223w ago - As previously reported, we know that the the PlayStation 3 Slim uses half the power of its 'Fat' counterpart.
Now reports are coming out of the popular Japanese blog Ore-teki (linked above) that the PS3 Slim may actually be slower than its bulky predecessor.
Of course these differences may be caused by differences in harddrive, but in this case the maker of the video claims the same 7200RPM HDD is installed in each... which leaves room for firmware/hardware variations or simply random fluctuations.
Whatever the cause, it seems unlikely Sony will be admitting any undocumented performance difference between the models.
Below are some PS3 HDD and Blu-ray speed comparison videos demonstrating the apparent differences:
258w ago - Recently The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on the PlayStation 3, speaking of a growing disadvantage that the console would have on rivals.
According to them, sales of the PlayStation 3 would have fallen 19% in November with the same period last year, which is usually the most hectic for sales of the sector.
On the other hand, the Wii would have almost doubled sales compared to November last year and the Xbox 360 would have increased their numbers by 8%, ruling out the PlayStation 3 even more competition. The newspaper credited the figures known to the NPD Group.
The numbers would be so, then: 35 million Wiis, 22 million Xbox 360 and 17 million PS3. The situation does not seem best for Sony, to quote:
"A key factor behind the decline in sales may be the high price of the PS3. The $399, the most basic PS3 model costs at least $150 more than the Wii and the Xbox 360 less expensive.
The Sony emphasizes that the PS3 comes with a video player for Blu-ray high-definition and an HD of 80 Gb, but the price of Blu-ray players have dropped so much recently that it is possible to buy a Blu-ray player and an Xbox 360 for less than a PS3."