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Sunday, August 30, 2009

PS3 Slim

Sonic here, and today I'm going to talk about the PS3 slim. For those of you who don't know already, the price of PS3 has been cut to $299 and has even received the "slim treatment" that the PS2 and PSP had. The new slim PS3 isn't as shiny as its fat predecessor, but is shorter and about 33% lighter. Good news for Sony is that they can cut manufacturing costs, good news for us is that we can get the PS3 at a cheaper price. Oh yeah I must say, the new PS3 looks pretty damn cool as well.

It's been a rough three years for Sony, but I think things are finally starting to look up for them. The PS3 has always been more expensive than the Xbox 360 and Wii, but at $299, it is comparable to the Xbox 360 Elite(which has also recently dropped to $299) and only $50 more expensive than the Wii. People will probably start to consider the PS3 more seriously when deciding which system to get because of its proximity in pricing.

In a recent gamefaqs poll, most people planned to buy(or receive as a gift) a PS3 out of any system. The poll can be seen here

What do you guys think? Will the PS3 rival the successes of the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii now that it's only $299?


I honestly think that Sony is going straight up hill from here. You have to consider how they started back in E3 2006... Yeah Five-Hundred and Ninety-Nine USD. Now they dropped to HALF the price.

Another thing to consider is the Blu-Ray player it has, considering that it's one of the best out there, it's highly recommended that you get a ps3 if you don't already have one. The price for a flat-out Blu-Ray player is about 200+ USD. If you think about it, one hundred dollars more for a new game console is completely worth it.

Along side the values, the library the PS3 contains is rapidly gaining popularity: Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid 4, Fat Princess, Valkyria Chronicles... This is compared to the original set of titles that sparked the low opinion masses we know of.

If I had any money, I would most definitely go and get a PS3 slim myself. The price drop is the best thing Sony has done ever since the PS2.

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