nightsurge said:
kurasakiichimaru said:
nightsurge said:
TeddostheFireKing said:

I'd think next year would the true PS3 slim release,  I'm not totally sure what this model has that differentiates itself from the other PS3's, but its probably just got a bigger hard drive, I don't see Sony adding anythng special

but people on IGN have suggested it could have added RAM (like how to PSP got more RAM) or how some conponents could just have changed manufacturer

I don't know what it will have, but in order for them to cut the price to $200 they will have either stripped out some features or be taking a ~$50 loss per machine.

Production cost might have become cheaper.

That's why I said only a $50 loss instead of $70 or more.


the older the hardware gets, the quicker the drop in cost of manufacturing.

wifi b/g, usb 2.0, HDMI 1.3, HDD... pretty much everything in the ps3 is dirt cheap now since theres improved versions of all those bits of hardware.

sony played a role in the creation of the cell and blu-ray so they must be getting massive discounts on those too.

I think they will atleast be breaking even the price drop, it would be stupid of them to start selling at a loss again when there is no need to since sales are good in comparison to other systems.

It would be great if the system with the larger HDD comes with wireless N.