Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PS3 Slim Roundup

So here's what we know:

  • PS3 Slim is 32% Smaller and 36% lighter than the original PS3, it is smaller than the 360
  • Similar in design to the original PS3 design, though the finish is mostly matte with smooth finishes along the sides of the console and chrome around the disk slot area
  • It runs on less power than the original
  • Still no PS2 backwards compatibility
  • Generally same experience as original PS3 - 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, etc...
  • Model does not have a rear power button
  • 120GB Hard Drive (Removable/Expandable)
  • No secondary OS support (no linux)
  • Bravia Link Support
  • PS3 Slim will phase out the fat PS3, with the 80GB models to be cleared out by September
  • Firmware 3.0 wont come with launch models, but will be added on to later ones
  • Launches Sept. 1st, 2009
Pictures below

Packaging (via Engadget):

Console Pictures: