PS3 Slim 299 Euros In France

Finally, the cat has been let out Sony’s bag.

Heh, leave it to the French to help us out when in doubt over a rumor.

A Frecnh retailer has confirmed the existence of the much talked about PS3 Slim. The news came in after the retailer confirmed it at an interview over at Jeux Video Network, the interview is in French however.

“Yes, the PS3 Slim is a reality, it will soon emerge.” Is what the retailer said when questioned over the Slim.

There has been no release date as of yet, but already rumors are emerging that it will be September.

The PS3 Slim was supposed to be kept in all secrecy, so what led the retailer to passing on the secret over an interview? It’s something that still hasn’t been answered. Also, it’s still not fully known why the PS3 Slim will only cost 299 Euros from launch, but I’m thinking it’s possibly got something to do with the 70 per cent cost reduction in building a PS3.

This is quite a smooth move from Sony, the PS3 Slim is bound to sell many… as long as the price doesn’t change dramatically in the U.S and U.K.

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  1. I would like to hear your thoughts on the PS3 Slim, and also I would like to hear predictions as to if the PS3 Slim will be around the same price for U.S and U.K.

  2. Games and such are generally much more expensive in Europe. A new game in the UK goes for over 40 quid, which works out at nearly $80. Pretty bull isn’t it? Not to mention we have to wait several months because the game needs to be translated into French, Spanish, English, German, and Italian.

    I wish that each country would localize it themselves, save us all some trouble. Back in my GBC and PSX days, I just imported everything from Pokemon to Final Fantasy.

  3. Quite true, and it’s nice to see another British gamer!

    And ermm, you said that games in Europe cost more than other places, but then you went on to say that the cost of a game in Dollars is $80. I’m confused. 0_0

  4. Well generally in Canadian dollars (about 1.10 to buy one us dollar right now) we pay 50-70$ for a game plus tax on average for a new release on xbox, ps3 or wii. So its about 10-20% cheaper then buying it over there.

  5. OrganizationXIII is right to point out that games and consoles cost more here (as does much else) because the conversion often isn’t straight (you got to remember we have VAT and stuff) – so you might still find its a reduction on the price you already have in the USA (if the price posted here is later confirmed). Anyway, I don’t really care about slimmer consoles if I’m honest, it makes little difference to me 😛 – seems like a smart move on their part though.

  6. The price for the PS3 Slim is average, well to me anyway. I don’t see a difference when comparing all of the prices of my previous consoles…maybe cheaper.

  7. UPDATE: It’s been rumoured that the PS3 Slim will be announced at this year’s gamescon.

    Not really a big surprise that this rumour has been discussed around the Internet.

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