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Report: Sony planning super slim PS3

4000 series could be revealed at Gamescom

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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