Rumor: This Is the New PS3

The Wooster

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Rumor: This Is the New PS3


If pictures unearthed by Brazlian tech site are to be believed, the new PS3 model looks a lot like the PS2 slim.

The picture to the right was harvested from the website of Anatel, Brazil's Agency of Telecommunications. The document that came with the image makes reference to models CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C. For those of you who don't speak long-unwieldy-model-code-ese, the latest line of slim PS3s is the CECH-30XX series.

Assuming the images are legit, the new PS3 sports matte ribbing, and the panel on the left of the symbol looks very similar to the cheaper, top-loading CD drive used by the PS2 slim.

Earlier this month, NeoGaf users discovered an FCC database filing [https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=536648&fcc_id=%27AK8CBEH19C1%27] for an unannounced PS3 model. Most of the information in the filing is confidential by Sony's request, but the few diagrams the press managed to get hold of indicate a smaller, squatter version of the console that's closer to the original PS3 in shape. The image from Anatel does seem to match that description.

Of course, it could also be a hoax made up of pipe cleaners and corrugated plastic.

Source: Technoblog [http://tecnoblog.net/107348/novo-ps3-anatel/]

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AbstractStream

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A slimmer PS3 model? Eh, I don't really see the point aside from it looking nice. IF this is true, of course.
 

NLS

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But, didn't they release a slim model less than 3 years ago?
 

The Wooster

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JediMB said:
The big question is... what features are they removing this time? :p
Silly Jedi you know they won't remove features until they've already advertised them.
 

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Slap a $99 price tag on that sucker like they did the slim PS2 and the slim PS1 before it, and I'm sold. I always wanted a PS3, but the consoles were so expensive this gen (/especially/ the PS3) that I wound up going with a PC for my primary gaming machine. Not that I don't love PC gaming anyway, but there's something to be said for the kind of games that don't often get PC releases.
 

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AbstractStream said:
A slimmer PS3 model? Eh, I don't really see the point aside from it looking nice. IF this is true, of course.
It´s a cost reduced revision of the other cost reduced revision.
 

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Golan Trevize said:
AbstractStream said:
A slimmer PS3 model? Eh, I don't really see the point aside from it looking nice. IF this is true, of course.
It´s a cost reduced revision of the other cost reduced revision.
A Cost reduction WITHIN a Cost Reduction?
COST-CEPTION!
BWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 

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DVS BSTrD said:
Golan Trevize said:
AbstractStream said:
A slimmer PS3 model? Eh, I don't really see the point aside from it looking nice. IF this is true, of course.
It´s a cost reduced revision of the other cost reduced revision.
A Cost reduction WITHIN a Cost Reduction?
COST-CEPTION!
BWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
You wish, it´s more like how your girlfriend and or wife starts looking like her mum as years go by. :D
 

The Wooster

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Considering that every piece of hardware these days has to look "sleeker and sexier" and this looks like the complete opposite of that, I'm gonna say that this rumour is bullshit.
 

Simalacrum

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True or not my response is a resounding "meh." A new slim model is fine and all that buy frankly its about time that we started seeing a slowdown of PS3 stuff and got some more info regarding the next generation!
 

Hazy992

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Seems like a really weird shape for a toploader IMO. Should either be like the other PS3's or be more squared
 

CardinalPiggles

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I'd say it's a hoax, Sony already released a slim, so unless this is the super slim?, I reckon it's fake.

Zachary Amaranth said:
DVS BSTrD said:
So this ISN'T the PS4.
Knowing Sony, it still could be.
It says Playstation 3 on label, next to the big SONY, FYI.
 

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Owyn_Merrilin said:
Slap a $99 price tag on that sucker like they did the slim PS2 and the slim PS1 before it, and I'm sold. I always wanted a PS3, but the consoles were so expensive this gen (/especially/ the PS3) that I wound up going with a PC for my primary gaming machine. Not that I don't love PC gaming anyway, but there's something to be said for the kind of games that don't often get PC releases.
Heck yeah! The PS3 has some cool exclusives but I can't justify the cost of the console what with all the others I own and my small paychecks. If there was a small PS3 at that cost I'd definitely be onboard to catch up with the games I missed, much like I do with the PS2 slim right now.

Simalacrum said:
True or not my response is a resounding "meh." A new slim model is fine and all that buy frankly its about time that we started seeing a slowdown of PS3 stuff and got some more info regarding the next generation!
A cost-effective PS3 that doesn't take up a lot of space is a brilliant thing to release at the end of the current console generation. With the lack of backwards-compatibility becoming widespread, it's a good way of making sure past games aren't forgotten.