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Report: Sony planning super slim PS3

Report: Sony planning super slim PS3

Thu 05 Jul 2012 9:36am GMT / 5:36am EDT / 2:36am PDT
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Sony could be ready to announce to a new PlayStation 3 model, according to new documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

The images posted on Pocket News refer to a CECH-4001x model, which Eurogamer suggests is a new, slimmer console that will be launched at Gamescom in August.

Sony has yet to comment on the FCC documents.

"We haven't announced anything new on PS3 in terms of hardware revisions," president of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer in June.

"We should never say never - hardware guys are always looking at ways to make things cheaper, smaller."

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13 Comments

Patrick Frost
QA Project Monitor

393 189 0.5
A streaming version of the PS3?

Posted:2 years ago

#1
Maybe a size zero PS3, that is portable enough to move from the couch down to the local pub and back?

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Simon Arnet

54 3 0.1
Good catch, that's what I was thinking too.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Kingman Cheng
Illustrator and Animator

949 166 0.2
I was about to say is anyone really going to want to move their PS3 around, but then I remembered that these days when the sun is out, instead of going out and enjoying outdoor activities, students often run outside with their laptops. So winning idea?

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Terence Gage
Freelance writer

1,288 120 0.1
Patrick - "A streaming version of the PS3?"

I doubt that would be the case, so soon after the Gaikai acquisition. Unless, of course, Sony themselves were making considerable headway into cloud technology before Gaikai were in the picture.

Regardless, smaller, more efficient hardware is always a good step. I however still have my 80GB phat PS3 with a Samsung 640GB HDD installed. No reason for me to ever upgrade. Hopefully.

Posted:2 years ago

#5
If there's a super slim version on the cards, I would expect another SKU with a huge hard drive as well. 500GB - 1TB? Super-slim for the family/price conscious consumer and a super-fat for the hardcore download-a-shit-tonne-of-games crowd.

Posted:2 years ago

#6

Antony Johnston
Writer & Narrative Designer

112 18 0.2
I have an old Fat PS3 with a self-fitted 350GB HDD, but I admit if they did a super-slim and energy efficient model with a decent sized HDD inside, I'd probably go for it. If nothing else, just to get the fan noise and power usage down...!

Posted:2 years ago

#7
well - you know all those gaming conventions and conferences. the PS3 is the most handy thing around...

Posted:2 years ago

#8

Mick Crane
Technical Support

5 0 0.0
I'm guessing it's just a simple revision with an external PSU and a flip-top lid ala PSTwo...

Posted:2 years ago

#9

Sebastian Moss
Editor -in- Chief

57 19 0.3
A slim, cheap PS3 bundled with Wonderbook and some JK Rowling-starring ads should do pretty well

Posted:2 years ago

#10

Rod Oracheski
Editor

58 23 0.4
The hardcore crowd doesn't want a SKU with a big HDD they pay twice retail for, they just swap in their own.

Posted:2 years ago

#11

Rodney Smith
Developer

80 40 0.5
If the new one's called slim can we call the old slim 'Hunchback'?

Posted:2 years ago

#12

Andy Samson
QA Supervisor

231 178 0.8
I think the more appropriate name for the streamlined console would be "PS3rim"

Posted:2 years ago

#13

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