Usually, when a new form factor existing video game hardware debuts, there's a corresponding change in the asking price. But the upcoming re-design of the PlayStation 3 seem to buck that trend, with the 250 GB bundle announced this week set to go for $US270. Prices on older models -- a 160 GB version starts at $US250 and a 320 GB sibling at $US300 -- aren't moving either. Sony's explanation says that consumers don't want a price change. Say what?
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Just as the original model of the PlayStation 3 was made available in a fancy shade of silver, so too is the newer "Slim" model. Let's hope unlike last time this isn't a Japan-only kind of deal!
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While the PSPgo may have flopped, Sony is celebrating console sales success, informing us that since the Slim launched the PS3 has been the best-selling console in Australia.
This was lost amidst the other Sony stuff coming out yesterday, but it bears back-tracking: Sony announced during their TGS keynote yesterday that the PS3 Slim has sold one million consoles since launch.
If you feel you can stomach more sales "percentages" in lieu of sales "figures", then Sony's boast today of a 300% increase in PS3 sales is something you could maybe look into.
Almost lost amidst the hub-bub of the PS3 Slim's launch was the rumour that the machine would also be available in a larger, 250GB flavour. Well, that's looking a little more likely today, thanks to some European retailers.
It's not just Japan that is going bonkers over the PS3 Slim. The United Kingdom is going bonkers, too. PS3 sales are up a whopping 999 percent.
Kazuyuki Inakoshi, manager of Akihabara's Messe Sanoh, doesn't pull any punches in his Famitsu.com column about the recent PS3 Slim launch. In short: The launch could have been smoother.