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Retailer Cuts Price of PS3 Slim Dramatically

Gadgehit.com writes: "HMV, a UK retailer, has cut the price of the 12GB PlayStation 3 Slim console to just £119.99 (including free delivery) following offers from other retailers such as GAME, who cut the price of the console to just £125. This represents an affordable option for those who wish to upgrade their current PlayStation 3 consoles, or for those who’ve never previously thought of buying a PS3."

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Dark_Overlord1306d ago

HMV aren't the only ones doing if for that price, Tesco have been advertising a lot on TV that price too, plus there are others.

Not a bad price, but I'd seriously consider factoring a hard drive into the price too :)

wishingW3L1306d ago

they are cheap and easy to install too but the average joe doesn't knows that.

Ilovetheps41306d ago

A couple years back I bought a 500 GB HDD for my PS3 for around $70. It is still working perfectly and I have like 320 GB still left. So yeah, it's fairly cheap. And it took me like 5 minutes to exchange it in the original PS3.

silvacrest1306d ago

actually, HDDs are pretty expensive right now because the place where the vast majority are made (thailand) had very bad floods which they are still recovering from

cee7731306d ago

they are still cheap online I got a 500gb for like 63$ on amazon(right before the flood) they are back around that same price now

amazon and ebay 500gb as low as 60$

Knight_Crawler1306d ago TrollingShow
Arkrite1306d ago

"They are but once you change your HDD you kiss your warranty good buy".
They show you how to upgrade HDD in the owners manual have also used warranty with a 500gb hdd installed by myself

ABizzel11306d ago (Edited 1306d ago )

That 12Gb needs to hit the US and soon.

$150 PS3 will fly off shelves. My guess is September 2013 for worldwide launch.

Anon19741306d ago

KnightCrawler said "once you change your HDD you kiss your warranty good buy."

Nice try. A simple Google search disproves that statement. This is right from Sony, including instructions on how to swap out the hard drive.

"Upgrading the HDD will not void the warranty, however, the consumer takes full responsibility when upgrading the HDD."

Obviously they won't warranty the hard drive you put in as a replacement, but it does nothing to void your warranty.

http://support.us.playstati...

GribbleGrunger1306d ago

Knight-Crawler, so you think that Sony would put specific screws into the HDD bay and give you instructions on how to change the HDD in the manual, just so they can then laugh when you void the warranty? Even without a google search a minimum usage of common sense would have done.

Ezz20131306d ago (Edited 1306d ago )

@knight_crawler

since you don't own ps3 ..why talk about it without using google first??!!

PirateThom1306d ago

£35 for a 500GB HDD and £10 for the bracket.

Also, no, it doesn't invalidate the warranty, because Sony show you how to do it and they want people to do it since there's no "Sony branded HDD"

1Victor1306d ago (Edited 1306d ago )

I got lucky and have a 1tb on new egg in a shell shocker on dec 10th for $69.99 it pays to subscribe for times like this. I wish they drop the prices here in the U.S as well so I can play with it in the bathroom as well. LOL @ troll_crawler

Bladesfist1306d ago

Sivacrest is correct, atleast reasearch it if you have no idea what you are talking about. Before the floods I bought a 2tb HDD for £40.

http://www.techspot.com/new...

MmaFan-Qc1306d ago (Edited 1306d ago )

@Knight_Crawler
you are clearly out of touch with the reality son.

or simply really bad at trollin.

yeahokchief1306d ago

Yes. Bought both internal and external 1tb hard drives over black friday for 70 bucks each.

Took 1 night to get everything transferred. Had to redownload activation for my dlc on some games. But altogether it went very smooth.

Note that you will only have 920 gb to use for a 1tb hard drive after formatting to fat32.

Very easy to swap into your ps3 except for the screws which strip even if you are using the proper screw driver.

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davekaos1305d ago

@Gameonbro

These people you call "stupid" provided proof that you can install a HDD without voiding the warranty, if anything they are smart.

As for the person who posted that bold statement, well he is either trolling or just clueless.

The only person who is stupid is you and Knight_crawler

GuyThatPlaysGames1305d ago

They sure are. I have a 500gb in my ps3 and it only cost me about $40. Bought it on ebay.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1305d ago

My friend would be to scared to replace his hdd. He will say as usual "This might break it!! not gonna take the chance!" ugh he reeks of noob.

ABizzel11305d ago

If you live in the states you can get a used Vita for only $119 (amazing price)

http://www.cowboom.com/prod...

Waddy1011305d ago

You also need to buy the Hard Drive caddy which is about £10

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Tei7771306d ago

they are cheap. I got a tiny portable (no mains power needed), stainless steel harddrive with 1TB of memory for £130. obviously you can get half the amount for around half that price. But that was for my work, I'm still not keen on the idea of having a separate attatchment hanging off my ps3. Also due to my own ignorance or whatever, I always feared it would have a negative effect on load times etc.

Now I've warmed to the idea of getting an external HDD but I would still pay a premium for a build in one. Its just one of those things...

EL Lanf1306d ago

3.5 internal 2TB HDDs were sub £60 (which are currently around £70) prior to thailands flooding over a year ago, the prices are coming down close to it, but still not to the October 2011 levels yet. I'd probably wager your HDD would have been less than £60. A quick amazon search shows that you can get a portable 1TB (USB 3 too, no less) for £64.

So I guess they are getting pretty cheap again, but maybe not yours ;P

Tei7771305d ago

Well mine is not much bigger then an Iphone, and being stainless steel its virtually indestructible lol. I think those 2 things contributed to the premium price I paid. Also I got it in early 2012, not sure what that means in regard to the thai floods/price hike.

Nick_5151305d ago

@El Lanf Yeah, I got really lucky. I bought all the parts to build a gaming PC RIGHT before the floods hit. I got a good 7200 RPM 1TB hard drive for exactly $60 before the price shot up to around $150. That hard drive is still at $85, though.

Ryo-Hazuki1306d ago (Edited 1306d ago )

Sony doing great in Europe but they need to bring the 12 GB model to America because for one the cheapest PS3 you can buy is $269.99 while for Xbox is $199.99 and even at some retailers $179.99. Big price difference in America and it's been like this for pretty much this entire gen. Sony needs to even the playing field even though they are still doing great in sales. With PS4, Sony needs to come out in 2013 and have a competitive price point and they will no doubt win next-gen.

Blacksand11306d ago

On amazon you can buy a 500gb for $50

ABizzel11306d ago (Edited 1306d ago )

@Ryo

Who are you telling. I guess Europe was the testing ground since they have bought the most PS3, and a world wide launch for the 12GB PS3 September 2013, which gives us an entry level PS3 for $150.

@ Blacksand1

Yeah, and a TB for $70 with a bit a searching.

GameSpawn1306d ago

Ever since they announced the 12GB (HDD-less) option I thought they should bring it to the US and introduce it under the $199 mark. Considering what it is going for in Europe now, I'd say $120-150 would be decent enough for the thing to sell like mad.

The aspect I like about the 12GB model is that it still works well as an entry level system and you can always add whatever size aftermarket drive you want, including a 128 or 256 Solid State drive which Sony doesn't offer as an option at all. I really think Sony boned the US, the rest of the world and themselves by limiting the 12GB to Europe. I understand this is probably to make up for Europe generally getting screwed over on games and extra content, but from a business perspective they would have done better off offering this world-wide at a competitive price point to the Wii and Xbox 360 Arcade/Core/4GB (or whatever it is currently being called) model.

supremacy1306d ago

They be wise to launch the 12gb here in the states and bundle it with say the last of us or god of war.

That would be the smart thing for them to do, but then looking at vita sales one would have to wonder if maybe that's why they haven't done so already.

dumahim1305d ago

There's still a bunch of Slim 160GB models out there. I just bought one over the weekend for $230 at Best Buy.
I do agree they should bring that model to the states.

kayoss1305d ago

I have a feeling that Sony is starting to make profits with every Super Slim PS3 sold. I think they want to keep it that way since the PS3's are still selling. I'm pretty glad that Sony is making profits i was starting to feel bad for them.
However if the 12gb comes to America, I'm pretty sure the PS3 will be flying off shelves. Sony need to be smart to and advertise on the PS3 box to alert buyer that they can easily upgrade any compatible hard drives.

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Ares901306d ago

Can the HDDs be replaced for larger capacity ones?

Hicken1306d ago

Yep, without much issue.

mewhy321306d ago

sounds like they're dumping stock.

GribbleGrunger1306d ago

LOL! No doubt they'll be 'dumping stock' when they reduce the Vita in price too.

sdozzo1306d ago

It's not American dollars... That's like fun money Cmon.

silvacrest1306d ago

that's funny since america is technically a new country compared to england.....

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1306d ago

... and 1 Euro dollar equals 1.32 US dollar.

kayoss1305d ago

If you convert american dollars to euros. The Euros had better value. If Euros were funny money you can give me yours.

THESHAUNZY1306d ago

England called they want their 13 colonies back... Connor answered... then 300 some odd years later Assassins Creed 3 came out to let the red coats ancestors kill them in digitally.... Ubisoft... what a Frenchie.

Brian1rr1306d ago

They had phones back then?

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