Recap of Sony’s Gamescom Press Event

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The new PS3 “Slim”!!
Details after the link…

Well, we didn’t get any video streams, but here’s a quick rundown of the info that we could pull from the 3 Live Blogs that we were following.

– Video on Demand coming for EU in November 2009
– Firmware 3.0 Features announced (Details Here)
– ‘Minis’ announced, smaller DLC games for PSP with a size limit of 100MB. Tetris announced as a launch title (15 games total, 50 by the end of 2009)
– New Digital Reader for PSP brings Marvel Digital Comics to the platform
– GT PSP FREE to those that register their PSP Go from the 1st to the 10th of October (Only in EU)
– Eyepet will be bundled with the PS Eye for 49.99 Euros
– Eye of Judgment PSP will use digital cards, so no camera is needed
– Last 2 main characters in Heavy Rain announced. Scott Shelby and Ethan. They talked a LOT about the intense emotions being evoked in the game
– Gran Turismo 5 damage modeling confirmed, video up on Gamersyde here
– PS3 “Slim” will be available the 1st week of September for $299
– 120GB Hard Drive
– 32% smaller, 36% lighter, 34% less power consumption
– 2 USB Ports, WiFi still included (Nothing’s been “stripped-away” as many speculated)
– “Install Other OS” option has been Dropped
– The hard drive is still just as easily replaced as on the older units
– SCEA’s John Kollar has stated that “PS2 Backward Compatibility is off the table”
– For those that want to keep their PS3 vertical, Sony will offer a stand for $24
– Look for a 250GB Model to hit eventually (They submitted it for FCC Approval)
– Price of existing 80GB models drops to $299 TODAY

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  • bodath

    Emailed to find out if the HDD could be replaced.
    According to ign, it can be upgraded, ignore my email

  • vorcia

    i assume it can but it would probably involve hacking

  • Yeah, Chris Grant from Engadget confirmed today that it can be replaced as easily as on the old systems.

  • Toschi2222

    hmm, doesn't look like it can stand vertically like the old one, or am I wrong? Looks kinda unstable. Well but this deal rocks, hopefully this will lead to a huge growth in the ps3 community.

  • They're releasing a wider stand to put it in. I think the cost is around $20-$25 for it, kinda like the stand they released for the old PS2 at launch.

  • madeup6

    Amazing. I think I like my ps3 better. Probably just because it shiny. Looks great just the same though.

  • Vedderist

    Haha damn she's ugly. But cheap, so it's all good. Really needs 4 usb ports. Hell I need more like 8 now. Sooooo much stuff to plug in. Looking forward to the new firmware update. Still no cross game chat, but beggars can't be choosers i guess.

  • madeup6

    Amazing. I think I like my ps3 better. Probably just because it shiny. Looks great just the same though.

  • Vedderist

    Haha damn she's ugly. But cheap, so it's all good. Really needs 4 usb ports. Hell I need more like 8 now. Sooooo much stuff to plug in. Looking forward to the new firmware update. Still no cross game chat, but beggars can't be choosers i guess.