Sony Announces Slim PS3 - It Lives This September!

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Kaz Hirai, head of all things PlayStation, announced that the long-rumored PlayStation 3 Slim will be in stores the first week of September. [UPDATED with official pic]

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Hirai noted that it will be have the same features and function of the current PS3, with a 120 gb drive. It will be 33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter.

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The unit will cost $299 in the U.S., 299 euros, 29980 yen.

It was widely speculated among the gaming press that Sony would announce a slim version of the PlayStation 3. Recurring rumors of price drops and supposed spy shots fueled speculation for months.

Sony's next major gaming press event is Tokyo Game Show, which begins in late September.

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this wiil do wonders,dollar to dollar the xbox cant match the ps3 as demostrated the last time they were in same price range :):)

and the stupidiest thing i heard is that the xbox has the hardcore crowd,lol

do they have 25million ppl that paid 400/500/600 dollars for a console with no games? nop they sell 150 dollar arcades... bravo sony