Price reduction will do good thing for Sony, not us. It will clear their old stocks, and on to the new one. However, i might say that the slim one might have some surprise for us. Especially the Patent of the new technology which allow PS3 to backward compatible.
I'm hoping (finger crossed) to make that patent available to all PS3. I really dont want to sell my ps3 and get the new ones. it has too much memory, pain, and sweat that i spent to get it.
However, i will expect new firmware in the coming weeks with the new PS3 coming to states for us to enjoy.
I just think at another strategy... What about the PHAT (all models) to include BC trough software (You all know this is possible - as my PS2 60 GB PAL can do that with no problems) and the new slim to be exactly how the 80 GB model is now!??! pretty cool isn't it??
This way they will not be pressured to lower the price to the old models... but only on the new slims, and people will actually have a choice when buying them... Do I buy the BIG SHINY UBERCOOLER FAT one or the itsy bitsy slim that does not have all those features?!?!
Last edited by mihaiolimpiu; 08-01-2009 at 07:52 AM
Rumor said that http://www.amazon.de/Sony-PlayStation-3-Konsole-slim/dp/B002JM1GPU/
Sadly, this is no confirmation of the PS3 slim at all. "Melden Sie sich an, um per E-Mail benachrichtigt zu werden, wenn dieser Artikel verfügbar ist." simply means "sign up to be notified when this item becomes available".
So, it's no different to any of the random holding pages Amazon creates for things that don't exist but they perceive there to be interest for, e.g. http://www.amazon.com/West-Wing-Blu-ray-Martin-Sheen/dp/B0013AE5PM/ which has never been announced yet has had an amazon holding page for at least a year.
So, basically maybe there is or isn't a PS3 slim, but I don't think this is evidence for it... Sorry.
Still, if Sony has cut their PS3 costs by 70% and all the other sources (IGN to GameTrailers to 1Up and so on) have been hinting at it (plus the leaked pics, video, box) the only ones who don't want to let on a PS3 Slim is coming at this point is Sony so they can sell their old stock.
The big question is... when a PS3 Slim comes, do I buy one?
The advantage of getting one (for me) would be to keep my original PS3 at 1.10 FW while I could update the Slim's if I wanted, plus I'd have a "launch day" Slim in case Sony further strips down things from it in the future.
Obviously the disadvantage would be coughing up another $299 or whatever it will cost though, still... I just might. It's not like I can't sell my 60GB fat PS3 down the road, it even has PS2 backwards compatibility support.