Sony PlayStation 3 Price Drops To $300 After Release Of Slim Version

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Sony Corporation has released a new version of the PlayStation 3.  The new version is much slimmer than the old which caused the price of the older PS3 to become slimmer.

The buttons on the front of the slim version are physical buttons and have a “click” in to function the device. The hard drive is swappable too.  To swap the hard drive, there is a screw at the bottom of the slim console.  The Slim PS3 weighs about 4 lbs. less than the “fat” versions and consumes 30W less electricty.

One of the cons of the Sony PS3 Slim version is that there isn’t any backward compatibility with PS2 games.

The 120GB Slim PS3 and the fat 80GB PS3 now both cost $299.99.  But now the 160GB PS3 costs $399.99.  Not bad compared to their Wii and Xbox competitors.

[via Engadget]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Sony PlayStation 3 Price Drops To $300 After Release Of Slim Version Comments

  1. Technology Slice says:

    Will the price of the regular PS3 go down now?

  2. Ann Cook says:

    I am sure a lot of kids are going to want it for Christmas.

  3. r4i says:

    Cell processor is difficult and unrewarding to program for.

  4. r4i says:

    Cell processor is difficult and unrewarding to program for.

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