Here, there, and everywhere, Sony has finally revealed what we all knew: the PS3 Slim is a reality, it is a PS3, and it is slim. And it’s $299, and God dammit, but now there’s just no reason not to get the thing.
Looks like PS3 Slim arrives next Monday (in North America), encapsulated in its new svelte shell, featuring a 120 GB hard drive. Better yet I hear tell that Slim will gobble about 35% less power than PS3 Chubby, which should make a difference since PS3 is a hungry beast and a hot one to boot.
Like a dork, I maintain a color-coded Excel spreadsheet to keep track of games I want based on platform. I promised myself that once the PS3 list reached six, I’d splurge on the thing… and it passed six long ago. Here’s what my Excel sheet says about PS3:
- Demon’s Souls
- Heavenly Sword
- Killzone 2
- Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
- Resistance 2
- Valkyria Chronicles
You’ll note that it’s also alphabetical. My Excel prowess knows no bounds. Of course, this list doesn’t include the Flowers and PixelJunks of the world, available on PSN; nor does it include upcoming titles like Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain. If I included those the list would be even longer.
I really don’t have enough time to play the games I’ve got now. But at $299, in a new slender carapace, with 120GB of delicious space and a free Blu-Ray player, I may just have to buckle. Who’s with me?