The NPD Predict The New PS3 Slim Will Shift A Fair Few Systems.

"The $299 price point is important to getting to a point where the next segment of price-conscious consumers can jump into the market and it most certainly will re-energize sales of the platform."</blockquote>

Stating the obvious they may well be; we'll find out the exact effect the Slim had in mid-October. It's going to be rather interesting.