PS3 Slim Rumors Could Be Confirmed Soon
A number of rumors seem to be pointing toward a new version of the PS3, the PS3 Slim. Much like the redone Slim PS2, the new version will be smaller and likely cheaper. A Japanese retailer has indicated that the 80GB model will no longer be available from Sony after August 9. This is the only version of the system available in Japan, leading to the conclusion that a new model is likely. Orders for components that make up the PS3 have also increased, according to sources at integrated circuit manufacturers. Speculation also points to a reduction in price, as the cost to manufacture the PS3 has decreased substantially since the initial release.