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Sony announces PS3 Super Slim — a game changer?

The last four years have not been a walk in the park for Sony in terms of sales, especially in the LCD TV and gaming console department. In the hopes of steering things around for the PlayStation lineup, Sony has announced the PS3 Super Slim. But is this enough to turn the tides in their favor?

As its name implies, the Sony PS3 Super Slim (289.56 x 229.87 x 59.44mm) is the slimmer version of the PS3 Slim (289.56 x 289.56 x 64.77mm) from 2010. Besides touting a sexier body, the revamped PS3 will be released with 500GB and 12GB SSD versions (not available globally), which is the biggest and the smallest storage capacity in the PlayStation console’s history. The PS3 will also be available in 250GB model.


Of the three, the 250GB model of the PlayStation3 Super Slim will be the first to be made available for public consumption. This model will be sold starting the 25th of this month for $269.99 while the 12GB and 500GB versions will be retailed starting next month for $229.99 and $299.99 respectively.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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15 Responses

  1. ceegii63 says:

    JESUS no, im fine with my Slim until the PS4 comes out, for new owners maybe and from those who still have PHAT PS3s

  2. charlie says:

    wala ng maisip na innovation ang mga company ngayon. either pinapanipis na lang (ps3) or pinapahaba(Ip4)

  3. PS360 says:

    Sony Didn’t Drop the Price of the PS3 So As Not To Upset You

    Prices on older models—a 160 GB version starts at $250 and a 320 GB sibling at $300—aren’t moving either. Sony’s explanation says that consumers don’t want a price change. Say what?

    In an interview with Engadget, Sony exec John Koller cites that consumer feedback as the reason they’re holding fast on the MSRPs for the PS3:

    “There’s no price drop formally, but the thing that’s been happening in the market over the last year or so is that there’s been so many retail price promotions, and so many different gift card offers and all those things, being done by all of us (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony), that we’ve heard from our consumer, ‘Enough with all these weird price moves. What we really want is content and games and value.'”

  4. Voyager says:

    Parang pandesal, pinaliit pero mahal pa rin. toinks!

  5. alainL says:

    How is this a “Game Changer”?

  6. Iyan Sommerset says:

    It’s a game changer because it has a weak point you can hit for massive damage.

  7. Andrew says:

    I am happy with my current PS3 slim, if they bumped the graphics upgrade maybe then i can consider it. My desktop still offers great graphics compared to this.

    I will just invest that price on a two GTX560 SLI mode upgrade.

    Then wait for PS4 :)

  8. joestar555 says:

    Sony is doing this because they are late for bringing new Game Console… a Gaming Console’s Life span is normally 5-6 years only. but Sony didn’t make a new one because they are regaining their loss with the Ps3…remeber the PS3’s first price? it’s 70,000 pesos… the development of the PS3 cost too much, so when they lessen the price…they loss so much, so this is their solution. just wait for Playstation Orbit.

  9. Noir says:

    ISnt 8 MB the smallest storage capacity for Sony’s History? If you are talking about PS3’s History then I agree

    And no

    This is not a game changer at all. a price drop to $199 maybe

  10. vhangell says:

    having a smaller form factor *may* have affected power consumption, meaning lower power usage.

  11. roland says:

    any news when this will be available here in the philippines? especially the one with 500GB

  12. vaans says:

    Actually, good news nga yan eh. Why? Kasi kapag lumabas yan, bababa na presyo nang PS3 slim. Hehehe

  13. Alex says:

    I’m still waiting for a price drop until I add a Ps3 slim on my shelf :)

  14. Chelsie says:

    Hi.I am selling ps3 super slim box,320 gb newly bought last february so its been 2 months and its been used for three times only,so for those who are interested you can text or call me in this number 09157874593..thank you..

  15. camille says:

    pede ba ito i-jail break ?

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