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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.


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™
* 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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