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Sony Dismisses £299 PS3 Rumours

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has told GamesIndustry.biz that recent chatter about an entry level 40 GB PlayStation 3 is just "rumour and speculation". Numerous websites and blogs have suggested that Sony is due to unveil a scaled-down console for around GBP 299 in the UK, with USB ports and backwards compatibility functions removed.

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cloud3603506d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

If they say its gonna happen no ones gonna buy it waiting for a price drop then they have to drop it.

IF they know its not gonna happen its the same. we dont really know...

But 78.27% its gonna happen. look i even know it to 2DP

gaffyh3505d ago

Yeah same way PSP Slim rumour was dismissed.

Elite-uk3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

If they get rid of USB ports, how they gonna charge their pads up....DOH!.

mighty_douche3505d ago

also what about all the other add ons....

EyE toy?
playTV?
etc etc

surely sony want the people to be able to buy these as well? USB ports are cheap as chips anyway, most likely if anything was gonna go it would be the Card Readers and Wi-fi.

Lord Anubis3505d ago

don't be silly. THey wouldn't eliminate all the USB ports simply reduce the number of them. Cut them in half.

sajj3163505d ago

There is a rumored 299 GBP model to be released in the near term. Would you buy the model today at its current price point? No, I don't think so either.

EZCheez3505d ago

Sony commenting on this as if were true would be a shot in the foot to the current sales of the PS3.

Kleptic3505d ago

one thing is for sure...if they are not cutting price in any way this fall...its not going to go over very well...sales are back to April/May figures, with september rumored to be the same...60 gigs are gone for the most part, and people are stuck with another $600 machine with nothing but sony dismissing rumors...

its very likely something is coming...its just when...its probably pretty obvious that the 80gig is going to drop to 499 soon...but the 40 gig may be an early 08 SKU or something...there is proof that Sony was going to different electronics "people" around the world with specs for it...and even when to that Malaysian company for manufacturing...something is definitely up, its just we don't know if its going to be this fall or not...

QuackPot3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

i keep repeating myself. There will only be special packages until Xmas - for petes sake, there's only 3 months left in the year.

Then we'll get a worldwide price drop for the holiday/new year break to increase the console ownership base for the major AAA games coming in 2008.

Obvious really.

Nodoze3505d ago

The PS3 really needs a shot in the arm, and this price drop would spur some sales. I really dont understand what the hell Sony is doing with the PS3. They had a perfect opportunity at the TGS to make some big announcements...but let it pass by. Dualshock 3 is not a major announcement (everyone already knew about it anyway). Where are the games?

Sony better do something fast as they are rapidly losing market and mind share in America.

Kleptic3505d ago (Edited 3505d ago )

yeah DS3...bfd...not a lot of people even cared about that...its seems that was a move for reviewers, and to shut up fanboys, then for the actual owners...I don't miss rumble at all...

I would have taken an official comment on if ingame xmb is right around the corner (in v2.0), or if that is still rumor, over the DS3 announcement any day of the week...

to Sony's credit though, their big "announcement" was the amount of games being playable or w/e...much more impressive than E3 in that regard...but yeah...sony's keynote failed miserably...

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