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Dorkchop
05-29-2009, 05:57 PM
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/05/28/ars-mole-says-slimmer-ps3-coming-in-august-or-sept/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/05/ps3slim051409.jpg

I thought Sony only released slimmer models when console sales start to slow down a lot... oh wait

D Mac
05-29-2009, 05:58 PM
gay

G
05-29-2009, 06:02 PM
OMGZZZ THE XBOX KILLER!!!!1

What Would Kevin Do?
08-18-2009, 03:54 PM
September 1st, 120GB harddrive, smaller, lighter, for $299.

#BROKEN Hasney
08-18-2009, 05:21 PM
They've dropped the 80gb origianl to the same price "while stocks last"....

WHAT? Less features for the same price? And bigger? Ugh...

#BROKEN Hasney
08-18-2009, 05:22 PM
http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/144732-ps3slim.jpghttp://www.destructoid.com/elephant/index-channel.phtml?t=top%20stories

There's a shot not taken by Mr. Blurry-Cam

Boomer
08-18-2009, 05:26 PM
I'll probably get one now. I would have picked up an old one for 250 maybe.

#BROKEN Hasney
08-18-2009, 05:28 PM
Yeah, just grab a second hand old one when the price bombs on them

What Would Kevin Do?
08-18-2009, 05:28 PM
Apparently the "remove OS" feature will be removed from the slim, meaning no installing Linux on it.

Matt Gingarac
08-28-2009, 10:58 AM
are they gonna be able to play PS2 games?... Cause if they don't that's another major flaw, Theres still some cracking ps2 games out there that i haven't yet beaten

Kane Knight
08-28-2009, 11:13 AM
http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/144732-ps3slim.jpghttp://www.destructoid.com/elephant/index-channel.phtml?t=top%20stories

There's a shot not taken by Mr. Blurry-Cam

I gotta admit, it looks sexier than that football sitting on my entertainment center.

Is there a feature list yet? I've been warning my friends they might want to wait until they know what's included, since Sony's got a history of stripping things from the PS3. Granted, it'd be great if I could get some of them to play on the PS3, but I don't want them to yell at me when they find out they removed the remaining USB ports, HDMI access, and the disc drive. :shifty:

(Yes, I'm exaggerating, just in case the ghost of Darkpower decides to reach out and bitch from beyond the grave....)

G
08-28-2009, 11:14 AM
are they gonna be able to play PS2 games?... Cause if they don't that's another major flaw, Theres still some cracking ps2 games out there that i haven't yet beaten

BC is completely gone. The PS3 has plenty of games in their library now not to worry with that.

The Jayman
08-28-2009, 11:38 AM
did anyone notice that b/c of this the 360 elite is being dropped to $299

CSL
08-28-2009, 11:40 AM
That's cause this badboy is gonna sell like a motherfucker.

:heart: my PS3

G
08-28-2009, 11:43 AM
250gb Elite coming


http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/08/superelite2.jpg


http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/08/amazongermany350gbxbox360headerimg3323.jpg

The Jayman
08-28-2009, 12:50 PM
A 250 gb elite? why microsoft? just make the current 120 gb elite blu ray capable and there's the answer.

Vietnamese Crippler
08-28-2009, 04:17 PM
I gotta admit, it looks sexier than that football sitting on my entertainment center.

Is there a feature list yet? I've been warning my friends they might want to wait until they know what's included, since Sony's got a history of stripping things from the PS3. Granted, it'd be great if I could get some of them to play on the PS3, but I don't want them to yell at me when they find out they removed the remaining USB ports, HDMI access, and the disc drive. :shifty:

(Yes, I'm exaggerating, just in case the ghost of Darkpower decides to reach out and bitch from beyond the grave....)

All the features are the same as the latest fat PS3.

Boomer
08-28-2009, 04:21 PM
It only has two USB versus four in the original, and has no media card reader. Those are the ones I know about.

OssMan
08-28-2009, 04:29 PM
I have still played approximately 0 PS3 games on my PS3

G
08-28-2009, 04:48 PM
All the features are the same as the latest fat PS3.

It only has two USB versus four in the original, and has no media card reader. Those are the ones I know about.


Good job VC ;)

Vietnamese Crippler
08-28-2009, 04:58 PM
What did I say that was wrong?

G
08-28-2009, 05:07 PM
can't tell you, it's a secret

G
08-28-2009, 05:16 PM
nah my fault. i missed the memo that they switched to 2 ports during the original's run.

Kane Knight
08-28-2009, 05:16 PM
A 250 gb elite? why microsoft? just make the current 120 gb elite blu ray capable and there's the answer.

For one, they want to push their HD video services instead of Blu-Ray. For another, thy don't want to discourage people from paying ten to twenty bucks extra for game downloads.

What did I say that was wrong?

Nothing. Both are accurate between the PS3 Fat and Slim.

Boomer
08-29-2009, 01:37 AM
nah my fault. i missed the memo that they switched to 2 ports during the original's run.

Ahh yeah I had no idea. That's why VC said "latest fat". Definitely had not noticed that they removed those long ago.

Prolly going to get a slim. It just feels like the right time to pull the trigger. Want to play some Fat Princess, MLB 09, and MGS4.

OssMan
08-29-2009, 02:50 PM
guy selling one on ebay? wtf

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230372401662&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/871/211914871.jpg

CSL
08-29-2009, 03:02 PM
It comes out on Tuesday so it's not unfeasible he could have gotten his hands on one. If not, he's probably planning on getting one Tuesday for retail and making a bit of cash

Vietnamese Crippler
08-29-2009, 03:12 PM
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/101/1018498p1.html

August 25, 2009 - Looks like many retailers across the country just couldn't wait another week, or perhaps Sony's September 1 launch date for the PlayStation 3 Slim wasn't really a hard date at all.

IGN's video man Ty Root went out this afternoon, walked into a GameStop in Brisbane, and walked out a PS3 Slim owner.

It's hard to say which stores are "breaking" the street date, but we recommend just calling around or, if you have spare time, walk in and politely ask. So far it looks like only GameStop and Best Buy are selling them right now. Let us know in the comments if you scored one early!

Kane Knight
08-29-2009, 04:48 PM
How well are they selling, I wonder.

HeartBreakMan2k
08-29-2009, 09:35 PM
One thing I'm excited about is the fact that the eject and reset buttons are now hard buttons. When I was a manager for gamestop the sensors would go out all the time and the system wouldn't know what to do. These being physical buttons will remedy alot of that.

Kane Knight
08-30-2009, 12:01 AM
One thing I'm excited about is the fact that the eject and reset buttons are now hard buttons. When I was a manager for gamestop the sensors would go out all the time and the system wouldn't know what to do. These being physical buttons will remedy alot of that.
I gotta admit I prefer the physical feedback of a switch. The touch "buttons" seem a bit dodgy.

Boomer
08-30-2009, 02:40 PM
I pulled the trigger on a CAG deal that someone found. Got it for 299.99 with free shipping and no tax from Buy.com, with a pending 30 dollar cashback deal through Bing. 270 for a Slim was just too good to pass up for me.

G
08-30-2009, 03:04 PM
Yeah, I'd do the same if I had $300. Bing cashback has been pretty good to me lately.

Boomer
08-31-2009, 07:42 PM
I want to see if anyone will trade me a Dualshock 3 controller for a 360 controller. I've got 4 360 controllers for no reason at all.

Matt Gingarac
08-31-2009, 09:11 PM
BC is completely gone. The PS3 has plenty of games in their library now not to worry with that.

Ah shoot, But you gotta admit there are still some PS2 games out there that you would still play.

G
08-31-2009, 09:46 PM
Not me, I don't really care about the PS2.

Matt Gingarac
08-31-2009, 09:51 PM
Not me, I don't really care about the PS2.

at some point in the future i probably won't care as much but trying to beat escape from monkey island is tough

G
08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Yeah, you'll eventually move on to current gen titles.

Boomer
08-31-2009, 11:05 PM
Sometimes I worry that my obsession with playing games older games will get so ridiculous that I may own a console and never play a game on it.

Kane Knight
08-31-2009, 11:46 PM
Yeah, you'll eventually move on to current gen titles.

when people are creaming themselves over Final Fantasy VII still, is it really wise to remove BC entirely? The PS2 had an awesome gaming library and it kinda sucks to see most of that go by the wayside.

On the other hand, I have my old, fat PS3 with software emulation and that works well enough, so I can't bitch too much.

I think the only thing that really bothers me about this is that most systems add more as a sales incentive, and the PS3 did the opposite. Like, the 360 has bigger HDDs and a tendency not to die every ten minutes. The DS and PSP have offered better packages, though both have had features dropped in the process, I suppose. The Wii may or may not see improvements, depending on Nintendo's whim, but they're unlikely to drop features. Which is good, because one downgrade and they'll be an NES.

Worse, production costs simply have to have gone down enough to make such losses fairly unnecessary. I know their processor's a bitch, but even then.

CSL
09-01-2009, 01:03 AM
3.00 update is out if anybody's interested

Funky Fly
09-01-2009, 01:25 AM
3.00 update is out if anybody's interested

Is that the one that adds backward compatibility back in?

Vietnamese Crippler
09-01-2009, 05:54 AM
Not the most reliable source, but...

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/19011.cfm


Says Koller: "[backwards compatibility is] not coming back, so let me put that on the table...It's not as big as a purchase intent driver as you may be hearing," he says (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/08/21/ps3_back_compat_dead/). "We've got such a substantial lineup of titles on the PS3; most people are buying the PS3 for PS3 games. They've buying it for PS3 games and Blu-ray (http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/blu-ray.cfm) movies."

Boomer
09-02-2009, 11:48 PM
The PS3 should have arrived when I get home tomorrow. Ordered MGS4 for 18 bucks online today, so I'll be looking forward to that. Probably gonna buy Fat Princess first thing and play that for a while...dunno. Probably gonna wait for some good deals for a few of these games...I don't buy many games for 60 bucks anymore.