As you are probably well aware, the Germany-based trade show GamesCom is next week, and while there’s sure to be tons of news coming out of the show, the thing I’m probably most excited about is finally being able to stop speculating about the existence of Sony’s PlayStation 3 Slim. All signs point to at least an announcement regarding the elusive console, which means no more posts about blurry camera-phone pics or grainy, unconfirmed shots from random factories. It’s going to be great. Sadly though, this will all have to wait until Sony’s press conference next week.
See, several retailers in Japan are experiencing a rather bizarre PS3 shortage at the moment, as Kotaku reports. It isn’t clear exactly how many stores have run out of consoles, but evidently it’s happened to enough to raise a few eyebrows. It’s also worth noting that last week, a note was leaked from a 7-11 in Japan that indicated that the 80GB PS3 was to be discontinued as of August 9th, suggesting perhaps a little cleaning house on Sony’s part, most likely in preparation for the PS3 Slim launch rumored to be happening soon.
So there you go, a little last minute PS3 Slim speculation to remind you what you'll be missing out on once Sony (hopefully) puts this whole thing to rest in Germany next week.
Anyone here going to miss speculating about the PS3 Slim? I mean, it's going to be like losing a family member who you hate and wish never existed, no?