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

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

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#1 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29315 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:50 AM

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http://nextgamer.nl/...s/lezen&id=2290

No personal opinion yet....

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#2 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17505 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:04 AM

Ha ha, 1up channels Loltaku, and then Slotaku strikes again! Digging up innuendo from Chinese message boards...sigh.

IMO, the pics are fake.

Seriously, though, I do believe the rumor about a slimmer, cheaper PS3 sooner rather than later, but I dunno if it will happen at E3. If anything, there'll be a price drop to clear out inventory on 80GBs to make way for a bigger HDD one.

Edit: so to recap, pics fake, rumor of cheaper PS3 with smaller, cooler parts = true.

Edited by gunm, 14 May 2009 - 05:12 PM.


#3 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:06 AM

What difference does it make if they don't sell it at a cheaper price nobody will buy it and they will still be #3.
Never settle for full price unless you have no other choice. ;)

#4 Shrapnellistic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   872 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:52 AM

It would be the next best thing to a price-drop; market it as a relaunch of a console to spike interest like the PSP remodels since Sony can't afford another worthwhile price-drop in the $100 range. Personally, I could see myself trading in the current PS3 model for credit towards the one in the supposed leaked pictures - best of all... no Spider-Man font!

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#5 munch   la tĂȘte de CAG CAGiversary!   19461 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:50 AM

That looks uglier than the normal model.

#6 Ryukahn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3668 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:39 PM

It looks like a super sized PSP stamina battery.

#7 YodaEXE   Wark! CAGiversary!   1325 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:43 PM

Yeah, that thing is kinda fugly :p
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#8 optimusprime8062   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   712 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:15 PM

I think it looks fake...and its also very...very ugly.

#9 Breakpoint   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

Probably only available in China

#10 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36413 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:19 PM

Man, I dunno. All the pics of the console look "fake," if only because they look "cheap" - by "cheap," I mean "losing the gloss we all hate in the first place and going back to PS2-style flat black."

But that box in the very first picture is the only thing, I think, that gives this a shred of credibility. Not that a box can't be mocked up, mind.

Two things make this credible, IMO:
1) the box
2) the "PS3" moniker. While that might make some more skeptical, let's be honest: which of the current three consoles needs a marketing/image makeover/rebranding? The Playstation 3.
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#11 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:36 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.
http://artthoubored.ytmnd.com/

http://snapintotehslimjim.ytmnd.com/

I had one last summer. I was asleep for it so I have no recollection of anything being up my ass.


#12 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:41 PM

My vote if for fake. Given how much effort they put into making the PS3 look nice (and it does look very nice) I can't imagine they would ever release something this ugly.

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#13 PhrostByte   Technically Porn Star Silenced   6657 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:59 PM

Looks ok.

#14 zenprime   A cat is fine too CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 03:00 PM

Vote for fake. It's probably one of those Chinese 8 and 16bit consoles designed to look like a recent console.

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#15 bordjon   tastes good on the bun. CAGiversary!   1081 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 03:05 PM

I believe. But my 60gb is just fine with me!
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#16 LBJC   Lvl99; CAG+100 CAGiversary!   1560 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 03:19 PM

Alot of ppls are saying its real. There is a poster on GAF that just said "September". So something might be released then. Also Before we got the XMB-Chat feature in the FW update, he posted all about it over at GAF thus being credible.

#17 daflubby   Banned Banned   218 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 03:33 PM

What difference does it make if they don't sell it at a cheaper price nobody will buy it and they will still be #3.


Fanboyism adds nothing to discussion.

Also, that looks horrendous. I don't think Sony is that dumb.

#18 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37483 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:04 PM

http://www.computera...e.php?id=214873

then again, it's always possible that they're just denying it because they haven't announced it yet.

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#19 LBJC   Lvl99; CAG+100 CAGiversary!   1560 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:15 PM

http://www.computera...e.php?id=214873

then again, it's always possible that they're just denying it because they haven't announced it yet.


Why would a company(Sony) come out and state the "rumors" are true? What company has ever done that? Obviously, when something leaks, everyone at said company denies any sort of info.

Im pretty sure this is real. Plus GameInformer recently stated there will be 2 year defining things occurring this year...this could be one of them at E3.(PS3Slim+ price drop on old hardware)

#20 KingBroly   CAG Club Nintendo CAGiversary!   15248 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:28 PM

I'm going to vote for a True here. With the exception of the last pic, only the top of this is shown. Also, it has been pointed out to me that the company that manufactures PS3's in China (the factory pictured) has requested a Cease and Desist order for those pictures.

Also, keep in mind that 2 of these pictures have human hands in them. If these pics were fake, we wouldn't be seeing them. As far as pricing goes, we might see yet another switcheroo here with the bigger systems being $299 until they run out then this thing comes in at $399...
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#21 HowStern   Knock Knock.. CAGiversary!   1390 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:29 PM

I don't think some people in the thread realize that, real or not, the pictures are of the top plastic piece and not the entire PS3.

Also, cuta, PS3 has outsold everything in Japan (including Wii) for all of 2009. The U.S. isn't the whole world. :P

#22 optimusprime8062   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   712 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:34 PM

Oh its only the top? Hmmm...

#23 Blackout   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

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.



#24 wbc1228   huh?! CAGiversary!   2731 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:53 PM

looks pretty fugly.
i'm hoping it is a fake.
sony can't be this stupid, right.
then again, sony has been quite a few dumb decisions with the psp/ps3

#25 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:59 PM

I don't think some people in the thread realize that, real or not, the pictures are of the top plastic piece and not the entire PS3.

Also, cuta, PS3 has outsold everything in Japan (including Wii) for all of 2009. The U.S. isn't the whole world. :P

Well, Japan is Sony central so they will still be #3 everywhere else since most people aren't buying PS3 for the price point plus they don't have enough exclusive games to make people buy one.
Never settle for full price unless you have no other choice. ;)

#26 opportunity777   Disco Fever CAGiversary!   4814 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:01 PM

I wouldn't buy the slim because I have a 1st gen model with PS2 H-BC, but the 1st gen version is definitely the ugliest and bulkiest system ever. The only system that comes close to that is a 1st gen Genesis with a 1st gen Sega CD and the 32x attachment. I think this slim look is a slight improvement.

For Sony, I think a slim model would be an excellent marketing and economic move.

Now, I wish MS would slim down its system. I would buy a Slim 360 without a second thought.

#27 KingBroly   CAG Club Nintendo CAGiversary!   15248 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

I don't think a slim 360 is possible because of the hard drive BS they have. You can't just say to a majority of your fanbase 'this model's better, but your saves aren't coming over if you get one'.

I'm not saying I wouldn't buy this PS3, because I would if it had PS2 BC in it (I'd sell off the current PS3 I have if it came to that). Not at $400, though.
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#28 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:10 PM

Fanboyism adds nothing to discussion.

Also, that looks horrendous. I don't think Sony is that dumb.

You do realize I have a PS3 and I enjoy playing games on it but I mostly use it for a Blu-ray player. I like all my systems otherwise I wouldn't own them.
Never settle for full price unless you have no other choice. ;)

#29 RanchLizard   Need more time for games! CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:18 PM

Fake. Couldn't be THAT slim yet, could it? The PS3 processing runs really hot, so cooling would make it less slim. My guess: the real redesign, when and if one ever comes, will make it less wide, too.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

Sent these to one of my client's that works for Sony after I saw your blog post. He responded with:

HAHA!
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