PlayStation 3 Slim Now Available for $299

September 3, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Gaming

The PlayStation 3 Slim officially shipped last September 1. Owners of the original PlayStation 3 should be content with what they already have. For those who want to buy their first current-generation gaming console, or are looking to play PlayStation 3 games, the new PlayStation 3 Slim is a good choice.

PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB

Size-wise, the PlayStation 3 Slim isn’t really a revolution compared to its predecessor—despite the 33% profile reduction, both consoles are meant to stay stationary for most of their operational lives anyway. The Slim is still a more attractive option though because of its roomier 120GB hard disk, a definite step up from the original PS3’s 20 & 40GB default offerings. You basically get more hard disk space per dollar from the get-go.

Other advantages include significantly lower power consumption, made possible through a processor redesign that provides the same computing power through a smaller chip and thus less heat. The PS3 Slim also supports the BRAVIA Sync interface, which allows remote control via the console’s HDMI port.

The PlayStation 3 Slim is available from NewEgg for $299. Each console comes with one Wireless DualShock 3 controller, so you may want to buy an extra controller while you’re at it. Shipping is free.

How to Get a PlayStation 3 Slim and an extra controller:

  • Visit the Wireless DualShock 3 Controller ($42.99) product page at NewEgg
  • Click on Add to Cart
  • Visit the PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB ($299.99) product page at NewEgg
  • Click on Add to Cart
  • Click on View Shopping Cart
  • If you’re satisfied with the total (it should read $342.98, unless you already have items in your NewEgg cart), Click on Checkout
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