PS3 Slim Officially Announced – Act Surprised

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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.

PlayStation®3 (CECH-2000A)

Product name: PlayStation®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: 2.5” Serial ATA 120GB *1

Inputs/Outputs*2: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)

Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1 – IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)

Controller: Wireless Controller (Bluetooth®)

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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

BD/DVD/CD drive (read only): Maximum read rate
BD × 2 (BD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)

Power: AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4

Power consumption: Approx. 250W

External dimensions: (excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length)

Mass: Approx. 3.2kg

Included *5: PlayStation®3 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 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

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • eXp

    Time to get me one!
    Been wanting a PS3 for ages but having an Xbox was enough, and could never justify the price. Now at R1000 cheaper, it’s something worth getting considering my friends and family all have PS3’s and I can just loan games from them 😀

  • ewie

    Now I have only one question, seeing that the ps3 have
    slow bd read sped, and blue ray is now 3 years old, why did they not increase the read speed on the new model ?

  • Faheem

    Agreed… although I’m a little disappointed at the fact that it seems like all day I’ve tried to write stories that were already being covered :blink: . Tu Che Boss man… you leave me dishonored and ashamed. :cwy:

  • hilt_ctn

    Given its size, it’s probably using what is effectively a notebook BD drive which has a rotational speed limit of 24x (CD) It can only go so fast before noise/vibration become a problem

  • StigSmash

    Are any of the local retailers going to be dropping their prices from today? Or is it going to take ages for the cut to take effect in SA?

  • janrik

    No more Linux… damn.

  • Roland Browning

    Good grief, it’s the PS2 sage all over again. 10/10 for originality Sony…. :w00t:

  • Roland Browning

    lol…errr..sage = saga DOH!

  • bhw

    Any news yet on SA price ? If memory serves the old gimped 40 gig models were 299 and they sold for R4500 in SA although I’m tipping it will come in at about R3999.00 with a game chucked in

  • RSA-Ace

    why would they do that? why increase the cost of something that can’t really be utilised. developers cant really take advantage of the speed if older ps3 models dont have it

  • easy

    keeping is slow might actually prolong the life of the drive. over working the optical drive does damage it over time… ylod and probably cause of some 360 failures.

    i’m just guessing, maybe some one can elaborate?

  • Ozzy

    looks very nice. cant wait for mine to break now so that i can get a new one. :w00t: yes bhw, that sounds more or less right.

  • eXp

    R3999 is still too steep. We need R3500 to make it feasible to the average South African.

  • evilredzombie

    what the hell ? a Elite is 5000 and it doesn’t have wifi, blu ray, motion sensing controller, free psn or Bluetooth

  • evilredzombie

    10/10 for a console that is in almost every home I have ever seen.. so yes if the PS3 goes the same way as the PS2 good for sony…

  • janrik

    But a elite is : ELITE…


  • darthdad

    :silly: lolz

  • Ozzy

    elite is an overpriced piece of junk. perfect for janprick and all the other suckers who think that ms is giving them a good deal. what a lol.

  • We’ve had some requests for the PS3 slim already:

    Guess the pricing isn’t bad.

  • Fox1

    When I purchased my Elite, the PS3 was retailing close to R7000 locally. Oh and it didn’t just have 2 games :tongue:

    And that brushed look for the slim looks so familiar :whistle:

  • Fox1

    That brushed look looks like that Elite console :tongue:

  • u

    does it have blue ray player :blink:

  • u

    :kissing: 😆 :ninja: :pinch: :pirate: :wassat: :face: :getlost: :getlost: :getlost: :biggrin: :happy: :dizzy: :devil:

  • Sue87

    No way..mind blowing.. 😆 I just came upon the BEST PRICE for the new Slim PS… now has it available on pre-order for R3699. whoooo hoooo ! i’m so placing my order right now :biggrin:

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