The PlayStation 3 Slim, a Gran Turismo 5 release date, a price cut for the current PS3…what hasn't been rumored to explode at this year's GamesCom event in Cologne?

The latest news comes courtesy of PSInsider , who claims that a "very reliable source" confirmed that price cuts would be coming for "the PlayStation family of products." Obviously, we have to assume this will include the PS3 and in a recent update, that source apparently singled out the console. However, we're wondering if the PSP-3000 might drop in price, too, perhaps when the PSP Go launches on October 1. Many still believe the PS3 Slim will get revealed and it will sport a cheaper price tag than the default 80GB PS3 now, but there was no mention of that new model in this rumor. The source ruled out accessories as items that will be receiving a price cut, so at this point, we're pretty well limited to hardware and software. We suppose the PS2 could get another price cut although it may not really need one, and it's very possible that Sony is preparing more bundle packages for the holiday rush. We imagine such bundles would include top exclusives that have already released, or perhaps even exclusives that are set to release in a few months…what do y'all think about an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 bundle?

Anyway, Sony's conference at GamesCom is scheduled for August 18, which is only a few short weeks away. At this point, we just have to assume that at least one huge announcement is headed our way.

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chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

Everyone that picks up a PS3 at this point has a large backlog of must play titles to knock out. Good luck catching up, but well worth it.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I could not of said it better myself. 🙂

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

I think that the PS3 slim is fake, but I had been saying that GT5 will come out Holiday 2009!

Lionheart377
Lionheart377
11 years ago

If the psp drops in price I might finally buy one. I really hope this is true!

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

I want to watch the 3 hour conference so badly. Does anyone know if it will be aired on G4 or somewhere online?

dart_driver
dart_driver
11 years ago

I too want to watch this conference. Cannot wait for GT5 everyday seems to drag on. It on of my 3 first loved PS games (others are spyro and ff7) I want it soooooooooo bad.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

I still remember the day I got a ps1 slim or whatever, the two games I got with it were GT2 and I think coolboarders. Since then I have been a huge fan of the GT series.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

The whole playstation family? If the PSP-3000 gets a cut with the PSP launching in October at $249.99, it'll make the PSP Go! look like a warmed up turd – price wise. I wonder whether they'll bundle a game or some other extra for the $249.99 price and ship out at a lower number for a 'core' system?

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Well I hope this rumor is true, I haven't gotten a PSP yet and I found the GoW:CoO PSP bundle at a couple of stores near my gf house, I wonder (if the rumors are true) if that would lower the price of that bundle even more. If so then I'll snatch that bundle up quickly.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Sweeeeet.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I only care about the PS3 pricecut and PS2 BC coming back. Not too concerned about the rest

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Then that makes both of us.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

The fact that all these rumors are swirling around Sony is ultimately a good thing. Folks are talking and hoping and praying because they know who delivers the goods.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

If of these rumors came true Id be really happy. Mainly the price cut cause I have a few friends who want a ps3 but don't quite have the money.

wasim
wasim
11 years ago

awesome news
although we all know its coming

Dr Zaius
Dr Zaius
11 years ago

im goin to get a psp ahh yeah

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

great avatar

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

Damn you Dr. Zaius. Now I've got that Dr. Zaius tune from the Simpsons Planet of the Apes musical stuck in my head.


Last edited by The Stig on 8/4/2009 5:03:24 AM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Damn it! me too!

Effi
Effi
11 years ago

get it out of my head damn!

Shadow_Ninja
Shadow_Ninja
11 years ago

I am certain sony will dominate the sales if they release gt5 ps3 bundle during holiday season. Ps3 slim or not.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I am sure it will help sales quite a bit; don't know yet when the PS3 will over take the 360… but I am sure that event is not too far away! I have been saying mid 2010… we will have to wait and see!

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 8/4/2009 2:21:48 AM

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

An Uncharted 2 PS3 made of gold…I like it

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

i need WKC and Bayonetta PS3 slim bundle for my another room. lol will hop on demon's souls first. 😀


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 8/4/2009 4:06:20 AM

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

Ben wrote " The source ruled out accessories as items that will be receiving a price cut, so at this point, we're pretty well limited to hardware and software ".

Hopefully any price cut does include software, I'd like to see new games released at $49.99 instead of $59.99.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

I'd like that too, but don't hold your breathe…

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I know what you mean, besides …. holding your breath is for a totally different hobby.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Swimming?

-Arvis

___________
___________
11 years ago

know what would be really cool.
a uncharted 2 slim PS3.
decorated with the front cover of drake hanging from that train, with the giant statue and cliff covered in snow.
with custom buffed chrome.
now id buy that, but than the price would be through the roof.
than do one for GOW3, with kratos ripping helios head off with a giant titan in the background.
they should release those as skins, my ps3 is starting to look last gen compare to the skins on my 360.
anyone see that custom MGS4 PS3 signed by the legend himself?
now that was pimped big time.
bloody expensive though it went for 10K if i remember right.

Kiryu
Kiryu
11 years ago

I bought the Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) Bundle!
Best PS3 Design!
Fuckin Awesome!

Mamills
Mamills
11 years ago

i really think they need to start bundling the headset with the system or have a network package for sale (Headset and keypad bundle separately). i am soo tired of playing a multiplayer game that requires communication to really do anything strategically and im the only one that has a mic. Battlefield 1943 players im looking at you.

Hopefully MAG will have a headset bundle (that will be hell if it doesn't)

the gaming world can be soo lonely at times.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

In this day and age who doesn't have a Bluetooth headset for their cellphone?

You can use them with the PS3 you know.


Last edited by Orvisman on 8/4/2009 1:35:01 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Hey,

Would anyone like to guess how long it will take – once Sony announces a PS3 price reduction – for one of the gaming media outlets to run a story bashing Sony for cutting the price of the PS3, claiming that they are cutting the price in a desperate attempt to boost sales? I'm gonna guess it happens within two days of the price reduction being announced – whenever that may be.

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

two days? i give it two hours, bro.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

yahoo news is saying that the PS3 is expected to get one because the PS2 is outselling it month after month…where do they get their info…?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@ThePearlJamer

LOL, I'm thinking it's the same bag of obvious that Michael Pachter uses…

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

LMAO…Patcher's magic satchel of predictions…

cLoudou
cLoudou
11 years ago
LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

seems a little soon, but i hope sony would renounce the "early-adopters" price on the psp go and back it down into the hundreds. I'm convinced it'll stall right out of the gate when the price is that high…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Perhaps that PSPGo also includes the GPS functionality and Sony simply hasn't told us yet? In which case, it's price at $249 would be right in line. I can't see any other way you could cut the price of the PSP-3000 (which would seem likely given the rumored cuts across the playstation family). If you cut the price of the PSP-3000 it leaves the PSPGo out on a very shakey limb. There has to be something else to it if that's how things happen.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

lots of rumours lately? Hope sony announces something soon about all of this…. still want a PSPGO 🙂

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

Yay! More RUMORS of CONFIRMATIONS! 😉

racingboy123
racingboy123
11 years ago

PS3 would also get more sales if they would hurry up and get more games out for it

all my dad does is complain that theres no RPG's out
he says all he uses his PS3 for is just blu-rays