So, yes, big surprise. Sony has announced the new, smaller PS3 model – the PlayStation 3 Slim.
Not much to say, other than it’s arriving on September 1st, and that it will be 299 euros (299 US dolars), will have a 120GB capacity.
Also, according to Gizmodo, the new model will not allow the installation of other operating systems. So that means no Linux on the new consoles, folks.
Thankfully, we have the older model of the PS3 and won’t have that problem. Plus, despite being bigger, it’s prettier than the new model which isn’t glossy anymore.
We’ve been thinking of using our PlayStation 3 as a media server, in order to substitute the horrible-looking PC we have in our living room serving as a media center. Not only would it be a big aesthetic upgrade, but it would allow us to watch HD movies, which our current media center can’t handle.
The good news is, and you have probably already noticed this, the old PS3 model is now priced at 299 euros (299 US dolars) as well, so you can pick which one you want without extra charge.