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article imageSony announces PS3 Slim, updated PS3 logo

By Brenton Currie     Aug 18, 2009 in Technology
Sony has announced a "slimmer" version of the PlayStation 3, dubbed the PS3 Slim, to be sold beginning September this year.
Featuring a 120GB hard drive, the new and somewhat more efficient version of the PS3 is 36% lighter, 32% smaller and uses 34% less power than the standard PS3.
"In 2004, as you may recall, we launched a slim version of PlayStation 2, a defining moment for that console, helping us to really expand the user base of PlayStation 2 further, today is that day for PlayStation 3." Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive Kazuo Hirai said.
An interesting new feature is the ability to sync with Bravia televisions. When you turn your PS3 Slim on, it will also turn your Bravia on. Turn it off, and the TV goes off as well.
Along with the announcement of the smaller device, all prices of current PS3 models will be decreased with the 80GB PS3 discounted to $US300 and the 160GB PS3 will be $US400.
Sony also revealed the PlayStation 3 logo will be updated, along with the naming of the PlayStation 3 - currently it is written as PLAYSTATION 3, but as of now it will be PlayStation 3.
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