PS3 Slim Officially Confirmed By Sony's Kaz Hirai for Sept at $299
At GamesCom today, Sony's Kaz Hirai has confirmed the PS3 is getting a new model. That's right, the PS3 Slim! It will be available in stores during the first week of September and include the same features and functionality.
A 120GB hard drive is also included, and it will be 33 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter than the original PS3 console.
The cost? It will be 299. That's $299, 299 euros and 29980 yen. That will also be the price for the current PS3 starting tomorrow.
The PS3 Slim (below) looks like the leaked box model rumored from several months ago.
Finally, a release date for the PS3 Slim will vary by region but it will be available everywhere by September 1, 2009.
It will be available in stores during the first week of September and include the same features and functionality.
Well, it would have usual to us functionality - games, videos, musik, etc.
But the features will be a bit different:
- it would no longer be able to play PS2 games ( no hard- or software engine for PS2 games )
- there will be no OtherOS function - no linux ( becouse hypervisor is missing in Slim )
- you will be able to control Bravia TV
Of course it will be cheaper, smaller, more efficient, but at the cost of PS2 games and Cell BE development on PS3. For me, like for starting C programmer and ps3-linux developer, these news are not that good.