Yes, the PS3 Slim is Real!

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Sony has been responsible for two of the worst kept secrets in gaming this year. First was the PSPgo, with its big E3 unveil spoiled by months of rumors and a leaked reveal prior to Sony’s press conference. Now it’s the PS3 Slim’s turn!

After months of rumors and recent leaks of retailer circulars indicating a new PS3 model and price drop, Sony officially confirmed the PS3 Slim during its Gamescom 2009 presser today.

The PS3 Slim is scheduled to go on sale worldwide during the first week of September (Sept. 1st in North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, and Sept. 3rd in Japan) and will retail for only $299/299 euros/29980 yen. It’ll feature a 120GB hard drive, a slimmer design that’s 33% smaller and 36% lighter, and all of the same core functionality of the current PS3. Sony also says it has been able to trim the power consumption by two-thirds, so the Slim will run cooler and quieter, too.

Other than PS2 backwards compatibility, the PS3 Slim seems to have everything reluctant PS3 adopters have been asking for. So, what are your thoughts? If you do not currently own a PS3, will the new model and cheaper price entice you into a purchase?

Back with more info (and hopefully product shots) as soon as Sony releases it.

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