For a change, the rumors have turned into reality! The Brand New Sony PlayStation is here – PS3 Lite. The folks at Endgadget have managed to get their hands on a few ads and the pre-order page on K-Mart where the new PS3 Slim sells for $300.
“The Rumors Are Reality, New Low Price & A New Exciting PlayStation 3.” They say it comes with Blu-ray, a 120GB hard drive, a DualShock 3 gamepad, and HDMI support with 1080p support. As for a release date, it could be August 24 on K-Mart.
In the UK the new PS3 Slim is expected to be available starting September 11 on ASDA for a rumored price of £250.
Features of PS3 Slim 120gb
* New slimmer, lighter PS3 system. 33% smaller, and 36% lighter.
* 120GB HDD for storing games, music, videos, and photos
* Built-in Wi-Fi and Blu-ray player
* Free PlayStation Network membership
* Plays DVDs and CDs
Pre-order / Buy Sony Playstation 3 Slim at Amazon for $299 only
Amazon has already started to take pre-order for the hot new Sony PS3 Slim for $299.99. It is a smart move by Sony to make the PS3 Slim the more attractive choice with a larger HDD. The current PS3 will most likely go away as soon as the inventory is cleared out.
Engadget published a first noise comparison test
While our tests were far from thorough, the initial results from our quick-and-dirty decibel ratings show some promise. With a baseline of 49 decibels, the Slim averaged 53 to 56 db when in use / playing a game / installing data (in this case, Metal Gear Solid 4), compared to the 55 to 58 db of the original. Blu-ray movie playback is where it becomes noticeable, as the slim peaked for us at 60 db when the original was doing 70 db running the same disc.