GamesCom: Finally, the Diet PS3

PS3 Slim - no longer worshipped by monkeys.

So here it is, finally – that slimline PS3 that we all absolutely knew nothing about at all, no sir! The first surprising thing is that those Chinese shots from all those months ago turned out to be the ‘real deal’ – once again Sony prove themselves incapable of keeping the lid on until launch day. That said, it’s a nice hardware revision – seeing the two side-by-side really drives home how much of a monstrosity the original model is. A lot of people appear to be lamenting the loss of that hideous super-shiny finish, but they’re obviously all stupid. 😀

So will I be buying one? No. For a second machine, the price is still too expensive to justify at £250. However, they are at last starting to head in the right direction. Maybe one day, once The Last Guardian actually makes it onto the shelves.

That PSP Go price, though? Pfft. No chance.


PSP Go…ing to hurt your hands.

Argh! My hands!

Oh my! Somebody screws up and releases all the info early and we all knew about it already anyway, but… seriously, Sony – what were you thinking when you placed that analogue nub? That looks about as comfortable as… er… something that’s really uncomfortable. A shame too, because the machine itself looks quite cute and the download-only thing is actually fairly appealing for a handheld.