Sessler's Soapbox: PS3 Goes Slim!

Posted: August 19, 2009
Sessler's Soapbox: PS3 Goes Slim!
Adam talks about Sony's reveal of the Slim PS3 and how he thinks this new model and price drop will effect the gaming industry.

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  • DarrenZX07

    lol he knocked the wii over and said its not that important! XD @ 2:28

    Posted: November 11, 2009 3:15 PM
  • DraghonCiege

    Yeah! It's Gran Turismo 5! Editors, can't live with them, can live without them... lol

    Posted: September 21, 2009 3:03 AM
  • bohalloran95

    you were wrong the idiots at Microsoft have a price drop. and it wasnt related to ps3. idiots

    Posted: August 27, 2009 12:24 PM
  • Rex2432

    $299.99, no 199.99 hell yea.

    Posted: August 26, 2009 10:12 AM
  • sillyreaper

    ya all over i agree even the part about the wii lol '' not important'' bt idk wt he means the 360 did have a price drop

    Posted: August 23, 2009 9:19 PM
  • Joykill38

    hands down sony made a gr8 step to make the ps3 more available to ppl and i dont care how good the 360s online is or the games it has are i cant afford to drop over 300 when my system crashes or to wast my time and money to send it in for 6 weeks. i have owned 4 xbox 360s and everyone of them has gotten the three red rings. after much frustration i bought a ps3 about a year and a half ago i have NEVER has a single problem with it so i think microsoft's plan is to through out a peice of junk every 3-5 years so they can make some $ and sony's is to make a system that will last and not melt and i am not a fan boy i still whish sony can bump up the quality of there online play lag wise and that i would kill to b able to play music while playing a game like on the 360 and a party chat system hahaha thats my piece hahaa

    Posted: August 23, 2009 10:37 AM
  • KilledFirst

    @ ThePowerOfSeven

    Direct from your post a friendly break-down of the truth and I owned 2 360's

    Microsoft will most probably use to fund future projects from the XBOX department, and improvements of the current system.

    * STILL HAVE THE RROD 54% FAIL RATE Where is the improvements?

    XBOX Live requires a subscription for online play, mostly because if there were no cap on the service, Microsoft's server would probably explode do to overloading.


    since XBOX Live has the greatest and largest gaming community; and 360 gamers are usually willing to fork out for a year subscription with the money they save in buying the console.

    * THANK M$ FOR THE WARRANTY EXTENSION OTHER WISE THIS STATEMENT WOULD BE A BLATANT LIE, wait a second in the 3 years I've owned a 360 I had to drop $120 on a decent sized hard-drive, plus $150 to play online games. Not to mention the cost of games. OK seriously where is the savings? Never saw it before and I still don't see it now. BOLD FACED LIE!

    Posted: August 23, 2009 10:04 AM
  • KilledFirst

    Now we can have a true side-by-side comparison of the two systems. Excluding the 360 arcade bundle, and the now discontinued PRO version(No more milking the consumers to spend more then they should for a CRASH60). Sony definitely dropped the green flag on the fan-boy sales competition.

    I've had system failures for both the 360 (X2) and PS3 (1 original release date broke 3 days ago). Funny how I had no hesitation to replace my PS3 (lucky me the price drop took effect the next day). Yet even when my first 360 broke, between the hard time I was getting from M$ (not originally that helpful at the first major sightings of the RROD(Forced to buy another system)) I wasn't too sure I should waist my money again. Lucky for M$ the second RROD even though covered under the warranty extension just helped me make up my mind about the 360 (Have any of you dealt with MS about getting to re-download any of your paid for arcade games(unpleasant experience)).

    Never to late to get ahead of the competition if only to piss off the X-BOTS, and the exclusives just suck on the 360. Gears, Halo, Fable........ over rated and a great way to throw away $180.00 I could have put towards getting a second PS3 sooner.

    Posted: August 23, 2009 9:38 AM
  • phhoward

    The WII takes a fall......that was so too soon!

    Posted: August 23, 2009 6:16 AM
  • tale170iota151

    I want to see ads as if it was the lunch of the PS3 OG(original gangster). Microsoft does many ads and people watch tv and see them. I still remember Halo 3 and Gears 2 ads and i don't even like Halo or Gears. i loved the baby ads from sony but step it up with the ads and we could have a tight race to finish the year. I still have to wait to see if sales for the PS3 Slim(they want it to becalled the PS3 but it been called the slim for a while so might as well run with it)go up over the 360 by a good margin before we can say that this will help sony like some have said. VGcharts September sales shoud be very intresting can't wait

    Posted: August 21, 2009 1:00 AM
  • ThePowerOfSeven

    Alright, I've never been a fan of Sony's, lets just say, their pathetic excuse for a gaming console the PSP... and the PS3 has never showed any potential to me. Ascetically, the PS3 is shocking compared to the 360 or even the Wii, which really says something in Sony's design department; and by ascetically I mean the look of the console as well as the GUI and navigation through the OS.

    Seriously, Sony's Playstation Network is confusing enough to navigate around... and unless that is drastically changed, I won't be forking out for a PS3 any time soon. As for quality of the console, the PS3 has started off strong in the hardware aspect, but has diminished in the wake of Microsoft's immense success. The Wii, in retrospect, is an all round fail really, the graphics are not next-gen to say the least, the only aspect that sells the console is its motion sensitive technology, which with the release of Project Natal, will really flatten Wii sales. The reasons why the Wii is the most popular currently, is due to the fact that is was the cheapest console at release date, people that aren't usually gamers are more drawn to the Wii due to the interface of motion sensitive technology. In the world of hardcore gaming, the XBOX 360 is the most popular console, and I highly doubt that the PS3 is going to get as or more popular than its counterpart any time soon.

    I'm sure Sony means well with this Slim edition of the PS3 (by the way, what's with Sony's obsession with anorexia?!?), but lets really set the stage here;

    - The Playstation Network is free to access and play games online,

    Microsoft's rebuttal: XBOX Live requires a subscription for online play, mostly because if there were no cap on the service, Microsoft's server would probably explode do to overloading. That is, since XBOX Live has the greatest and largest gaming community; and 360 gamers are usually willing to fork out for a year subscription with the money they save in buying the console. Plus, lets be real about this; with the funds from subscriptions Microsoft will most probably use to fund future projects from the XBOX department, and improvements of the current system.

    Nintendo's rebuttal: Online play is not a major concern of ours, since the Wii isn't meant for hardcore gaming; its meant for family recreation.

    - PS3 exclusives draw the consumers eye and help sell the console;

    Microsoft's rebuttal: This statement is so much more valid in Microsoft's case, in that 360 exclusives draw the consumers eye and help sell the console; seriously, anyone that tries to deny that fact needs to wake up and get a grip on reality... since these are the facts based on statistics. Sony console exclusives sometimes have a large fan base, though in reality the consumer often turns to Microsoft for their gaming needs.

    Nintendo's rebuttal: We target the family market, and people who are not usually video game oriented, on our console that has something never seen before in gaming until now. We are not looking for hardcore gamers, more that of the people who play games occasionally as a recreation activity.

    - Sony designs their consoles to be all-rounders. that is play all types of multimedia; such as movies, music and games;

    Microsoft's rebuttal: We design our consoles for the same purpose, but our key demographic is games; we aim to create an experience that rounds everything else around games, as well as being able to play DVD's and other various forms of multimedia.

    Nintendo's rebuttal: Our consoles are designed to play games, period. Any other feature we add is just an added bonus with the console.

    - Sony's Playstation 3 has a blu-ray disc drive built in, utilizing all that the next-generation of high-definition has to offer;

    Microsoft's rebuttal: We do not view this as any kind of competitive edge that Sony has over us. If consumers wanted to play blu-ray discs, then the would usually turn to buying an actual player. Most of these consumers are not gamers and therefore do not require a console as well as a player.

    Nintendo's rebuttal: We agree with Microsoft's take on this issue, consumers who want to play high-definition media will usually just go and purchase a player than a PS3.

    Concluding, I feel that Sony won't last much longer in the industry, as they have lost a lot of money on the PS3 and are not likely make much more with the release of the Slim edition. They already run into trouble when the global financial crisis set in, losing a significant amount in their funds over the previous year; and as they continue to dig themselves into a greater hole with their production of the Slim PS3 with sales not rising as much as they expected, they will most likely file for bankruptcy in the near future.

    Posted: August 20, 2009 8:24 PM
  • UsefulPlayer1

    Hmmm? Do I sense a little satirical stab at the Wii?

    Posted: August 20, 2009 1:24 PM
  • cashnighter

    Staged or not staged. Him knocking down the Wii makes an important point. On how insignificant Nintendo has become in the real race for gaming superiority

    Being the big Nintendo fan that I'am it saddens me to realize that I could easily do without my Wii but never without my Xbox 360. And when I get the PS3 slim there will be even less time for my Wii. Hopefully Nintendo will wake up and realize that they are spending a whole era appealing to the most fickle group of gamers ever.

    Posted: August 20, 2009 1:00 PM
  • fab186

    I've had an xbox 360 for about 2 years now, last week I bought a *cough*160 gigabyte*cough* playstation 3 that came with Little Big Planet, Killzone 2 and Drake's Fortune all for about $600 CDN. ($400ps3 $100 160gb $100 3 games) and NOW there's a price cut!?! perfect timing.

    Anyway, I am happy to have both an xbox 360 and a ps3 in my house. I love them both equally and I think everyone should.

    The only reason people are biased against other consoles is because they don't own them. At first I used to say "Oh, PS3 sucks! It's got nothing" then after a while (before I bought it) I was like "it's the games that make a difference, the consoles are all great in their own way."

    Posted: August 20, 2009 10:41 AM
  • spidermonkey101

    i cant wait for the ps3 slim to be on the shelves i can finally buy it with out
    cutting off my arms to buy an amazing system and yet alone with god of war 3 and other games
    are on their way or hear i can finally get my hands on them with i cant wait its and yet alone everyone
    i mean everyone will be able to buy this system now

    unless ur a bum sry bums no ps3 slim for u

    Posted: August 20, 2009 8:49 AM

    Perhaps this will get Microsoft up off it's complacency, at last. At least Sony's game division isn't fixated on a five year old design.

    Posted: August 19, 2009 11:44 PM
  • SpooderW

    The 360 elite dropped $100! I think thats a price drop!

    Posted: August 19, 2009 8:39 PM
  • Drew333100

    I think that this is perfect timing. Lots of younger kids will probably be asking for one of these for Christmas and the holiday exclusives (Uncharted & Ratchet & Clank) will also boost sales. Then God of War III next year will help even more. Great move by Sony I think. Hoping to see more of my friends on PSN.

    Posted: August 19, 2009 8:35 PM
  • Stimpak_Addict

    I now see your opinion of the Wii, Adam. And I agree. I also label the Wii as:

    "Not important. Pffft."

    Posted: August 19, 2009 8:29 PM
  • PeaceMaker570

    Okay now I'm really considering buying a Playstation 3 at this point. Sony just addressed the two things that kinda kept me back from purchasing it: Price and Console size. The size of a console is very important for me because I like to be as minimalistic in terms of space because I'm running out of room in my cabinet where I hold my 360, DVD Player, and my cable box. Also what I love about the Sony products is that they are very versatile in terms of multimedia by being able to play music, movies, and games.

    Also the slim is going to have a 120 GB hard drive which is also a plus for me as well because the one thing that frustrates me about Microsoft (Not a Sony fanboy, I own a 360 as well :P) is that they really know how to milk money from you as much as they can. I bought the 360 with a 20GB Hard Drive for $300 and now I have to pay another $120 just to get 120GB of memory??? But nevertheless, I'm still satisfied with my 360 and enjoy playing it. But at $299 for a PS3 I get a multimedia game console that has a 120GB built in!

    I'm very glad that they addressed those issues and I will most definitely purchase one ASAP!

    Posted: August 19, 2009 8:03 PM