Rumor: PS3 Slim at End of Month, 80GB PS3 Bundle Price Drops

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245w ago - Over the last few weeks we've heard from Belgium, French, Spanish and now Italian retailers reporting that PS3 price drops are in the works to make room for a new PlayStation 3 Slim console's arrival.

Today an employee of a large Italian retailer has confessed the following on NeoGAF under the username zallaaa, to quote:

"I can confirm the discount for Italy. I work for a big consumer electronic shop and we just received some bundles (80gb PS3 + Pacific Rift) that will be priced 299€.

Also I got an almost official confirmation that the discount is for emptying the channel for the slim version which should land the 30th of August (at least we should receive it on the 30th). 399€. The color is not sure, but silver it seems."

That being said, hopefully all of these reports will be confirmed on August 18th during Sony's 3-hour conference at GamesCom in Cologne.
 

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

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245w 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 Alternate.es and Pixmania.com are already listing PlayStation 3 80GB + LittleBigPlanet bundles at a 25% drop.

Additionally, NeoGAF 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...
 

Rumor: Leaked Document Reveals PS3 Slim and PS3 Price Drop

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246w ago - Today French site PS3Gen (linked above) have posted what reportedly is a leaked document which appears to confirm both a PS3 Slim model and PS3 price drop this September.

The document is available below and to quote, roughly translated:

"Now Slim or PS3 price drop? Both, Sir!

Several contacts "unofficial" we have confirmed that the two first arrived in September. Slim version is already present in the database under the name "PlayStation 3 SLIM and is posted to 299 €.

No real news for the current version but it seems impossible that his price is not revised downwards otherwise, it would sell more. The Slim is even informally already pre-booked in some shops!

It should be noted that other "offers" PS3 is scheduled for the end of the year after the planning, but it would be, according to our sources, bundles and other offers promotions that are specifically made by this retailer.

This announces Gamescom much spice, and a very nice beginning!"
 

Rumor: PS3 Price Cut and PS3 Slim at GamesCom on August 18?

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246w ago - According to Belgium site RTLinfo, Sony has been briefing retailers of an imminent €100 (£85) price cut on the 80GB PS3.

The rumors follow the news that Sony is informing Japanese retailers that the 80GB PS3 model will not be shipping after August 8th, while Sony has cut the cost of its 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle from Amazon by $50.

To quote: "Sony are looking to make a big splash at GamesCom, so it we'll see big hardware and software news coming out of their Press Conference," said Associate Editor of PSM3, Andy Hartup.

"There's little doubt PS3 Slim will happen at some point - PSone and PS2 went through the same treatments - and GamesCom seems like a prime time to unveil it. I wouldn't bet against a PS3 Slim / Uncharted 2 bundle appearing this October."
 

Amazon Drops 160 GB Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3 Pack Price

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246w ago - Well, it's not the big price drop everyone is anxiously awaiting, however, PlayStationLifestyle.net (linked above) did notice that Amazon.com has dropped the PS3 160GB price by 10%... meaning $50 off.

To quote: "Amazon.com has reduced the price of the 160GB PS3 Bundle that features a copy of Uncharted and a voucher for the downloadable game Pain. The price has been reduced 10%, so you can score the PS3 for the low(er) price of $449.

No word at how long this offer stands, so act now to ensure you can take advantage of the lowered price."

That being said, if you were planning on getting Uncharted: Drake's Fortune anyway it may be worth doing so while the deal is still on.
 







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