New PS3 Slim revealed: Is Sony’s super-skinny Playstation about to enter a price war?
New pictures have leaked of what the world and his wife believes to be Sony’s upcoming slimmer PS3. One question, though: do the rumoured specs point to a super-cheap, low-storage model? Looks like the Xbox 360 should be worried…
This isn’t a revelation; we reported a few weeks back that Sony is apparently readying an even slimmer version of the PS3 as part of a campaign to keep the machine fresh and cause a new surge of sales.
But now both leaked photos and a spangly render have emerged, giving us a bit more insight. So what’s new? On top of the shaved weight and size, the new PS3 (codenamed the PS3 4000) will sport a top-loading disc tray that slides up and down. Oh, and then there’s the rumoured storage options…
Sony PS3 joins the cloud
According to a Sony filing with regulating body Anatel, the PS4 4000 will come in three flavours: 250GB, 500GB and 16GB. Some are claiming that the 16GB option is a typo, but it’s hardly a stretch given that the entry-point Xbox 360 comes with a measly 4GB.
And that could well be the point: the 4GB Xbox 360 costs just £140 to the current PS3’s 160GB, £189 entry point. If Sony wants to cut costs, it should cut storage. It wouldn’t be ideal for gamers, but it would certainly sell well if it undercuts Microsoft’s effort. Sony’s expected to unveil the new PS3 at Gamescom, which takes place next month.
Via Techblog | Neogaf