The rumors of the PS3 Slim continue to swirl like the Sea of Sargasso (see Sub-Mariner)! This time around, Hong Kong magazine Gamewave has claimed that the new model will be announced at next week's GamesCom convenion in Cologne, Germany. The magazine also said that a price cut will be announced. Examiner.com has translated an article from the magazine and concluded:
"GameWave, a Hong Kong gaming magazine, is reporting that the long-rumored Playstation 3 Slim will finally be revealed at the Gamescom convention held in Cologne, Germany from August 19th to the 23rd. The publication has been known for leaking several news stories before.
Sony will be holding a three hour press event starting on 9:00 AM PST the day before Gamescom. Presumably, they will announce the new Playstation 3 model and drop the price of the system to $299.99 during that time."
There have been a few rumors about the PS3 Slim appearing at GamesCom and this adds more fuel to the fire. Sony has had problems containing its secrets (see E3 2009), so it wouldn't be surprising if the announcement happens next week. However, there's a chance that these rumors are just playing on gamers' wishful thinking that a PS3 price cut is on the way. With Microsoft rumored to be cutting Xbox 360 prices again, Sony might not have a choice this time around.
What do you think of these PS3 Slim rumors? Would you pick one up? How about the price cut rumors? If you haven't purchased a PS3, will a price cut make you buy one?