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PS3 Slim Announced!

by Steve Barringer

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

After months of speculation of either a PS3 price drop or slimmed down console Sony finally let the ball drop earlier today. At Gamescon in Cologne, Germany, Sony announced a PS3 slim hitting retailers soon. Before reading any further I should warn that all that is official is the announcement of the PS3 slim and the price. Sony's official website hasn't been updated yet to reflect this new addition to the PS3 family. The new console is priced at $299, $100 cheaper than the current cheapest model. As far as speculation is concerned, the release date could be as early as next week or as late as the first week in September. Most rumors are saying that the slim comes with a 120GB hard drive, 1 dual shock 3 controller, blu-ray player and 1080p support. These are the specs that were found in the Kmart PS3 Slim Page ad on their website, but have since been taken off. No word yet on whether or not the new console is backwards compatible. Kotaku is reporting that the new model is about 1/3rd smaller and lighter than the original model.