Usually, when a new form factor existing video game hardware debuts, there's a corresponding change in the asking price. But the upcoming re-design of the PlayStation 3 seem to buck that trend, with the 250 GB bundle announced this week set to go for $270. Prices on older models—a 160 GB version starts at $250 and a…
Just as the original model of the PlayStation 3 was made available in a fancy shade of silver, so too is the newer "Slim" model. Let's hope unlike last time this isn't a Japan-only kind of deal!
The PS3 Slim isn't just slim, it's also lighter than the previous model of the console. Which means it's slightly easier to take the thing on the road. Hence this portable gaming rig.
Sony hopes to fix the PlayStation 3-stalling 8001050F error in a day. But, if you have a fat PS3, do not use it for 24 hours. The news came in Sony's first comprehensive statement about the error plaguing PS3s worldwide.
The PS3 Slim was a decent attempt at reducing both the size, and the cost, of the original PlayStation 3. But did you know Sony were considering making some more drastic changes?
Federal agents typically used $1,100 computers to crack passwords to the seized hard drives of suspected child pornographers. Now they're using $300 PlayStation 3s to pull off the same task.
Poor Aaron Howe. The guy makes an honest living, tries hard to keep his kids happy, and what happens? Sony Computer Entertainment's "Kevin Butler" goes and cuts Aaron's grass. Creepy.
Sony's original PS3 Slim price drop ad may have pleased gamers, but it pissed off the entire nation of Nigeria. As we reported, the ad was pulled, and now a reworked version has hit the airwaves.
If you feel you can stomach more sales "percentages" in lieu of sales "figures", then Sony's boast today of a 300% increase in PS3 sales is something you could maybe look into.
It's not just Japan that is going bonkers over the PS3 Slim. The United Kingdom is going bonkers, too. PS3 sales are up over a thousand percent, apparently!
In The Land of the Rising Sun, Sony has a hit with the PS3 Slim. A really, really big one.
Kazuyuki Inakoshi, manager of Akihabara's Messe Sanoh, doesn't pull any punches in his Famitsu.com column about the recent PS3 Slim launch. In short: The launch could have been smoother.
Yesterday was the PS3 Slim launch in Japan. It was a rather low key launch at the Akihabara Yodobashi Camera. It was so low key that it's possible to spot the same guy over and over again.
The royal we have updated our PS3. There are little things we've noticed, little things we like, little things we don't. What about you?
No, they didn't get those guys. Who wants stuffy businessmen when you can get other stuff? That's right other stuff.
Who knows! That didn't stop me from calling five Japanese retailers to find out.
Yes and no, say some comparison videos that hit YouTube yesterday. In the startup (above) and DVD loading, you see the Slim marginally trails the Phat. But in starting and loading Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's faster.