I think that it's too little too late. Sony blew it with the PS3 long ago, and this isn't going to help. It's been about 3 years or so since the 360 and PS3 launched, and it's just now getting to a price competitive point with the 360?
There just aren't any exclusive games that are compelling enough anyway. Much as I loved Disgaea on the PS2, Disgaea 3 isn't enough to make me want to shell out $300. And now that they've systematically dismantled the PSX and PS2 backwards compatibility, I want it even less.
I've been waiting for years for Final Fantasy XIII to come out, and at this point it seems I'll be lucky if it doesn't get booted to the PS4. Not that it will likely matter, since about 90% of a game's budget seems to go into the graphics, leaving it virtually unplayable in the end. May as well have just been an animated movie. Or the character movements are so stiff, it's like they have a fused spine or something.
Sony and Microsoft have both completely destroyed the gaming world with their latest consoles. Their entire game libraries COMBINED are less than that of the PS2 alone by this point in it's life. Game producers are going bankrupt right and left, and we gamers get a few real gems, but mostly just a big pile of nearly unplayable garbage. Sure it looks pretty, but if the controls are sloppy, cumbersome, and the difficulty level uneven to say the least... I'd rather just have the story presented as a movie, and I resent being asked to shell out 50USD for a steaming pile.
So what I think of the PS3 Slim is that it's the same old *****, just in a smaller package. I might still pick one up some day... If Final Fantasy XIII ever shows up, but I'll keep my 360 for now, despite being on my third one after having to send two previous ones in for repairs due to a ***** optical drive. Of course I'll often find myself playing my old PSX and PS2 games more often than any 360 games.
The facts are in! Sony has confirmed that the new PS3 Slim 120GB features the following in comparison to the traditional PS3: 32% size reduction, 36% weight reduction, 34% less power consumption. It will be priced at ¤299, US $299, £249.99, ¥29,980, AUD $499, NZD $629.
I would like to know what you guys think about PS3 Slim.