Local Retailer Says 250GB Xbox 360 Elite, PS3 Slim On The Way – Prices Given

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Just this weekend I decided to pop into the new BT Games store that has opened up in the Menlyn shopping centre and poke around to see what’s what.

I happened to get into a conversation with the staff about the prices of 120GB HDD’s for the Xbox 360, which strangely started turning into a conversation about something I had never heard confirmed, well not completely.

I started being told about the new Xbox 360 “Super Elites” that were on the way as well as the 250GB PS3 Slim that will be for sale soon as well, and to boot I was given information on the prices as well.

I was told that the “Super Elite” was going to be a 250GB version of the Xbox 360 Elite that is now replacing the Pro and according to the BT Games employee, will have a recommended retail price of R4,500.00 when it becomes available.

I was then told that a 250GB PS3 Slim was coming as well (There has been news on the net recently about both these consoles possibly getting a 250GB) and was told that the PS3 Slim would have a recommended retail price of R4,800.00.

Up until now no prices have been heard for these rumoured consoles until now, however we cannot completely verify the accuracy of the source.

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With the 250GB Elites and Slims being only R300 apart, this may truly mean that the real console war only starts now. I have to say, only R300 more for a console that comes with a Blu-Ray player and a Wireless card… Microsoft may very well be soiling their underwear very soon, the price gap just isn’t that big anymore.

No release dates were given unfortunately but be sure that we will keep our collective ear to the ground.

Last Updated: August 31, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • evilredzombie

    Have to be the sceptic… but BT Games employees are also the people that ask which platform I wana but Little big planet for ….

    I know I have also read these rumours on the net and chances are they can be true, but I have very little trust in those oaks.

  • Macethy
  • Macethy
  • janrik

    Whwould MS worry about BR?

    They have instant 1080p…. no leaving the couch = win.

  • Fox1
  • Ozzy

    m$ should worry because sooner or later the entire planet is going to realise that their epic fail, which is the x360, is an overpriced piece of junk.

  • janrik

    Ok Ozzy. That is your story and you should stick to it! :ermm:

  • JuliusMalema

    Wait.. why are they nearly R5000? blood hell man, I smell shenanigans. At least Kalahari.net is advertising the PS3 slim for R 3699.95.

    http://www.kalahari.net/page_templates/search.aspx?searchText=PS3+slim&navigationid=1&displayShop=home

  • eXp

    I wonder if Microsoft is gonna hit back by adding the wireless adapter to the 250GIG bundle… I mean, it probably only costs them $0.15 to make.

  • Xbrat

    Dude.. you don’t read much do you? They’re talking about the SUPER elite… not the 160gb slim or it’s 160gb xbox competitor…

    sheesshhh :whistle:

  • janrik

    500 gig Natal 360 is rumored for next year.

  • Fox1

    Well it isn’t like any wireless adapter.

  • Someone

    I don’t really care much for BD anyway.
    I wonder how many ppl who have PS3s have a BD Movie collection.
    The cost of those movies are just too damn expensive.
    I’d rather buy a damn game.

  • Ozzy

    most owners have at least a few high def movies. on the other hand some have lots while others dont.

    most non ps3 owners all say they dont care about blu-ray. 😆 its their loss really ‘cos high def movies really are that good.

  • spl0it

    I’ll only get a PS3 when Sony stops drilling for oil in Iraq

  • Roland Browning

    I think Ozzy is the only guy in the world capable of getting his dick into the Blu-ray drive of his PS3. :pinch:

  • Pietie

    People will still rather buy the Xbox360 just because you can mod it and play backups, people like to have that scope, if cash is tight they have an alternative to still keep playing their favorite games.

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