Yes, I Know About The Damn PS3 Slim Video

Ordinarily it's not my policy to cave in to peer pressure like this, but ignoring the likely-fake shakycam video of a PS3 Slim hasn't slowed the tide of hey-d00ds tips we're getting about it.

There's also a nagging, buzzing doubt in my head, in the region of my brain that entertains such ideas as a faked moon landing and the existence of Bigfoot. After all, rumour went around last month that this sucker was in production, and a steep price cut on the 80GB PS3 likely means retailers have been told to clear space for a new SKU.

So I am going to put this to the wisdom of the crowd. Is this a real PS3 slimline console? Or is it fake?

Arguments pro: • You can see the ethernet and USB ports on it. Why would counterfeiters go to that kind of trouble? • Logo looks legit enough. • It's in the Philippines, where you can buy anything before it's available, such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Arguments con: • Plugged-in-and-running footage or GTFO. • Some clown's giving us the old shake-and-fake. • It's in the Philippines, where you can buy anything before it's available, such as Flintstones Chewable Viagra.

Alright, vote!


    Hmm... it depends. PS3 could stand for "Plug Setup 3", so named because it has three plug ports. <:/

    Hey wait... was that Bigfoot in the background?

    looks sooo fake. no doubt its just crap product made in a dingy factory in china.

    Yes, the Slim is real.
    But that footage and console is fake

    I dont know it kind of looks like the one we saw just before e3.

    thats fake.
    seriously thats just terrible..

    I'm kind of torn on this one, we've actually been clearing out of PS3s at work for some 'new model' of PS3 that supposedly we should be getting in August. That said, it hasn't been specified whether it's this fabled "slim" PS3 or just an ordinary PS3 with a bigger hard drive.

      Stephen, email me with what you've heard.

        We are in the same boat!

    Does it come with Flintstones Chewable Viagra though? ;)

    To be honest, I think it's a viral marketing campaign. It's working.


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