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SCEE press conference - Price drop for current PS3's and PS3 slim confirmed!

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Live from gamescom: SCEE Press Conference

 

excerpt from the live blog [http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/08/18/live-from-gamescom-scee-press-conference/];

 

18:35
Jem Alexander:  Like, right now.
18:35
Jem Alexander:  The price has also JUST dropped for all current PS3s on the shelf.
18:35
Jem Alexander:  It will be available for 299 euros, 299 dollars and 29,980 yen.
18:35
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smaller, lighter, all the same features your current PS3 has

18:34
Jem Alexander:  How's this for a description: it's a PS3, but slimmer
18:34
Jem Alexander:  From which he picks up the new slimmer PS3, available in the first week of September

 

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Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.


 So can it bitstream Dolby true hd and DTS HD now?

Hope so..

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Well, nice to see they've moved away from fingerprint traps.. I wouldn't upgrade to one, I didn't upgrade to a PS2 slim or PS1 slim either... but if my PS3 doesn't last the tests of time, I'd rather put 300 towards a new one than fixing my old one I think..

 

Have to say the HD is a better size for me.. as I media or externally stream rather than bulk media store on the PS3... but it would stop me having to remove the 5GB installs off my current model each time a new game comes... Oh, and yeah I could upgrade my current drive easy enough... I used to pull PCs apart for a living, I just haven't gotten around to getting a new drive to put it in... :Lol:

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Ø BRAVIA® Sync™ Feature

The new PS3 system is also equipped with the BRAVIA® Sync™ feature. By connecting the new PS3 system and a BRAVIA TV with the HDMI cable, users are able to directly operate the XMB on PS3 using the TV remote control. Other functions include “System Standby” that will automatically turn off the PS3 system when the BRAVIA TV is turned off*4.

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I wonder if that is a hardware or software update. i would love the Playstation 3 to have BRAVIA sync.
Would make it the perfect bluray player in my opinion. 

 

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Ø BRAVIA® Sync™ Feature

The new PS3 system is also equipped with the BRAVIA® Sync™ feature. By connecting the new PS3 system and a BRAVIA TV with the HDMI cable, users are able to directly operate the XMB on PS3 using the TV remote control. Other functions include “System Standby” that will automatically turn off the PS3 system when the BRAVIA TV is turned off*4.

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I wonder if that is a hardware or software update. i would love the Playstation 3 to have BRAVIA sync.
Would make it the perfect bluray player in my opinion. 

 


That comment relates to the new firmware 3.0

 

ie Every PS3 will have that feature with the firmware upgrade.

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Ø BRAVIA® Sync™ Feature

The new PS3 system is also equipped with the BRAVIA® Sync™ feature. By connecting the new PS3 system and a BRAVIA TV with the HDMI cable, users are able to directly operate the XMB on PS3 using the TV remote control. Other functions include “System Standby” that will automatically turn off the PS3 system when the BRAVIA TV is turned off*4.

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I wonder if that is a hardware or software update. i would love the Playstation 3 to have BRAVIA sync.
Would make it the perfect bluray player in my opinion. 

 


That comment relates to the new firmware 3.0

 

ie Every PS3 will have that feature with the firmware upgrade.


Thanks for that. Thas fantastic!! 

 

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Ø BRAVIA® Sync™ Feature

The new PS3 system is also equipped with the BRAVIA® Sync™ feature. By connecting the new PS3 system and a BRAVIA TV with the HDMI cable, users are able to directly operate the XMB on PS3 using the TV remote control. Other functions include “System Standby” that will automatically turn off the PS3 system when the BRAVIA TV is turned off*4.

Message Edited by MGR on 19-08-2009 02:40 AM

 
I wonder if that is a hardware or software update. i would love the Playstation 3 to have BRAVIA sync.
Would make it the perfect bluray player in my opinion. 

 


That comment relates to the new firmware 3.0

 

ie Every PS3 will have that feature with the firmware upgrade.


Thanks for that. Thas fantastic!! 

 


http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/18/ps3-slim-sized-up-smaller-deeper-no-linux-or-ps2-compatibilit/
 
Endagdet says that the original does not have BRAVIA Sync. Im not sure it its hardware related or not. I think we will have to wait and see. Oh and they say you cant install Linux on the new slim for some reason..

 

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Article taken from - http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,25951656-15321,00.html

 

Sony slims PlayStation 3 size and price

Stuart Kennedy and wires | August 19, 2009

 

SONY has taken the wraps off its long-rumoured slim version of the PlayStation 3 videogame console and slashed the price to attack the Christmas market.


Sony has unveiled a slimmed down version of its Playstation 3 which will hit local shores in early September.

The slimmed down PS3 will launch locally on September 3 at $499 which includes a larger 120GB hard drive replacing the old 80GB drive.

The new console will be around $200 less than the existing PS3.

A Sony spokeswoman said the price of existing PS3 units in the local channel would drop to $499 from August 24. “There’s very little existing stock in the channel, though," she said.

The slim PS3 is about two-thirds the size of existing models and uses less power but retains all the features of previous models, including the Blu-ray high-definition disk player. The new model will ship with a revamped, 3.0 version of the PS3 firmware which will be available for download onto previous models from September 1.

Since its launch in 2006, Sony’s PS3 has boasted processing power and rich graphics, but at a steeper price than Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii consoles.

Sony has since found the console wars to be bruising but is banking on its refreshed, lower-priced PS3 line and the release of blockbuster videogame titles to improve its fortunes in the crucial year-end holiday shopping season. The company reported a net loss of $US390 million for the fiscal first quarter through June, blaming the global economic downturn.

Sony has sold about 540,000 PS3s in Australia since the console debuted locally in March 2007.

As well as the new PS3, Sony Australia will launch video delivery service on the PS3 in the first quarter of 2010 following a rollout in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Spain in November.

Also coming is a Digital Reader Service for the handheld Sony PSP console which will begin with a library of comics and graphic novels launching in Australia in December. Text novels and non-fiction titles on the service may follow, the spokeswoman said.

To counter the downloadable games library on Nintendo’s new DSi handheld console, Sony will launch a line of cheap, downloadable games for the PSP over its online PlayStation store in October.
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yeah the logo still gets me, but as i said before the slim as a whole is growing on me.

 

QUESTION: can you upgrade the HDD of a slim?

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yeah the logo still gets me, but as i said before the slim as a whole is growing on me.

 

QUESTION: can you upgrade the HDD of a slim?


Yeah, you can. There was an article linked from N4G, can't remember... Jeez, I have to start saving all the important articles, because I can never find them later..
In short - Yes, a Sony rep said that you can DEFINITELY upgrade the HDD of the PS3 SLIM.
Edit: Here's a different article citing that you CAN upgrade it - just thought I'd link it for proof.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/08/sony-answers-our-questions-about-the-new-playstation-3.ar...

 

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Great new PS3 commercials :Lol:

 

 http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps3/new/tvcm.html

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Lion-Face should be able to clear it up. Can HDMI-CEC be implemented by firmware update or does it need hardware?
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Lion-Face should be able to clear it up. Can HDMI-CEC be implemented by firmware update or does it need hardware?
Well CEC comands have been apart of the HDMI standard since the begining ie HDMI V1.0.
However in HDMI 1.3 the CEC comands have been enhanced. Considering that the PlayStation 3's HDMI port is 1.3 I think we may be in luck. But I would sill like a definitive anwer.

 

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ill get the new slim ps3 cos i dont have 1 cos my 60gb refurb craped it self  bak in october 08 n i wasent guna pay $300 somthing for another refurb  if i buy the slim im gettin 3,5 year warrenty like i did with my original xbox lol n tbh that saved me $$$
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Im even considering trading in my 40gb for the new slim. (depending on how much the trade-in is worth) its either that or, as many of you have done, upgrading my HDD. Ive finally filled it and i still have stuff waiting to be downloaded :P

 

Oh and heres a pic from the latest EB email:

 

slim price.jpg

 

Im still not sure i like the matte finish on the slim though, i prefer the beautiful shiny black finish of the "Fat" ones :P

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Remember the whole EA controversy thing... and now PS3 Slim is getting sort of bundled with it yeah.... doesnt matter just a Big Conspiracy >.> jks...
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