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Sony PS3 Slim announced, a price drop too!

by Arjun Tandon on August 19, 2009

Sony has officially confirmed that they are going to bring out a new, slimmer version of the PlayStation 3.

The new version has a Matte Black finish, comes with 120GB storage and consumes less power that it’s predecessor. While it’s size has shrunk, the PS3 Slim won’t support OS install but that shouldn’t be a problem for most people. Apart from that, other features are the same found in the previous model.

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Another major thing is that Sony has reduced the price on the console to a much more desirable $299. Starting today, the current 80GB PS3 will also retail for $299.

The new 3.0 firmware will also be released concurrently with the PS3 slim, providing a breath of fresh air for existing machines.

Spec sheet:

* Product name: PlayStation 3
* Product code: CECH-2000A (Charcoal Black)
* CPU: Cell Broadband Engine™
* GPU: RSX
* Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
* Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
* Hard disk: 120GB 2.5″ Serial ATA
* USB 2.0 ports: 2
* Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 (+EDR)
* Controller: Wireless Controller (Bluetooth) x 1
* AV outputs: HDMI x 1, AV MULTI OUT x 1, Digital out (optical) x 1
* Resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
* BD / DVD / CD drive (read only): BD × 2 (BD-ROM), DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM), CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
* Power: AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz
* Power consumption: Approx. 250W
* External dimensions (excluding maximum projecting part): Approx. 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length)
* Mass: Approx. 3.2kg
* Included in box: PlayStation 3 system × 1, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 3) × 1, AC power cord × 1, AV cable × 1, USB cable × 1

The new PS3 Slim will be out in the first week of September (September 1 in North America and Europe, September 3 for Japan).




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Chris September 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Well it’s out today but already people wer receiving their Slim PS3′s last week – well done to Sony for getting them out so quickly after the announcement. Looks asthough Microsoft are taking them on though with the re-pricing of the Xbox 360 Elite.

Emille September 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I just picked up my PS3 Slim today, locally…I was honestly wondering if Sony got the hint from the slow trickle of PS3s in the past…all I could think of were long lines and striking out at local stores…but, to my surprise, there were roughly 30 units in a locked cage where I purchased it. My first PS3(80 gig, Motorstorm package), which I purchased a YEAR ago has since given up on playing blu-ray discs, much to my dismay. Real bummer as I have had a stack of blu-rays I hadn’t even watched yet, so I am sure you can imagine the disgust and outrage, especially since I bought the 80 gig online…so, here I am, with my Slim 120 gig, hoping for the best. I hooked it up to my 46″ Sony “Z” series Bravia LCD, and kept my fingers crossed. Still looking as amazing as ever, I breathed a sigh of relief, and put in a disc…no problems what-so-ever. Of course, it’s only been a few hours, and I have already watched about 75% of “The Venture Brothers” season 3, and I am hoping I don’t have to take back all the wonderful things I have said of Sony products in the past. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for everyone out there, including myself, and I’ll buy more blu-ray discs…hpefully not to be continued…

Glenn Fernandes September 15, 2009 at 4:45 am

Thanks for the information. The new slim PS3 has a sleek curve body, it looks very different, has a meticulous design. It is designed in such a way that it won’t stand vertically but horizontally.The new slim PS3 consumes 34% less power than PS3. Its great that it comes with 120GB hard drive.

crazy blogger October 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm

what’s its price now in india.

Arjun October 20, 2009 at 5:12 pm

@ Crazy Blogger: It’s a little less than 20k.

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