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PS3 Slim to be further stripped of non-gaming aspects
Posted on June 23, 2009 by Nick
 

The 60GB PS3 model was a very valuable piece of hardware.  It had everything, from wi-fi, backwards compatibility, flash card readers, SACD support, to even a built in Foreman grill(OK, not really that last one).  Of course, it came at a premium - a $600 premium.  As a result, in their on going quest to lower the price of the console, Sony started docking features one by one from the system.  And it seems that the PS3 Slim, currently unannounced, will be continuing in this motion, removing even more non-gaming essentials from the platform.

According to a tip we received, the PS3 Slim will be missing non-gaming features found in the current iterations of the PS3.  The support for other operating systems will be one such featured stripped from the console, as well as other hardware changes, including the on/off switch in the back of the console and the removal of the touch buttons for cheaper push buttons.  

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Dustin S. says:
How does taking OS support away make the console slimmer? Hell how does it even save sony money, they already developed it lol.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 16:25:36
X_Racer1 says:
You don't even have to get Sony's version of Linux, you can just use Ubuntu for PS3 or one of the other distributions available. It doesn't affect the hardware whatsoever so unless it saves money to remove it from the XMB (and I can't see that being true), it's pointless. Also I did notice something, usually operating isn't spelled with two p's.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 18:37:05
SaintAvi says:
Eh, doesnt sound plausible to me, removing a feature that they've already developed doesnt sound very cost cutting
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 21:51:13
monkeynerd says:
I'll hold off for official word.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009 16:44:43
monkeynerd says:
I'll hold off for official word.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009 16:44:43
SaintAvi says:
Eh, doesnt sound plausible to me, removing a feature that they've already developed doesnt sound very cost cutting
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 21:51:13
X_Racer1 says:
You don't even have to get Sony's version of Linux, you can just use Ubuntu for PS3 or one of the other distributions available. It doesn't affect the hardware whatsoever so unless it saves money to remove it from the XMB (and I can't see that being true), it's pointless. Also I did notice something, usually operating isn't spelled with two p's.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 18:37:05
Dustin S. says:
How does taking OS support away make the console slimmer? Hell how does it even save sony money, they already developed it lol.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 16:25:36
Dustin S. says:
How does taking OS support away make the console slimmer? Hell how does it even save sony money, they already developed it lol.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 16:25:36
X_Racer1 says:
You don't even have to get Sony's version of Linux, you can just use Ubuntu for PS3 or one of the other distributions available. It doesn't affect the hardware whatsoever so unless it saves money to remove it from the XMB (and I can't see that being true), it's pointless. Also I did notice something, usually operating isn't spelled with two p's.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 18:37:05
SaintAvi says:
Eh, doesnt sound plausible to me, removing a feature that they've already developed doesnt sound very cost cutting
Posted on Jun 23, 2009 21:51:13
monkeynerd says:
I'll hold off for official word.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009 16:44:43
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