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PS3 Slim Goes On a Diet | PS3Blog.net


Sony’s updates don’t just beef up the PS3’s firmware. They release some small tweaks and updates to the hardware itself, too. Sony sent out the official word on the changes being assembled to the PS3 Slim console.

Gaming blog Andriasang says that the new slim spin-off, dubbed the CECH-3000B, is based on a 320 gigabyte PS3 Slim. The power consumption is being cut from 230W to 200W while the weight is being cut down by 400 grams. Other tweaks include external changes to the power and eject buttons. One retailer also mentioned the removal of LED lamps, although Andriasang notes that the specifics aren’t quite clear.

One thing that isn’t changing is the price. The CECH-3000B model will have the same ¥ 34,980 price point as the current 320GB PS3 Slim model. The included accessories – Dual Shock 3, power cable, AV cable and USB cable — also remain the same.

The new models will start showing up on retails shelves sometime this month.

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  1. hmm, interesting stuff mate. I thought there will be a price cut, but I guess I was wrong. A price cut in the systems market has always been a sign for a next-gen console in the development!

  2. I’m in favor of removing LEDs. Oh, how I hate those little lights at night.

  3. you think they would add a HDMI cable with the ps3…weird.

  4. Well, some energy saving and lower total weight is nice, but I figured they would be at a 640 GB HDD by now hahaha.

  5. @FooBear408: Yeah, especially since they’re like $2-5 tops from Amazon.

  6. i like but have a 320 already

  7. Gah, figures right after I make the jump to a PS3 Slim, lol.

    On removal of LED’s mm I kind of like the glowing lights as long as they aren’t very big.

  8. Tosh: Gah, figures right after I make the jump to a PS3 Slim, lol.On removal of LED’s mm I kind of like the glowing lights as long as they aren’t very big.  

    Are they the ones for the HDD and Internet transfers?

  9. mm story doesn’t really mention where the LEDs are removed.

  10. oh boy, 400 grams lighter. That’s a lot of weight 😛

  11. Well, it converts to 1/5 JayBeard so that IS a lot of weight lost!

  12. I would be surprised if the LED’s have been removed on the power and eject buttons. since they’re used to indicate the state of the system, on, off, not working etc…

  13. Sweet, I want one. A larger HD would of been nice, price cut even nicer

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