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News Rumour: PS3 Slim in production for August release

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 1 Jul 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    that means the ps3 slim is going to be more expensive than the original what they need to do is introduc a price drop
     
  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    it'll be the same price or marginally cheaper. or perhaps will launch at the same price as the 'reduced' PS3.
     
  4. Boogle

    Boogle New Member

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    Is it wrong that when I read this, I thought 'oh they only have 5 left then'?
     
  5. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    so wait if its going to be smaller then does that mean we will have an even larger heat issue?
     
  6. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Not if you mod it and use water cooling ^_^

    But the PS2 slim was a very hot console IIRC so if the PS3 is suffering from heat issues does that mean the PS3 slim will be plagued by the yellow line of death? lol
     
  7. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    The slim ps2, always seemed more reliable then the big daddy ps2 back in the day, either way sony needs to fix my blue ray drive before that start making something new :D
     
  8. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    the ps3 is suffering from heat issues? first i've heard.
     
  9. Tim S

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    yep, news to me :)
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I dunno if it's heat issues or general issues but a lot of people I've spoken to are getting the Yellow light of death (their phrase not mine alright!) and it's going up, not sure if that's because more people are getting PS3s though so the failure rate is increasing...
     
  11. Goty

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    Heh, my first-rev 60GB PS3 is still running strong after running F@H nearly constantly since I've had it ( I don't get to play much =( )
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    And the PS2 Slim does not have heat issues either, AFAIK.
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    when the ps3 first launched in the us many people reported about heat related lock ups similar to the 360, thats all i was talking about, they probably resolved that
     
  14. Psy-UK

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    Yay. Even more SKUs.
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The PS3 still has heat issues, namely the 40GB and the 80GB one.

    I've fixed 3, 1 60GB, 1 40GB and 1 80GB...

    >_> F an on top Cheesecake.
     
  16. LT.BEECH

    LT.BEECH If it ain't broke you ain't pushing

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    i've had my ps3 since it was lanched and never had any heat related problems even in the summer. and in the summer my room hit about 30 degrees celcious. but i dont see why they're making a slim anyway i've never heard people complain about the size of the original ps3. it's also gonna be a bti pointless if they're going to make it more expensive.
     
  17. sandys

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    Its great they are making a slim, but my god don't the pictures shown on the web look absolutely shite! The PS3 never looked the greatest but squashing it hasn't helped.

    Why could they not just make it a nice shape to fit in with other home AV stuff.

    Will be great if the slim has dropped the active internal PSU in favour of a laptop style passive unit, there will be bugger all to cool then as the chips aren't that toasty.

    Got lots of PS3 buddies, never heard of anyone with yellow light or heat issues, in fact i'm the only one I know who has had a failure when my BD drive stopped, machine still worked great in every other respect though.
     
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  18. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    you realize all the pics on the web of a slim ps3 are fakes?
     
  19. Aracos

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    Any console that get's very hot to touch in my opinion has heat issues, that's what I've experienced with every PS2 slim I've been around. But that's just me, I'm a cool freak, I just stuck an arctic cooling Accelero S1 rev2 on my X1300 pro because it was very loud and hitting 75C on load but doesn't even reach 40C on passive mode :)
     
  20. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Yeah mines fine, admittedly it's not seen a whole lot of use. No wait, it did have loads of use with GH 1 and 2.

    However, I'm not sure if cramming a PS3 into a smaller box will really help.
     
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