Gamefocus.ca has gotten its hands on clearer images of the brand new PS3 model, including a size comparison with previous PS3 models.
awesome, looks a lot better in the high quality images
next thing you know they have made a Nano PS3
@elitastorm 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.
@decrypt lol nobody care about your laptop.
@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!
They're not actual shots of the console, they're renders someone in Neogaf made. The article is misleading.
The render was created by someone on neogaf, yet gamefocus decides to embed their url onto the image and claim it as their own.
@Oldman100 - You just described what 90% of todays gaming journalism is about lol.
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".
Looks the same fugly to me. Smaller, cheaper and lower power requirement is always nice though.
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.
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
I don't know what you just said but "+" for you for having the same birth year as me ;)
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.
Wow, take a chill pill.
I wonder how slim it will be compared to the regular slim.
hope it dont need REFLOWING and REBALLING in a years time like phat 60gb ps3......
Mine lasted 6 years.
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.
That's one fugly son of a b*tch!!
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?
That's the word I was looking for.. ruffles potato chip. it does look like it.
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
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.
this is how worthless gaming news is at this point. this article is the top among 5 pointless articles. what a sad joke.
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.
the PS2 slim is like an inch or less thin! This new PS3 slim looks of at least 4 inches wide or maybe more.
Sweet, looks like the top slides left, so you can put the disc in, or am i just stupid.
You're right, it does look like it.
No you're actually right, that could be pretty cool.
Looks like the wireless light is back on this model. I like it
The blue wireless light has been on every model, I'm looking at it on the slim right now.
@mushroomwig Err, no the light is missing (and the eject light) on the Slim 3000 series.
Yea, it look's pretty cool and if you get YLOD, you could take your disc out easier.
Look at the size comparison scheme, it does look quite a bit smaller.
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.
And STILL no usb port in the back... /facepalm
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.
hell, where is blu ray ?
damn that sh%t is small I'm buyin day one even tho I have the redesign ps3 already
because it's kewl
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.
I'm a tech head so I have to get it, plus I'm a die hard Sony fan
They're kidding me with the stripes on the bottom pic right ?, tell me that's because of the low quality of the pics.
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
now that is slim! however, gonna have to wait for confirmation from sony :L
16gb??? do they mean 160?
No, more than likely the 16GB is built in and the user will be able to expand on that with a HHD.
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.
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.
FUUUUUUUUUUUU I just bought a new slim.....
i feel for you dude, have you not been seeing the concept arts of the cech400x models around the internet thou?
Bought it 10 days ago.....
whos buyin ps3 now anyway?
People who like games.
More to the point, who is still buying a PS2 these days? It's crazy how long its lasted.
ppl who like games gettin pcs
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 $99 Ouya
Sony would be smart to put it at 150$. Even if they do take a loss the software and digital sales would go through the roof.
If this has backwards compadibility ill buy one immediately. Hell ill probrably buy another for a gift to someone.
Doesn't look bad but I really don't see a reason for trading in my slim PS3 for a super slim model. XperiaRay
looks a lot better ,, going to buy it !
I really like the look of it! is it bad that i want it and i already have a ps3?
Sony products are awesome especially when they are cheap.
Does anyone know when we can buy one?
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
well that would be dumb. How the hell would you play games?
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.