Sony has confirmed over night at GamesCom that there is indeed a secret PS3 Slim in development and it will be hitting a store near you in the first week of September.
The PS3 slim is 32% smaller, 36% lighter, it consumes 34% less power and the real good news is that it’s about 30% cheaper as well.
Starting from today the PS3’s you see in the shop should now be priced at $299 or R2408 in a direct conversion. Or if we are converting from the new European price tag of EUR299 then we can expect to pay R3400.
Which would still work out to be around a R1000 price cut which is nothing to sniff at.
The new PS3 Slim has a 120Gb HDD and will arrive in the beginning of September at that same price point.
For a full boring list of specs click through.
Product name: PlayStationÂ®3
Product code: CECH-2000A (Charcoal Black)
CPU: Cell Broadband Engineâ„¢
Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
Hard disk: 2.5â€ Serial ATA 120GB *1
Inputs/Outputs*2: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) Ã— 1 – IEEE 802.11 b/g
BluetoothÂ® 2.0 (EDR)
Controller: Wireless Controller ï¼ˆBluetoothÂ®ï¼‰
AV output: Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT connector*3: 1
AV MULTI OUT connector: 1
Digital out (optical) connector: 1
BDï¼DVDï¼CD drive (read only): Maximum read rate
BD Ã— 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD Ã— 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD Ã— 24 (CD-ROM)
Power: AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4
Power consumption: Approx. 250W
External dimensions: (excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 Ã— 65 Ã— 290 mm (width Ã— height Ã— length)
Mass: Approx. 3.2kg
Included *5: PlayStationÂ®3 system Ã— 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCKÂ®3) Ã— 1
AC power cord Ã— 1
AV cable Ã— 1
USB cable Ã— 1
*1 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.
*2 Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.
*3 "Deep Colour" and "x.v.Colour (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.
*4 Power changes depending on countries or regions.
*5 For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included[Thanks Destructoid for the fact list]
Last Updated: August 18, 2009