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


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285w 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 - 285w ago
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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.

#10 - ZBlacktt - 285w ago
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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.

#9 - dep3che - 285w ago
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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.

#8 - Somnambulist - 285w ago
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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.

#7 - sivallakos - 285w ago
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hey guys check out the way the wires are connected i think it's a ps3. i don't know what version though.

#6 - Karoi - 285w ago
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If you ask me these are the XDK's. The new one, at the time this movie was made there didn't introduced yet. I don't think it's a PS3 Slim.

#5 - PS3 News - 285w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by B4rtj4h View Post
Why do you think that it is a Slim??

You'd have to ask the folks at NeoGAF that... as that is where the rumor came from. I can only assume they are speculating it's a PS3 slim because of the censoring in the video though.

#4 - B4rtj4h - 285w ago
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Why do you think that it is a Slim??

I have compared the size and it is defenetly NO slim.

#3 - Shrink - 285w ago
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First thing that came to my mind: Dev stations!

And that's it I guess - nothing else.
They just don't want that anyone gets the serial number on the back or something.

#2 - PS3 News - 285w ago
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I was thinking a Dev unit myself, but then why would they bother censoring that when pics of them are all over the net

Another thing I read was it could have been a black XBox 360 but even that I'm sure I've seen many times before so I don't see what the "big deal" would be on it either.

It would be interesting if someone posts the pic uncensored though, just to see what it is hehe

 

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