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Rumor: Alleged PS3 Slim $299 Best Buy and K-Mart Ads Surface


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263w ago - This is apparently attack of the alleged PS3 Slim ads day... two retailers from two different sources claim they snagged pics of the upcoming ads.

Gizmodo (linked above) reports that they received photos of a 120GB PS3 Slim listed for $299.99 in a K-Mart flyer.

The story on the second set of pics supposedly from a Best Buy ad comes from [Register or Login to view links] who are reporting the following from their source, to quote:

"I cannot reveal my exact role, however, I can tell you that I work closely with the marketing department at Best Buy. This ad is a mock up at best of the ad to be released in just over two weeks.

I cannot comment on the [Register or Login to view links] PS3 mock up as this is the material that we're working with. Many images are often used as placeholders. The final ad will be touched up for grammar, punctuation, etc. Hope this helps."

That being said, the general consensus thus far is they are fakes... all we can do is wait until next week to see if the PS3 Slim makes an appearance at GamesCom. If it does, then perhaps there may be some truth in them after all.



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#14 - aries2k6 - 263w ago
this kinda looks fake about the ps3 slim. looks liek the picture just got photoshopped or something.
I have no idea about the K-mart one but the Best Buy picture is fake. It was made by one of the users at neogaf as a joke. you can notice the h is taller than the T.

There is also another ad floating around from a from a major french retailer, Carrefour, supposedly announcing the ps3slim. I have no idea if that one is real or not. It was on a french site but since I don't understand any french I couldn't go through the thread.

I'm not really interested in the ps3 slim either, I just like to see how this all plays out.
Since all retailers are clearing stock, we know something is definately happening. I just hope it really is the slim or people are going to be like "WTF"?

Eddyp808's Avatar
#13 - Eddyp808 - 263w ago
this kinda looks fake about the ps3 slim. looks liek the picture just got photoshopped or something.

PS3 News's Avatar
#12 - PS3 News - 263w ago
I'm not terribly interested in the slim myself.

One last thought: I come to ps3news.com almost daily and I think you guys are easily one of the best gaming news sites! Keep it up.
Thanks! And ya, I'm sure the whole Slim fad will be over soon... you know how these things go, once Sony announces it and then it gets released and people realize it's just a slimmer 'regular' PS3 that won't allow them to do anything new then the hype will wear off.

The odd thing is I don't recall this much commotion when the PS2 Slim was released, although back then there weren't as many gamer social network sites that help keep the viral marketing alive.

Vision's Avatar
#11 - Vision - 263w ago
PS3News, I totally understand that stance. Being a recently graduated journalism major I know of that particular coverage struggle you're refering to

I guess I should rephrase as I don't really have a problem with the amount of news, (more is better!) it's just that I'm not terribly interested in the slim myself.

One last thought: I come to ps3news.com almost daily and I think you guys are easily one of the best gaming news sites! Keep it up.

ShahaK's Avatar
#10 - ShahaK - 263w ago
Well, in 4 days Gamescon is going to start in Europe. We just have to wait and hope (?) Sony will release it

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