Sony's never been that great about keeping redesigned video game hardware a secret, so it's no surprise that the much rumored PlayStation 3 model debuted this evening at Tokyo Game Show.
Pricing seems a bit weird, I would think they would want to release models with very little memory to be able to sell them at the lowest possible price while allowing gamers to upgrade the hard drive when needed.
I was really hoping for a price drop. How many new owners seriously need 500 GB at the end of the generation? Seems like now would have been the best time to cash in with a really low price and a modest harddrive size. I really did think low priced hardware bundles was going to be their big thing for the holidays, I'm actually pretty surprised. Why does only Europe get the 12 Gig?
I agree. And since I have a PS3 I can upgrade to a 1TB HDD for cheaper then buying this one.
I'm getting close to my limit on a 320GB that I installed - but I deleted some install data for games I won't ever play again.
Yeah How about a price drop? I'm like 98.34 % sure people won't actually use a half of a terabyte Sony! Actually I could care less. I have my ps3 already.
The 360 and Wii may be over, but the PS3's generation is far from over. It's 2012 and 2013 line-ups are just as strong if not stronger than any other year in its life-span. Just because YOU want the generation to be over so you can masturbate to shinier graphics does not mean the rest of the world is.
Who said we were at the end of a generation? ;-)
F**k YEA!!!!!! Digging them ill be getting myself the 500gb one. Was also hoping for a price drop but who knows maybe they'll announce the 12gb close to the holiday season.
Really Sony? Why didn't you release the 12 flash in the US? Most Americans are easily fooled by the price, so you need to go for their ass. WAIT! Sony is gonna let this launch at the beginning of Oct, thus after seeing how it goes for almost 2 months(Black Friday week), they will drop the prices to 199 for the bundle and we'll probably get the flash version too.
The new PS3 looks awesome, and I love the bigger hard drive
I like the white model (I've liked all the white models of every gaming console, actually; shame most of 'em stay in Japan). But I'm not very fond of the "ridges" on the top. Or the fact that there are still only two USB ports. Seriously, Sony, you were too cheap to do more than 2 USB ports? They cost next to nothing!
I thought the point is to make them cheaper not the opposite. Especially this late of this gen.
i put a 500GB in mine years ago.. They shouldve released the flash memory 16GB so ppl can do continue doing that
Since i dont own a PS3 that 500 GB is looking awfully nice.
The hd space is for ps plus?
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So they raised the price of it.....
where the hell is the cd insert?
correct me if im wrong because i dont live in America so im not 100% sure about USA prices, but with those prices, there isnt a price drop.....theres actually a price RISE?!
Nothing changed in price except the Uncharted 3 bundle that comes along with the new super slim PS3 for $20 extra. Everything is still $250/$300. I still think Sony should have dropped the price though.
While its great to see the PS3 slim slim #forrealrealnotforplayplay - my biggest gripeis the lack of a price drop. I thought it would be $149 this Christmas. But from a business standpoint Sony has to recoup from it's massive losses this gen and I'm sure theyre selling this at a profit now.
Hmmm.. wonder if they have kept the pricing similar because they are going to also reveal a new feature set for the PS3 i.e. Revised Store, OS perhaps and maybe even Game and/or Demo streaming (Gaikai)? If they are it would make sense that they hold the price.. for the time being at least!
Sweet time to get the older slim maybe it will dropa lil more!
Another PS3 SYSTEM in my Collection
Possibly the dumbest idea yet. What were you thinking Sony? I bet this was supposed to be a cheaper model but since the gaming division is such a financial disaster they had to try to release this at a higher price than they wanted. They know that they can bleed a few more gamers out there before they lower the price. Just look at the sucker above me.
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