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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: August 18, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    D-day for PS3

    Ciara O'Brien

    The rumours of a PS3 Slim have pretty much been laid to rest today with live links for pre-orders popping up online.

    Sony is due to give a presentation Gamescom Expo in Cologne later this evening, where it is expected that the official word will be given on the Slim, but links have already shown up on Kmart and Sears, according to Engadget.

    The site has a picture of a poster bearing the new price tag of $299 for 80GB version, meaning we could see a price cut on these shores too.

    Incidentally, the industry is also expecting some Xbox announcements, with rumours that Microsoft is planning to ditch the 60GB version and drop the price of the 120GB console instead.

    UPDATE: it’s official – the PS3 slim exists and will cost you €300. Lots more announcements later

    • Fenian_32 says:

      Great, i hope to god that sony might decide to bring this out here at a discount, instead of the usual $600+ mark which were all so bitterly used to. Cant wait. Xboxes are still superior though, in terms of game choices, and online capability, so its hard to see how this console could do well without a lower price tag in todays market. Gamers can be fickle fellows.