When PS2 slim launched it was 75% smaller than the original PS2 - Now looking at the PS3 slim; it is only 33% smaller than the original PS3 and although shoter, it is in fact wider than the old model. I think I'll stick with my Original 60, MGS and Ceramic White PS3s. Regardless, Sony says their manufacturing costs are down 75% and the price went down to $300. For this price you're buying a blu-ray player and the most capable game console out there. It just became a sweeter deal.