To celebrate the impending launch of Sony’s new PS3 Super Slim, OPM remember many other redesigned members of clan PlayStation, from the PSPgo all the way back to the tiny PSone.
The PS2 Slim was one amazing machine to look at, backed up by one of the world's best game libraries.
The Ps2 library is insane!! I still see games out there that I've never heard of....
the ps1 went through several minor changes like the removal of the a/v ports on the back to the eventual removal of the parallel port. The release of the "psone" was the first time a full body makeover occurred as well as a rebranding of the name. I just got one of these in mint condition with screen for $30 off ebay. Thing is sweet. I have both the original monolith PS2 as well as the slimmer silver ps2 but i dont have the middle "slim" ps2. That one i need to add to my collection. off topic, i know this is a PS makeover article but I'd sure like to see one about console makeovers in general. Like how there are something like 5 different genesis models and how many other consoles went through a physical change to try and stay relevant in the wake of something newer coming out. Im sure it goes way back to pong.
PS1 & 2 slim design was done right. Then they failed with the PS3 slim with that ugly ridge slide cover. WTF was Sony thinking? It would have looked better with a slot loading and either make the entire console gloss or matte finish.
the grill cover would have looked much better with a flat matte finish but this design looks much better than the current slim which looks like a random black square made of rough plastic. And it's smaller too... I mean, just look at it: http://dl.gamesradar.com/ph... Compared to this: http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/... It looks way more sophisticated.
The overall new slim looks good except for that ugly center slide tray. Agree with the current pS3 slim. It looks just plain and flat
Interesting to know that both the PS1 and PS2 slims were released a year before their successor.
It just adds more weight to the confirmation of a PS4 to be announced soon. Most likely at E3 next year.
The ps3 slim released in 2009 though, so if there was a trend it broke it 3 years ago.
nobody expected the ps3 slim to be the last model they made. Especially when it only came out a few years back. That physical change was to ultimately reduce mfg cost due to the casing being so much larger. They dropped the memory card reader before then so why continue to have such a thick case? This new slimmer ps3 is essentially the equal to when they released the ps2 slim shortly before announcing the ps3.
@Darthv72 Don't bother replying to Fanboy there. He is totally Anti-PS3 but usually posts only in Sony/Playstation related articles. Just down bubble him for trolling and report his comments as spam.
@IHateYouFanboy/PleaseBeSilent Bob Actually I have posted after him when he tries to say his opinion as FACT. You/Him LOVE to spread FUD. I have tried to have a nice conversation with you but you ended up calling me names and then blocking me. So I will use a bubble after every post you make that has FUD in it until you actually stop lying.
I've never owned a slim, but they were awful sexy, especially the PSOne.
I do believe the first ps1 was grey and didn't have analog sticks :).
has always been gray. the PSOne is the white (off white) model. Sony had about 3 or 4 variations of the original model ranging from the non-dual shock edition that actually had both the A/V multi-port as well as the red, white and yellow composite ports on the back. That one is the very first release. Then not to long after they dropped those extra ports because the A/V multi-port offered the same thing in a single connection. When the N64 came out, and due to it having an analog stick, sony released the first dual shock controller. It may not have been in direct response to Nintendo but it does seem somewhat coincidental. Sega did the same thing with their analog 3d pad that came with Nights. No matter who did it first, we got the DS as a standard controller from then on. I think the next hardware revision was the removal of the parallel port on the back. But in the end, they ultimately changed the entire physical shape into the uber small PSOne.
They missed out a couple PSP redesigns. The Ps3 redesigns don't look anywhere near as good as the PSone or PS2 slims.
Funny enough, the original series of PlayStation consoles were sought after by audiophiles for modding because of the digital to analogue converter it uses.
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