Even slimmer PS3 out next week
Flash storage version inbound too
Sony has introduced the expected new, slimmer, curvier PlayStation 3 and pledged to put it on sale next week.
The PS3 Even Slimmer takes up just three-quarters of the space the PS3 Slim does. It'll come in 12GB and 500GB capacities, Sony said today at the console revamp's Tokyo Game Show debut.
The former contains Flash storage only - though Sony will offer a 250GB HDD add-on. It's aimed at folk keen to use the PS3 as a media player.
The 500GB PS3 will arrive on 28 September, priced at €299 (£240) and bundled with Fifa 13. The 12GB model will cost €229 (£184) and will arrive on 12 October. ®
Quite a few don't
Lad opposite me - got PS2, no PS3, wants one
Comparison photos needed
It's supposed to be smaller - but the jpegs on my screen look he same size as ever :-). Really need some side-by-side photos with orig, slim and slimmer. Or even just a Lego mock-up - c'mon Reg.
It's a redesign to cut costs and lower the price. So it makes sense from that point of view. But you do wonder if everyone that wants a PS3 has already bought one in the past?
Seems OK (not great but OK)
500GB model is $399 in Aus. Current 320GB is ~$388 (not including any discount).
So you're getting an extra 180GB for 10 bucks + most probably a more energy efficient model. Not a price drop, but like for like it's OK.
The 12GB model is $298. So $100 for a 500GB drive isn't bad either. Yes you can get your own for much cheaper, but in terms of straight from Sony, it's OK.
So the prices are reasonable comparing with what it replaces. Expect the Slim v1 prices to come down to sell out stock. Then by December they'll run some sales/bundles. Bare in mind Slim v2 is going to be cheaper to produce eventually so there will be room for price cuts in the future. Staying with Slim v1 may have limited this capacity.
You must have a different definition...