New changes (under confidentiality cloak still) are coming to the PS3. They are 'Changing the model name and PARTS other than wireless module'...
price drop just before a tetra master game and a blitzball game are released on the psn
My guess is a new SKU that is suppose to replace the premium 80GB model that has been phased out. The point of the FCC filing is submission of changes that will not affect the RF profile of the device, so the new device should still have the same RF capabilities as the previous PS3s. They also seem to maintaining the change for their debugging station for the PS3, which I would assume is the diagnostic or development module for the PS3.
So maybe slight changes to that version?
coming to a theater near you. LOL.
Sony constantly refines the hardware. They always have. I'm sure there will be a day when they get the components inside the system reduced to where they'll be able to reduce the form factor.
A PS3 slim would probably shoot up Japanese PS3 sales by about 9,001%
I hope so. As much as I like the PS3 I wish it was a bit smaller.
i`d love a slim ps3.
The size is the only gripe I have with the system and I am positive the slim/lite version of the PS3 along with a price drop will sell in ridiculous numbers. Hell, even I'll be buying the slim/lite even though I have a 60G.
PS3 slim FTW!
Give us a sneak peek, King Kaz. <:
Kaz let us know! lol.
I like this Kaz guy more and more every day. If I was a 360 fan id hate him though..
yep, he definitly grows on you. and yes, 360 fans hate him.
360 fans hate EVERYTHING. lol. atleast the ones i know.
Not wireless, sounds like a HDD upgrade...and possible 65 nm in both GPC and Cell (40 gig version has 65 nm only on the cell chip, not GPU).
WOOT!!! .. i dont think anyone says that anymore..
A price cut is definetly happening.
Ohhhh devo!!!!... here i am stuck with the dinosoar model! boo! haha,.
dinosaur model... more like darth vader model big clunky and powerful as f*ck :p
what happened to the FCC filings for the white PS3 coming to EU and NA markets? still not here, and not a chirp from sony anyone know if sony would need to file something to FCC for *just* a hard drive upgrade?
They probably would have to file with the FCC for that.
this console seems interesting.
My guess would be removal of the ps2 hardware to futher cut production costs and increase the HDD. I imagine they'll keep the memory card readers 4 usb drives n such but remove ps2 backwards compatibility and increase HDD to say 160GB (gotta be above the 360) and a $100 price cut to boot $299 40gig $399 160gig both will come packed in with a Blu-ray movie and game!
40 gig model has already removed all vestiges of the PS2 from the PS3 I would suspect that the biggest change is HDD+ and 65nm for both chips (and possibly a new model with PS2 BC) No price cut but more features.
i have to agree with there being no price cut. price cut = a ton of money lost for sony due to customers only looking to the ps3 for it's bluray capabilities
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I think sony is bringing back the EE chip in something with a bigger HDD, also they will be dumping six axis for dual shock 3 in the deal. It makes sense, the 60 gig ran to hot and needs a bigger HDD, the 80 gig was NOT fully BC and both need the 65nm chip. And with this convergence in the force it would clearly and certainly bring forth and restore balance. It has been foretold.
i would like a new SKU with full EE chip (selling worldwide), because we in EU have only the software emulation, which sux to be honest...
So they aren't changing the wireless :| I would have sold mine and bought a wireless-N PS3 in a second
I know what it is a Blu ps3?? that would sooooooooo get coped if it did come out.
OMG, I'm so glad I bought my 60gig.
Please be Satin Silver IM WAITING FOR YOU SATIN SILVER COME TO ME ALREADY AND ILL BUY YOU RIGHT UP!!!!!!!!!!!
yea i will also add that dual shock 3 will be in there and 65nm cell and rsx chips....they're not going to re ad the EE and software emulation doesn't suck y would u say that? it works for like 85% of the ps2 games....160GB, new chips, ds3, price reduction, movie and game pack in! my guesses
Just check the various PC's and other electronic devices. They change the CD / DVD drives make and models, the memory chips, some of the other chips etc. It is parts. Sometimes because of better pricing, sometimes because the one manufacturer is discontinuing the part etc.
Sounds like they found a way to get cheaper parts without effecting the quality, a price drop is always welcome FOR ANY GAMER.
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