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299w ago - This is apparently attack of the alleged PS3 Slim ads day... two retailers from two different sources claim they snagged pics of the upcoming ads.

Gizmodo (linked above) reports that they received photos of a 120GB PS3 Slim listed for $299.99 in a K-Mart flyer.

The story on the second set of pics supposedly from a Best Buy ad comes from TheBigManAndGarrett who are reporting the following from their source, to quote:

"I cannot reveal my exact role, however, I can tell you that I work closely with the marketing department at Best Buy. This ad is a mock up at best of the ad to be released in just over two weeks.

I cannot comment on the NeoGAF PS3 mock up as this is the material that we're working with. Many images are often used as placeholders. The final ad will be touched up for grammar, punctuation, etc. Hope this helps."

That being said, the general consensus thus far is they are fakes... all we can do is wait until next week to see if the PS3 Slim makes an appearance at GamesCom. If it does, then perhaps there may be some truth in them after all.

Rumor: Alleged PS3 Slim $299 Best Buy and K-Mart Ads Surface

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#14 - aries2k6 - 298w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Eddyp808 View Post
this kinda looks fake about the ps3 slim. looks liek the picture just got photoshopped or something.

I have no idea about the K-mart one but the Best Buy picture is fake. It was made by one of the users at neogaf as a joke. you can notice the h is taller than the T.

There is also another ad floating around from a from a major french retailer, Carrefour, supposedly announcing the ps3slim. I have no idea if that one is real or not. It was on a french site but since I don't understand any french I couldn't go through the thread.

I'm not really interested in the ps3 slim either, I just like to see how this all plays out.
Since all retailers are clearing stock, we know something is definately happening. I just hope it really is the slim or people are going to be like "WTF"?

#13 - Eddyp808 - 298w ago
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this kinda looks fake about the ps3 slim. looks liek the picture just got photoshopped or something.

#12 - PS4 News - 298w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Vision View Post
I'm not terribly interested in the slim myself.

One last thought: I come to ps4news.com almost daily and I think you guys are easily one of the best gaming news sites! Keep it up.

Thanks! And ya, I'm sure the whole Slim fad will be over soon... you know how these things go, once Sony announces it and then it gets released and people realize it's just a slimmer 'regular' PS3 that won't allow them to do anything new then the hype will wear off.

The odd thing is I don't recall this much commotion when the PS2 Slim was released, although back then there weren't as many gamer social network sites that help keep the viral marketing alive.

#11 - Vision - 298w ago
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PS3News, I totally understand that stance. Being a recently graduated journalism major I know of that particular coverage struggle you're refering to

I guess I should rephrase as I don't really have a problem with the amount of news, (more is better!) it's just that I'm not terribly interested in the slim myself.

One last thought: I come to ps4news.com almost daily and I think you guys are easily one of the best gaming news sites! Keep it up.

#10 - ShahaK - 299w ago
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Well, in 4 days Gamescon is going to start in Europe. We just have to wait and hope (?) Sony will release it

#9 - grudge1981 - 299w ago
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Anyone else notice the 9.99 games under the ps3 slim ad? I hope that parts true at least cause I would be more than willing to pick up a copy of LBP for dirt cheap.

#8 - ynot914 - 299w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Vision View Post
Maybe it's just because I have a ps3 already (original), but is anyone else not the least bit excited for the ps3 slim? I mean yea it'll be 'smaller' or whatever but it will probably have less features. I'm not going out to buy another one of these machines just because it's smaller. I don't know it doesn't seem worth 10 news posts a day about rumors of it's existence...


I do not understand what your problem with the slim news is.. personally I like hearing about it (I have an original as well), and the site is about !ps3 news!. I think the more news going on the better. It's great to have a centric location for information!

10 posts a day is an exaggeration as well, as it's only about 2 posts. =-O

#7 - PS4 News - 299w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Vision View Post
I don't know it doesn't seem worth 10 news posts a day about rumors of it's existence...

I agree, however, keep in mind this Web site (like most these days) is also a business. We have to monitor trends, and that means if larger game sites like Kotaku, N4G, etc are giving the PS3 Slim "10 posts of attention" each day then we need to also in order to maintain rank with keywords and SERPS.

I've said this before but to reiterate: when the PS3 is hacked and there is lots of news on homebrew, loaders, custom FW's, etc then of course our focus will drift from mainstream news and shift to that specific niche, however, it's going on 3 years (November 17, 2009) and none of the above has happened... so to survive it means "10 posts on the slim a day" as that is what's most talked about on the rest of the Internet.

#6 - Vision - 299w ago
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Maybe it's just because I have a ps3 already (original), but is anyone else not the least bit excited for the ps3 slim? I mean yea it'll be 'smaller' or whatever but it will probably have less features. I'm not going out to buy another one of these machines just because it's smaller. I don't know it doesn't seem worth 10 news posts a day about rumors of it's existence...

#5 - semitope - 299w ago
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Not really sure 160GB and B/C are reasons for the price to not be believable. Consider now that the elite 360 is 299 with 120GB of overpriced HDD space and you gotta wonder also if M$ caught wind and reduced their price to match. Makes sense because an elite at the regular price would be no match for a slim ps3 at this price point.