Sony PS3 Slim to be announced on August 18?

The PS3 Slim rumour mill has gone into overdrive over the past few days, and now a French website reckons we could see the slimmed down console announ

Amidst rumours that Sony is planning to discontinue the 80GB PS3 in Japan on 10 August, French website RTL has said it's had word Sony will out the PS3 Slim during its press conference at Gamescom in Cologne.

Combine all these whispers with talk that Sony has doubled its order of PS3 parts for Q3 this year compared to the past three months, and it certainly seems the PS3 Slim could be just around the corner.

It's also worth noting that Amazon, whose German outlet briefly listed a "PlayStation 3 Konsole Slim" just yesterday, has also cut the price of the PS3 160GB bundle by $50 for its US customers.

Can this all really be coincidence? There isn't too much longer to wait, but be sure to let us know whether you think we'll be seeing a PS3 Slim in two weeks below.

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