so, Sony better match it...or make a 250GB slim model only $40-50 more rather than $100.

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Fane1024
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:37:39 PM

...already in the works, according to FCC filings. I don't know about price, though.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:40:46 PM

You'd be a fool to buy a 250 gig slim when you can get a 500 gig hd for under 80 dollars.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:44:13 PM

As Fane stated, there's already an FCC filing pointing to a 250g model. Hopefully a 250g GT5 Slim Bundle...mmmmm.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:56:24 PM

Word Vertigo, I got a 500 gb Seagate drive on Amazon for $75.

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johnld
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:36:49 PM

I still think that the 160gb uncharted bundle is going away and going to be replaced by the 250gb gran turismo bundle. If they sell it for around 350 then xbox is pretty much done. Im not to into Gran turismo but that game just sells consoles no matter what.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:37:00 AM

While the HD is easily replaceable, there are always going to be a majority of people who don't want to do it themselves and would rather buy a larger HD pre-installed.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:55:14 AM

I don't doubt there will be those unable to do something as simple as unscrew a few screws and swap out a rectangle object for a similar object. Those people I refer to as lazy and foolish.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:12:43 AM

I got my seagate 500 gb for 100 at tiger direct. Ahhh i love that store.

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johnld
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:20:16 PM

@vertigo: i can tell you as a fact, removing those screws arent that simple to do. I stripped the screws on 2 ps3s, i was so damn careful too.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:44:35 PM
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I splurged and bought the Sackboy Theme for 3 dollars. It's pretty neat, I can't wait to see what themes are released in the coming weeks.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:03:17 PM

Lol why would you get thumbed down for that comment?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:09:55 PM

My sometimes brash attitude has created a somewhat warped fan base bent on giving me thumbs down regardless of what I write.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:16:10 PM

Lol I thinks comedy gold. People get too touchy over annonomous comments.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:36:58 PM

Agreed, I could careless about the thumbs down feature. It's fun for the "kids" I guess.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:36:38 AM

@LV

So what was the theme like?!
I was gonna buy it until I saw your post...

all hated upon...?! I think they are just random haters. Watch, I'll catch a few too...

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:13:57 AM

tehe....just cuz you said that i gave you a thumbs down :3

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:30:57 AM

wow, Your right. I already got 2 downies. Damn kids these days. lol

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:46:29 AM

I gave you a thumbs down because Elton John is more a man than Billy Joe. Ha ha.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:22:39 PM

Agreed fluffer! Agreed! Haha

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:25:35 PM

The theme is pretty cool. It goes from day to night based on your PS3's internal clock. Sackboy runs around an itty bitty planet and all the icons are cute. As a first animated theme I wasn't expecting much so don't expect to be floored by it. I can understand people having a problem with the 3 dollar price tag, I figured I'd give up using the vending machine at school for a few days to even it out, haha.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:08:26 PM

Damn you! Elton is about as manly as your genitals!

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Charger7302
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:53:46 PM
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On a different note, has anyone noticed that ps3 update 3.0 download wasn't that long, it usually takes me about an hour for any past update but 3.0 took me less then 25 minutes. Does anyone know how big the file was?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:58:19 PM

Having bought a slim I was under the impression my download was fast due to some of the features already being implemented on the system. My download was slow from 1-40% (4 minutes) but after that it took less than 20 seconds to finish.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:01:59 PM

Updating my Slim only took about 15 minutes. After I'm done watching this movie Ima update sir Fatness. Wonder if it will take longer.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:11:19 PM

Good idea, I need to update my fatty as well. My bedroom is soooooooooo far away though!

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:17:23 PM

Oh come on. Whipe those crumbs off your belly and get to it! Ha!

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:37:41 PM

::doing so:: Replace chips with Papa Johns.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:38:07 PM

Oh snap! My fatty updated faster then my Slim. Went from 0% to 20% as soon as I hit download.

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Charger7302
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:42:31 PM

Has anyone noticed that after downloading 3.0 you can't login to playstation network. The Internet browser works like It always does but login into Playstation Network is not possible for me right now. Looks like the first possible bug for 3.0 has been discovered.

Is anyone else having this problem too or is it just me?

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Fane1024
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:44:25 PM

My update took 5-10 minutes, which is normal. I think I was one of the first to get it. I just happened to try "update" and there it was.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:48:30 PM

Wtf? I can't sign into PSN now.

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tes37
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:51:10 PM

I'm logging in just fine on the slim, haven't updated sister fats yet.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:05:12 AM

Yea I'm in now too. Maybe just a hiccup. My fatty updated much quicker. Odd. 3.0 kicks arse! I'm digging how the background blurs when you open a menu.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:11:40 AM

Several friends have been telling me they can't get on the PSN. I haven't had a problem. It took me about 3 minutes to log into it after installing the update but ever since then it's been instant.

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godsman
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:19:31 PM
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I think the PS3 sales will be higher than 60% in the first week, 60% in the long run sounds more logical. There are just too much hype in the PS3 slim to just have 60% increase. There has been a huge dip in PS3 sales in the Summer, due to weakened sales because of economy and the hindered sales from waiting for the new console.

If the sales were down 38%, then up 60%. It's back to where it started. There is nothing to brag about. It must be higher. I say double the sales at least.

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Metal Head
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:29:50 PM
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I don't think Sony is going to have a problem selling more consoles than $$$$ . I want to see uncharted 2 topping 6 million, same with the new Ratchet game, and all Sony exclusives. I don't know y people keep on buying crappy multiplatform games??????.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:42:56 AM

Especially when you have an almost direct example of Prototype V.S. inFamous!

inFamous took that one.

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napoleon85
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:33:13 PM
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mine took 5 mins. :P

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Scarecrow
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:33:17 PM
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Playstation saying since ps1:




"Never underestimate the power of Playstation."

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Scarecrow
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:34:09 PM

They should use that saying in their marketing push.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:02:09 AM

Indeed.

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lfcjake
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:01:20 AM

Ahhh the good old days.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:17:51 AM

I don't know man, i love the "it only does everything" it kind of like "lord give me patience....GIVE IT TO ME NOW!"

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Nick Maim
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:49:53 PM
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Damn. Typing this on a bluetooth keyboard, using the PS3 Slim, 3.0 FW update. So far, I'm re-typing this the 2nd time around..

3.0 is incremental., All you guys expecting to be able to chat accross mult. games, need to lower your expectations. Sony knows you want this. But it requires more nerds in a room, staying up longer to get it done. In the meantime, enjoy the pretty sparkles and the new "What's New". And according to me, not much...

But 10million people online, it's like tuning a car engine while it's running.. one piece at a time..

3.0 is a fresh coat of paint, but some new spark plugs are coming: Uncharted 2, Last Guardian, GT5... much more..

It's the Year of the PS3.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:32:46 AM

Is the bluetooth keyboad the little one that sits on top of the ps3 controller? if so then man you got skills.

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Nick Maim
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:57:58 PM

lol, no man, it's an old Apple keyboard.

The sony one needs to be backlit, and sitting on the bottom of the controller not the top. Like the 360 one..

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King James
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 11:56:39 PM
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See, and all M$ had to do was price that barebones Xbox at $150 and they wouldn't be getting outsold again.

This price drop is motivating the rest of my N00b friends to finally make that jump. The 360 is done.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:03:46 AM

It would've looked kinda desperate to price the 360 Arcade only $50 above the venerable PS2, don't you think? ;)

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King James
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:20:00 AM

IMO, it started looking desperate as soon as that shell-of-a-console went on the market. No Hard drive? Wired controllers? 256mb memory? WTF, Microsoft? This ain't 2002! And they call it the "Arcade"? I would be mad if my parents bought me that as a kid.

Is it Sony's fault that the PS2 still sells at $100 damn near a decade old? Or is it M$'s fault for making such a crappy sku of a XBox? It was desperation from the start, Highlander. How else would you explain a rushed console with such a high failure rate?

Does anybody notice that these 360 price-drops aren't really price-drops? Just modifications to the hardware? Take out an accessory, add an accessory, drop a feature, add a feature, change the hard drive, paint it black, paint it green...But no REAL changes to the machine itself.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:33:14 AM

Microsoft rushed the 360 because they were desperate to beat Sony to Market. Sony played them like a cheap...you get the idea. Sony let Microsoft and the world believe that PS3 was mere months away and Microsoft busted a gut to get the 360 to market. Of course it turned out the PS3 wasn't that close to launch, but MS had already played it's hand, they'd fallen for the bluff.

That qualifies as desperate in my book.... :D

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King James
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:17:12 PM

Ah yes...the story of the development of the cell processor. Sony got stiffed on the delivery because Microsoft got their "incomplete cell" processor early from IBM.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:04:41 AM
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I hope Sony stomps a mud hole in the competition this year.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:06:14 AM
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Just went over to the playstation forums and it looks like the first bug for 3.0 has been discovered. Many users are saying they can no longer login to the playstation network. I myself am dealing with this issue, I can't login anymore.

Are any of you guys dealing with this issue?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:13:36 AM

I don't think it's a bug, I blame it on a flood of users attempting to long on at the same time. I've had no problem logging on.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:13:39 AM

I don't think it's a bug, I blame it on a flood of users attempting to long on at the same time. I've had no problem logging on.

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:29:33 AM

I'm not, I can login without a problem. I hope Sony fixes that and fast that's a BIG problem!.

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napoleon85
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:13:57 AM

Im actually experiencing some slowness while logging in after the update. i hope the reason is only because the network is currently saturated with so many people downloading the update.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:34:46 AM

No login problem here. I agree with LV, the PSN is possibly under heavy stress with lots of users updating. It should settle by tomorrow.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:37:45 AM

I'm redownloading Ratchet and Clank: QFB and getting my typical download speed of 1MB every 4 secs. Nothing seems different to me.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:49:45 AM

Weird tes, I had issues trying to download QFB. I tried everything Sony asked and it wouldnt connect to the R&C server. I had to b!tch at Sony to give my money back for like a week. Finally they did. Bummer though. I wanted to play that game.

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tes37
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:20:26 AM

That sucks Jawknee. It's worth getting if the disc is the same price. I'm sorry I kinda misinformed you in an earlier post about this game about a week ago. There is a connection to TOD, but it's cutscenes only, at the end of the game, and gives a little info on Clank, but not much. It's minor enough to make me forget there was a connection. Nothing that vital to connect with ACIT.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:23:28 AM

*SPOILER* Aside from Dr.N!!!!! *SPOILER*

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:57:15 AM

Tes, it a PSN exclusive. Dont believe it's available on disc. Not in the US anyway.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:46:35 AM

I thought QFB was released in Europe on a BD, you might be able to find it at one of the game importer sites.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:27:27 PM

Amazon.uk maybe? Thanks highlander.

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Titch1794
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:30:03 PM

@Charger
Nope, thankfully I'm fine.

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michaelcali
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:11:36 AM
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Does anyone know when u trade your ps3 in to gamestop or were ever do they check to see if the ps3 is working right

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:14:15 AM

I take it yours isn't?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:41:41 AM

lol

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:50:22 AM

Pfttthahahahahaha!!

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:24:37 AM

yehhh....i want to now that too..

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:49:08 AM

Hmmm... well since it would be an obvious route to rip them off by handing them a dead PS3 in exchange for $150...I'm gonna say, at a guess mind, that yes, they do check. How much of a check I don't know. But if it were me, I'd check by playing a game disc, a BD, a PS2 game disc and a DVD. Then again, I'm careful about these things.

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iGraves1
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:17:24 AM
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This is only the beginning!
:)

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:25:21 AM

As Nathan Hale would say!

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pSmingO
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:45:23 AM
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its only a matter of time, the day the ps3 passes the 360 in sales im going to celebrate

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Giukbulu
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:49:41 AM
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Any malaysian here?
Any info on the ps3 slim in malaysia? when will it arrive here,Can't wait any longer.Sony malaysia so slow to bring ps3 to malaysia,now we got the old model after 2 years of official launch at NA and EU. Now for the slim,maybe have to wait till next year to launch in malaysia.....hope not....<(

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:33:37 AM

Can you say Malaysia a few more times please? ;)

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nickert0n
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:48:40 AM

LOL

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SvenMD
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:23:28 PM

HA - everybody in the room is staring at me right now cause I can't stop laughing. HA

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:30:13 AM
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there is no way 360 can compete with the slim with 120G at 299 and blu-ray and tons of big releases in a year or two. whoever will still choose to buy the 360 over the ps3 slim at this point is either insane or blind

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dlte
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:42:39 AM

why would a blind person get either?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:03:07 AM

Mistook them for George Foremans, duh!

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:17:30 PM

LOL, nice one Vertigo! I needed that to get me through the rest of the day!.

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neighber
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:30:56 AM
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omg Sony went big. i just saw there ps3 add on freakin myspace. nice place to put it, dont worry , it only does everything.

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:39:40 AM
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The PS3 is clearly the beter value purchase but here in the U.K for those who are clueless on which console to buy the 360 is still seems the better and cheaper option.

A store near me has signs saying pre-order your PS3 slim for £249 GBP but on the next window it has a big poster saying saying 360 Elite now £199 GBP.

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DGo8
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:09:22 AM
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its all about MS getting worried Sonys going to end up back on top again...so there droping the Elite in hope people will buy there shitty games console..i havent got the slim yet im waiting for the GT5 bundle..we al know its coming..or Uncharted 2 Bundle.

BTW...wheres the BBC iPlayer at?

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:47:04 AM

sometime in November

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:07:19 AM

Scratch that, it has just appeared as an icon under my PlayTV XBM Icon. So It is live now, it just appears to be a link through to the iplayer bigscreen website, although at a PS3 layered directory within the BBC servers. Wonder if it will get any future customisations.

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Titch1794
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:36:10 PM

On the XMB you'll see the heading tv and BBC iPlayer is just underneath.

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dveisalive
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:42:49 AM
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I got mines yesterday and it is so dam small, whisper silent, and it gets semi hot in the back. I wonder if I can put my 160 GB Drive in my slim though. Because slim uses a SATA and I dont know what my 160GB one is??? This 120 GB SATA in slim uploads games so slow!

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:50:13 AM

Both drives use the same 2.5" SATA interface, so are interchangeable, go ahead, you can get that 160bg baby into your new slim.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:48:05 AM

What he said. I put the 500 gb drive I had in my fatty in my slim. Works great.

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ceedot
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:10:19 AM
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Uh, of course it's number 1. It just came out.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:20:33 AM
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wi-fi man! wi-fi and entertainment media! how can you forget these ben!

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HANZ64
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:20:58 AM
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I checked Amazon and it says the PS3 Slim ships with a Sixaxis controller... Doesn't it come with a Dualshock3? They even wrote this: 'While the PS3 controller looks much like its Dual Shock predecessors, it will lack the force-feedback vibration since that would only interfere with the sensing system.'

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:46:33 AM

Yup. That should be fixed. It indeed comes with a DS3.

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:54:00 AM

Amazon at error

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:15:01 AM

I just checked amazon again. The one domestic to the US says it comes with a DS3. No mention of the Sixaxis.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:33:54 AM
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to all u halo haters . i call bullsh** on whatever u say
halo is gay ,halo is old .bla blah blah. this coming from a guy who really hates FPS . i'm not calling it the best game ever but it is a pretty good FPS it was revolutionary. and BELIEVE U me that if it was on ps3 most of you(most) will be like "halo is the best game ever"

@ limitedvertigo
i gave U thumbs up BTW :) i swear

@JAWKNEE
I LOLED AT UR MALAYSIAN COMMENT

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:00:14 AM

I have played all the Halo's Halo 1 on PC, Halo2 on Xbox, Halo3 on 360 (O.K never finished 3, (3/4 way through I guess) other games distracted me away from it).

Halo is a good solid fps, nothing more, nothing less. Not worth the song and dance made around it though. Cannot see anything that would make me consider any future purchases on this franchise.

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www
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:42:27 AM

Halo is as OKAY as it can get, there's nothing extraO about that game. Gimmie Killzone 2 anyday.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:08:13 AM

Teg, I'm glad you think I'm funny but why is Halo so revolutionary? Counter Strike and Half Life was more revolutionary then Halo. The Metroid Prime series is waaaaaaaaay more revolutionary then Halo. Like I said. Halo was fun like 9 years ago. There's only one company that's good at milking their franchises. That's Nintendo. We can only stand so much Master Queef.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:43:39 PM

I can honestly say if Halo was on PS3 I would ignore it.

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Bandit King
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:51:24 AM
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Yes the PS3 Slim comes with a Dual Shock 3, Sony doesnt even make the SixAxis any more. Good to see the PS3 finally selling the way it should have in the first place. MS is on "major damage control" mode they have paid for premium add space on with a number of retailers including the aforementioned Amazon whos games page is totally focused on Xbox, also the ads supplied to places like IGN, Destructoid and N4G are all featuring only 360 price cut ads. Though I don't know why people consider it a price cut. Its not, all they did was strip the Elite of it's Elite-ness(cables and what not) and pahsed out the 60GB Pro for 50 bucks less, essentially making the Elite the new Pro, same price point. Sony did the same thing with the 60GB's when the PS2 compatible 80GB's came out.

Oh well MS was raping you with the Elite @ $400 any way. Come on an HDMI cable is 4 to 15 bucks on Amazon, still no wifi, Component cables are like 30 bucks and the cheap ass head set you get is uncomfortable. The only thing that made it Elite was that over priced 120GB HDD. Which is why many just bought the Pro.

@TEG3SH
How do you people find your way here? What are you paid by MS to scour the internet and be their defence force? Yes Halo is a fun game(I have enjoied all of them), its not a great game but IMHO no FPS is great. That being said ODST does not interest me in the least, its $25 bucks worth of 2 to 4 hours DLC and some old map packs thrown in, for $60. Sorry but even the most die hard Xbox supporters feel thats a rip off.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:55:34 PM

Microsoft was bound to send their damage control into overdrive because they really cannot match what Sony did.

That said, it's sad how many supposedly objective or balanced journalists and media outlets have allowed money or influence to shape their editorial. Not to mention retailers that apparently sell both products leaning so heavily to one side.

The days when retailers worked for the customer have gone. Now their entire focus seems to be separating customers from dollars and doing whatever they can to attract cross marketing dollars. I understand the business decisions behind retailer marketing campaigns. However there was a time when the retailer's staff were still free to offer useful, objective advice about the products.

Fast forward to today. I swear this is a true story. I have heard employees of a well known GameStore, actually tell customers that the Xbox 360 is a more reliable choice, and that the PS3 has been known to overheat. No, really. They then pointed out their demo PS3 sitting in the small, closed display case, in direct sunlight, at the front of the store. The same unit has been there since launch as far as I know, and springs to life when the PS button is pressed. I'm not sure, but I think it's actually configured to auto-off after an hour.

I just put down what I was looking at and left the store shaking my head.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:32:49 PM

Haha that's effing pathetic. Everytime I go into gamestop and ask for a game they never let me finish before the blurt out "for xbox?". I don't understand the blind loyalty to a company who slanders the competition and sells junk to it's customers. Then the the idiots say thank you to M$. It's assinine.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:48:18 PM

Hey Jawknee, Next time they do that just laugh and be like "hah! no that thing would break if it tried to play this game"

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:04:33 AM
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WE USE THE INTERNET .and last time i check it is a free country i can say whatever i want.
can u plz understand what i was sayn b4 u run ur yapper.again cause i think ur a bit slow i'm not calling it the best game ever but it is a pretty good FPS it was revolutionary.

regarding ODST i think it is a rip off, but i wasn't talking about ODST now was I ???

find my way here ???? i'be been here b4 u could even spell psxextreme

if i was paid by M$ do u think i'll be here talking to ur sorry arse!!!! dont think so

@IMAJI at least someone got my point thanks mate

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www
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:43:50 AM

Yes, we know you've been here, relax...

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:06:16 AM

I'd die for you :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:49:30 PM

You are entitled to your opinion, but could you make it a little clearer? Coherent English and all that.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:31:23 AM
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Hasn't anyone else noticed that Halo is an experiment from Microsoft and the developers to see how much money they can get from the all the gamers?! A resounding success I must say, the new FW is pretty great but they said there were to be LOADS of new avatars, anyone see them?

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:34:55 AM
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Halo will never in its lifetime be revolutionary, its impossible. The 1st one was cool because of the new concept but thats it, the story sucks, and all everyone does is jump.

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nickert0n
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:03:00 AM
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Say what you will of Halo (I personally think Killzone 2 is my favorite FPS ever made), But it supports 1-4 Player splitscreen locally and online. It's this simple reason why it is as huge as it is, dont believe me then remember a game called Golden Eye.

I like Halo allot, but it doesn't deserve 90% of its blind fanboyish praise. However, give credit where credit is due. Killzone 2 is king of FPS, but Halo deserves some credit people. It is a great game.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:05:29 AM

Countless other games allow for 4 player splitscreen, that doesn't make a game any better if the gameplay sucks.

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:26:50 AM

When a game is released with no local split screen I go out and kill a baby seal.

Please help stop the carnage!!!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:42:59 AM

Splitscreen was great before the online multiplayer kicked into gear. Now it's just an old reminder of how limited multiplayer gaming used to be. I HATE splitscreen. Oh and FPS on consoles.

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Imagi
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:01:03 PM

Online multiplayer is boring when there are two or more people sat in front of the same screen. Too few local co-op games this gen.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:56:26 PM
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@jawknee
it pushed the limit in graphics,split-screen,online,ranking ......etc
but again i'm really not that into FPS i'm just stating the obvious which is halo especially the first was amazing . for me personaly the best FPS is bioshock.
i'm getting thumbs down just because i'm sayin halo is good .weird

BTW I gave myself thumb up :)

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:35:04 PM

I don't know man. Halo 1 was fun but not fun enough to get me to go out and buy an xbox. I had more fun playing Counter Strike. For me, that game is what got me into FPS.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:30:22 PM

I'm a huge fan of FPS (on PCs where they belong) and I thought Halo was mediocre at best. This was VERY apparent when it was finally released for PC and paled in comparison to games released 5 years earlier. I loved the Myth series. When bungie reported they were making a FPS I did a big wtf. Halo can stay on the 360, I have no use for anything Halo related.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:47:21 PM

You could use it as a coaster. ;)

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 5:29:06 PM

Same here Vertigo. I will only play FPS on my PC(unless they are PS3 & 360 exclusive).

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DarkManX
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:24:49 PM
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Last time I walked through Walmart to see if the 360 had rrod'd again lol I noticed the xbox section was full of 360's and all the ps3's were sold out none in the back even...so yea I think the 360 fanboys are starting to feel the heat and breakdown and buy a slim...and GB space on consoles makes no diiference to me since I can buy a 500GB HD for my ps3 and swap it..I am far from tech savvy but it's so easy to do why not?

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Titch1794
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:53:05 PM
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Man I love this site (and sony). :D

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:31:14 PM

Don't be gay, not the butt gay (hey it's 2009, not 1959) but the sappy girly cutiepie gay.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:48:36 PM

You should blow them a kiss.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:52:59 PM

::slaps Jawks soft skin cheek:: "Faggot"

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:59:21 PM

HahahahahahahahahahahaHAHahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha!

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:08:17 PM
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we are getting little flirty in hya .lol

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:24:53 PM

I love your pic, u want my sex?

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:54:14 PM
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pass ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:21:42 PM

WHORE!

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:16:14 AM
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i just like to tease ;)

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LastHour
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 12:16:03 PM
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Personally, I don't like the slim. The original PS3, although somewhat big, made it's presence KNOWN. It was big, and in your face with a couple AAA titles. Shame the original PS3 doesn't have a power brick though...I liked threatening to beat people with my 360's power brick.

The slim looks ugly to me, and while the 120GB hard drive is nice, I can just buy a 500GB laptop hard drive and, kaboom, I've got a better PS3. Plus no b/c; what the fuck?

The PS3 does have a stellar line up, and I can't wait for the God of War Collection. Although I am a huge Xbox gamer, I must say, it's lineup is looking pretty lackluster. And Sony really needs to step up with the advertisement on the PS3 slim. I haven't seen anything but "Xbox 360 Elite: New lower price" everywhere. I haven't even seen any window displays of it. Again, what the hell Sony?



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Imagi
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 12:28:00 PM
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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 recorded a 43 per cent week-on-week sales increase in the UK during the week ended Saturday, August 29, according to GfK Chart-Track.

I said this would happen when I commented that the PS3 was still too expensive in the UK and should be brought in line with the prices that other countries are paying for the system and you just scorned and thumbed me down. Shame on you.

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:14:04 PM

Yeah, we care what Jim "I have sex with my 360" Sterling has to say here. The fact that this idiot has a Wikipedia entry is scary.

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Imagi
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 5:45:37 PM

Sorry, I am a bit of an ass in that last comment. Bad day, not that that is any excuse.

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