Sony PS3 Slim to storm the market with $299 price tag

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 18 2009 @ 20:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
As anticipated, Sony today introduced the PS3 Slim console at a press conference near Gamescom in Cologne. The new PlayStation 3 console is 36 percent lighter and 33 percent smaller than its predecessor. It features a 120GB instead of 80GB HDD, and should consume 34 percent less power. Sony says the PS3 Slim will hit retail stores in early September for $299 (299EUR, 29,980 yen). The Sony PS3 80GB will drop to $299 tomorrow, but there's no point in buying it as the PS3 Slim is only two weeks away from us.

Here's a shot of the PS3 Slim:

And here's a comparison with the current PS3:

Also announced today is the new PS3 firmware 3.0.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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