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Rumor: SCE to Confirm PS3 Price Drop, PS3 Slim Caught on Film?


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267w ago - A few rumors to kick off the new week... Portuguese site GamersTek.com (linked above) is reporting that SCE is allegedly going to confirm a PS3 price drop to €299.00 today, noting that Spanish retailers including [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] are already listing PlayStation 3 80GB + LittleBigPlanet bundles at a 25% drop.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] is speculating on whether a recently uncovered YouTube 'Making of Batman' clip from the Rocksteady team contains a PS3 Slim at the 1:35 minute mark that was edited out.

A picture of it as well as the video are below, and to quote- roughly translated:





It was a worthy post in the forum NeoGAF and known who started the latest rumors about the declining price of the PlayStation 3.

According to the same, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will confirm today, Monday 10th of August, that the console will actually fall in price to € 299.00.

To give force to speculation, the chain of Spanish stores Alternate already put the PS3 on sale at that price. In turn, the British site TheSixthAxis contacted SCEE, which responded with the usual 'no comment rumors or speculation'.



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#11 - maxpwer222 - 267w ago
With the sheer amount of rumors lately, it seems that a slim PS3 is imminent. I think this is going to be a great thing for Sony, if they can address the two biggest complaints, the price and PS2 BC. I would not mind a better wireless card, but hey I can hope.

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#10 - ZBlacktt - 267w ago
LOL, very odd. I was watching this very same video a few days ago on Youtube. I noticed the blocked out PS3 then too. I didn't think slim at the time. I just thought they blocked it out because they didn't want to show biases towards Xbox owners.

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#9 - dep3che - 267w ago
SLIM??? Unless your comparing the current Kirstie Alley version of it! hahahah seriously, that thing looked bigger than my full tower. In all reality Slim or no slim, I would be looking to drop another 400 bucks on a console that is going to be reduced to specs that will almost equal a PS2. (ex. 2 usb ports, no wifi, no bla bla bla)

What Sony really needs to do is get its head out of its butt, and realize that the PS2 is dead now, and they can go on to drop the price of the ps3 to around 200 bucks, which in my book is still expensive, especially now with this economy, people would buy a lot more systems and games.

This is coming from the 'average' household with a medium income. Not from the 'average' who is not affected by the economy.

Somnambulist's Avatar
#8 - Somnambulist - 267w ago
Oh wow there's a blurred out 360 there too. Obviously that means there's going to be a 360-slim announced soon!

I think when you watch the video pass by the system it's obvious that it isn't "slim" in any way.

sivallakos's Avatar
#7 - sivallakos - 267w ago
hey guys check out the way the wires are connected i think it's a ps3. i don't know what version though.

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