Sony's new "Super Slim" PS3 model will not be offering anything new and exciting for gamers.
It's a bundle. $20 more than a 160GB standalone PS3. And comes with a 250GB HDD, Uncharted 3 and a $30 worth of content DUST514 voucher. What value do these people not see? And what the hell is it supposed to offer that is new?
Nintendos Wii u too expensive and offers nothing new. I can't wait till I see that article because it would be true. The slimmer ps3 offers a newer design ps3 that runs cooler using less electricity
whats the bleedin point in taking a dig at the Wii u?? some people like stirring up trouble - just focus on the article at hand please. (btw i'm not a Nintendo fanboy, i only own one console, which is a ps3)
Thing is, as soon as this new PS3 comes out. Current PS3 slims, which for the most part are superior that these new slims, will be cut in price. So I highly recommend that people buy them from that fire sale. Then this new slim will just replace the old one.
This was made to compete with wiiu while there working on there next gen console i guess....though a price drop would of been nice to give it that extra reason to buy it instead of a wiiu :D
@Muffins1223: This was not designed to compete with Wii U. It was designed to bring down the production cost of the system further.
If the PS3 wasn't too expensive last week, why is it too expensive now, when it DOES offer some new value? Bigger hard drives, which are an excellent inclusion. Hard drive space on PS3: You can never have enough.
not to mention of the free PS+ deal with the instant game collection
The Wal-Mart Anniversary bundle (here in Canada, I don't know if it's happening in the US) is better than this bundle though. 160GB PS3, one controller, all 3 Uncharted games for $200. So at least in Wal-Mart there are better bundles. But maybe that won't be the case once this version comes out. And lol at all the people complaining about the price. I guess you guys don't want Sony to turn a profit but are ok with Nintendo not selling the Wii U at a loss. Meaning they could make the Wii U cheaper too.
Well I feel that in order to better penetrate the market, which is on the verge of becoming saturated, Sony would have been better off with offering the new , much cheaper to manufacture, model without the game and with a 160 hdd for 149.99. This would have allowed them to still make a profit off the now, greatly reduced machine's manufacturing cost and to move MANY more units to those that the ps3 has always been out of reach.
I'd reckon it would be much more enticing if they decided to upgrade it with a 4x Blu Ray drive for faster loading, Wireless N, and 4 usb ports. It would have also been nice if they managed to include a small amount of dedicated ram for the OS so the in game xmb could load instantly no matter what you're playing.
Some were saying the reason SONY would release a 12GB is because they'd eliminate the need for mandatory install through a faster drive. Turns out that was wishful thinking as usual.
All current gen consoles are still to expensive. 360 and PS3 should be $99 to $149 by now. Wii U is coming out and has more power than both combined and it's the same price.
That's not true, a Wii U bundle is on average £150 more expensive than a PS3/360 bundle. Consoles alone the Wii U is around £100 more expensive. Here in the UK anyway.
Lol than both combine? WII U 2?
It's definitely 2-3x more powerful but not more than both together.
Now, now whats all this shouting we'll have no trouble here. This is a local site for local people there is nothing for you here.
Should have $100 slashed off. Pointless to announce a new revision and no price cut. As if a few more GB of space was what had held people back from buying one.
So what do you think will happen to the price of all the Slims now? Think they'll sell at the same price? I don't. There are hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of those things in the inventories of stores around the world, and they're all about to drop in price when the Super Slim comes out. May not be the newest model, but price drop: confirmed. I also keep getting reports of retailers being able to set their own prices? And there's STILL the very real possibility of seeing some sort of price cut before the holidays.
LOL. I hope not. I mean I hope they don't have millions in stock. What a failure in bound capital that would be. Especially when announcing a new model. Stock will be dried up soon, like in a month or something. I can imagine, those will likely drop a little, and thus even sell faster. But that's about that. Or they go back to Sony to keep a maintenance stock for exchanges.
Obviously this is more about reducing manufacturing costs for Sony (increased margins), rather than pushing those cost savings on to customers.
It's almost like Sony tries to play it save to stay in the business while they expect the numbers to drop. Might as well be a defensive reaction to the WiiU. It probably makes a lot of sense in the light of the WiiU ... but also in the knowing a new PlayStation isn't too far out (but not quite ready). So, yes, I agree. That makes Sony more competitive; from a business standpoint. And probably because they know expecting the PS3 to increase numbers this late in the life cycle vs. a brand new console from Nintendo is unrealistic.
From the article: "I mean, Sony could have at least added in PS1/2 backwards compatibility" Every ps3 already has ps1 backwards compatibility.
I don't know why people disagreed with a fact. All PS3's have PS1 BC and always have. My Phat 60GB launch PS3 has PS2 BC as well. I paid for all the bells and whistles while I had the chance.
Every PS3 has PS2 BC in some form. The PS2 classics are technically BC as it uses virtual PS2 disk images with PS2 emulation similar to how PS1 classics work.
Technically yes that's true, however when people speak of BC they usually mean being able to put in their physical copies and play them on the new system. Whether it does this though hardware or software doesn't really matter so long as they play. As a generation moves on BC becomes less and less important to the consumer, however during a console launch period it can sway quite a few people to upgrade. If a person knows they can play their older games they're more likely to trade in their older system towards a new one while the trade-in value is still relatively high.
With this new super slim version all that seems to have happened is that Sony have cut their manufacturing costs but the retail price has stayed at the same price point. No incentive to purchase as it looks cheap and ugly as sin. If this was £100 - £150 here in the uk lots of people would buy this for their kids for Christmas, but at £199 retail it's too expensive to consider as a kids console as the better looking slim version looks a far more quality product for the same money.
i agree the 12gb version is £184. in july we bought my sister a 320gb ps3 with london 2012 for £189!!
the only thing i wanted them to include was wireless N and a $199 option. people will still buy it its a sexy slimmer model, only the american media will try to kill sony sales like they have been doing all this generation.
I understand that theres a recession and people dont have much money but people are also being very tight fisted. You cant expect sony to keep selling PS3's at a loss and then be able to make a PS4 available. What will people say when the PS4 and next xbox say. I wont speculate a price but I can see them being a lot more than €300 because of the hardware thats in the consoles and the cost of R & D etc. It seems a lot of you dont understand what it takes and how much it costs to do R & D new tech and how much the hardware costs. You all expect everything to be very cheap.
Wouldve been nice if they dropped it to 199$ and kept the hdd or even lessened it. Its been the same price for 3 years now
i like how ps3 has the most games, free online, blu ray and is the cheapest current gen on the market, YET people want more price drops yet dont ask for a price drop for xbox live (instead got a 10+ increase which they all justified) and the cosnole is stilll expensive even though its less equipped. i dont get people honestly
I think maybe we should leave the 360 out of this. Guaranteed there will be bubble reductions for trolling.
well ps3 doesnt have the most games, the best online, isnt the cheapest on the market,doesnt do MP the best and blu rays are more expensive than dvds. I just got live 2 days ago for 49 dollars. both MS and Sony need to come down on pricing. I dont care for the wiiu but I do want it to sell out to force MS/Sony to hit next gen next year! Cant see either waiting to 2014 if wiiu takes off fast
I think Sony is being smart about this, it is still business. I think after a couple of months they will drop the price to199 for the 12gb but people are still going to complain because they have to go buy a hdd so it will still be too expensive for them?
Announce a price cut now and NO ONE buys a PS3 until this thing drops. Some of you have no idea how retail works.
Are people that delusional? It's the same hardware for god sake, they've essentially done nothing but brushed it up with a new paint, a different shell so to speak, so ofcourse it's not going offer anything new dumbass. But now that it has come to it, when apple announces the iphone5 and claims it is allegedly not an iphone 4S with a different shell, people including journalists swallow it up and are like moths found all over the stores. Sony on the other hand trying to be modest, gets the finger and a big " try harder next time". Journalism, I love it.
Sony can't afford a price cut. Plain and Simple.
Come on people think further along then launch day. Sony can make a quick buck from crazy must have the new thing people then drop the price to whatever xbox lowers there system to for the holidays or even lower. If they offer a black friday version for say $175 or $199 i might take one & sell my old ps3 phat for $100 & call it a day.
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