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What Are PlayStation Playing At?

With the confirmation of the existence of a 'Super Slim' PS3, it begs the question why have Sony bothered to release a 16GB model of a console that is known for needing a lot of space to install games?

Perhaps Gaikai is the reason?

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ShadyDevil2278d ago

Its kind of crazy if it really is a 16GB PS3 but whatever... Good for starters and those whom don't mind adding a bigger HDD.

WeskerChildReborned2278d ago

Yea you could just get a new HDD for cheap.

Gamesgbkiller2278d ago

I know some guys who don't know about HDD at all
maybe good for them :)

JKelloggs2278d ago

This will be aimed at the more 'casual' gamers, where with the more 'casual' games don't need big game patches, or tend to install to the HDD.

Look at the 4GB Xbox, that's 4 times less the amount of memory, and that hasn't done too bad

Condemnedman2278d ago

Depending what you use it for, if you use it as a 3d blu ray player and occasionally Game ,its a great idea I think

sway_z2278d ago

Speculation, speculation!!

It's feckin simple economics dodo...Sony need to sell more hardware, and making a cheaper PS3 makes sense now as the console is nearing the end of its cycle...

Yes Gaikai will come into play & it's a nice entry level for slow to adopt hardware buyers on a tight budget..

You only have to look back historically...they did the same with PS1, PS2 and now PS3...Sony are gearing up for PS4....

I don't know if this site is begging for hits or are really a bunch of dumb ass's....?

Starfox8112278d ago

Its an opinion piece, it also clearly states the other reasons for why Sony have done it, it's more about how Gaikai could be arriving sooner than we think and the 16GB model is the entry level.

I think you kinda missed the point of the article.

Also, this is the first time any console manufacturer has redesigned their hardware twice in the same generation, and it isn't going onto market until more Slims sell through so there is room for it on the market - so Sony's aim isn't just to sell a lot more hardware, even though that is clearly something they want to do too.

nukeitall2277d ago

"It's feckin simple economics dodo...Sony need to sell more hardware, and making a cheaper PS3 makes sense now as the console is nearing the end of its cycle..."

Well, it's pretty simple can Sony afford to take a massive loss to gain marketshare this late in the cycle?

Probably not when Sony themselves are in deep financial dodo! So a $149 PS3 is unlikely, because at the last price drop they barely broke even excluding certain cost associated with retail.

Sony might go a tad below $199 for the cheapest PS3, but a $149 PS3 is too far fetched. Sony's stock is already at a 30-year low, what would happen if they posted continued major losses in one of their better divisions?

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