It’s been a day of riveting rumors and news for the Playstation 3. Firstly, it seems as though the 80GB model is set to be discontinued in Japan following a finding from retailer 7-Eleven, which stated that no more orders will be taken due to a “request from the manufacturer.” Then there was the unexpected $50 price cut on the 80GB Uncharted bundle. And now we have a report from RTLinfo, which reports on an impending price cut of €100 for European retailers stocking the 80GB model.
This in turn has started turbulent tongues wagging over the possibility that all of this is paving the way for the official unveiling of the PS3 Slim. And just when is all of this likely to transpire? At the Cologne Gamescom event of course, on August 18th.
Of course, this is purely speculation on their part, but, given the raft of rumours over the past few months, an official unveiling would certainly be an almighty shock on par with the PSP Go’s announcement.