Sony announced a new PlayStation 3 redesign that releases in bundles on September 25th and October 30th. This late into the PS3 life, and with new things on the horizon, is the new redesign even needed?
I don't know. We'd need to know how much they're saving to be able to answer that.
Guess it necessary for my cousin since he's selling his Xbox360 for one to play The Last of Us. Thinking about picking up one myself for the dining room.
@Grib Eh... who cares about Their savings? how about My savings or those who want a Cheaper PS3, this console is more expensive, I just can't believe it, 6 years in November since it's available in the market and now, just when everyone and their grandma think this generation is about to end, Sony Rise the price of their new model, which, I'm damn sure, it's cheaper to produce, just insane!
It's a little late to be coming out with new models just to make money back. The older models will drop in price so that's good. But by comparison the PS2 launched at $299 and by the same time that the PS3 has been out now the price of the PS2 dropped to $129 while having much more demand and making Sony lots of money. It's almost as though Kaz Hirai was told by the board that they better generate revenue soon and this is one example. So instead of cutting costs by making a redesign and passing those savings onto the customer they make it look like's it's more appealing and phase out the older models that weren't making them as much money.
It's not necessary. It's another way they can just make more money.
Anyone who disagrees with your comment is clearly a fanboy. What you say is true. Sony needs the money so remaking it smaller and adding cheaper parts will gain them more profits.
Says one of the biggest Sony fanboys on this site.
It would be another way to make money IF they droped it's price, not raised lol
I think it's about getting cheaper ones, but also about paying off and getting a real try in what the R&D department works. They may be trying something new inside the little one. Reduction of energy, size and noise is always a struggle in hardware machines, and PS3 SS is a way to get mass field results about consumption and fabrication. The size of the die is crucial in the next generation, as they showed with PSP and then Vita.
As long ya can play games, why car
i'm surprised it took this long for the doom articles to appear after sony made their super slim announcement...
bigger HDD yes a new design no
I wasn't aware updated models needed justification.
Who cares? Its not a PS4 or slightly upgraded PS3 that will make the old ones useless (something Apple would do) Its just a slim, and it will send a jolt into their sales just in time to toss some competition into the WiiU boat.
Ok, if they can cut manufacturing cost then why not? Do we need an article to state the obvious. It smaller and uses less materials. In Manufacturing 101, this most likely results in lower cost. Why did I just waist my time on this story? Oh well, there are more things to worry about then this article...I'm out.....
so this holiday season you can get a Wii U for $299 or a PS3/xbox360 for $250-300?
The God of war saga needs to be in 250gb or 500gb for the super slim ps3 bundle because uncharted is not more popular then god of war in united states and for Europe Is Gt5 xl bundle
I think this would have been the original slim design,and the other one was just designed to lower the cost when they where under pressure to lower the cost.
Love the smaller size but it looks like a cheap PS3 knock off. I'll keep my original PS3 slim model. What really disappoints is no USB sockets on the back. Love them or hate them, MS did good with their redesign of the 360.
Yeah, the 360S looks pretty good, but the first one was rather ugly. The original Xbox wasn't all that attractive, either. Personally, I like this super slim. I was never that fond of the Slim, and heavily prefer the original fat design. Edit: Also, it's necessary for Sony, who needs to cut costs with the production of the PS3. And that savings will reach consumers shortly, as I doubt the price will stay the same during the holidays. And even if it does, current supplies of systems will likely drop in price, if only to get them out of inventory. That's an indirect price cut, and will likely boost sales, as well.
Its a cost cutting move no doubt, but the simple design of it is obviously geared towards an audience that doesn't own a PS3 yet. In the past Sony had a good hold on families and casual gamer's alike, but with the PS3 they have mainly been able to attract hardcore gamer's. When consoles reach the end of their life, companies try to sell their product to a different set of people then they originally targeted. This is why they are releasing more family friendly games like PlayStation All Stars, LBP Karting and Wonderbook. So in a sense its needed, I'm sure this version of the PS3 wont affect the majority of gamer's one way or the other though.
i can get a second ps3 for my bedroom and recently I started to get frustrated because my 250 GB cant hold all my DLC> I can really use the 500 GB
I agree. I could really use all that extra space right now.Kind of running low on room.
can 2 ps3 systems be activated on on one psn account?
Yes. It used to be 5 but I think they changed it to two. Not sure if this includes a PSP and Vita on the same account.
Is pointless to buy a ps3 now that the ps4 is on its way
oh really? when is it out? how much?
I think is obvious is coming out late next year
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