Sony's PlayStation 3 Slim Coming This Fall?


Posted June 26, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

Sony's PlayStation 3 Slim Coming This Fall?For quite some time now, we've been hearing about Sony's super secret PlayStation 3 Slim console, with some reports even going so far as to suggest that gamers can expect to see the Slim sometime in the fall. Well, as Ars Technica reports, insider sources are saying that the fall timeframe seems more likely than ever, especially in light of the expected PS3 price drop coming later this year.

Rumor has it that Sony is planning to phase out the 80GB PS3 and push the 160GB model more aggressively between now and the end of the year, using a price cut (still no word on how much of a drop, but $100 doesn't seem unreasonable) to drive sales. Sony will then build on this momentum by releasing the PS3 Slim sometime in the fall, which will give the company a hardware-based buzz that should help it make a killing this holiday season, and beyond, as it rolls out its most impressive game lineup in years.

Not to be outdone, Microsoft is also expected to get into the price drop/SKU ditching game in the coming months. In addition to a price cut for the 120GB HD Xbox 360 Elite unit in early September, the 360 Pro is likely to go the way of the dodo in the next few months. Sadly, no word on that mysterious 360 with built-in Project Natal support.

Like the Sony rumors, the moves from Microsoft don't seem that unlikely, but until these reports are confirmed, don't place any bets you won't mind losing.


Sony's PlayStation 3 Slim Coming This Fall?


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