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Sony Slim PS3 Gaming Console To Come With Lower Price Tag

Owing to the ongoing shortages of PS3 consoles, rumours are rife that Sony is all set to unveil the latest iteration of its signature PlayStation console, dubbed as ‘PS3 Slim’, at the upcoming Gamescom Expo in Cologne, Germany.

While the blogosphere has long been speculating for a slim version of PS3 console, the latest rumours on its probable appearance next week were splashed out by an interview of an anonymous retailer to French gaming site JVN.com, saying that PS3 Slim is real and will be priced around 100 euros less than that of the existing version.

The retailer further quoted that the new PS3 console could hit the shelves as early as next month, but no confirmed date of the launch has been given.

The interview with the retailer has thrown light on some of the useful facts, such as a useful insight on whether a price cut will encourage sales of the console, and the likes.

However, the retailer says that he’s been told that the upcoming version of the console will be a “limited edition”, but he claims that such a decision is hard to believe.

The report comes after Sony’s chief exec Sir Howard Stringer denied the possibilities of price ct on its PS3 console. However, with the latest set of rumours, it seems that the launch of PS3 Slim is there in the offing.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.