Rumored PS3 Slim to debut this month at Gamescom?

By on August 4, 2009, 12:37 PM
Rumors of a new PlayStation 3 console are running rampant today – whether it’s the slimmed-down version or a higher capacity model remains to be seen but it definitely feels like something’s cooking over at Sony. The latest bit comes as what appears to be an internal document from 7-Eleven (which sells video games in Japan) that suggests Sony may be about to discontinue the 80GB PS3 in its home country.

According to a report by Kotaku, the retailer will no longer be taking “pre-orders” for black, white and silver 80GB PS3 after Sunday at the maker’s request, and all in-store displays for the 80GB model will be taken down. Meanwhile, a separate report from Taiwan's DigiTimes claims Sony is seriously ramping up orders for “key PS3 components,” enough to build a million consoles over the next three months – which is apparently double what it ordered last quarter.

Last but not least, a listing for a “PlayStation 3 Konsole Slim” appeared on Amazon’s German website over the weekend before quickly being removed. While this may not mean much, some say official confirmation could come from Sony’s Gamescom press conference in Germany on August 18.

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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

"Sony is seriously ramping up orders for "key PS3 components," enough to build a million consoles over the next three months..."

Maybe they ought to try and sell the bazillion they have gathering dust in store shelves and in warehouses first.

Sony - at one time arguably the greatest console maker with the PS2 - has now become the poster child for "how not to run a gaming console company."

Guest said:

Now a lot of gamers can now drink from the cherished stable. I hope this is true,... rumors are becoming unbearable.

Anyways, SONY for the world!!!!

Another 8-10yrs support for the tried and true.

Twister123 Twister123 said:

they had better not bring out a new ps3 , the ps3.10 or something , with better technology , that would be treacherous for current ps3 owners , a slim model I could live with as I don't see the big deal with it . maybe there gearing up for a big price drop and expect sales tn soar.

je29836 said:

if sony drops the price to $199 both micro$haft and nintendo are fuckin toast. neither can compete on any level and with the wand coming out in the spring both the wii and the shitbox will become worthless paperweights

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

You couldn't be more of an idiotic fanboy.

Twister123 Twister123 said:

You couldn't be more of an idiotic fanboy.

IoI IoI IoI IoI IoI IoI IoI , whats this wand thing I'm hearing so much about ?

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