Can't stand the big unused space on the bottom right of PS family stuff. I had hoped that the Slim's glorious centered base was ringing its death toll, but nope, here it goes again.
I'm thinking the ridges are misleading. I want to say they'll be coated over with a clear lacquer or something that has a smooth curvature. Nobody's dumb enough to put that many upward facing grooves after the OG Xbox, those things were dust city.
Looks hideos, but let's be real here: the looks won't matter when it's cheap, is called PlayStation, plays all PS3 hits and blurays,. It would sell gangbusters even if it was molded to a shape of poo. Only forumgoers will be emotionally scarred.
Um not sure about that, looking at the side picture it even looks like there could be a layer of smooth transparent plastic on top of the ridged black plastic. Sliding systems don't usually expose the mechanism on the top side anyway.
I have never owned a PS3, so if this is around $150 (or less) and an HDD can be added, I will buy one. I do not really think it looks that bad either. If it is priced right I could see this selling very well and picking up folks like me who never owned one yet. Very much like the last versions of the original playstation and PS2.
To be honest, it doesn't look that hot... but, with the right price ($200 or less), I'll buy it. I seriously need a PS3, since I never bought an HD twin and the one I really wanted was the PS3 (Could have bought a 360 a long time ago, but I prefer the PS3 games to the 360 ones)
1)The case is the same for all the models, the HDD bay has not been taken away, so yeah the 16GB model won't have a HDD but you'll be able to install one.
2)The BC issue has been solved through Psone and now PS2 Classics on the PS Store.
It's not going to get better than that unfortunately, we can only hope that the PS2 Classics library grows quickly with worthy titles.
There is no denying, a regular BD drive is MUCH cheaper than a slot loader. But in the world of OEM high rate wholesale it might be a case of 5 bucks. multiply that my millions I guess it makes sense.... as long as Sony sell millions.
If the 16GB version is much cheaper and has a $US150 price (I think $US99 is out of the question) it could be enough to out sell the 360 over life time.
I would also like to bring up the question, where the fuck are Sony sourcing their non 802.11n wifi cards? surely there is no one still manufacturing b/g only cards. It's time to step up to 802.11 N Sony. If they are revising the motherboard now would be a great time to do it. I doubt they will though.
Nope, just a HDD upgrade from 160/320GB to 250/500GB with a new form factor.
16GB model would allow them to get below 200$ and create direct competition to the Xbox360 4GB.
It's disappointing, the ideal pricing should be 150$/200$/250$ for both PS3 and 360 at this point.......but it's not going to happen, Sony and MS are happy to keep their prices and profits higher even so late in the game.
Their forecast is 14m, lower than last year's 15m (although their actual result was 13.9m).
Of course they expect a significant uptake in sales for the rest of the year which will bring them to 14m.
With a 150$ model sales would be much higher than 14m.