With the recent leak of the PS3 Slim video from the Philippines, an employee from GameTrailers has confirmed that it's real.
http://www.examiner.com/x-1... It's selling at a higher price then the current PS3. But that is probably because it's leaked. It's nice to see that it's real though. Hopefully we'll see it at TGS set for release this holiday season. We all knew they set they're sales expectations at 13 million for a reason.
i'm buying 2 :)
set this at less than $300 you will set the world on fire.
if Sony brings PS3 slim with a price drop ! at least that's what I think
There is no way it will ever sell less then the large ps3. Why, its not possible especially with the economy in the stat its in. so all those ps3 fans who said it would be cheaper, TOLD YA SO!!!!!!!. =^.^=
They are always all pixelated and crap without showing the entire thing. Surely they can take a few half decent photos or video the thing in it's entirety. It always makes me think they are trying to trick people, but it still looks legit.
My guess is its fake. The leaked box's, the leaked factory images, this leaked video are all of a fake PS3 being produced, and I hope so, as its really ugly. But then again, its no more ugly than the 360 elite. Its just nowhere near as nice as the fat PS3.
looks to be concurrent with the previously leaked photos doesn't it? Now I can't wait to buy one of these bad boys...or two or three lol
Umm... judging from the location of the video. It's not even in a nice enclosed store. Just an open market. I've been in the PH and seen all these things. Green Hills Mall if anybody knows what im talking about. I say fake. Just like the fake PS2s, 360s, gamecube, etc that i've seen over there. At least they have authentic PSPs though most of them have been opened from their respective boxes. Not to mention the prices are jacked up compared to here in the US.
It's probably a knockoff. Those things are very common in that part of the world. It's possibly legit, but not likely in my opinion.
wow. we have come a long way with the ps3. i think ill get a slim to take the stress off of my launch 60gig. If sony can price it at 300.oo- 340.oo it should be a steal here in the usa. obviously youre getting a great blueray player and a next gen console that has yet to be fully exploited and updated via firmware. Thats robbery right there @ 300.oo. 400.oo seems like it will infuriate the masses.... especially without the card readers the extra usb's and probably backwards compatibility. All sony can do is keep producing juggernauts out of there studios, hope the masses will come to their senses and realize what they are purchasing with a ps3
this is just retarded. people arent buying the ps3 cause its expensive not cause it looked ugly. the only people that are going to buy a slim ps3 are current ps3 owners they shoulda waited another year to get more fat ps3s out in the market to later make them re buy the slim ps3
You make some of the dumbest comment I've ever read...
Where th F#[email protected] is sev? didnt he have the scoop on this from the beginninng?
you must be brain dead, just read the comments on here dumbass. everyone on here is going to buy a ps3 slim even though they already own a ps3. as you may or may not know sony is in alot of money problems right now so it would make sence to sell as many ps3 fats as they can cause most of the people buying them at a 400$ will more than likely RE buy the ps3 slim when its out, thus getting another 400$ out of one person twice for the same device. sony should wait till they sell 40 mil fat ps3s before making the ps3 slim is what im saying, that way the 40 mil dumbasses (impulse buyers)that bought a ps3 at 400$-600$ will see the new ps3 slim and buy it. but i kind of did overstate it cause really when you think about it the dumbass impulse buyers are the ones that bought a ps3 within its first 2 years of being out. people buying it now really dont care.
We knew this was coming - the leaked photos, confirmed by the PSP-GO/Box and the official mention of cutting the cost of production down and making a more "efficient" updated version of the console. It was coming, we all knew it, this is it and I think when it is seen more and seen in the flesh most will actually grow to like the design. More modern looking than the "phat" Ps3 and when stood/placed right next to one, most of you will agree. Yes, I have seen one. The real question though would be; was this intentional? The early leaking? I sometimes wonder (as do many I know) if some of these leaks from Sony aren't intentional - like, hyping up the hype - who really knows though. Sony are a clever bunch.
Sony's already losing money on the regular PS3, and yet everyone seems to think they'd spend (and charge) more for a slim-line SKU? Why wouldn't they just put that $$ into development for the PS4? Honestly, it isn't like the regular PS3 takes up THAT much space. What difference would an anorexic model make? Common sense, ppl - use it.
i agree this is most likely a fake. Sony would be able to drop the price of a slim model. the slim would have smaller/cheaper parts. why would Sony only concentrate on the PS4 when they have a machine that sells? sure its not doing Wii numbers, but in world sales it keeps up with the 360.
"Honestly, it isn't like the regular PS3 takes up THAT much space. What difference would an anorexic model make? Common sense, ppl - use it." you're probably knew at this. so, I am not going to make it long. but take it from me, exotic new models help increase sales. if you need PROOF look @ DSL, DSi, psp slim, psp3000, ps1+ps2 slim. all have resulted in increase in sales while providing greater usability.
and its too early for a slim...
It doesnt really matter if they sell a "slim unit" - it better be below $300 or they're wasting their time. Walmart is already selling a $99 BR player... expect the $69 BR player by Xmass. Sony needs to start a price-war or they might as well forget it and move to PS4 as fast as possible.
My father went out and bought that BD player from WalMart when it was 139 and later brought it back in exchange for the PS3. Why? Because not all BD players are built the same and that cheap one is pathetic. It could not even decode a decent color gamut and looked muddy as heck. When I brought over my PS3 and showed him just how well the PS3 handled BD's, he immediately packed that cheap BD player up and exchanged it. I know the general public may not be aware of this and how some BD players are junk but in any case, you get what you pay for and if you are paying too little at this time for a BD player, there is a good chance it is not nearly as good as the one found in the PS3.
Even if the video and the item are real, this is obviously black market. Sony hasn't even announced the thing yet, they are not going to release it to be sold by STREET VENDORS IN THE PHILIPPINES. It was probably stolen from a warehouse and so the price reflects only what the seller thinks people will pay. I still expect that the slim will either be cheaper than the "fat" or will be accompanied by a price drop. Whatever some of us want to believe, Sony is smarter at business than a bunch of random people on the internet (including me), and they know that with price being their biggest problem, releasing a more expensive version would only get criticism. The other possibility i see is, if Sony is happy with PS3 sales already (it actually is selling pretty well), they could release the slim at the same price, but it might not lose them as much money.
Come on. That phillipines video is a blatent knock off.. Yeah while im sure the PS3 slim will come this year I highly doubt that that video
"This doesn’t officially confirm anything, right now. Could he be having fun with the GT forum members? It’s a possibility, but I’m leaning towards more the direction that the system is real and that the Philippine system is just a very early leak." Somebody PLEASE tell me how out of all places in the world a PS3 slim would end up in the Philippine's first? Plus the guy 'selling' it is obviously lying saying things like "it's only just been released" At the end of the day all this is doing is hurting PS3 console sales..
An employee was laid off from the company that makes those Slim, he becomes angry and decides to steal a Slim, no where to go he goes back to the Philippines were his family lives, without a job he decides to sell the Slim
black market is huge in the third world countries
for fakes. I am sure its coming, but I dought this is it. I am still wondering why the slim would sell like crazy if it has now new features, and sells for the same or more.... People want a price drop not a blow out of old stock on hand.
still needs a price cut.
just bring that killzone/mgs4 bundle to the slim and u won't need a price cut.
Sony will cut the price when they're ready.
it wont be more than the normal ps3 thats for sure yeah £250/$250 sounds good and if they do sell it this holiday season for christmas you can expect big numbers cant wait i'll be getting one anyway
considering a slim blu-ray player cost on average over 200$. there is no way the whole system will only cost 250, 400-450 seems right. and thats with the fat going down to 299-350.
I'll buy 3 more PS3's if they drop $100. Seriously, it'll be like the Model-T. Everybody will own and love one.
i cant afford 3, but 1 atleast for sure. For the road :)
still don't love my ps3, and most of the great games that where hyped were let downs to me. MGS1,2,3 and port opps were great games 4 just was lacking. along with motorstorm. the only game on my ps3 i really enjoy is little big planet. other then that nothing much. atleast till FF13V
I don't think you should be allowed to buy that many. From your comment you strike me as a guy with lots of money to burn. When the PS3 slim hits retail stores it will probably sell out very quickly, and it wouldn't be fair to all the people who have been saving up money for a PS3, only to have some rich white boy (if that's you in your avatar) like you come along and snatch up as many as you want. Let some other people buy it. From one side PS3 fanboys tell everyone who doesn't have one to go buy it, and then they go and buy 2 or 3 or even 4, thus making it impossible for the very people they told to buy it, to be able to buy it.
dude chill the f**k out.
WTF are you rambling on about? ( don't take that offensively )? its not like he is gonna buy a whole stores worth of ps3s, geez, most likely the guy is kidding...
You guys think he's kidding but what if he's not. I have seen people buy 4 PS3s the day it launched. People camped out for a day or two to get them and imagine how heartbreaking it is to be standing in line for 12 hours, freezing your ass off, and to see some fool walk out with 4 PS3s stacked on top of each other in a shopping cart. And you think to yourself, "What the f*ck is this guy doing? Oh, well, I don't care, I only need one." And then as soon as you think that the store manager comes outside and tells everyone they have no more PS3s. That happened, okay? People got into fights and beat each other up and shot each other up over the PS3. Hell, some internet geeks actually bought one at launch and destroyed it with a sledge hammer in front of the whole crowd that was waiting to get one. All I'm saying is that people who do things like that are very selfish. A lot of people are anticipating the launch of the product so it should be limited to one per customer, and yet the store managers didn't have enough sense to enforce that rule. Fine, he might be joking, but if he's not, then he is an ass.
This is real for sure. And now it all comes down to when Sony will announces it and what its price will be. I think it needs to be $299 or lower than $399.Any price over $399 is just pointless.
lol i love gaming journalists. They take a rumor, they extract false details from this fake rumor, they pretend it's real and they gain authority as an "insiders" source. If Sony announces a PS3 Slim in the next 2 years, i adopt an orangutan. GameTrailers says: It's real. Itagaki Tomonobu says: It's not real.
Its true because some random from GameTrailers said it is? Please.
Hey, does anyone have any realistic idea on how much it's going to cost? (US Dollars) I bought a lauch 60gb, day one. Does Sony plan on stripping anymore features also? Or did they just find a way to manufacture the entire machine a little cheaper?
i bet its the old Atari machine with a ps3 case those Chines pps can make anything. not gona believe it till Sony announce it
...some random individual who apparently works for Gametrailers says it's true, doesn't necessarily mean it's true. I rather wait for something more substantial before I can honestly agree it's real. I have a thought. If sony does introduce the "slim", would the price be $300? I mean, I just don't see it. If that's the case, why just knock down the price of the current model of the PS3? I'm a bit skeptical of the PS3 slim. I would be glad if I'm wrong and hope to be wrong but ehhh...I'm just skeptical about this one man.
The current model still costs Sony around 400 dollars to make (according to Darkride66), and Sony is still losing money on every current PS3 model sold because of exchange rates (Again, Darkride66 told me this). I think Sony is better off selling the regular PS3 at current price and selling the PS3 slim at a price where Sony can still make a profit, thus allowing them to break even overall.
they are still going on with the ps3 slim, lol.. i keep tell you desperate ppl all sony is going to do is bundles with games that couldnt sell, games like kz2..
wats wrong with that?
now that i think of it, nothing really is wrong with that.. other then no price drop, that is..
if real, it looks ugly! and its to thick to keep it vertically.
too THIN right?
PS3:Slim at $299/£199 = Bye Bye ChatBox 360!!! ;-D
i didnt read the article thoroughly but i love how they didnt even buy the console to test it out and see if it actually played ps3 (and ps1) games
like if I saw a real ps3 slim I wouldn't buy it, try it out and brag all over the place that I have it. This is so fake, I wish all the fanboys would stop, all it is doing is hurting sales of the current model. Thats why they don't announce the price cut yet, cuz people would just wait. Common sense people. Get a grip.
I can see it now. " The PS3 Slim will launch at the original price of the Playstation 3, Five Hundred and Ninety Nine US Dollars." Just like at E3 with the PSP Go. Not serious.
wtf is this, a ps3 slim? wtf sony stfu, lowering the price? stfu sony! wtf, sony needs to stfu, if they come out with one more great exclusive this year, i'm going to make them stfu myself.
Since when a website like gametrailer know something about hardware? Its not like if they are a "news" website. its not like if this crappy website has credibility, just look at the score they give here : Halo 3 Story - 9.6 Assassins creed story 9.7 MGS4 Story - 8.7
LOL, i liked the AC story. It's a 9.5. MGS4 story was a 10 and Halo's story can tilt its' head and sukc me sideways.
I can't believe everyone thinks this is real PS3 slim from the video and then when you watch the video they say it is only released here in our country. Please. What is worse is people think it is going to be cheaper if and when they confirm it.
never been to one of these markets on the philippines or thailand etc.? they will tell you that their mother is your sister as long as you buy some stuff. its way to good for a fake - look at the funstation, then on that PS3. it got HDMI, LAN, 2xUSB and a 120GB HDD. its no fake.
Well, the PS3 slim is real, this vid is not though. It'll be announced at this years European gameshow GamesCom (it was Leipzig Games Convention before).
yes mart because you know this sort of stuff don't you? you should know now everyone doesnt listen to you your only saying that because people like sev etc have gave info on the slim and they all say its real and will be shown at leipzig im still buying one when it comes out
because i will be there :))))) and its actually GameSCOM and its in Köln
mart works at xboxkings.com, so he has inside info xD
@ Maverick Uhm no, I don't say this because anyone else says anything. I am saying this because: 1. The Slim is just a certain thing. Sony's current console is too expensive and they can't catch up with the 360, the gap of 8 mln. has grown to 9 or maybe 10 mln. in the mean time. They need to cut costs and get the price down. 2. I said for a long time it'll be shown on GamesCom, because its pretty logic since the it is said that Sony will ship stuff to retailers in July/August. Which means selling it at latest at the end of August/beginning of September. GamesCom is at the end of August, so thats a logical thing. TGS is at the end of October, which would be a bit too late. Thats why I think that kiddy. @ Silverchode Yes, you know why, I drink beers with Kaz every Friday!
sadly my ps3 yellow lighted yesterday morning. I'll be fine playing on my friends until the slim comes out. I'd rather have this than send it to sony only to have break again in another 3 months and waste 150 bones.
The font is way off. I still say hold off. He may be joking.
Since when did Sev get a job at Gamespot? :D
Next big story: GameTrailers employee gets fired for making crap up and damaging GT's reputation.