The PS3 Slim has, officially, been announced. Am I surprised? No, not really. Am I excited? No, not particularly. The new system is smaller, lighter, and uses less power than the old consoles. The new systems will also feature a 120GB hard-drive, that is 40GB bigger than the current 80GB model (aren’t you glad I did the math for you?).
What excites me the most about this new release is the price cut. The system will now be $299. Suddenly, I have hope that someday my sister will attain one of these beautifully machines and play LittleBIGPlanet with me online.
As for this new and official announcement, I cannot bring myself to feel excited in any way, shape, or form. Information has been leaked. Letters have been sent. The gaming world has been spoiled. Can we, as gamers, blame Sony for the sudden font of ‘leaked’ information? I am not entirely sure where I stand on the issue. I do, however, know that the spoilers that led up to the announcement did nothing to add to my own enthusiasm. It is a bit like being told the end of a movie while standing in line to see it or the end of the book while handing that $20 bill to the cashier.