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'Slim PS3' revealed in leak?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 May 2009 22:44 User comments (44)

'Slim PS3' revealed in leak? Yesterday we reported that rumors were flying that a 'redesigned' PlayStation 3 was to be revealed by Sony at the upcoming E3 event.
Today, pictures of a possible 'Slim PS3' have been leaked, showing off a 120GB hard drive, two USB ports, and a heavily redesigned body that is completely slim-lined.

Sony has added that "We don't know anything about the system in the photos, we currently don't have any plans for a redesigned PS3".

The pictures:


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44 user comments

114.5.2009 23:58

Rock Band players are screwed lol

215.5.2009 0:20

They were always screwed on PS3. PS3 graphics for the game suck in comparison to 360. In the marketplace right now, I think developers like EA are more likely to care about 360 support than PS3 support.

415.5.2009 1:08

If they whip out a PS3 that thin and it doesn't burst into flames from overheating, I'll eat my socks.

515.5.2009 1:23

I'm gonna need better pictures of this thing before I can tell if it looks good or not. Right now it looks like it's the same size, just not as fat.

615.5.2009 1:31

Why are Rock Band players screwed? It says two USB ports, which is what I have and we play 4 players here since the Rock Band USB hub is $5 at Target.

715.5.2009 2:35
p303
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this would really help with cost so a price cut could be possible. And really if who care about rock band, stupid game anyway. And no the 360 dose not look better.

815.5.2009 6:17

Yukkk

that thing don't look any better than the current PS3, the PSX still looks nice compared to that.

(yes i do still have a PSX, it comes in handy)

915.5.2009 6:39

Ugly! No.. no..

1015.5.2009 7:50

i'd pre-order a slim ps3

1115.5.2009 9:56

Obviously a fake. The PS3 in the top photos doesn't look like the PS3 on the box in the bottom. And the top photo is also just as obviously the top COVER of the regular PS3, I mean sheesh.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 May 2009 @ 9:57

1215.5.2009 10:02

I think it may be the real deal...perhaps they opted for the same plastic as the slim PS2? I think it only looks ugly here cause it's a nasty pic....in the end who knows? Still I do like that font change. The Spiderman 3 font is a little...ugh. Just try and picture this model in a sexy glass case?

1315.5.2009 10:04

No, I'm serious. Look at the box, the PS3 there has plastic under it where you slide the disc in, with the eject and power button in the same place as the PS3 does now. That's a picture of a current PS3.

1415.5.2009 10:17

hahah

http://tech2.in.com/media/images/img_238...n-3-console.jpg

it looks like the top half of a normal ps3 to me :-p

1515.5.2009 10:19

Exactly what I was sayin.

1615.5.2009 10:40




MAybe its not, the existing ps3 has a curve to the top plate side the one in the leak does not...

1715.5.2009 11:22

Well remember the PSP 3000 photos from a while back. They looked odd and terrible just like this but it turned out to be real and nice. Plus it just goes hand in hand with all the rumors....it's too much to be fake. Excellent box, decent system....

Remember these?

http://www.pspworld.com/sony-psp/news/ps...tory-009074.php

1815.5.2009 11:40

As I posted in another thread it looks to have been partially confirmed as real (from an insider in the know), but an earlier version of something that is much improved over what has been leaked so far.

There is also other supporting factors like how in 2 pictures there is a pink covering ~






that is similar to the workstations used by Sony employees to build the PS3




Along with how how the motherboard already is almost halved in size currently




And lastly this picture looks REALLY close for a "fake"




Again as I said in the other post they will probably announce it during E3, drop the price on the current models and then release the Slim around the Holiday season (probably also add a bundle with GT5/FF13 etc. for killer sales).

There are A LOT of things going on for Sony this year and from all the info I have, E3 will be an eye opener say the least.

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1915.5.2009 11:40

If they do release a slim version, I'd love to see the size of the power brick! I wonder if it will be bigger than the 360's?

2015.5.2009 11:48

I heard that the PS3 uses a lot more electricity than the 360 in some article that compared electricity usage of all 3 consoles (wii uses a lot less than both) so the power brick will be huge probably.

2115.5.2009 11:59

Originally posted by Runescope:
Obviously a fake. The PS3 in the top photos doesn't look like the PS3 on the box in the bottom. And the top photo is also just as obviously the top COVER of the regular PS3, I mean sheesh.
If that's the top of the regular PS3 than they must be changing the font on top as right now it is spelled out Playstation 3, and the picture just says PS3.

2215.5.2009 12:27

Originally posted by inagasake:
I heard that the PS3 uses a lot more electricity than the 360 in some article that compared electricity usage of all 3 consoles (wii uses a lot less than both) so the power brick will be huge probably.
Not entirely correct. The original 60gb mb was 180 (watts) whereas the current 80gb is 110 directly because of the 65nm CPU/GPU. Plus when idling, browsing & other minor usages it is definitely lower...now during gameplay it *might* be higher but I have to double check the 360's power consumption stats. Either way, it shouldn't be drastically more IF it is.
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2315.5.2009 12:27
ak472009
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nice slim hope they have have a slimer harddrive

2415.5.2009 12:29

The harddrive is already a 2.5 slim laptop drive, the only other option for them would be to go to solid state or flash etc...but that would be MUCH more $$$$$

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2515.5.2009 17:18

Personally, I hope this pics are fake because it looks UGLY. Hope I never have to replace my 60GB model with one of these!

2615.5.2009 18:32

Originally posted by tatsh:
They were always screwed on PS3. PS3 graphics for the game suck in comparison to 360. In the marketplace right now, I think developers like EA are more likely to care about 360 support than PS3 support.
This biased statement is relevant to the article because...?

Anyhow... It's most likely to be fake, unless this new Slim PS3 comes with some giant power brick and some other stuff.

2715.5.2009 18:45

Looks pretty cool, and coming out sooner than I expected. But not interested in it unless it has an internal PS; which looks unlikely.

2815.5.2009 19:28

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Personally, I hope this pics are fake because it looks UGLY. Hope I never have to replace my 60GB model with one of these!
These are very early pics of which are not the final product (as I stated earlier)


Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Originally posted by tatsh:
They were always screwed on PS3. PS3 graphics for the game suck in comparison to 360. In the marketplace right now, I think developers like EA are more likely to care about 360 support than PS3 support.
This biased statement is relevant to the article because...?

Anyhow... It's most likely to be fake, unless this new Slim PS3 comes with some giant power brick and some other stuff.

Originally posted by canuckerz:
Looks pretty cool, and coming out sooner than I expected. But not interested in it unless it has an internal PS; which looks unlikely.

+1 on relevancy...it is not 100% confirmed but as of right now it's pretty close to it from what I have gathered. But we'll see. As far as the internal PSU I hope so as well but going by previous "PS Slims" I would bet not.

2916.5.2009 5:49

Originally posted by SgtDavis:
If they whip out a PS3 that thin and it doesn't burst into flames from overheating, I'll eat my socks.
Amen brother.

3016.5.2009 8:52

Quote:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Personally, I hope this pics are fake because it looks UGLY. Hope I never have to replace my 60GB model with one of these!
These are very early pics of which are not the final product (as I stated earlier)
Oh, I know. I saw the pics several days ago elsewhere. Even though the mobo is smaller, the case almost looks like a LARGER footprint compared to the current model. I don't really care if the power supply is internal or external as some others have commented on...internal PS devices tend to go bad faster than external PS ones. And by the way, it looks like the mobo comparison pics are showing the old 60GB w/ hardware PS2-compatibility mobo as the old mobo. KINDA fishy.

I think it MIGHT be a legit pic of A proposed prototype new model case, but I kinda doubt it's a final new case design. I know Sony mentioned a redesigned PS3 as a set-top box component ('box' case?) back in 2007, which kinda seems more realistic to me.

Also like some have said (at least elsewhere), Sony's USUAL response to rumors are "No comment"-type responses, but for these pics, have said, "Totally bogus," which seems like a more weighty denial.

I'm still waiting for one of these "A PS3 price cut is imminent" claims to come true ("imminent" meaning within the next 6 months...Hell, _I_ could be THAT accurate on a lot of things!).
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3116.5.2009 10:09

Quote:
Originally posted by inagasake:
I heard that the PS3 uses a lot more electricity than the 360 in some article that compared electricity usage of all 3 consoles (wii uses a lot less than both) so the power brick will be huge probably.
Not entirely correct. The original 60gb mb was 180 (watts) whereas the current 80gb is 110 directly because of the 65nm CPU/GPU. Plus when idling, browsing & other minor usages it is definitely lower...now during gameplay it *might* be higher but I have to double check the 360's power consumption stats. Either way, it shouldn't be drastically more IF it is.
For the record, the Falcon revision of the 360 cut the power usage from 165W to 90W and they kept the power brick the same size. In Microsoft's case they're focusing on keeping the system reliable rather than saving space. I believe the Jasper revision which uses even less power still uses the big power brick.

3216.5.2009 11:44

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Quote:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Personally, I hope this pics are fake because it looks UGLY. Hope I never have to replace my 60GB model with one of these!
These are very early pics of which are not the final product (as I stated earlier)
Oh, I know. I saw the pics several days ago elsewhere. Even though the mobo is smaller, the case almost looks like a LARGER footprint compared to the current model. I don't really care if the power supply is internal or external as some others have commented on...internal PS devices tend to go bad faster than external PS ones. And by the way, it looks like the mobo comparison pics are showing the old 60GB w/ hardware PS2-compatibility mobo as the old mobo. KINDA fishy.

I think it MIGHT be a legit pic of A proposed prototype new model case, but I kinda doubt it's a final new case design. I know Sony mentioned a redesigned PS3 as a set-top box component ('box' case?) back in 2007, which kinda seems more realistic to me.

Also like some have said (at least elsewhere), Sony's USUAL response to rumors are "No comment"-type responses, but for these pics, have said, "Totally bogus," which seems like a more weighty denial.

I'm still waiting for one of these "A PS3 price cut is imminent" claims to come true ("imminent" meaning within the next 6 months...Hell, _I_ could be THAT accurate on a lot of things!).

From what has been "estimated" over at NeoGaf the case is actually smaller in all dimensions using the size of the DS3 and a BD disc a reference




And it is a 60gb MB for the reference so I don't understand what would be "fishy"? It is intended to show how much smaller the old vs the new size inside of a standard PS3 case (as of today) to help provide an idea of how a PS3 Slim could be easily possible...

I also like the external (for the slim models & the 360) as it does give you the fall back option to easily replace if something goes wrong with it. The price cut is a bit of comedy already but it is going to happen this year (it HAS to as the timing is right).


Originally posted by sammorris:
Quote:
Originally posted by inagasake:
I heard that the PS3 uses a lot more electricity than the 360 in some article that compared electricity usage of all 3 consoles (wii uses a lot less than both) so the power brick will be huge probably.
Not entirely correct. The original 60gb mb was 180 (watts) whereas the current 80gb is 110 directly because of the 65nm CPU/GPU. Plus when idling, browsing & other minor usages it is definitely lower...now during gameplay it *might* be higher but I have to double check the 360's power consumption stats. Either way, it shouldn't be drastically more IF it is.
For the record, the Falcon revision of the 360 cut the power usage from 165W to 90W and they kept the power brick the same size. In Microsoft's case they're focusing on keeping the system reliable rather than saving space. I believe the Jasper revision which uses even less power still uses the big power brick.
Thanx Sam, I had no end of trouble for some reason trying to find recent valid info to add to the comparison. I did find some tests showing how at different stages (idle, browsing, watching, playing etc.) and it showed varied results but for gaming the PS3 definitely consumes more. The only other thing I forgot to add is how the PS3's PSU is a universal one so anyone can use theirs just about anywhere with just a simple prong adapter without the need for a power/voltage converter; but I wonder if that would affect it's consumption in any way? Probably not, plus will it be the same feature if a Slim is released is what I would like to know.
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3316.5.2009 13:45

If it's gonna be that small then it has to be cheaper... Their cuttin' off a lot of crap based on that pic lol


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3416.5.2009 14:18

Switching PSUs tend to have a higher leakage current, but power usage should still be pretty indifferent.




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3516.5.2009 14:48
varnull
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worlds largest testicle revealed in dream - daily star

or is it a shopped pic of Dubyah? can we tell.. do we care?

3616.5.2009 22:17

If you can't add to the discussion properly please refrain from posting.

Back to the topic at hand in discussion...here is some more info of which supports the probability of the Slim

Quote:
MainTek (the manufacturer) requested the removal of these images from the website that originally posted the photographs (LevelUp - Chinese) that stated ~

"We would like to ask you kindly remove the following pages of your pages on your website because the page contains MainTeK Computer Incorporation confidential document and photos, which were illegally released and posted on your website."
Seems like a confirmation to me...
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3718.5.2009 17:47

Looks like others are believing the validity of these pics...First LevelUp, then Spong, now Engadget and another. If they where fakes why issue cease and desist orders via lawyers? Especially with the odd kicker of "asking" for the C&D letter to be confidential?

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3819.5.2009 8:22
PandaFire
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If this is real I hope it doesn't have the same problems that the Slim PS2 had.

3919.5.2009 10:06

Such as? My brother owned a Slim PS2 and never had any problems with it.

4019.5.2009 16:03

Originally posted by sammorris:
Such as? My brother owned a Slim PS2 and never had any problems with it.
Me too...

411.7.2009 8:16

good stuff. i need to get back on my ps3. website has been keeping me mad busy.

4216.7.2009 11:51

Just incase you havnt seen this, a completed one of these was spotted in the philippines.




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4316.7.2009 11:52

It looks a bit too plain - where's the gloss finish of the original?

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