After much anticipation Sony announced the release of a much slimmer and sleek looking PS3 that consumes 34% less energy, weighs 33% less, and is an overall 33% smaller. The slimmer system also comes with a hard drive upgrade of 120gb opposed to the 80gb offered in the older version that retailed for $399.99 USD. Furthermore, the price is also slimmer, now retailing for 299.99 USD.
Overall Sony has delivered an overall better gaming console by slimming many things without sacrificing Blu Ray gaming and video. However, the PS3 slim does not support third-party OS install. This means no more linux. Most would agree though that is a small price to pay for a slimmer, lighter, more cost effective gaming experience.
It is more appealing now. I've always wanted one, mainly for the Blu Ray, but the price was a negative. I actually just sold my Wii for $180 and have about $150 in gift cards. I'm about 97.82% sure I'm going to buy one come September 1st. Lol
Nice, now i think i even might get one. Good thing i waited, just gotta save up money. Finally sony is lowering the price, and who to think that a new ps3 would come out
this is the comeback to get back at the Xbox 360 and wii.
The Slim looks like a good purchase to me, but I'd really have liked to see the return of backwards compatibility and those awesome card slots the 60GB/original 80GB PS3 had. The lack of Linux support makes it unusable for things like cracking SSL, and hopefully the lack of officially sanctioned homebrew will motivate hackers to start trying to run some code on the PS3.
The slim is the one that has 120gb and is smaller. The bigger one has 80gb for the same price.
As for the backwards compatibility coming back, that won't happen. The still sell a fair amount of PS2s.
The original ps3's had actual ps2 hardware inside to make them read the older gen games. I personally hate how they removed that feature because I have one of the newer ones and my friend had the original.
I was very surprised that the slim and the fat were the same price. I thought the phat would be 199 or something.
They need to just make the design from start instead off pissing of customers who bought the original PS3, just to find out they made a new design, and that's the same problem with the DS (DS Lite, DSi.) and PSP (PSP Slim, PSP Go.)
We have the PS3, but I'm not sure if we will even use more than 3GB of memory. It's nice, though. Graphics are amazing!
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I would absolutely love one...sadly, I'm attached to my nostalgic PS2...and I'm only getting a PS3 if it has backwards compatibility, which will replace both my PS2 and PSP (The PSP really disappointed me...a lot.), naturally I'll sell the PS2 and PSP. I really love the graphics on the PS3...not to mention how awesome Arkham Asylum looks (It looks absolutely beautiful...just mind-blowing).
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Oooh~ I might just get one now.
I never really liked the PS3, the only reason I ever thought of buying a PS3 was for Final Fantasy XIV Online.
Now it looks appealing, appealing enough to buy. :b
And I might just, all just for FF XIV. xD
I play FF XI Online a lot so I really wanna play this new one~
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