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Old 08-18-2009, 04:23 PM #1
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120GB PS3 Slim confirmed by K-mart, Sears

* By Tor Thorsen, GameSpot
* Posted Aug 18, 2009 9:07 am PT

[UPDATE] Hours before Sony's GamesCom press conference, the US retailer begins taking preorders for long-rumored console; FYE shows 80GB going to $299, 160GB to $399; September launch now confirmed.

Following a series of markdowns of current PlayStation 3s in the US and Europe, yet more evidence is mounting that a cheaper PlayStation 3 Slim will be announced shortly. Just hours before Sony's GamesCom press briefing was slated to begin in Cologne, Germany, US retailer K-mart began taking preorders for the console.

Oops.

K-mart is running banner ads that indicate the console will be cheaper than its base model's current $399 price point. The site is currently hosting a banner ad that trumpets that "THE RUMORS ARE REALITY" and that there is a "new low price & a new and exciting PlayStation 3."

Meanwhile, the retailer's online store has a "Sony PS3, SLIM PRESELL 2" product page, which lists the console as having the 120GB hard drive first shown in images that surfaced in May:

PS3, SLIM High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience. Free PLAYSTATION Network membership. 120GB HDD for downloading games, music, videos, and photos. Includes DUAL SHOCK 3 controller. HDMI output for 1080p resolution. (emphasis added.)

The site also lists the 120GB PS3 Slim as shipping on August 24--a date that seems suspect, given it is on a Saturday. However, rival retailer Sears has also posted a "Sony PS3, SLIM PRESELL 1" product page with the same release date.

Meanwhile, game blog Kotaku was sent scans of in-store posters for retailer FYE that trumpet the "new low price" of both existing PS3 models--$299 for the 80GB stand-alone and $399 for the 160GB Uncharted bundle.

[UPDATE] Sure enough, Sony made it official in Cologne: A new, matte-black 120GB PS3 Slim will go on sale the first week of September for $299 (US & Canada) or €299 (EU).

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6215476...dlines;title;2
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:26 PM #2
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:35 PM #3
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Nah its a good system tho...my 360 got that 3 red light **** a while back...good now tho
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:14 PM #4
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I just bought a 360 because of the games I wanted. I'm not about to bum it like it's a football team or anything.
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great news... now i can buy my PS TRIPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
cant wait.... am kinda bored of the 360 right now..
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:56 PM #9
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I will buy a PS3 eventually but will be mostly for Blueray. I cant really see any reason to buy most games on it. I love playing online so 360 blows it away in my opinion.
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