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Sony: Super Slim PS3 attracting 'very high interest' from Xbox 360 owners

Sony's 'Super Slim' PlayStation 3 has attracted "very high interest" from Xbox 360 owners according to the hardware giant.

SCEA's John Koller (we seem to hear that name a lot), told Gamespot in a recent interview that the company has been seeing lots of interest from those looking for a second console.

"We have seen a very high interest rate from Xbox 360 consumers wanting to purchase a second console," he said. "We've held up Uncharted 3 as our flagship product over the last year and it's a good opportunity for those types of consumers to come over and own a second console in their household."

Sony will be introducing bundles for the new PS3 Super Slim in the lead up to Xmas and feels that this will only help increase interest in the console.

"We saw the same kind of thing happen in reverse during the PS2 years when a lot of PS2 consumers said they wanted to get an Xbox because of Halo and some other games. So we think the strategy works and it's a good one."

The new 500GB Super Slim PlayStation 3 goes on sale next Friday, a 12GB flash version will be released in October.

Edited On 21 Sep, 2012

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Dead 4 years ago
Sounds like wishful thinking to me.
Kizzy's avatar
I agree from friends on Xbox live none of them like the design and have said it "looks ugly" and have no interest in it. Sure sounds like they are setting there hopes high.
Kizzy 4 years ago
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yellowned 4 years ago
The problem with 12GB flash is that some PS3 games have mandatory installs. It's a good idea and it looks pretty slick imo, but people are going to have to buy an external HDD if they don't already have one to use this PS3 model to it's fullest.
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Sony have stated you can upgrade with their own specific 250gb hdd or use a mounting kit to connect an alternative internal 2.5" drive.
opt1mus76 4 years ago
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Bruticus 4 years ago
I think if anything, the interest is coming from people who didn't want to pay for a fully fledged machine. I bought a 160gb console mainly because of the PS3 exclusives, wouldn't have held off for so long if it was cheaper for a basic model. Xbox 360s have nearly always had a basic (no HD/4GB) model though, so you can't really reverse the situation
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Laura_1 4 years ago
I'm a perfect example here. I am a PC/Xbox gamer and have never really given the Playstation 3 the time of day if I'm honest. I started reading more into it and it actually sounded good to me. Playstation Plus, free online play... hell why not? 3 weeks in and I'm loving it. For me though, the super slim does look very cheap. The price is a little steep I'd say actually. I picked up a 320GB slim from you at £170. You just can't beat that. 500GB seems a little high and well 12GB is just silly.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Might be a result of the 360 having such an extremely poor past year or so on the exclusives front while the PS3 has been practically swimming in new games. Now that this gen is winding down it makes sense for people to look at seeing what they've been missing out on.
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Jimbo_1 4 years ago
Already own Ps3's and 360's - I would recomend the Original slim over this right now. The 160 and 360GB version will fall in price as shops want to get rid of stocks. The 12GB Ps3 is as useless as the 4GB 360 heck you could not do a full GT5 install and all DLC with out upgrading to a HDD which them would take the cost well above the 500GB version. This will sell lots PS3 for a while (old version as they fall in price) the new version I can't see selling to well till it has a propper price drop. come on £180 for 12GB of flash memory? you can get a 320GB slim with games for £10 more!
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Don't understand the small HDDs on these 'cheaper' consoles; some of us install games to give the disk drives a rest - and some Xbox games are noise-generators when left to read off the disk all-game - Fable 2 and III are prime examples - they're 'must' installs. Get as big as you can, every time, every console.
Barada 4 years ago
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Gummy 4 years ago
How do they know? Did they go around asking Xbox owners? Seems fishy somehow.
Barada's avatar
The report is nonsense. I'm fortunate to be able to play games on PS3 and Xbox. Each have their own merits, mainly the exclusive Sony games for PS3 and the Xbox's decent online setup. The picture will be clouded further when I begin playing the Wii U! ;)
Barada 4 years ago
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MisterMandrill 4 years ago
This seems a bit more accurate to me: http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/new-slimmer-more-expensive-sonys-decision-not-to-compete-this-holiday-seaso
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TheFlyingToaster 4 years ago
Not really convinced tbh, I don't see how people really get use out of two consoles when they have them. I'm sure some people do but when I had both, one just would never really get played. I don't think the vast majority of people really need 2 consoles, and tbh if xbox owners weren't interested in PS3 before, I don't see how this new one would really change their minds.
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hallben 4 years ago
If I didn't already own both I would be tempted. Design jibes aside the price point is very compelling. This is of course just some positive spin Sony are peddling. With a release this close they need to build some hype.
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kendragon 4 years ago
My ps3 died a death about a year ago and it was only being used as a media player at that time. I've considered replacing it a number of times for the exclusive games but I just cant get over that awful, too small for the hands, controller. This superslim seems to use the exact same controller so I dont think I will bother.
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Rob 4 years ago
It looks good but i will stick to my xbox 360, as it does the job!
If I wanted another console for another room etc Id just buy another Xbox 360 why would I buy a PS3 when I would then need to start buying games etc for that too.

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