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RUMOR: 250GB PS3 Slim Uncharted 2 Bundle Spotted

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Tokyo Games Show 2009 with tags , , , on September 17, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Uncharted 2Well well, this puts the cat amongist the pidgeons.

Engadget has gotten what appears to be a pic of the bundle box advertising a 250GB PS3 Slim with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The bundle is nothing new really, but its the specs of the Slim that is. When it was announced at GamesCom last month, the HDD specifications were for 120GB.

And only recently has other 250GB PS3 bundles been rumored like for games such as Assassins Creed II and Gran Turismo 5.

But SCEA have flat out denied the rumor, stating though they cant speak about other regions like Japan or Europe. Expect quite possibly an announcement at Kaz Hirai’s keynote at the Tokyo Game Show in the early hours of next Thursday morning.

And on that note, we’ve left an email with SCEE to confirm if the bundle is coming to the EU region.

Kmart Confirm PS3 Slim “Rumours Are Reality” and Price Cut

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009 with tags , , on August 18, 2009 by James Love

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US Retail giant Kmart have began taking pre-orders for the much-rumoured PS3 Slim model, and on the banner on their homepage have confirmed it too.

The price has been cut and is listed at $299, whilst a release date has been given of August 24th.

Asda in the UK have slashed the price of the PS3 nationwide to £250, bundling the console with the Terminator Salvation game, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and a choice of either Ghostbusters: The Game or inFamous too.

Stay tuned for information from Sony’s GamesCom press conference at 17.30 BST to see if the Slim is finally unveiled.

SCEE: GamesCom Conference Lasting an Hour, Not Three

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

PS3SCEE’s confirmed to VG247 that it’s three-hour press conference is actually only an hour long.

Well, two hours if you count sitting down, the conference, assumingly for the German part of the conference and leaving. The console holder also confirmed that it’ll begin at 6pm BST on Tuesday, thats 7pm GMT in Cologne.

Earlier in July, the publisher stated it would be a three hour conference, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. But now, it will only last from 6:30pm-8:30pm GMT . However, rampant speculation as to what will be mentioned during the conference is still growing by the day, particuarly the price-cut.

According to MCV, UK retailers are being stripped of PS3s in antcipation for a new price-point, hence “price-cut”. As to what the price will be reduced to is unknown, but a fair guess would be £199 with the PS3 Slim due to come in at £249.

However, SCEE did confirm that news on the EU version of the Video Store, which has been live in the US for a good part of a year now, will be mentioned during the conference. The news came from the EU PS Blog.

Speculation is still riffe that the PS3 Slim, the price cut; which seems to be all but confirmed, and a date for Gran Turismo 5 will all be announced during the event.

Keep an eye on Tuesday then.

RUMOR: Amazon Germany Get the Jump on PS3 Slim, List it on Website

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on August 1, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

playstation-3If you thought the PSPGo was the worst kept secret ever, watch this!

Yet again, the PS3 Slim appears in the news, and every rumor we keep hearing of , it’s almost like it’s shouting to us “we’re fucking real, get the fucking hint!”.

And we are — and thereforth — so are Amazon.

And of all the places too, Amazon Germany. The retailer website has a listing for the new PS3 SKU, but no price or date has appeared for the console.

Of course, we’ll not take this as a coincidence. Sony’s press conference in Cologne at GAMEScom is only 3 weeks away. You’d be a fool to bet against a reveal in Germany this month, alongside a price-cut for the big fat PS3 right now.

RUMOR: IGN’s Greg Miller Confirms PS3 Slim on IGN Podcast

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , on July 20, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

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Oh dear.

First the PSPGo and now this. Either this is a very sick and cruel joke or months of speculation has come to an end. IGN PlayStation editor Greg Miller may have confirmed the existance of the PS3 Slim on the latest episode of IGN podcast GameScoop!, caught by Patrick Garratt of VG247.

The transcript goes:

“Because we have one for real.”

“Yeah, but that’s…”

“Yeah, but that’s under wraps.”

“Sorry, I wasn’t supposed to say that, was I?”

“We can edit that out. David can edit that out.”

“45 minutes. OK.”

We can confirm Miller did say that as it was him that said it. For now, the PS3 slim reveal will now almost certainly come at GamesCOM in Cologne in a month’s time.

RUMOR: PS3 Slim Manufacturing Contracts Awarded

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

playstation-3Oh Sony, uncle Jack isn’t gonna be happy about this one.

Joystiq has recieved word that two Taiwonese manufacturing companies have been given contracts to create the PS3 slim for a upcoming August/Fall release (according to Ars). The manufacturing orders for the console have split in half to two companies in Taiwan, Foxconn and Pegatron.

All we’re saying as far as we’re concerned on the subject is Cologne at GamesCOM in a month and a half from now. Keep an eye out.

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