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# 39772 19-Aug-2009 01:07
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So the current Sony PS3 80GB has been discontinued...

Stores can no longer get any stock until mid september, as Sony are releasing a modified PS3...

Sony have kept it rather top secret, and as far as I know there have still not been any leaks!!

Best guess is that it is slimline, which will hopefully come with a bigger hardrive at a cheaper price!!

Anyone know anything else they can add? Would be much appreciated!

In the meantime we will have to wait for the announcment from sony!!

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  # 248425 19-Aug-2009 01:48
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hahaha no leaks? you reckon? ps3 slimline news and price drop news has been on engadget for the past 2 months.




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  # 248452 19-Aug-2009 06:14
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The PS3 Slim is now officially announced...lots of coverage on the Interweb. Here is an example:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/170393/gdc_sony_reveals_ps3_slim_slashes_ps3_price_to_300.html

And there you have it, the fabled Sony PS3 price cut as well as confirmation of a trimmer, slimmer iteration of the PS3 after over a year's worth of gossip and false leads and photo-forgeries. The PS3 slim looks, as you'd expect, kind of like a diet-PS3, except for the part where it's still full-featured only priced $100 less. Make that 33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter, roughly as tall, but thinner, with a matte finish along the top and glossy sides.

It certainly looks nifty that much thinner, speaking as a guy who had to lug two Xbox 360s and PS3s and a Wii overseas in carry-on luggage. Never mind the fact that the original PS3 is just about the ugliest-angled console to come along in decades. But I disgress.

The current 80GB PS3 had been selling for $400, though a few retailers slashed prices in recent days and fueled speculation a price drop was imminent. It's not clear whether the PS3 slim actually replaces the existing model or not, but if you don't care about aesthetics, the price of the PS3 just dropped across the board, meaning that as of tomorrow, you can buy an existing PS3 anywhere in the US for $300 (or depending on your international locale, 300 euros or 29980 yen).

PS3 Slim availability? By September 1, everywhere.

 
 
 
 


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  # 248473 19-Aug-2009 08:17
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rockovreality:

Sony have kept it rather top secret, and as far as I know there have still not been any leaks!!



LOL. The PS3 slim, the price drop and FW 3.0 has been one of the worst kept secrets in recent months. Prior to the official announcements today a google search for "PS3 slim" returned over 100,000 results. Web sites with pictures of the new model received 'cease and desist' orders from Sony which lended credence to the rumours.
Anyway, it's all good newsCool.

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  # 248476 19-Aug-2009 08:31
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hmm ... cheaper less reliable parts? if there's no improvement in BD read speed or THE CELL/ other speed then i feel OKAY :) with the 1st gen gentle giant. perhaps a bit of power saving? mine clocks at 125W doing anything inc idle.




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  # 248582 19-Aug-2009 11:46
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From Herald...

On top of the price cuts, a new 120GB slimline version of the powerful gaming machine will go on sale here from the beginning of next month at NZ$629.95.

The pricing of the current 80GB system will also be reduced.




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  # 248585 19-Aug-2009 11:50
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freitasm: Folks, I've got an opportunity to run a Q&A with Sony Playstation NZ Manager... Would you be interested if I open another discussion for that?



Yes - 1st question when/if is Play TV coming to NZ?

 
 
 
 


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# 248592 19-Aug-2009 11:55
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wongtop:
freitasm: Folks, I've got an opportunity to run a Q&A with Sony Playstation NZ Manager... Would you be interested if I open another discussion for that?



Yes - 1st question when/if is Play TV coming to NZ?


I will open a new discussion for this - please post there.





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  # 248593 19-Aug-2009 11:58
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wongtop:
freitasm: Folks, I've got an opportunity to run a Q&A with Sony Playstation NZ Manager... Would you be interested if I open another discussion for that?



Yes - 1st question when/if is Play TV coming to NZ?


+1 ( also will it properly implement the MHEG5 EPG)

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