New PS4 and PS3 Models Revealed by Certification Request Filed by Sony

The PS4 has just been launched a few months ago, but Sony might already be planning to launch a new model of the console. The manufacturer filed for the registration of two new “Computer Entertainment Systems” with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia.

The model numbers definitely seem to indicate an upcoming new model for both the PS4 and the PS3.

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Abriael1185d ago

Nope. the change of the second digit of the number means an internal change, like the new 40nm RSX in the PS3 slim for instance.

5eriously1185d ago

As usual Nice find Abriael! Cannot wait for E3 to see all the new trends.

Sethry1011185d ago

What would this internal change entail? And would it create any tangible difference?

UltraNova1185d ago


Lower system temps and power consumption, most likely...

SoapShoes1185d ago

PS4 price drop? Usually reworked internals means not only lower power consumption but cheaper to produce. I can see a price drop certainly for PS3 since its way too high.

inveni01185d ago

Probably cheaper parts. Which is good for Sony and good for us.

mikeslemonade1185d ago

Probably just a 1 terabyte HDD PS4. Can't really make it smaller this fast.

randomass1711184d ago

Well, well, well, it'll be interesting to see how that plays out.

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GribbleGrunger1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Perhaps a 1tb HDD version?

edit: Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks.

Abriael1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Nope. That is indicated by the change of the letter at the end of the code. A 1 TB version would be CUH-1006B

edit: i did my homework :PPP

ScottyHoss1185d ago

A 2TB would be nice D: oh well, looks like I'll have to dissect a seaport slim :P because it's the only 2 that would fit and you can't buy them separate from the casing -_-

zero_gamer1184d ago

PS3 Slim 2100 and 2500 are the same systems apart from hard drive changes.

randomass1711184d ago

Dang Abriael, you're beating everyone to the punch on this one lol.

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Abriael1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Nope. The number says otherwise. Most probably an internal change.

Madderz1185d ago

What sort of internal change?

Could changing the disc drive or something and making it smaller be considered as an internal change?

Or are we talking something we won't notice??

nunley331185d ago

I hope it's a new wireless N card but it's probably not that, a new sku seems likely.

GribbleGrunger1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

We have this too from last year:

And this just popped up. Very nice:

Ju1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

PS3 makes sense....I would guess Sony redesigned quite a lot of the PS3 for PS Now which runs 4xPS3 "servers" on one blade - with internal changes. 4 of those in one 19" blade requires a tiny CELL & RSX & XDR combo. Makes total sense to feed this back into a new console. I would guess - or speculate.

Oops...I am wrong. PS Now has actually 8 (!) PS3s on one MB:

- they should sell this. It would run GT6 @ 4K @ 60fps ;) (actually, 4 would suffice for that).

Magicite1185d ago

These new models will make PS3/4 more reliable. Less heat, less stress on hardware and less noise from fan. A welcome addition.

sonic9891185d ago

Really PS4 slim ?
some people need to move from their Tv sets and stop watching spongebob .

rodiabloalmeida1184d ago

Spongebob is my idol. My role model.

randomass1711184d ago

For what it's worth I would love a PS4 slim. Both my PS1, PS2 and even my PS3 are the slim models. So it'd be awesome to be able to nab a PS4 slim to complete the family. :)

GT671184d ago

Squidward is my idol . back on topic : rather have ps4 / ps3 back ward compatibility slim model .

3-4-51184d ago

* They are getting ahead of the game.

* They go from $400 to $350

* XB1 just dropped price by $100 to match PS4.

* When they both drop again, PS4 will have a new model to go along with it.

Canary1184d ago

The PS4 is already a pretty low-power beast. I can't imagine it'd be easy to improve much--especially considering how old the tech is.


Anyway, I'd rather they work on fixing up the UI into something serviceable than keep playing around with the hardware--the hardware is fine. It's the firmware that needs work!

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WeAreLegion1185d ago

So, these would only have slight changes to the innards? I wonder if this is more of a money saving thing or a quality thing.

Abriael1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Well, the passage from 65 nm process to 40 was definitely not "slight," means less power consumption and heat.

Possibly lower price too, at least for Sony.

imt5581185d ago


Agree. New chips size reduction, less power consumption, GDDR5 memory modules are cheaper = 99.9% PRICE CUT! If this happens @E3, it will be a MEGATON and blow to Microsoft.

Ju1185d ago

There won't be any PS4 price drop - at least not immediately. Sony is probably 1M over goal with this thing. Doesn't cry for a price drop at this point, IMO.

randomass1711184d ago

No complaints on my part if that's the case. It'll make it that much easier for me to save up for a PS4. :)

evilhasitsway1184d ago

I imagine a new model with a $50 price drop around xmas is whats going to happen along with new version of ps3.