Fat toy slim

Sony announced last night that it has not only slashed the price of the PlayStation 3 (£250 as of today), but is to phase in a significantly more svelte design from September 1. The PS3 Slim is 32 per cent smaller, 36 per cent lighter, and uses 34 per cent less power than its predecessor, as well as boasting a larger, 120GB  hard drive (presumably to make the most of the HD video download service that will go live in November). Good news for your electricity bill, bad news for your BMI.

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