Sony has officially confirmed at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany that the 120GB PS3 Slim will be coming this Septemberâ€¦and itâ€™ll cost US$299 (~RM1100). Incidentally, that will be the same price for the old PS3 Phat beginning from tomorrow. Apparently the model design is the same one that was leaked back in May.
The question that now remains is when will Sony Malaysia bring it over to Malaysia, and how much it will cost; the console is currently selling at RM1599 (~USD450). When the PS3 Slim eventually comes to Malaysia, I estimate that the unit will likely be priced around RM1300~RM1400. Iâ€™ll see if I can dig up some answers from Sony Malaysia in the following days. Not too sure how fast Sony Singapore will adjust their pricing or bring in the PS3 Slim since I’m not Singaporean. :p
Iâ€™ve to admit – I do feel a tinge of regret for not holding out longer for the PS3 Slim. But I donâ€™t really mind. I still got my PS3 Phat bundle at a great price (USD310), and the console itself look mighty impressive in my living room alongside my Xbox 360. Not to mention I still have an old PS2 Phat from yesteryears, so itâ€™ll complement each other.