In a much anticipated move, Sony unveiled the PS3 Slim at Gamescom this year. The new PS3, priced at $300, will be available in the first week of September. Compared to the original PS3, the new one is smaller and weighs less. It also sports a 120GB HDD, and consumes 34 percent less power.
In other good news, original PS3s have their prices dropped to $300. In India, the prices have been dropped from INR 24,990 to INR 19,990. IMHO, it would have been great if Sony India dropped another 3k INR to bring it closer to XBox 360 Arcade’s price. Apart from countries where the new one will be available at a later date, it really doesn’t make sense to pay $300 for an 80GB PS3 when you can get the new one with 120 GB HDD at the same price in a few weeks.