Submitted by Tripe_Down 1194d ago | rumor

Rumor: New PS3 Firmware 4.20 points to a new PS3 model

Some minor changes in the latest PS3 Firmware 4.20 points to a new PS3 model, perhaps a PS3 Super Slim? (PS3, Tag Invalid)

Hard to tell
Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 97
Waldi  +   1194d ago
Interesting news...
Dante112  +   1194d ago
Great, my cousin is looking to buying a PS3 after seeing The Last of Us footage at E3.
momthemeatloaf   1194d ago | Trolling | show
Solid_Snake37  +   1194d ago
Maybe Sony will also upgrade the outdated wifi adapter. 802.11g is really slow.
EeJLP-  +   1194d ago
Fyi, there is no Slim, so a new model won't be a SuperSlim and mewhy below and others, you don't own a Slim.

You own a regular/normal as opposed to a fat/phat.


The original model was a PLAYSTATION 3.
Current is a PlayStation 3.
It's specifically not marketed as a Slim or "PSThree".
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xursz  +   1194d ago
I'm not kidding, my cousin is in the exact same boat. He currently only owns a 360 that he plays with his kids.
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Basjohn  +   1193d ago
802.11g is actually fast. What it isn't is reliable, but no wifi spec is because signal simply does not carry through solid walls or past electronics well.

(I hear you guys in the USA use drywall/wood though so things shouldn't be too bad on that front)

With 802.11g you're getting 54Mbs. You may have fast internet but unless your connection is faster than 54Mbs then moving to N is pointless for anything more than a marginal signal boost.

Also having your PS3 or Wifi adapter anywhere near a microwave will ruin your signal unless you are on 802.11a which is pretty bad for numerous other reasons.

tl;dr: 802.11n is nice but as a single consumer it's not yet a very fruitful shift.
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nukeitall  +   1193d ago

With 802.11g, your theoretical speed is around 54mbps, but reality is that you get closer to around half, which is around 27mpbs and that is pretty much at ideal practical conditions. The unfortunate thing is 802.11g runs on 2.4GHz, which wireless phones, microwaves and a host of other devices tend to interfere with. 2.4GHz is open so a lot of devices uses it, so it is very crowded.

I experience interference from my neighbors because they all use 802.11g.

Moving to 802.11n will help significantly due to fewer people using it, unfortunately the signal won't go as far..

So having n would be nice, and you will likely experience less packet loss or lag spikes as a result of missed packets wireless due to wifi noise.

The Xbox 360 S has 802.11n built in, so I think getting an upgrade on the PS3 slim would be nice. However, don't make the new model slimmer, make it smaller! The darn thing can barely stand on it's side.
Maddens Raiders  +   1194d ago
If true -
Day one. I'm always looking for ways to lighten the load in my Swiss Gear backpack.
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mewhy32  +   1194d ago
Already have a slim. Not interested.
kreate  +   1193d ago

but its not a super slim?
Lookbehind  +   1193d ago
And another thing you kept reading:)............
DarkHeroZX  +   1194d ago
If true maybe the new ps3 model would be more vita friendly and make streaming data from remote play faster and more efficient. Then we can play games and access all our data lag free. This would also allow for ps3+vita bundles which would increase the sales for both allowing developers to take more risk and implement the same kind of features the wii u is going with.

Shoot if Sony does unlock that last SPE on the cell for deb's to use it should got to ps3+vita connectivity.
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stuna1  +   1194d ago
I mentioned something about sony unlocked the last spe, and it seemed like such a far fetched idea! talk about critics shee'sh.
DarkHeroZX  +   1194d ago

I saw that but I only disagreed (i gave you an agree though cause sony should unlock it) because you where talking about using it for visuals. I think it'd only be good for adding extra features like PS vita connectivity and if they can bring the OS memory foot print down cross chat or even a new interface.
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YoungKingDoran  +   1193d ago
lol i saw that comment too.
i didnt disagree, but i didnt know the ps3 still had locked ... stuff
andibandit   1193d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
LiamIRL82  +   1194d ago
So Sony change the term "Eject Disc" to "Remove Disc" & this means a new model, that's a bit far fecthed. A newer model is probably on the way. Jesus I hate Google Translate
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Mr_Bun  +   1194d ago
*about to click link then noticed 'google.translate...'*

torchic  +   1194d ago
I did the exact same thing lmfao
SignifiedSix   1194d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Petro  +   1194d ago
So you like reading German pages rather than something that at least somewhat resembles English? Anyway, new PlayStation 3 model is on the way for sure. Sony didn't even call that new PlayStation 3 a slim model, it was us who called it PlayStation 3 slim.
LiamIRL82  +   1194d ago
I wouldn't even call it english, someone retarded like the Kardashians would probably understand it.
Wizziokid  +   1194d ago
I don't think we will see another PS3 model it just wouldn't be worth it with the next gen system potentialy being announced within the next two years.
CGI-Quality  +   1194d ago
Eh, the slimmest PS2 models were released just prior to the PS3 releasing. A slimmer PS3 isn't out of the question based on current time.

However, I do feel the PS3 is slim enough. I think more colors should be offered to the US, but outside of that, not much needs altering.
skrug  +   1194d ago
slimming down means cost savings for them and possibly for the consumers via price drop...
morkendo23  +   1194d ago
if a SUPER SLIM ps3 comes out that mean sony found away to slim down the bluray drive and power supply box, miniturize the fans,heatsink.

I doubt this so-call super slim ps3 would downsize to SLIM PS2 size.
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skrug  +   1193d ago
They could take out the power supply unit like the later PS2 slims
C0MPUT3R  +   1194d ago
A smaller cheaper PS3 makes sense to me.
2006 Fat $599
2009 Slim $299
2012 Slimmer $199
himdeel  +   1194d ago | Funny
2006 Fat $599
2009 Slim $299
2012 Slimmer $199
2014 Malnourished $99
2016 Wasting $1
Axonometri  +   1194d ago
Nice. My kind of Pun.
thereapersson  +   1193d ago
PS3: Thinner Edition
ApolloAdams  +   1194d ago
I hope it comes with wireless N capability so I can take advantage of higher speeds and my other devices don't have to slow down to use G.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1194d ago
Why dont you just let your router use N for those items that use N?
dboyman  +   1193d ago
Its probably due to that although may be connected via N, you will get G speeds because it has to be compatible with the speed of all the other devices on your network. That's why WiFi slows down down for everything else...
chiefdog11  +   1194d ago
I use Eject Disc feature a lot, so I noticed the change to Remove Disc. Been wondering why something so insignificant would be changed. Seems to be stretching it a bit to say this means a new model though. Even if a new one is coming, why change the name of a feature it wouldn't even have (if discs are manually removed you wouldn't need a Remove Disc option)?
Hozi  +   1193d ago
maybe it'll eject the discs so fast that they will shoot out of the ps3.
sandman224  +   1194d ago
I'll buy a new model as long as mw3 while in the console runs super quite. Because in my 160 gb slim model the laser sounds loud while I'm playing online. Please fix it Sony. Or at least give us an option to install the whole game to our hard drives like Xbox allows us to do.
sandman224  +   1194d ago
What I said in my first comment was the truth. I've noticed the laser on 3 newer ps3 consoles making loud noises when playing cod mw3. If you've noticed it let me know. If you disagree on this comment you must be a fanboy.
Cryptcuzz  +   1194d ago
Dude, who plays games low enough so that you can hear your neighbor snoring?
kneon  +   1194d ago
They are probably disagreeing because the laser is silent. It may be the read head moving that's making the noise, or you're hearing the disk change speed but the laser itself doesn't make noise.

I've noticed COD games seem to seek around a lot more than average. I don't know about MW3 specifically, I haven't bought the last 2 and have no intention of buying any more unless there is a drastic change in the games.
phatfreddy1978  +   1194d ago
i did notice that last night the remove disc but instead of eject, so rather that do it way I got up and pressed it out.XD just looked weird
RockmanII7  +   1194d ago
hehe, 4.20
AIndoria  +   1194d ago
No, please no >.<
By the way, do you really use "Eject disk?"
I just press the physical button.
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phatfreddy1978  +   1194d ago
Dont worry i got disagreed on too but probably by some fat kid who refuses to get up.
WagFanger  +   1193d ago
Nice logic.

Apart from the fact that, having ejected the disk, you'll need to get up to change it.
Vortex3D  +   1194d ago
Those renamed devices could mean Sony could adding more virtual or emulated devices. For example, "eject disc" refers to eject a physical disc. But "remove disc" means remove either physical disc or mounted disc image (which can't by physically ejected).
PersonMan  +   1194d ago
Or a USB drive. You can't eject a USB drive.
Hozi  +   1193d ago
technically you can...ever tried right clicking on your usb drive on ur pc and hit eject?
PersonMan  +   1191d ago
Hozi... the drive doesn't eject though. It's not like the USB drive pops out of the USB port and falls on the floor.
tehpees3  +   1194d ago
Nintendo release a new 3DS redesign = STOP MILKING!
Sony release a new PS3 redesign = thats ok according to some people in these comments.

We don't need a new PS3 model. Really.
pwnmaster3000  +   1194d ago
Wow. So different.
From what I heard the new 3ds has some new features in it, while the ps3 slim will probable be the same just cheaper.
they are doing it to be cheaper. Think it like a price drop

And imo you cant milk consoles. How the hell do you that.
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Hozi  +   1193d ago
let say SONY does make a new model...there will be new additions. I know for sure the power wattage would be reduced.
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tigertron  +   1194d ago
Super slim eh? tempting...
KrimsonKody  +   1194d ago
I want a PSPGo-style Vita!
It's coming, just don't know when.
Maybe within the next year & a half to 2 years.
RevXM  +   1194d ago
A vita model with a slide up screen design would give you a hard time accesing those touch controls.

I imagine a game that prompts you to touch left and right on the front and back touch pads at the same time would really give you a hard time. Even if you are put under no particular stress like in the midst of a race or during a shootout.

Sorry pal I dont think we will see that happening.
Cryptcuzz  +   1194d ago
I wouldn't mind getting a slimmer PS3. That means it should be quieter, uses less energy, weighs lighter, less likely to overheat?(smaller nm components) and possibly with new, albeit minor features.

Lastly, at a reduced cost. $199 or even $149?
archemides518  +   1193d ago
will be 149, and they will announce ps4 around same time
Magnus  +   1194d ago
I really doubt that its a new model of a PS3 if anything thing its probably a change in some of the programming with the PS3.
tweet75  +   1194d ago
heres to a move 320 gb model for $250
jjank11  +   1194d ago
Not sure if this is a good move. If they open up the extra SPU and possibly added more RAM or other features, something like this would definitely lenghten the life of the PS3. I'd probably buy one.

Although, This is just pure conjecture and semantics.

I would bet a price drop is more likely
Nivalis  +   1194d ago
Will wait till such a thing is announced before wasting time discussing it.
fossilfern  +   1193d ago
!!!!!!!!!!!! And I just bought a slim yesterday!
archemides518  +   1193d ago
not gonna lie...i looked for eject disc on the menu the other day for about 5 seconds and then noticed they changed the name. changing it to remove disc makes absolutely no sense, the article is right, there has to be a purpose to it. i expect there will be a version where you take it out gamecube style, and of course this will drop the manufacturing cost even more.
hellzsupernova  +   1193d ago
that makes sense would drop it quite a bit i would imagine! $149 ps3 inbound :D
Disccordia  +   1193d ago
No that makes no sense. If they have a model where you manually remove the disc why would there be an option at all in the OS? Surely if they revert to a ps1/gamecube style then you'd have to physically get up and press the button to open the top? If it can be remotely opened then I don't see him that is going to be any cheaper for Sony than the current solution.

No I think they changed it to simply make the distinction between eject and remove. On PC nowadays people associate eject with devices.
archemides518  +   1193d ago
no because something has to tell the disc to stop spinning. and removing the disc while it's in use is bad.
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synce  +   1193d ago
Any rumor that points to a site that needs to be google translated is bullshit.
izumo_lee  +   1193d ago
I guess we will find out at Gamescom in August cause that is where Sony for the past 2-3 years have announced their price drop & new iterations of their hardware.
MikEyG  +   1193d ago
At momthemeatloaf,halo is the very definition of an over used ip come on really!!!!!................... ....At Dante112 I totally agree "The last of us" certainly is eye candy and if the game lives up to hype it will be the best PS3 exclusive yet.
slutface  +   1193d ago
day 1 get!
Rock_On_PS4  +   1193d ago
if true this will sell millions and millions of console systems and help the PS3 chase down both the X360 and Wii on its way to win the 7th generation consoles sales wars.

PS3 can still win the console sales wars. Believe!
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BADASS6REEK0  +   1193d ago
i noticed the "remove disc" too before this article... is it just me or did they add hyphens for all the video setting options too.

I also just got a brand new scarlet red limited edition 320gb... i hope they don't release a slimmer version... then mine will seem old... :-(
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Enigma_2099  +   1193d ago
Unless it's bringing back backwards compatibility, I don't give a d***...


Don't feel bad. I'm still rockin' my original PS3 phat... WITH BC capability.
Soldierone  +   1193d ago
I found it rather annoying. Didn't really see the point in changing something so little like that, yet was so used to eject disc....

However even if its a flip up cover like the slim PS2, isn't it still the same concept? Why would it need to be called remove? Perhaps the new model can hold multiple discs? Thus remove and eject are two different things? lol I doubt it.
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