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Slim PLAYSTATION 3 "OFFICIALLY" (finally) Announced! Landing on US stores now!

noah111

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FINALLY!!

PS3 Slim is 32% smaller, 36% lighter, has 34% less power consumption, and will be available in stores from the first week of September for $299 dollars, €299 euros £249 UK pounds, and ¥29,980 yen.

Press Release;
Specs said:
Product Code: CECH-2000 (Charcoal Black)
CPU: Cell Broadband Engine
GPU: RSX
Audio output: 7.1CH LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
Hard Drive: 120GB Serial ATA
Inputs / outputs:
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0): 2
Network: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 1, IEEE 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Controller: Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
AV output HDMI OUT Connection: 1
AV output AV MULTI OUT connector: 1
AV output Digital out (optical) Connection: 1
BD / DVD / CD drive (read only) Maximum read rate: BD × 2 (BD-ROM), DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM), CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
Power Consumption: Approx 250W
Dimensions: approx 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length)
Weight: approx 3.2kg



From Sony's GamesCom conference;






Official PR/Beauty Shots;
























Vertical Stand ($24);


Congrats to cakefoo, he was right on the money! (Real Slim vs Mockup comparison) [click for large version];


New PS3 boxart/cover layout & PS3 Box/Packaging [click for large versions];








First Bundle;


First PS3 Slim adverts [click for video counterpart];

[US / North America]


[Japan / Asia]


[UK / Europe / AU]

New logo/branding [click for large versions];









First PS3 Slim dissection (+ instructions on how to do it yourself);





















PS. It's out in the wild now (in most of North America as of August 25th), for all you new PS3 owners head over to this thread asap.





 
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I want pics :( - just to compare :D

I may finally get a PS3 - either on the cheap second hand or just dump straight for the slim :D
 

TheSeks

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>>Stuff<<

$299 US DOLLARS! $299 US DOLLARS!

Costanza said:
will get when PS2 BC confirmed

Oh, hi. I fixed your post.

No PS2 BC no buy. I already have a fat PS3 for my PSX/2/3 game playing. Buying a slim because OMG IT USES LESS POWER! isn't a reason for me.
 

Pctx

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Why has Sony had such a hard time on keeping the leaks from getting out?

First the PSP Go, now this. Oh well, hope this helps them get a large base.
 

DRock

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I think I know what I'm getting for xmas this year :D :D :D
 

Tntnnbltn

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BrandNew said:
this still has a blu-ray player in it, right?
No. They decided to remove the blu-ray drive, along with compatability for every retail PS3 game in existance.

...What do you think?
 

SolarPowered

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Aw yeah, this holiday is gonna be an all out war. If it has BC I'm gonna punch myself in the face for getting the MGS pack.:lol
 

manueldelalas

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Will buy it when it hits mass market price at $199
no I won't

Great news for us consumers; price cut may have come a little late, but this is a good thing.
 

ant_

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I hope there is no backwards compatibility because then I can still hope to sell my 20GB full backwards compatibility at a decent price :lol