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PS3 Slim to be further stripped of non-gaming aspects

The 60GB PS3 model was a very valuable piece of hardware. It had everything, from wi-fi, backwards compatibility, flash card readers, SACD support, to even a built in Foreman grill(OK, not really that last one). Of course, it came at a premium - a $600 premium. As a result, in their on going quest to lower the price of the console, Sony started docking features one by one from the system. And it seems that the PS3 Slim, currently unannounced, will be continuing in this motion, removing even more non-gaming essentials from the platform.

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RememberThe3573070d ago

But you gotta do what you gotta do, I suppose.

shocky163070d ago

I know blu-ray will stay but what else will they remove. :S

gamesR4fun3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

still wonder why the thread got locked dude seemed to b jus gettin warmed up..

http://forums.n4g.com/Guess...

edit a little more investigating and it seems like smokeys on a mission to kill this topic..
http://forums.n4g.com/Guess...

ill prob get deleted n banned but wth this is a gamers site whats wrong with a little inside info?

@ SuperSecret like i said in my pm Sony will do what they can to find u expect fake news to b circulated around different divisions and so forth. Prob best 4 you not to risk your job anymore n thx for the info cant wait for the slim. XD

phosphor1123070d ago

He said the power switch in the back will be gone..well..ps2 slim had no switch as well..cuz they are going to use a power brick (oh joy). That's one thing I can see them taking out..but..

No "Other OS"? That's not a hardware issue. That's firmware. Same for the Backwards Compatibility. Eventually, they WILL bring back BC. Let me tell you why they took it out.

PS2s still sell like crazy. With a $99 dollar price tag, I'm 95% sure that the production cost of a PS2 is about 20 USD. The are making a good 60 bucks (after you take out profit stores make).

If PS3s had BC, someone contemplating a purchase of a PS2 would think to themselves "I'll just wait until the PS3 price comes down so I can get both in one package." Because of that, they wouldn't be making 60 bucks a PS2 since less people would buy it, and more would wait for the PS3. Since they keep denying PS2 BC, it makes customers feel more comfortable with investing 100 USD for a PS2.

In a few years BC will come back to PS3 as a firmware update as they finally start to phase out the PS2 in NA, EU, Australia, Eastern Asia.

10 year cycle people.

chester3070d ago

god i love my 60gb ps3........

gaffyh3070d ago

The PS3 is very strange, it's probably the only console where the people who bought it at launch got rewarded with the best features. Think about the rest of the PS3s they have less features, and cost cheaper.

Also I don't think they'll get rid of WiFi from PS3 ever. PSN has got lots of potential and they want to promote services like Home. One thing I can see Sony getting rid of is the touch pad on the front to eject/power off the PS3. They could replace them with standard buttons. Also they could get rid of the chrome stuff, make everything from the same material/colour.

MazzingerZ3070d ago

SW runs on HW you know...

to remove that support would probably cause piracy to become a problem for the PS3...the only reason why hackers haven't hacked the PS3 is that modders are not interested in the PS3 in that sense...since you can run Linux on it the PS3 doesn't represent a challenge for modders...hackers usually exploits what modders achieve, modders are not interested in piracy..anyway, BlueRay discs are still expensive, though so I guess that helps a little against piracy today...

masterg3070d ago

Stripping it is the way to go if you ask me.
If people want Wi-fi,card readers and so on they can buy the other models. If this means the slim can go on the market at a $300 price it's the way to go.

I personally own a 60GB. I plan to sell it because I can get more for it than a new 40/80GB. I never play PS2 games and I am more interested in low noise and low power consumption.

cmrbe3070d ago

the cost of the PS3 and all these other non gaming features it has so might as well give it to them.

It's ok for us hardcore as most of us already have one.

Look, if people want PS2 price for the PS3 they should also get PS2 type of features. No Wifi, no card readers, only PS1 BC, wired remotes.

Sony is not a charity group. I just hate these people. Most people buy a new phone, ipod for 300-600 and yet when it comes to a state of the art device like the PS3 they want it for 300 or less. Cheap ass people. They want Sony to subsiidise the cost of the PS3 further so that they can get one.

I say strip it down to bare bones like the x360 and charge them twice as much for the upgrades if they want.

Super_Secret3070d ago

People who use "OtherOS" often create huge server farms and use the PS3 as an inexpensive supercomputer. Those people do not buy games. Are you sure it doesn't make sense? How about business sense?

SnuggleBandit3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

i have a BC 80gb ps3 with all the slots and everything...honestly i hardly ever use the BC, i have never used more than two of the usb ports at the same time and i have never once used any of the memory slots. So honestly, at least for me, taking out features like that is not a big deal

it would suck if you had to buy a wifi adapter though

gaffyh3070d ago

If sony do 2 models one with wifi for 300 & one without for 250 that would be insane

IdleLeeSiuLung3070d ago

It wouldn't be too far fetched to assume that Sony might follow MS business model of selling over priced accessories after they strip them out of the PS3....

Immortal Kaim3070d ago

Some people want a price drop cause they are currently being ripped off (ie Aussies). I don't care how good the games are (from what I've played they are fantastic) I'm not paying $700 for a PS3.

Here is a nice comparison for you to show the ridiculous price hike, in the US the PS3 and 360 Elite are the same price, $399 right?

Well in Aus the PS3 is $700 and the 360 Elite is $520 (with 3 games I might add)...Why the huge disparity in pricing? I'm not paying that much while we continue to be ripped off.

dantesparda3070d ago

Im no PS3 fanboy, heck i dont even think the PS3 is that impressive, but seriously you people b!tch about anything. No other OS? that's retarded, that doesnt even make sense. That is just stupid and the no power switch in the back can be sort of a bummer, but not a big deal really. So quit your b!tching about every little stupid fvcking thing. Isnt that the 360 fanboys job?

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The Lazy One3070d ago

They kinda screwed the pooch with all the extras they had. They could have easily released with a pricepoint close to $100 less on at least one model if they stripped it down to start with.

That's why I think M$ picked the better business model. Get a standard unit that's cheap to produce, and expand on it with extras. I don't agree with their pricing on extras, but their business model for the 360 was good.

phosphor1123070d ago

QUOTE:
"SW runs on HW you know...

to remove that support would probably cause piracy to become a problem for the PS3...the only reason why hackers haven't hacked the PS3 is that modders are not interested in the PS3 in that sense...since you can run Linux on it the PS3 doesn't represent a challenge for modders...hackers usually exploits what modders achieve, modders are not interested in piracy..anyway, BlueRay discs are still expensive, though so I guess that helps a little against piracy today..."

You really don't know wtf you are talking about do you? "Other OS" runs on the current hardware..NO MATTER WHAT. That option is there because of the firmware..which is PURELY CODE. And no, taking away "Other OS" wouldn't hinder modders. Mods are created after finding exploits in a system that let you access certain things like complete firmware source code. Modders have been trying to get the PS3 hacked for years as well. Not because they "aren't interested". Everyone knows that if people were able to completely open up the PS3, so many things can be taken advantage of, but it's just too hard to crack. No one has made real progress since 2007.

"since you can run Linux on it the PS3 doesn't represent a challenge for modders"

*face palm* Access to Linux won't give you access to anything PS3 related...fyi.

I'm not even gonna say anything anymore. No use in talking about tech when you say "BlueRay".

Alvadr3070d ago

"According to an internet poster, Super_Secret"

Whoa, if its on the internet it must be true

anh_duong3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

didn't sony enable otheros so they could classify the ps3 as a computer and avoid paying import tax? was this tax avoidance method successful - if yes then why would sony remove it? if it wasn't successful then i can see why they might remove otheros.

All-33070d ago

You forget though how much Sony went on about full backwards compatibility before the PS3 launched, and how Sony berated Microsoft for only having some backwards compatibility via software emulation? Removing PS2 hardware and software compatibility in the PS3 is a business move of course... but it's also a complete contradiction to what Sony claimed before. Much like Sony's comments about rumble.

Sony previously went on and on about being future-proofed and fully featured... and now more and more of those features are being taken away?

Obviously - 20/20 hindsight shows that Sony bit off more than it was willing to chew... and the reality of it, is that it couldn't afford to keep selling the PS3 as it was initially.

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--> It's ok for us hardcore as most of us already have one.

So out of the 100+ million PSOne owners, and the 130/140+ million PS2s sold... only 23 million were hardcore gamers that purchased a PS3?

--> Sony is not a charity group. I just hate these people. Most people buy a new phone, ipod for 300-600 and yet when it comes to a state of the art device like the PS3 they want it for 300 or less. Cheap ass people. They want Sony to subsiidise the cost of the PS3 further so that they can get one.

SONY were the ones to introduce, and boast about the initial PS3s with all their features - remember? It wasn't the consumer that designed those PS3s... it was Sony!

Sony screwed up... and it cost them. Now they have to strip away features from the PS3 to save money. If Microsoft did that... many n4g posters would have a heyday.

--> I say strip it down to bare bones like the x360 and charge them twice as much for the upgrades if they want.

LOL - like Sony never ever had any other home consoles before the PS3? Like Sony never overcharged for PSOne or PS2 peripherals?

What happened to Sony and the initial stance on digital distribution? Look at the PSP GO now... bye bye UMD... hello downloading.

Sony's backtracked with both its home console and handheld gaming devices... but hey... that's ok.

phosphor1123069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

"Obviously - 20/20 hindsight shows that Sony bit off more than it was willing to chew... and the reality of it, is that it couldn't afford to keep selling the PS3 as it was initially."

You mean like 3 billion dollars of warranties for the RROD?

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"So out of the 100+ million PSOne owners, and the 130/140+ million PS2s sold... only 23 million were hardcore gamers that purchased a PS3?"

PS1 has been out since, what, 1995? PS2 has been out since 2000. PS3 came out 2006. It's got plenty of time to play catch up to their previous numbers.

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"SONY were the ones to introduce, and boast about the initial PS3s with all their features - remember? It wasn't the consumer that designed those PS3s... it was Sony!"

He was referring to the fact that people dish out hundreds of dollars for iPhones, and even shoes, yet when a high end console/entertainment center comes out, people expect the price to cost the same amount as their iPhone.

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"Sony screwed up... and it cost them. Now they have to strip away features from the PS3 to save money. If Microsoft did that... many n4g posters would have a heyday."

Sony has taken out TWO features. BC and flash card readers. BC will come back 100% no doubt. So that's not a big deal.

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"LOL - like Sony never ever had any other home consoles before the PS3? Like Sony never overcharged for PSOne or PS2 peripherals?"

Name a peripheral they overpriced? Hell their HDD's weren't as expensive as 360's. The HDD was $100, and that came with a $40 game. This is also when 1 gig = over a dollar.

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"What happened to Sony and the initial stance on digital distribution? Look at the PSP GO now... bye bye UMD... hello downloading."

They have basically the same stance. DD won't take over the 50 gig games that PS3 has..its impractical, and they are correct, but they do supply an alternative for those smaller games...for example, PSP games and games less than a few gigs.

Now, let me say something about MS. Pushing DD to the extreme..yet like I've stated before..their storage prices are BS to say the least.

$180 for 120 gigs...

I bought a 320 gig for $80 w/shipping for my ps3..congrats.

All-33069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

--> You mean like 3 billion dollars of warranties for the RROD?

Do some checking... Microsoft spent 1.3 Billion dollars.

Sony on the other hand, have bled 3+ Billion dollars in just two years. (2007-2008)

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--> PS1 has been out since, what, 1995? PS2 has been out since 2000. PS3 came out 2006. It's got plenty of time to play catch up to their previous numbers.

LOL - that wasn't the point. I was replying to this --> It's ok for us hardcore as most of us already have one. <--

The poster claims that stripping more features from the PS3 is --> OK <-- because MOST of the hardcore gamers have already bought a PS3! Pay attention.

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--> He was referring to the fact that people dish out hundreds of dollars for iPhones, and even shoes, yet when a high end console/entertainment center comes out, people expect the price to cost the same amount as their iPhone.

This is what he posted:

--> (1)Sony is not a charity group. I just hate these people.

--> Most people buy a new phone, ipod for 300-600 and yet when it comes to a state of the art device like the PS3 they want it for 300 or less.

--> (2)Cheap ass people. They want Sony to subsiidise the cost of the PS3 further so that they can get one.

My reply was specifically addressing (1 & 2)

Sony were the ones to launch the PS3 with all those whistles and bells that are now dwindling away. Sony made the mistake of thinking it could survive the costs to manufacture those PS3s. Stripping features from the PS3 hasn't lowered the PS3 price since Sony's CLEARANCE sale... stripping features is to reduce Sony's deficit, regarding PS3 manufacturing costs. More like cheapxxx - Sony.

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--> Sony has taken out TWO features. BC and flash card readers. BC will come back 100% no doubt. So that's not a big deal.

There's been more than that removed...

1) Two - USB 2.0 ports

2) Flash Card Readers

3) SACD support

4) Hardware support for PS2 backwards compatibility

5) Software Emulation for PS2 backwards compatibility

6) Still to come - even more features to be taken out

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--> Name a peripheral they overpriced? Hell their HDD's weren't as expensive as 360's. The HDD was $100, and that came with a $40 game. This is also when 1 gig = over a dollar.

http://www.gamespot.com/new...

Sony recently announced the Japanese pricing for its PlayStation 2 HDD (hard-drive unit). The internal unit will come with an Ethernet adapter and is scheduled to ship July 17 for $153 in Japan. An external unit will retail for a slightly cheaper price of $145. The pricing has raised the suspicion of video game players everywhere. The hard-drive will include 40GB of storage space, but many have been left wondering why that much space is needed. Others have been left to rationalize buying a PlayStation 2 and an HDD for at least $445 when the same features will eventually be found in the Xbox for $299.

TDB, is feeling the pricing pinch. "Here in Calgary, I would have to pay $450 Canadian just to get the PS2. Now, add on approximately $200 Canadian for the hard-drive and $75 for the broadband adapter. That's $725 for a machine that has no must-have games. For that kind of money I could put together a computer that is at least twice as fast, has four times as much RAM, and has a better GPU," he explained.

Even some PlayStation 2 supporters are disappointed by Sony's decision. "First off, I'm a pissed-off PS2 owner. First I had to buy a Multi-tap. Now they are asking me to buy a 40GB hard-drive and a modem. I didn't want to buy an Xbox, but it's looking like a better deal. I'm sure that Sony will outsell the other systems combined. But heck, Britney Spears and Nsync outsells most good rock bands too," stated This is BS. Pandolfo, another self-proclaimed PS2 supporter, couldn't hide his anger when he wrote: "By the time we buy all the PS2 add-ons (PS2, Multi-tap, hard-drive and modem) we could almost buy an Xbox and GameCube. You do the math! I'm mad at sony too."

* Add the $39.99 cost of a PS2 Network Adaptor to your $99.99 PS2 hard drive too.

* Does the PS3 come with component and/or HDMI cables?

* Did you buy the PS3 dualshock 3 controller because the sixaxis had no last-gen rumble?

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--> They have basically the same stance. DD won't take over the 50 gig games that PS3 has..its impractical, and they are correct, but they do supply an alternative for those smaller games...for example, PSP games and games less than a few gigs.

They never stated their stance was ONLY concerning PS3 games. Sony have been changing their stance lots.

--> Now, let me say something about MS. Pushing DD to the extreme..yet like I've stated before..their storage prices are BS to say the least. $180 for 120 gigs...

Yup - the pricing is still BS. (even though currently it's officially $149.99)

One can find it cheaper elsewhere... a quick search shows a brand new 120GB HDD for $124.00

http://video-games.pricegra...

--> I bought a 320 gig for $80 w/shipping for my ps3..congrats.

Is that an official 1st party Sony PS3 HDD? The 360s is an official 1st party HDD that offers similar plug and play to a 120 gig self powered external PC drive... according to Microsoft - and must undergo more spec reports and tests because that drive has to be able to perform at specific speeds all the time in order to support our environment and our gameplay experiences. Those are not the same specs that they are able to deliver to with off the shelf drives.

* Of course - the PS3 should come down in price, but not at the cost of losing so many features. Sony found a way with the PSOne and the PS2, didn't it?

y0haN3069d ago

Put all the 360 components inside with Sony's cooling, everybody wins :P

s8anicslayer3069d ago

how many people actually use the sd card slots? maybe 1 out of every 500 users and just because its there, the only thing that was most viable to the ps3 is the backward compatability and that barley gets used too! what ever they can do to eliminate production cost to drop the price to sell more hardware is a good thing

Syronicus3069d ago

I love my 60 gig too. Seeing how they have "slimmed" down the system already and now seeing them going even further, it is nice to know I have the "cadillac" of PS3's.

fenix13003069d ago

you talk about ps3 originally not have rumble, but neither does natal... especially considering the fact that you could fly a jet fighter by tilting your controller. BC is going to come back to the ps3 eventually so thats a moot point. the point of the iphone is a valid one. and sony's stance has remained the same on DD. and considering the fact that the PSE can do all of the same stuff as natal, in some cases even better, I would say that it is future prof. oh and you have pointed out one add for the ps2 that is over priced. the 360 has infinitely more soooo that again is a moot point. I would love to stay and chat but I have to go to work. and as always its all in good fun.

Tito Jackson3069d ago

start manufacturing them in Mexico. Much cheaper than China or Japan nowadays.

phosphor1123069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

"Do some checking... Microsoft spent 1.3 Billion dollars."

I'm sorry, I was misinformed. They lost 3 billion total due to RROD, Vista "Compatible" lawsuits, and other trust lawsuits that occurred in the EU.

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"The poster claims that stripping more features from the PS3 is --> OK <-- because MOST of the hardcore gamers have already bought a PS3! Pay attention."

Atleast it doesn't start off stripped down like the 360. No chargers, no wifi, no premium online, no HD format, can't forget the no HDMI for the other consoles. Oh wait, no 1 cent piece of Styrofoam that prevents the 360 from eating (scratching) your games.

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"Sony were the ones to launch the PS3 with all those whistles and bells that are now dwindling away. Sony made the mistake of thinking it could survive the costs to manufacture those PS3s. Stripping features from the PS3 hasn't lowered the PS3 price since Sony's CLEARANCE sale... stripping features is to reduce Sony's deficit, regarding PS3 manufacturing costs. More like cheapxxx - Sony."

So Sony is "cheapass" for reducing costs?

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"There's been more than that removed...
1) Two - USB 2.0 ports
2) Flash Card Readers
3) SACD support
4) Hardware support for PS2 backwards compatibility
5) Software Emulation for PS2 backwards compatibility
6) Still to come - even more features to be taken out"

1) You don't need 4 USB 2.0 ports...I have 8 (2 + 7 port 2.0 HUB)..I have 3 external HDDs and 4 controllers + cables..I can use all of them but most people don't need them. Hell, most of my friends only use ONE.
2)Yeah, so? USB card readers work as well, if you really want one, they are 10 bucks.
3) So you own SACDs? Last I checked most of only EU and Japan used that. I have never seen them at all in North America
4 + 5) Same thing, one is more reliable, but both do the same task. That will come back though as software emulation.
6) Mk, Mr. Crystal Ball.

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"* Add the $39.99 cost of a PS2 Network Adaptor to your $99.99 PS2 hard drive too.
* Does the PS3 come with component and/or HDMI cables?
* Did you buy the PS3 dualshock 3 controller because the sixaxis had no last-gen rumble?"

*Only 1 PS2 game NEEDED the HDD in North America. Every other online game didn't need it, thought it can be used for installs to reduce load times.
*Component (this ps2 cable will get 1080p as well) http://www.amazon.com/Compo...
HDMI http://www.monoprice.com/pr...
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"Yup - the pricing is still BS. (even though currently it's officially $149.99)
One can find it cheaper elsewhere... a quick search shows a brand new 120GB HDD for $124.00"

It's still over 1 dollar a gig + shipping which is like I said, BS.

"Is that an official 1st party Sony PS3 HDD? The 360s is an official 1st party HDD that offers similar plug and play to a 120 gig self powered external PC drive... according to Microsoft - and must undergo more spec reports and tests because that drive has to be able to perform at specific speeds all the time in order to support our environment and our gameplay experiences. Those are not the same specs that they are able to deliver to with off the shelf drives."

This is what I bought.

7200 RPM (360 is only 5400)
3.0 gbps..though they only support 1.5 (so does 360)
4.17 ms Latency
16mb cache

Here's an article about your beloved 360 HDD.

http://www.pcworld.com/arti...

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Create3070d ago

I have a MGS4 80gb bundle model, which was the latest to include everything the 60gb had except only with software ps2 emulation (plays 98% of ps2 games so it doesen't really matter).

I never use my mini flash, and only one, maybe 2 of my four usb ports. If they can lower production costs by stripping down compenents many people wont even use or can find another way of going without, thats completely fine with me.

The opening for the ports just makes the system feel more like a computer and less like a video game system, which is nice hahah.

darthv723070d ago

I dont even use my flash cart ports. I opened the hatch and it was dusty...WOW. While I try to keep it shiny, maybe they will make the slim a more matte finish instead of the shiny. Dont know if that will save them any $$$ but it wont show fingerprints.

Slim should have wifi and hdd (with upgrade ability) and slim slot load bluray. Maybe 2 usb ports for the front 1 for the back (place to plug in eyetoy) and bluetooth for sure. Maybe they will refine the AV connector to a single port that can be adapted for hdmi by default and use an adaptor for component/composite.

Thugbot1873070d ago

Kind of wish they would have went with the model add it if you want it (off course pay for it). More like build the PS3 that works for you and your budget. I would have paid for the PS2 backward compatibly add in, other stuff I could have done without extra USB, Memory Card ports, Wireless...

phosphor1123070d ago

Gloss > Matte

Looks cooler..besides..all my black tech equipment have a gloss finish..lol

PirateThom3070d ago

I think for PSP connectivity, Wi-fi will stay. Similarly, Bluetooth for the controllers and headsets.

2 USBs seems likely.

Maybe they'll remove some of the ports at the back, not sure what though.

Milky Joe3070d ago

There really isn't anything on the hardware front that they CAN remove. USBs are needed for almost any peripheral, all the plugs on the back are needed to ensure you can actually see the PS3 on your TV, wi fi would be needed for remote play like you say, ethernet plug is obviously needed, hard disk; needed...

I can't imagine them removing any software as the only stuff left after BC was removed is little apps that don't really make much of a difference or are integral to PS3 games...

That only leaves one thing... Sony are going to remove the grill :0

PirateThom3070d ago

Not the grill, man!

That's one of the best features, along with the Flux Capacitor. :(

Milky Joe3070d ago

I was never too keen on the flux capacitor... Just made me angry!

UltimateIdiot9113070d ago

Which model do you have?
The 40 GB model only has 2 usb so that's already done.

@Milky Joe
Me neither, I'm more fond of the warp drive.

themyk3070d ago

well the digital optical can go.

onanie3070d ago

LOL

Not the grill, please! :)

On a serious note, I totally agree with the must-keeps - wifi, bluetooth and usbs, are all necessary to the core function of the PS3.

I'm not quite sure what else they can remove really, though super_secret mentions the power button at the back (i suppose I've never touched it). The current models are pretty streamlined as they are...

Quickedie3070d ago

production costs wouldn't go down in any significant way. Maybe a dollar or two.
Also removing the wireless chipset would lower cost only by perhaps $10 (at most). Since I do not have any source to back this up other than that I believe that production costs are comparable to PC hardware costs.
How they probably could lower cost significantly, is by reducing factory assembly costs by optimizing the design so it can be assembled in less steps - therefore saving on expensive human resources (even though they are made in China).
Also since they have been producing the PS3 for some time now, they will get parts supplied for less money than before.

onanie3070d ago

Let's not forget that it is likely to come with further core size reduction and more compact cooling as well.

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_Q_3070d ago

Keep increasing the value of my 60GB
60gigs FTW!

Vitalogy3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

I was about to say the same thing xD I got mine for €600 and I won't regret a cent. And I must say I'm on my own now 'cause mine has already about 2 years and a half and 'till now still haven't got any problem with it.

Took 40Gb model for expl, huge failure full of hardware problems, 20Gb in japan wasn't so different.

I'm really glad I have a 60Gb full extras ;)

Jecht3070d ago

Bubbles for my fellow 60Gigers. Isn't it nice to have a Premium Collector's Item?

MazzingerZ3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

If someone would tell me that my 60 gigger is launching this year I would believe it... awesome piece of HW...even today's PS3s are up to date...the design is just too awesome. Kuddos to SONY for giving value for your money

xabmol3070d ago

60gig Bubble party!! WAAAHHOOOOO!!!

Bubs to all the OG's >8D

ElementX3070d ago

So if a 60GB system breaks, do they replace it with the "tard" version? I'm just curious because I don't even think they have any more 60GB hardware lying around in a warehouse, waiting to be used for replacements. I could be wrong, though.

ZombieNinjaPanda3070d ago

60 Gig Party! WOooo!

I love the backwards compatability. It even lets me play dics that won't run on my ps2 (:

Shadow Flare3070d ago

Midnight launch, 60gb ps3, recently upgraded to a 500gb hdd :)

themyk3070d ago

am i the only 20 gigger in here?

thats cool. i like it that way.

ALL BLACK 20GIG FTW.

no wifi i know. but i love it

stevenhiggster3070d ago

I too am a 60gb owner, like most people I've never used my memory card slots. I would miss having 4 usb's though cause I do use them, sometimes all 4 at once, playstation eye etc. I love my 60gb (even though it's actually packing 250gb's these days :-)

MRMagoo1233070d ago

I too am very proud owner of the launch 60 gig i waited at eb games for about 4 hours so i could be one of the first in line.

DaTruth3070d ago

I'm a 60 gig owner who used his memory stick duo slot so much, It would have worn out if it could. Even though I don't have to cause I have a PSP! But I also do stuff with more than one memory stick and use my PSP as a memory stick drive for my PC.

BattleAxe3070d ago (Edited 3070d ago )

I own 2 60 gig models. The first one was a launch model that I bought for $680.00(Canadian) Then I bought my 2nd one from best buy when they were blowing them out for the release of the 80 gig model. I ended up getting it for $449.00(Canadian) on the September after launch :)

@ElementX

I actually had to send my launch model in to get repaired after it got the Yellow Light of Death 2 years after I bought it :( but thankfully it came back with all of the features it had before it broke.

Anon19743069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

ElementX asked "So if a 60GB system breaks, do they replace it with the "tard" version?"

I've heard that they actually *gasp* fix your console!
I know...I know. Quite the concept.

With my latest 360 console replacement they shipped me a unit older than the one it replaced. Hello? Fix the problem? Is that too much to ask?

skip2mylou3069d ago

i hope that they do some sort of exclusive 60gb bundle for an up coming game like white knight

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Kurisu3070d ago

My 60GB bricked and I was sent an 80GB. +1 for increased HDD space, -1 for loss of PS2 compatability.

Anyway, if the PS3 slim really does exist I may be tempted to buy one for myself, and give the 80GB to my Mum.

Vitalogy3070d ago

I guess my dad would like that option too here LOOL lets wait and see whats coming xD

iamruthless243070d ago

are u Serious i just sent my 60 gig to them for repair there ..they assured me i will get a fullly loaded 60 gig baCK I almost cried to see it go.i chersih y 60 gig as it it was my child. i dont want a 80 gig or a 40 gig or even a 160 gig cause there all strip down versions of the feature rich 60 gig model. the 360 elite is een worst. ill glady pay sony the 150 just to ake sure the 60 gig gets back to me

themyk3070d ago

thats funny when i sent my 20 gig in for repairs. i called and made sure they weren't going to upgrade me. lol. i love the look of the 20gig. so i called and told them i don't want them to send me anything but a 20gig.

they reassured me they wouldn't.