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PS3 Price Drop, New Hack-Proof PlayStation 3 Console Incoming

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179w ago - Update: Today [Register or Login to view links] has spotted the new PS3 model CECH-3001A/B via the [Register or Login to view links] site further confirming the previous report.

The new PlayStation 3 slim model will cut power consumption from 230W to 200W and weigh in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg, however, it will not include PS2 compatibility.

According to [Register or Login to view links] Sony is preparing a sizeable PS3 price drop soon which will coincide with Nintendo's 3DS console release in March (although [Register or Login to view links] states Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicts June) followed by a new hack-proof PlayStation 3 console in development.

To quote: "My source, who also told me the NGP's price will be £250 in the UK, stated Sony has been preparing a price...
 

Video: The Tester 2 - Episode 2 Featuring Ted Price Preview

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193w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has made available a preview video of The Tester 2 - Episode 2 today which features Ted Price.

To quote: After last week's PlayStation Network Season Premiere of the [Register or Login to view links] we are quickly down to ten (10) gamers all competing for the job at PlayStation, the $5,000 signing bonus, a limited edition 'The Tester' PS3 system, and a 46" Sony 3D Bravia Television.

In Episode 2, President and Founder of [Register or Login to view links], Ted Price, joins the panel as the cast travels to historic [Register or Login to view links] to band together for their first team challenge of the season.





With precision and memorization skills tested this week, who's going to stand out? Who will step it up as a leader? Who's going to crumble under the physical demands of this week's challenge? Get all the answers in Episode 2 of "The Tester 2" from PlayStation Store or watch with your friends in 'The Tester' theater in PlayStation Home where we're also rewarding the first 'Game Over' shirts.

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PS3 Bluetooth Headset is Going Slim, Same Price as Original

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194w ago - Similar to the PlayStation 3 Slim, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that the PS3 Bluetooth Headset is also going slim with the price remaining the same as the original model, later [Register or Login to view links] by Sony Peripherals Product Manager Anand Agarwal.

To quote: "A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.

Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.

The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.

As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model."
 

Sony Announces PSPgo Price Cut to $199 on November 1, 2010

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196w ago - Today Sony has officially announced that the PSPgo price will be cut from the current $249 to $199 as of November 1, 2010.

To quote from Reuters (linked above): "Sony Corp said on Monday it would cut the price of its PSPgo portable game player in the United States and Japan this month as game makers enter the crucial year-end shopping period.

Sony's move comes a month after rival Nintendo Co Ltd announced its much-anticipated 3D-capable DS portable game player would not be available until next year.

The price of the latest incarnation of the PlayStation Portable, launched about a year ago, will be cut to $199 from $249 in the United States and to 16,800 yen ($207) from 26,800 yen in Japan."
 

MinimusUSB Announced, Same Price as Teensy and AT90USBKey

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203w ago - With the release of the open-source PS JailBreak dubbed PSGroove last week, a new device known as the MinimusUSB AVR USB development unit has been announced and is said to be comparable in price to both the Teensy and AT90USBKey.

According to the official site (linked above), the device is expected to ship to distributors this coming week. This is a USB development board similar to the Teensy and the AT90USBKey.

To quote from Paul Owen: "Presenting Minimus, a high quality production grade AVR USB Development Unit that is clean in design, low in cost and readily available to resellers around the globe.

There are hundreds of projects available for the AVR USB hobbyist looking for a powerful yet cost effective solution. Works with Open Source LUFA USB firmware library and Open Source LibUSB software library. In production and shipping September 2010."




 
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