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Rumor: French Web site Reports a PS3 Price Cut and New Model

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246w ago - Popular French Web site JeuxVideo (linked above) is reporting that they have received confirmation of a PS3 price cut to 299 Euros in early September.

Additionally, they have reaffirmed the rumor from two days ago in stating that a new, cheaper PS3 model (likely the long-awaited PS3 Slim) will be announced at Sony's Gamescom press conference held in Cologne on August 18, 2009.

To quote, roughly translated: For many months that the most fanciful rumors circulating on the net about a price drop of the PlayStation 3.

But this time it seems to be confirmed as contacted by us, some wholesalers say that the price of the console Sony will soon drop. And even better, since we can announce that a new version of the console that goes out!

The official announcement of the new cheaper version of the PS3 would be made at the press conference that the Japanese giant held in Cologne at the gamescom Tuesday 18 August at 18h French time, we will cover the show and of course We also...
 

Rumor: UK Retailer PS3 Clearance Indicates a PS3 Slim Coming?

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247w ago - To add more fuel on the fire of the last PS3 Slim rumor of a September 2nd European launch date, today comes the latest chapter in PlayStation 3 Slim speculation.

UK site GhostStorm (linked above) is reporting that UK chain WHSmith are currently selling PS3 consoles in-store at a reduced price of £200.

When they asked the retailer a reason for the clearance, they were told, to quote:

"We are clearing PS3s to make room for any new products that may come from Sony in the future."

So the question that now remains: Is WHSmith privy to some information on an upcoming PS3 Slim model, or is their giant clearance exercise completely unrelated to a potential PlayStation 3 Slim appearance this fall? Time will tell...

PS: Can anyone else confirm that WHSmith is selling them for £200 locally?
 

Rumor: New Sony PSN Service Update is Coming Soon?

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247w ago - The Examiner.com (linked above) is reporting news of an incoming Sony PSN service update. Upon logging in to investigate further, the following are now shown under the PSN Services section:

• Screen: Media Go!
• Screens: PlayStation Store for Games 1, 2 and 3
• Screen: Video Delivery Service
• Screens: SensMe

It's no surprise that Sony is constantly expanding their PSN services- which currently include PlayStation Home, the PlayStation Store and a movie/television rental service (among others) as the PS3 is indeed a multimedia console.

What's in the cards remains to be seen, but until then some screens from the services detailed above are available, and to quote:

On their official press site, Sony has an official PSN tab and it lists all the available services for PS3 owners to take advantage of. Well, Sony just updated their press site and under their PSN service section, they list a new link that is tentatively titled "Coming Soon" - which is currently unavailable to open.

Will Sony be announcing a new PSN service in the near future? Or will it be part of the Thursday store update? I have high doubt it's the rumored PlayStation Cloud service, but it's definitely something. For it to be on the site now, Sony must be planning to...
 

Rumor: PSN Cards to Come to Europe in October

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247w ago - Several sites are reporting a rumor today that PSN Cards will finally be coming to Europe on October 1, 2009.

To quote: October 1st will be an important day for Sony. With the launch of the PSP Go and the much-awaited Gran Turismo PSP already confirmed for that day, now it's been reported that the same day what European PSN users have been clamoring for years will be finally released: PSN pre-paid cards.

While we're labeling this as rumor since it hasn't been officially confirmed yet, the timing of release makes it seem very likely, given that the download-only PSP Go launches on the same day, it makes sense for pre-paid cards to accompany it.

We'll keep you informed when Sony finally confirms the rumor.
 

Rumor: PS3 Slim to Launch in Europe on September 2, 2009

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248w ago - The day just wouldn't be complete without some additional PS3 Slim details, rumors, hype or speculation... now would it?

Today Examiner.com (linked above) is reporting that the PlayStation 3 Slim is rumored to make a September 2nd launch, with an official announcement coming on August 18, 2009.

This roots from Elios83 of NeoGAF who states, to quote:

"I've heard from retail sources, which have been absolutely reliable in the past that PS3 Slim will launch throughout Europe on September 2 at 299€, official announcement at the GamesCon. We'll see but considering the same sources have been spot on for two years in a row (40GB+price cut and 80GB) I personally don't doubt them "

Based on that, the Examiner speculates that as Gamescon takes place during mid-August Sony may include the PS3 Slim announcement during their 3-hour long press conference on August 18th.

Of course only time will tell for certain, however, NeoGAF is usually on top of things in the gaming realm so here is to hoping this rumor pans out!