Submitted by Vinc360 1011d ago | news

New PS3 models with 16, 250 and 500 GB appear in the FCC

Gamefocus.ca has gotten its hands on clearer images of the brand new PS3 model, including a size comparison with previous PS3 models. (PS3)

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unworthy15  +   1011d ago
awesome, looks a lot better in the high quality images
ElitaStorm  +   1011d ago
next thing you know they have made a Nano PS3

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decrypt  +   1010d ago

This is nothing amazing lol. My 4 year old laptop is just as slim, comes with a screen and is more powerful than the PS3 ;-) Plays most games in 1080p(its equipped with a GTX 260m).

So while Sony just managed to shrink the PS3 down to Size, they are still lagging behind in terms of power.
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DebateMaster  +   1010d ago
@decrypt lol nobody care about your laptop.
Totoro17  +   1010d ago
@decrypt I totally care lol...I bought myself an Asus G73SW-3DE (the 3D model) notebook and it BLOWS away anything that the PS3 and 360 can dish out. I bought Alan Wake on Steam today and the graphics are insane! Don't get me wrong, I'm a console gamer and LOVE my systems, but when it comes to sheer power and capabilities, my PC is a beast!
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Mac is OK  +   1011d ago
They're not actual shots of the console, they're renders someone in Neogaf made. The article is misleading.
Oldman100  +   1011d ago
The render was created by someone on neogaf, yet gamefocus decides to embed their url onto the image and claim it as their own.
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JellyJelly  +   1010d ago
@Oldman100 - You just described what 90% of todays gaming journalism is about lol.
zeeshan  +   1010d ago
I see a number of people saying (on other websites) that they want the Backwards compatibility and that this one might answer to all those calls but I highly doubt that. I think GAIKAI is the answer to everything related to backward compatibility. All our PSN purchases, all the PS3 games that we own could very well be moved to the cloud so we'll all be able to play PS3 games on PS4. But, this will of course suck for those who don't have access to high speed broadband. Mind you that in a number of countries 1mb-4mb connection is considered to be "broadband".
nukeitall  +   1011d ago
Looks the same fugly to me.

Smaller, cheaper and lower power requirement is always nice though.
Gamer1982  +   1011d ago
They release this at the same price as 360 or cheaper and it will sell millions in its first couple of months though. No doubt its slimmer to save on costs and thats whats with the weird disc loading system.
avengers1978  +   1010d ago
PS3 is currently a better price that 360... well the good 360 with the 250 gig hdd... i just cant see getting one with 4 gig hdd
Totoro17  +   1010d ago
I don't know what you just said but "+" for you for having the same birth year as me ;)
Unexpecta  +   1010d ago
Awesome? More like garbage. This new PS3 looks like garbage and I hate every bit of it. It really is the ugly duckling out of the three PS3 models.
theDECAY  +   1010d ago
Wow, take a chill pill.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1010d ago
I wonder how slim it will be compared to the regular slim.
morkendo23  +   1010d ago
hope it dont need REFLOWING and REBALLING in a years time like phat 60gb ps3......
theDECAY  +   1010d ago
Mine lasted 6 years.
Moentjers  +   1010d ago
My first day 60Phat still works fine (now with large hdd). But: it's being blown out of dust from time to time, stands vertical next to the tv so no heat building up.
vandal GAB  +   1010d ago
That's one fugly son of a b*tch!!
Oh_Yeah  +   1010d ago
still looks like a ruffled potato chip, the sliding panel idea doesn't sound to bad though... the only way ill buy one is if it includes wireless N or a solid state hard drive all for 150 or lower because if it doesnt whats the point of buying this if the current slim cost 150 in the shops around me?
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BABYLEG  +   1010d ago
That's the word I was looking for.. ruffles potato chip. it does look like it.
kneon  +   1010d ago
I expect there aren't any actual ridges, just differently textured stripes which in these poor quality images look like ridges. It probably looks much better in person
xtremeimport  +   1010d ago
looks nice in the first photo. the top down is still kinda ugly. But remember everyones reaction when the slim was leaked? yeah, everyone hated the sh*t outta that thing, now no one really calls it ugly.
Spydiggity  +   1010d ago
this is how worthless gaming news is at this point. this article is the top among 5 pointless articles. what a sad joke.
Vinc360  +   1011d ago
Looks almost as tiny as the ps2 slim. The PS3 Slim was basically just an "in-between" update it looks like... this one is the real deal. Complete with the usual way to load the disc from the top.
wishingW3L  +   1010d ago
the PS2 slim is like an inch or less thin! This new PS3 slim looks of at least 4 inches wide or maybe more.
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waltyftm  +   1011d ago
Sweet, looks like the top slides left, so you can put the disc in, or am i just stupid.
unworthy15  +   1011d ago
You're right, it does look like it.
Vinc360  +   1011d ago
No you're actually right, that could be pretty cool.
QSPR  +   1011d ago
Looks like the wireless light is back on this model. I like it
mushroomwig  +   1011d ago
The blue wireless light has been on every model, I'm looking at it on the slim right now.
PSPSA  +   1010d ago

Err, no the light is missing (and the eject light) on the Slim 3000 series.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1010d ago
Yea, it look's pretty cool and if you get YLOD, you could take your disc out easier.
unworthy15  +   1011d ago
Look at the size comparison scheme, it does look quite a bit smaller.
Vinc360  +   1011d ago
I still just don't like the design, I actually still prefer the original, fat PS3. 60GB model looked great, and the 20 gb fully black and glossy one is the best looking PS3 ever imo. This new one looks like the ugliest from what I've seen, but the size of it could help. I'll have to see it in front of me.
StarFox  +   1011d ago
vickers500  +   1011d ago
And STILL no usb port in the back...

Information Minister  +   1011d ago
It's not the prettiest thing around, but it does have a certain old school charm to it. It somehow reminds me of the Atari 2600.
b_one  +   1011d ago
hell, where is blu ray ?
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mdkgod43  +   1011d ago
damn that sh%t is small I'm buyin day one even tho I have the redesign ps3 already
S-T-F-U  +   1011d ago
vuzuki  +   1011d ago
because it's kewl
S-T-F-U  +   1010d ago
It may very well be cool but if you already own a fully functioning PS3 and want to buy this new version simply to replace your old one then that IMO is a waste of money. That money could be spent on fine wine & caviar.
mdkgod43  +   1010d ago
I'm a tech head so I have to get it, plus I'm a die hard Sony fan
perfectCarbonara  +   1011d ago
They're kidding me with the stripes on the bottom pic right ?, tell me that's because of the low quality of the pics.
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TheLyonKing  +   1011d ago
I like the ridges, i guess it is preference but I think Sony have done a good job especially when comparing them to the size of the fat and the slim.

I will probably buy it :D
r21  +   1011d ago
now that is slim! however, gonna have to wait for confirmation from sony :L
2pacalypsenow  +   1011d ago
16gb??? do they mean 160?
mushroomwig  +   1011d ago
No, more than likely the 16GB is built in and the user will be able to expand on that with a HHD.
maddfoxx  +   1010d ago
The 16gb is probably built in. HDDs are very cheap and it wouldn't cost much to upgrade the memory to what you want it. Also, you can take the HDD out of your old PS3 and place it in new ones. Thats what i did when I replaced my phat ps3 with a slim.
mcgrottys  +   1010d ago
actually HDD's have gotten more expensive this year due to the Thailand floods. A TB hdd used to cost about $40 now they cost $90. And it sucks.
TheMrMadzen  +   1011d ago
FUUUUUUUUUUUU I just bought a new slim.....
bub16  +   1011d ago
i feel for you dude, have you not been seeing the concept arts of the cech400x models around the internet thou?
TheMrMadzen  +   1011d ago
Bought it 10 days ago.....
chela  +   1011d ago
whos buyin ps3 now anyway?
Silly gameAr  +   1011d ago
People who like games.
PS-Analog  +   1010d ago
More to the point, who is still buying a PS2 these days? It's crazy how long its lasted.
chela  +   1010d ago
ppl who like games gettin pcs
BIGBOSS08  +   1010d ago
your dad
Darth Stewie  +   1011d ago
Since their is 3 models for this new PS3 I wonder if the lowest model will be priced at $149 or $199. If the PS3 and 360 both drop to $149 later this year than major pressure will be put on the Wii U and the $99 Ouya
Xperia_ion  +   1011d ago
Sony would be smart to put it at 150$. Even if they do take a loss the software and digital sales would go through the roof.
_Aarix_  +   1010d ago
If this has backwards compadibility ill buy one immediately. Hell ill probrably buy another for a gift to someone.
MasterCornholio  +   1011d ago
Doesn't look bad but I really don't see a reason for trading in my slim PS3 for a super slim model.

aDDicteD  +   1011d ago
looks a lot better ,, going to buy it !
bub16  +   1011d ago
I really like the look of it! is it bad that i want it and i already have a ps3?
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Xperia_ion  +   1011d ago
Sony products are awesome especially when they are cheap.
sandman224  +   1011d ago
Does anyone know when we can buy one?
bahabeast  +   1011d ago
i think sony can make a ps3 thats similar to the ps2 slim with pop open tray and release it for say $165 it would be a huge win and just by not including the bluray drive they can save alot but i would reaslli like some wireless n
Jihaad_cpt  +   1011d ago
well that would be dumb. How the hell would you play games?
bahabeast  +   1011d ago
dumb a** thier is a hatch at the top so the laser is inside it isnt a drive as to say suck in spit out cds, no moving parts.
DeFFeR  +   1010d ago

You're a fucking idiot. You can't take out the blu-ray drive and still play games - they're on blu-ray discs.

Calling him a "dumb a**" is hilarious coming from you.

"thier is a hatch at the top so the laser is inside it isnt a drive as to say suck in spit out cds, no moving parts."

Probably the most illiterate thing I'll read all week. Thanks for the laugh.
iMaim  +   1011d ago
now hows that gonna work? wheres the hdd gonna go?
maddfoxx  +   1010d ago
bahabeast, Based on both of your comments I can tell you know nothing about technology. The PS3 needs the bluray player to play games because ps3 games are on bluray disc. Your second comment makes no sense at all.
Oh_Yeah  +   1010d ago
based on your comment neither do you. 360 & ps3 can play full games from the internal hard drive and external usb drive...you dont NEED a disk drive. all games can be digitalized & downloaded you dug?
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TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   1010d ago
bahabest read what you just wrote, you said if they dont include a bluray drivethey save money one thing its needs to be bluray as the disc format is bluray, so if you put a current ps3 game into a non bluray drive it wouldnt work dumb ass
GamerElite  +   1010d ago
What the hell is a bahabeast
LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1010d ago
I had to sign in to reply to this, LOL omg its amazing how idiots like you roam this world. I pray that people like you don't run our necessities one day. LOL omg dude.
Cayoux  +   1011d ago
hennessey86  +   1011d ago
Whats the point
The PS3 slim is small enough, do they want us to carry it in our pockets or something
LakerGamerEnthusiast  +   1010d ago
for those people who can't afford one. this is going to be great for my cousin because he's wanted a ps3 but don't have enough cash to get it.
madjedi  +   1010d ago

To phase out older more expensive to manufacture units, and use new better/more efficient components that probably run cooler by not requiring as much electricity to operate.

Something i would hope as a general rule, in regards to newer electronics is actively pursued by every industry, within reason.

I won't be surprised if the launch 720 and ps4 is smaller than the 360 and ps3 at launch, they should be down to 22 or 28 nanometer chips by then.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1011d ago
sometimes i don't get the mental health of gamers.no one said "sell your CURRENT ps3" so that you can go buy it AGAIN.if you're buying a second one,it means it will still PLAY all your sh!t.who cares what it looks like if it does everything the current one does just slimmer.

more consoles sold means potentially:

more movies,music,games,accessories sold from sony.

which means a HEALTHIER sony that is capable of selling more content and offering something even better with PS4.and even advertise better.

wake up.....excuse me...WAKE THE F UP......
Dogswithguns  +   1011d ago
Looks much better than the new Nexus.. and lots cheaper too.
ExCest  +   1010d ago
Dogswithguns  +   1009d ago
Yeah, you know it. the new Nexus7..
ExCest  +   1009d ago
But it's irrelevent
specialguest  +   1011d ago
there will be a 4th model in 3 years
The 4th model will be truly compact and even portable with no blu-ray player and is very affordable. It will be a strictly cloud based system playing all of your favorite ps1-ps3 games.

Sure I'm making this up, but it could be very possible.
level 360  +   1011d ago
It is quite small and a lot sleeker too. I'll hang onto my original PS3 which still has tons of space on the HDD and wait for the PS4.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1011d ago
Yeah, I read about this on GAF yesterday. Everyone on the forums had the same reaction..."EWW" I really don't know who designed that ugly step-child of the beautiful phat, but that is a pretty ugly looking console, imo. I mean, it's good they're saving cash and all by making it cheaper for the consumer but you'd think they could have come up with something a little easier on the eyes.
imt558  +   1011d ago
Still have the PS3 60GB Fat model. And it's working almost 5 years like a charm.:)
hazardman  +   1010d ago
Man those 1st gen PS3 are the best. The overall feel and look of the glossy piano black finish was great, not to mention the touch buttons...miss mine!!! My only ? is, why release a new slim when PS4 is round the corner. I would concentrate on the PS4 and slash the price on your current skus, but whatever!
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