Cell Processor Shrinking to 45nm in 2009, Paves Way for PS3 Price Cuts

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Sony and Toshiba will begin production of a smaller 45nm Cell processor in 2009, according to Engadget.

The 45nm version of the chip used in the PlayStation 3 will cost less than the current 65nm chip, while requiring 40% less power.

The drop in cost of the PS3 processor could lead to price cuts for Sony's game console should the hardware manufacturer upgrade to the newer chip.

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    September 22, 2008 4:22 PM

    I'm seeing no price cuts and just a strategy to cut costs for Sony themselves.

    I own a PS3 so I don't care if the prices go down.. I just want a game to come out that's worth $60

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      September 22, 2008 4:29 PM

      WIPEOUT for $20.

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        September 22, 2008 5:20 PM

        he said worth $60 ;) which probably means he wants a AAA game

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      September 22, 2008 4:35 PM

      I hear you like weiner.

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      September 22, 2008 5:47 PM

      Metal Gear Solid is worth at least that.

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      September 22, 2008 5:47 PM

      Metal Gear Solid is worth at least that.

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        September 22, 2008 5:52 PM

        Only game I own that's PS3 lol... I'm surviving off all my PS2 games right now..

        Waiting for LBP

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          September 22, 2008 5:56 PM

          Grand Theft Auto IV? Gran Turismo? Burnout? They were all worth the money I spent on them to me.

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            September 22, 2008 6:10 PM

            Uncharted, Ratchet, fl0w are great. I still play Resistance, it's awesome co-op game.

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          September 22, 2008 10:01 PM

          I think the PS3 is worth it just for the Blu-Ray player.

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      September 22, 2008 7:51 PM

      These kinds of things never really result in savings for the consumer.

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      September 22, 2008 8:19 PM

      Very few games seem worth $60, luckily most of my favorites aren't. Oblivion and Warhawk are $30 each. GT5 Prologue was $30 on sale, and SOCOM will be $40 (without the headset bundle) but it'll be worth $60 for that sweet headset. Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto 4 probably are though. And there are a bunch of fun $10 games. There are lots more I didn't list that make the cut too probably.