Sony's press conference today at the Gamescom convention was full of announcements. They officially revealed the PS3 Slim
, which will be 36% lighter and 33% smaller than the normal PS3. It will come with a 120 GB hard drive and list for $299 when it hits retail stores in early September. Normal PS3s will drop to that price
as well starting tomorrow. (Unfortunately for Sony, their unveiling was spoiled a bit by several retailers jumping the gun
on new advertisements, not to mention the rumors that had been swirling
for weeks ahead of time.) Sony also announced a PS3 firmware update
as well as new features and customization options for Home
. In addition to that, the PS3 and PSP will be getting a digital reader service
. At launch it will bring access to Marvel comic books, and will expand from there. They didn't talk much about their upcoming motion control scheme, but promised more details next month at the Tokyo Game Show.