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Poll: How much would the PS3 slim cost when it first arrives?

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#31 The 7th Number

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

I hope its fake because it looks cheap. I would rather buy a regular PS3 for more money than have to buy this.

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#32 blitz6speed

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:41 PM

A reliable sony insider told me it is real. They were not going to announce it at E3, but they may now because of the leak. Also, expect E3 to be amazing.

p.s. - Syphon Filter PS3 has been worked on for over a year, expect a big splash.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

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#34 LBJC

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:22 PM

A reliable sony insider told me it is real. They were not going to announce it at E3, but they may now because of the leak. Also, expect E3 to be amazing.

p.s. - Syphon Filter PS3 has been worked on for over a year, expect a big splash.


WUT? I dont believe you. Theres no such thing as annoucing something based on a leak.

Damn the PS3 lost a lot of weight! :)

The system could use a slimmer model though. It probably wouldn't increase sales because no one is buying the current version, but I wouldn't mind picking up a slimmer PS3 down the road a couple years from now.


When PS3 dropped to $400 bucks and 360 didnt have its own $199 price drop, it was outselling the 360 every month. A $299 price drop on the PS3 will really boost PS3 sales.

#35 surak

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:22 PM

I'm skeptical of the pics for sure. The supposed redesign doesn't make much sense. It's now too narrow to stand on its side, yet still very wide and deep. Japanese consumers who prefer smaller footprinted electronics that will actually fit in their small apartments are not going to jump up to get this form factor.

#36 tankass

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:23 PM

i wouldnt be surprised if that was a real slim version because if the heating is an issue they can take the MS route and just ignore what heat does to the system and just sell it anyway. kinda like when companies calculate the cost of the lawsuits compared to the cost of a recall except they know there will be no recall. And MS has proven that proper marketing can cover any kinds of mistakes the product may have.

#37 Shrapnellistic

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:35 PM

@ surak

It's now too narrow to stand on its side, yet still very wide and deep.

Cheap base mold - a'la PS2.

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#38 surak

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:49 PM

@ surak
Cheap base mold - a'la PS2.

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This held the PS2 slim in-place.


I would be surprised if they go that route, because it makes slimming up a PS3 with only a negligible reduction in width and depth that much more pointless.

#39 HowStern

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:11 PM

Now I know most people don't realize it's only a redesign of the top plastic encasing.

Look at the box pic. The ps3 on there looks like a regular PS3 but with a different top.

The pictures are just of the top plastic piece. Not the whole system.

edit: on another site they have some more pics and one looks like it may be a different bottom?

http://www.ps3news.c...off-105997.html


#40 Nogib

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:23 PM

Idk...part of me thinks that it could be fake, but there are some things that give it credibility.

Think about it, none of those knock-off fake system clones are ever dumb enough to infringe on Sony's name. Yet this case clearly has the Sony logo built in on the left front of it. Not to mention the Sony logo on the box. These are not the things you'd find on fake knock-offs. The one thing that makes it iffy is the new "PS3" logo. It could very well be Sony is trying to repair brand image by breaking free of the old Playstation 3 typeset.

Who knows though. I'm leaning towards this possibly being real. Can't dismiss it outright, can't blindly accept it either. Guess we'll find out for sure down the road.
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#41 el_cheezer

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:55 PM

I'd buy into this. I don't know that we'll see it any time soon, but I'd buy that Sony is looking into making the PS3 look sleeker and making it less of a dirt magnet. I don't know that this is the Slim version, just a sleeker looking version of the current PS3.

Kinda how Apple rounded out the corners on the iPod. The features don't actually change much, but the casing does. E3 just keeps getting more interesting with all these 'leaks' going around.
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#42 Anexanhume

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:36 PM

There's a good NeoGaf thread about it.

http://www.neogaf.co...t=361611&page=8

I'm waiting utilE3, but I'm also holding off on buying now just to make sure. I mean, with the new smaller cell and RISC chips, it's not a huge logical leap to slim the model down. Additionally, I wouldn't be surprised if the redesign is attempting to make it resemble a PS2

...I kinda want a 60GB model though for BC. I'm seriously sick of all this console clutter.


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#43 Shrapnellistic

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:59 PM

@ surak

I would be surprised if they go that route, because it makes slimming up a PS3 with only a negligible reduction in width and depth that much more pointless.

The convex "grill" of the top looks like it gives the system more stability while vertical [compared to the PS2 slim] so it probably won't need a base anyways.

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#44 steveinneed

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:05 PM

Looks fake to me. Either way, it looks like shit compared to the regular ps3.

#45 Darknyss

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:23 PM

It looks real enough to be real, in my opinion. However, it still looks like it has close to the same footprint as the current PS3 so I'm not sure how desirable it would be to current owners. Plus it would be pretty tough for me to give up 2 extra USB ports and memory card reader. I actually use those more than BC!

#46 David Hibiki

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:13 AM

Yeap Sin pretty much confirmed It's real. He's one of those "Sony" Insiders and has always been right... if I am to believe what everyone says. He's gunning for Sept.

Slim PS3 will probably help them cut costs amongst other things and have the few naysayers (such as myself) buy a PS3 in the long run.

It's just that simple.


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:16 AM

Yeap Sin pretty much confirmed It's real. He's one of those "Sony" Insiders and has always been right... if I am to believe what everyone says. He's gunning for Sept.

Slim PS3 will probably help them cut costs amongst other things and have the few naysayers (such as myself) buy a PS3 in the long run.


Do you think Sony's going to do the price cut, but it's not a price cut thing with this? I think it'll happen.
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#48 David Hibiki

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:18 AM

With their financial situation they can't really afford a price cut, and I'm guessing the slim is a long term project to reduce costs. Maybe a price cut next year instead? Or just more bundles *shrugs*.

It's just that simple.


#49 TheInfiniteAmmo

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:29 AM

I'm guess no one noticed that the PS3 image on the box is NOT the console shown in the other images?

It's fake, and pretty obvious at that.

#50 mykevermin

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:43 AM

I'm guess no one noticed that the PS3 image on the box is NOT the console shown in the other images?

It's fake, and pretty obvious at that.


? The whole console is only shown on the box. Most of the other pics are of the console shell - and just the top at that.
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#52 blitz6speed

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:57 AM

I'm guess no one noticed that the PS3 image on the box is NOT the console shown in the other images?

It's fake, and pretty obvious at that.


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#53 Shrapnellistic

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:58 AM

@ TheInfiniteAmmo

I'm guess no one noticed that the PS3 image on the box is NOT the console shown in the other images?

It's fake, and pretty obvious at that.

The only obvious thing is that there's a lip in the box art [underneath] where the disc is put in; could be placeholder art or maybe the lip can hide in the PS3.

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#54 DarkNessBear

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:01 AM

Uh - I'll vote probable. Though it looks a little ugly as of now.

#55 help1

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:08 AM

Too ugly to be true. The actual ps3 is pretty good looking, this looks like crap.

#56 dastly75

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:09 AM

It looks the same as the regular PS3 now but without the gloss.

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#57 Ecofreak

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:15 AM

It could very well be something viral that Sony is doing to create more buzz for the PS3 prior to E3.

From what I'm reading on these boards and a few others, a good percentage of individuals are waiting for a price drop and/or redesign. Perhaps by floating out these rumors, people will pay more attention to Sony at this year's E3 than last year and conclude, "The heck with it! I can't wait any more! *runs out to buy a system*"

I call shenanigans, however, unless someone can prove that PS3s are made in China.
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#58 KingBroly

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:19 AM

It could very well be something viral that Sony is doing to create more buzz for the PS3 prior to E3.

From what I'm reading on these boards and a few others, a good percentage of individuals are waiting for a price drop and/or redesign. Perhaps by floating out these rumors, people will pay more attention to Sony at this year's E3 than last year and conclude, "The heck with it! I can't wait any more! *runs out to buy a system*"

I call shenanigans, however, unless someone can prove that PS3s are made in China.


Don't you mean unless you can't prove they're made in China? All the consoles are made in China.
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#59 el_cheezer

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:08 PM

I wonder if this isn't going to be Sony's cheap version of the PS3. No BC, no memory card slots, no wireless, and only 1 USB port. Bundle in a couple of Greatest Hits/PSN games and toss in a decent size hard drive and you've got your $199-$249 version of the console that you can sell to the masses. You sell a bunch of them, and as the regular SKU drops price, you phase this one out.

That makes more sense to me than it actually being the slim version.
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#60 Vanigan

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

At this point, the system needs a radical redesign and a relaunch to gain back some momentum.

They could also have the opportunity to include one of those new motion controllers they're working on.

Not to mention any major revision would also include a plethora of cost reducing measures.