Sony unveils PlayStation 3 Slim, drops PS3 prices by $100
August 18th, 2009 by Maxim · 2 Comments · 17,229 Views
Sony just released news that it will slash prices on its PS3 consoles by $100 (100 EUR in Europe) on all versions of PS3 consoles. Some retailers have dropped prices a few days earlier, probably due to the rumor that a price cut was imminent. Apparently, Sony is trying to improve sales of its console, which was underselling compared to Microsoft XBox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
Another news is that PS3 Slim console has been unveiled at last, at shipments will begin approximately in September 2009. Amazon customers can pre-order the new PS3 Slim console already for $299 with free shipping.
How different is PS3 Slim console from the previous versions? First of all, it has 120GB hard drive – 50% more space then the most popular of PS3 systems, the 80GB model. Slim model is also 33 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter then the 80GB and 160GB models. And it’s still a fully-features PlayStation 3 model, with Blu-Ray player, USB ports, Wi-Fi adapter and 1 gigabit ethernet connectivity. No luck with a memory card reader or compatibility with PlayStation2 – just like in the year-old “fat” models.
** UPDATE **
Although officially shipments of the new PlayStation 3 Slim console were not supposed to begin until August 31, 2009, the system I pre-ordered on Amazon a week ago has been shipped to me today (August 26, 2009) via USPS. The suspense of waiting for the precious package has begun…
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