Curious to see what the new PS3 40GB looks like? Here are actual, photographed in detail, shots of an unboxing of the new 40GB PS3. More after the jump.
It's cool that they lowered the energy requirements for the console; I'm guessing that's how they got away with fewer ventilation holes. Still feels like a really high quality system, and I'm glad they put the "No PS2 compatibility" warning in large font on the box.
Yeah I'm really happy that they had a noticable warning saying it doesn't support PS2 software. Shows that they're honest and not trying to fool you.
Don't listen to the advise of xbots when they suggest you buy an xbox360. They're not intelligent enough to give advise. Look at their comments. Look at their Grand Point Averages. Look at the neighborhood they live in. Look at their choice in spending money on consoles. Most likely, if you listen to the advise of poor and dumb people, you'll only end up poor and dumb like the xbots. Learn what NOT TO DO from the xbots. XBOTS, why is 3x5 and 5x3 the same?
Are you telling me that wealth and intelligence depend on each other? You just made a fool of yourself. What classifies intelligence? Most athletes make more money than math teachers, does that make the athletes more intelligent? Is there only one type of intelligence? Your world seems very black & white. Wake up.
@Secret. You have to be the biggest idiot I have ever seen. Oh and it's "advice" not "advise" jackass
While Sony has been hard at work ripping hardware out of its failed console and slashing prices to get the PS3DO off retail shelves. Microsoft has been busy *adding* value to existing customer's Xbox 360s! Ha! Funny that. Not only does the Xbox 360 have the best games, the best online network and the best past and present, but the future. I'd love to chat - hey, why dont you drop me a note from your Windows LIVE Messenger to my Xbox 360? Let me know how your folding numbers are doing m'kay? But Im a little bored with you all. Im going to watch a couple more free episodes of Arrested Development on Xbox 360 Internet TV Beta. After that, I'll be playing a little Orange Box. Maybe the PS3 will be lucky to get it sometime, when Valve figures can cobble together something from the terrible design tools and environment that they've had since 2004 and no one can get even a single decent game on the POS3. See you SDF suckers later!
I'd love to join you for a game of something on Xbox live but my Microshaft Ex-box PleaseFixMe is broken yet again, for the 4th time!! I'm just so sick of it! I can't afford the running costs of the 360 anymore. Instead of paying to get it fixed, i'm going to spend my money on some PS3 games. At least that works when I switch it on! I reckon the 33% failure rate M$ quote is a little optimistic.
to me you have just made yourself look like an idiot, repairs are completely FREE unless you have had your Xbox 360 for more then three years, have you had your Xbox 360 for more then three years? well its unlikely unless you bought it a year before it was released. another thing is that games for the PS3 are NORMALLY more expensive then the Xbox 360, yeh IF you have an Xbox 360 and IF it has broken for the 4th time i am sorry to hear that because no one should have to go without something they have spend a lot of money on while its being repaired/replaced but when you say you cant afford to run the Xbox 360 then say your going to spend money on a PS3 your spending more on that system then on the Xbox 360....
to all people disagreeing with my last comment, just wondering why? so if you could just leave a comment back explaining why you have disagreed with me that would be great, especially as where i live (europe) what i said in my last comment IS the case
M$ is SO cool to repair the 360 free like that and the free shipping and gas voucher is nice too! Just need a credit for all the XBL time I've lost and I'm good. Had a few dozen paperback books I needed to catch up on anyway :)
The Alpha and Omega of this Console War. World Domination begins with the release of the $399 PS3. It was written on the eighth day of the tenth month of the year two thousand and seven by TheSMART.
So let it be done.
Yes, this day will always be remembered: The day Sony removed a bunch of hardware and did a 2nd $100 price cut within 4 months in order to somehow reverse a dismal 15% and declining US market share.
wtf? thesmart?? is this nasims second account? cheap ripoff of the mart. cant even come up with orgiginality.
Your words are spoken like a true 360 HD DVD fan filled with fear. You have no plans on purchasing so why do you care? I'll tell you why you care. Because you know that despite the lack of PS2 b. c. that this is going to fly off the shelves. Your 360 sold most of its entire installed base at a price of $399. (Core doesn't count since the big majority are Premium sales) You are crazy to think that a $399 PS3 won't sell better then a $399 360 did. You 360 fans are getting desperate. You try to paint the lower priced PS3 and price cuts in a negative light. You aren't persuading anyone not to get the PS3. All you are doing is making your self look desperate. You guys used to be able to come up with clever things to say while bashing the PS3. But not anymore. The "Price & No Games" Argument is gone. Why do you think their are so many negative stories before the 40GB is even released. Its because this is the last time you'll be able to talk trash because when the PS3 starts outselling the 360 and surpasses it then it will be quiet as a pin drop in the 360 camp. Don't even get me started on the High Profile Blu-ray releases from Sony Fox Disney New Line this year Exclusively on Blu-ray. 360 fans had their time now its ours! Enjoy the following video of what the 40GB $399 PS3 will do to the 360.
Sorry i'm not nasim. No disrespect to him but i say intelligent things and educate people. I don't go off on fanboy rants i only speak the truth. Speaking of rip offs and originality. You portray an avatar of Dr. Phil who is even lamer then TheMart. Originality is me coming up with such a clever avatar and name! The opposite of TheMart. You can consider me The Smart Mart! Because i'm intelligent enough to be on the right side.
World Domination? LOL. Increase in sales? Yep.
well nobody else has drphil avatar. so thats pretty original. and as for your avatar you ripped that straight off the mart. he was the first person on here to use that kid in his avatar, then a bunch of fanboys copyd him and changed what he was pissing on and w/e else they did.
Your wrong I've seen about 3 other Dr. Phil avatars on this site. Like the TheMart was the first person ever to use a Calvin avatar. His is the pissing Calvin mine is the bowing or praying Calvin. He is the Outspoken 360 Fanboy I am the Outspoken PS3 fan. Big difference. Besides i could careless what you think why don't you focus on what i say and not what picture i use. My avatar got your attention didn't it? Which means my work is done!
You need to get a life man! I'm saving this comment and believe me I will be one that won't let you live it down here if the PS3 doesn't start it's immediate domination. @2.8: "He is the Outspoken 360 Fanboy I am the Outspoken PS3 fan. Big difference." That should read: "He is the Outspoken 360 Fanboy I am the Outspoken PS3 fanBOY. Big difference.
reply to 2.2 cdzie1: You know you are going to buy a PS3 don't you?
ye i bet ur avatar is praying! praying that the 40gb ps3 will sell better than the 60gb ps3 lol
Well everyone is copying the real TheMART, but he has changed into Xboxkings... Ain't it funny
TheMart doesn't even try to compete in the monthly contests but he is BY FAR the most influential member of this site.
"TheMart - Well everyone is copying the real TheMART, but he has changed into Xboxkings... Ain't it funny" Aint you The Mart? why are you saying it like he's another person? are you crazy or something? Also, TheSMart is So much smarter than the TheMart ever was. And fack Mart, he cant even write right, he's an idiot. And XboxKings is a stupid name
You guys are paranoid as hell!
Only if I can get my PS3 to shine like that..
Don't touch it. Ever! And you might =)
My 60Gb has vents on the right bottom front of it. Not that it matters. And if it matters to any future buyers, it looks just as cool as my 60Gb.
They made the box look cooler.
ouch!! less vents. makes it look ugly and im not sure buy my contain higher heat levels due to less vents
The main vent is on the left side of the console..
considering there is less stuff inside to produce heat.
"Awwwww...it's so puuurrrrrrttyyyy"...sexy piece of hardware...
I wish there were better shots. I heard that the finish isn't the same, the PS logo is painted on, as is the word "Playstation 3" on the side.
Ditch the backwards compatability for a nice new sticker.
Ya no silver ok you all see that was a joke the silver one.
this is the ps3 i finnaly buy. 400$ makes it a good deal.i already have a ps2 so BC dosent matter to me. or is 40GB too low of space to save stuff? oh and does this also have the wireless control , and motorstorm game? how about the hdmi port?opinions from ps3 owners please.
40 Gb is just right.. I still have 38gb left on my 60 gb and I had it or 10 months plus you can always upgrade to bigger HDD for cheap. I believe this PS3 is coming with spiderman 3 the blu ray movie. HDMI yes, and right now with the games coming down the pipeline is a great time to be a PS3 owner.
cool thanks,what about the wireless control? by looking at those pics i dont see a motorstorm game included :( hopefully its like the old school days on ps1 where they include a jampack demo lol. i used to play the hell outa that demo-6 that came with my ps1.
Yea all the PS3 controller or wireless. I believe that is the european PS3 but the US PS3 is rumored to come with Spiderman 3. Motorstorm is bundled in the 80gb.
Sony isn't going to take the wireless away.Why the hell would they Sonys not stupid.lol
hey look who it is.. my buddy altroach. :) whats up lol. i think im gonna get a ps3 :) they better not delay mgs4 again or im gonna get soo pissed off! also killzone 2 looks like the best game ever. that better not be delayed also. lol so hows it goin, what ps3 games do u recomend
Good to see your gonna go PS3 finally,good timing.As far as games go its hard to top mgs4 and killzone 2 but I'll try.But first I feel theres a better chance of mgs4 coming this year rather than being delayed(The Big Bang maybe).But besides metal gear I'd recommend Uncharted without a doubt,possibly HAZE still not sure about it,UT 3 and GT5 when its here.I'm also looking forward to some multi-plats like Assassin's Creed for one and also Call of Duty 4.Theres a good 2007 line up for the PS3 but 2008 is the year the PS3 gets to two steppin' its way to greatness.
Get Warhawk. It will easily hold you over until some of the heavy hitters come along next month. There's really nothing like lag free 32 player online MP. As far as the rest of the games out go, get Motorstorm. That games a blast and there is a lot of new downloadable content. Ninja Gaiden Sigma is cool too. Whatever you do, DON'T GET LAIR.
HEAVENLY SWORD...one of the greatest games I've ever played!!! Also consider...Ratchet & Clank, and Rock Band And definetly get Warhawk!
If you don't use Linux. I've a 20 Gb PS3 from launch ( Japanese). It contains all my Music collection and is connected to my PC via Ethernet for media streaming. Tbh i'm tempted to get a 40gb as well. :D Seeing that I dont want PS2 BC and it looks great. I'll see what I can do.
$399 is a great bargain. Who cares if it has less usb and no memory card reader. It would have been nice if it was BC with the ps2. Hopefully Sony makes a software emulator for the BC. But what is up with the less vents? Does it cost more to cut some holes?
They should have launched with a $399 PS3 from the beginning. It easily could have launched without a hard drive, wi-fi, and even Blu-Ray. It certainly didn't need the extra card slots. It is too little, too late. The 360 is still cheaper and offers more.
Getting rid of $80 worth of components (PS2 parts) wouldn't have done much, let alone allow them to release at $399. Thankfully they've got it down to a much more respectable $500 range.
TO tplarkin7 HAHAHA, another fine display of pure intelligence, does a XBOX have some magical powers that it lowers the IQ of some people. I repeat SOME people and they are the brainless brain dead XBOTS ?
and you straight
...lets hope this works for Sony as no one can disagree that this is not a reaction to Sony's lack of fortune thus far in the next-gen wars. If this works, expect MS to release lower priced SKUs of the 360 and maybe a beefed up Elite - which will need a price cut anyway to make it cheaper than the new 40 GB PS3 SKU. If it does not work...then Sony maybe the 3DO, GameCube or Dreamcast of this round. I for one hope it does work as I do not enjoy the prospect of one manufacturer dominating the market and driving down competition. Just think if MS had not been on the scene...the 60GB PS3 would be the only one available and a price cut would have still potentially been ages away. Ahh, life is good for us gamers at the moment...plenty of choice for everyone!
If Sony had been able to release this console at this price last November, no one would be arguing who would win the console war. Sony will not make the same mistake of overdoing it next time.
Just need a little confirmation... Does this 40GB PS3 come with the DualShock3 w/rumble (tried the Sixaxis and hated it) AND the Spiderman 3 Blu-ray BOTH PACKED IN? I am an Xbox 360 owner & fan-4-life, but I have nothing against Sony (or Nintendo, for that matter; competition is GOOD for all us gamers). A $399 PS3 with rumble and Blu-ray packed in (so I can play demos/watch HD movie RIGHT AWAY!) seems like a better deal than a $449 360 Elite w/2 games packed in, at least in a retail, non-trade-in situation. Still, the rumble and Spiderman 3 (or whatever Blu-ray Sony decides on for the US) are big factors for me, and I suspect for many other gamers on a budget who want to dive in (insert "Jump In" joke here) as soon as they open that big black box....
like the same piece of Sh!t that I got on launch day....cept maybe for the chrome finish... wait...it looks a bit shinier...oh, i forgot, mine is just fully covered in dust with the writing "Play me" on it.
lol this idiot doesnt own one.
They are super and even more modern that the 60GB.
And by modern I guess you mean cheaper. If anything just buy another one. That's what I'll be doing.
Selling a launch 60gig would be foolish. if anything drop another one down and use the 40 gig for a server for warhawk. sell the 60gig he says... wow. i'd a get a 40 but only if i hadn't already owned a PS3, and if i was one who couldn't afford it's luxury price. but since i can more than afford it.... he he heee
lol @ the noobs that thought it was going to be a silver PS3. I knew they meant the chrome strips were matte silver. Stupid people!
I really don't understand why the PS3 is getting picked on. It's been out for only a year now and it has been able to sell even at that crazy price. Now that the $399 40Gb is out, i can finally afford it. Even though i'm not too pleased with removal of BC, i dont think that would be a problem because i know i really only wanted to play 5 games at most from the PS2 lineup. One thing that keeps bothering me though is how proud Microsoft is off its console. Im not a hater or anything but i would really like to know the AAA games that the 360 has since it was released about two years ago excluding the "Big Three" - (Halo 3, Bioshock and Gears of War). Please someone should fill me in ...
Some people count Forza 2 though, and some don't. Microsoft spent all of E3 talking about how great their multi-plats were, and spent TGS advertising PS2 ports for Xbox Live Arcade. Halo, Bioshock, and Gears are all they have up to this point. Mass Effect should be good, but Ninja Gaiden needs work. Microsoft should definitely look into expanding its lineup of compelling exclusives. It's been two years, and they only have 3 released titles to show for it.
A lot of the games that come out for the 360 that don't come out for the PS3 actually come out for the PS2. It's not the best explanation for why the 360 has more games but it is a valid point.
XBOX 360 * Halo 3 (5.2 million) * Gears of War (4 million) * Crackdown (1.5 million) * Call of Duty 2 (1.4 million) * Saints Row (1.4 million shipped) * Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (1.37 million) * Dead Rising (1.22 million) * Madden NFL 07 (1.1 million in US) * Perfect Dark Zero (1 million) * Dead or Alive 4 (1 million) * Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (1 million) Total Xbox Live Arcade games downloaded (including free demos) as of March 6, 2007: 25 million. PS3 * Resistance: Fall of Man (2 million) * MotorStorm (1 million) http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Kinda old, but I think you get the picture...
you do know that most of those games were before the PS3 was out and nothing else was on 360 the 1st year. Trust me I know I had a launch 360 and there were hardly any games or PS2 ports. It's funny how you xbots for some reason think when the 360 launch it was the best ever and it wasn't it was lacking in games just like the PS3 did..The game drought is over and games are being release every week. Halo3 is garbage by the way, go play RFOM and see what a nextgen FPS should be. 10 reasons why Halo3 sucks and where RFOM shine 1 graphics 2 story 3 framerate 4 640p 5 gameplay 6 animations 7 most Linear FPS ever 8 narrative sucks you never know what really going on 9 A.I. 10. if you play co-op you lose 40 percent of the screen if you have a HDTV widescreen ...black bars on each side..HD gaming my azz I finish the game unlike you xbots that talk sh1t about a game and not even play it. Resistance is still the best Nextgen FPS try it so you know what kind of garbage Halo3 is..Oh I forgot you xbots are blinded by green
at a friends house. the game is GARBAGE. It will never be on HALO's scale..nice try come again, when it's bigger than the halo franchise. no matter how much fanboys pick at it. R:fom is a game gamers played when they got bored of watching movies and folding. Halo= replay value galore, with the facts to prove it. Read jenzo'a post xbox gamers seems like they play their console more than that movie watching, folding, blu-ray player ps3. Game sell on the 360 and that's fact. Dev will take notice, more games to come.
I just answered Limos question to fill him in. I know the 360 was out a year before the PS3, but what has that got to do with anything? Sony had to produce enough blue laser diods to be able to launch worldwide at the same time. Remember? They were both supposed to launch the same year. If you don't like Halo 3, don't play it. I think Resistance and Halo 3 are cool games in their own ways but I actually prefer COD 4's multiplayer over both. I'm not that fond of sci-fi weapons etc. Still, I find it hard to believe that a game that has sold over 5 million copies in it's first weeks can be considered crap.