Blogger Wololo looks at the history of the Playstation devices "slimlines", and gives his estimates on when we will see the PS4 slim on shelves.
2016 or 2017 if going by previous ps consoles. Generally halfway or more into the life cycle.
The PS3 had 2 slims. The PS2 took much longer than the PS3 for it to get it's slim version.
Not to mention the PSOne came out toward the endpoint of the Playstation's life cycle.
it's obvious the PS4 will get a slim version, but the only reason Sony would produce one is to reduce costs on their end and boost sales. Right now their sales are above and beyond what the PS3 launch year had and the PS4 is plenty cheap to make. I don't seeing a PS4 slim happening in 2015. 2016 earliest with a 1 TB model, but even then they might just release extra color editions rather than produce a new model if sales are strong and costs are still low. But since I already have a PS4, I'm really only interested in what the Xbox One slim will look like and see if it's worth getting if the games get better and the price is right. Hope it gets a hardware boost dedicated for Kinect, doubt it gets any boost for games since that'll segregate the xbox ecosystem. The Wii U's adequate enough so I don't really care about it's refresh model when Smash/Zelda release
My PS4 is already pretty thin. Honestly, I was surprised how small and thin it was. Much smaller than my 80GB fat PS3.
Yeah but the ps3 needed 2 slims (to cut the price) the ps2 didn't really need a price cut lOl, but making a slim really changed the game.
Very much slimmer it would replace PS Vita.
The PS2 Slim came out in 2004, 4 years after its 2000 release. The PS3 Slim came out in 2009, 3 years after the 2006 launch. The Super Slim came out in 2012. The PSone came out on the same year as the PS2's launch day to keep the console fresh. This is all through business perspective of how Sony thinks the console will do. Chances are, we are looking at 2016-2018 depending on how they can keep the console selling. Patents show that it may include faster wifi adapter and better background processing than the current launch model. Edit @chef: They actually RAISED the price of the PS3 Super Slim because they bundled it with Uncharted 3 GOTY and DUST-514 currency.
If I were Sony I would slim it down first chance I got. Smaller form factor typically means higher profit margins.
yeah, us original PS3 fat owners love the PS4 lol it's plenty small enough for me and easy to move around
A slim PS4? are you for real? the console is tiny as it is.
We'll see even slimmer PS4s flying around in Resogun.
A more "portable" PS4 is badly needed complete with its own LCD screen.
Were you being serious?
That exists already, it's called a PS VITA.
@KwietStorm What's wrong with what he said? The console is compact enough to have its own laptop version. If I had the funds I would build my own PS4 laptop. Slim versions will make absolutely awesome mod opportunities.
Sony did a PS One with LCD screen as an add on option so Why can't the PS3, & PS4. A super slim, light weight & modular PS4 attachable/optional Full HD screen will give PC gaming a run for its money.
PS4 is the only console I've ever thought didn't need a slim model. It's pretty slim as it is...
the original wii?
It'd had some more horsepower, yeah, but that thing wasn't much better than the top of the line handheld tech of the day.
The Wii U is a very slim console.
2-3 years after release sounds reasonable, but then again if slim means cheaper production costs for Sony, they should let it out ASAP.
The slim versions always seem to be cheaper in some way.
Yeah,, that would be my guess as well. I think 2016 is more likely. I think 2017 is gonna be more than halfway through this time around.
personally i dont think they need to,its already really nice to look at. the only thing i wish was different is the usb ports moved to side or back
Agreed, IMO PS4's a fine size, especially consider it's the launch model. Obviously a smaller model or models will eventually come, but it's not like it takes up that much size right now. A rear HDMI port would be much appreciated for future external HDD support or some SD card slots would have been cool for additional storage, but as things stand it's ok.
Yeah slim PS4 is not needed right now. Slim PS3 came out in 2009 3 years after original PS3 in 2006. Production cost for PS4 is low compared to what original PS3 was. Sony don't need to dig themselves out of a whole like with PS3. We might not see a slim PS4 til 2017. The PS4 is already slim enough so I wouldn't be surprise if we never see a slimmer PS4. Sony did great with PS4 design.
This!! Add one more usb in the back of the system.
The PS4 looks like a 3rd generation revivision... Its unbelievably small for a first gen Console! Both the PS2 and 3 took a few years to get down to a similar form factor... I wonder how they'd manage to make the PS4 smaller with its already small encasing.
Watching the Playstation 4 complete teardown, by one of Sony's engineers, you can't help but marvel at how much work and thought went into it. Especially how the [internal] fans were handled to prevent overworking the PS4. Edit: A link here for those that missed it originally, or want to see it again: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Dude thanks for this!
its always nice to watch before getting into bed with wife,gets me ready :)
Good link!! ++
that video was baller, bro. i nerded out lol
it seems like gaming news are slow these days .
you ain't never lied ughh
We need a smaller Ps4, not necessarily a slimmer one.
Hopefully they'll eventually be able to go the route of the PsOne and make a tiny little portable sized system.
and make it more energy efficient.its really a power-hug
Okay, let me clarify; I'm not saying ps4 isn't already small. Just that it would make more sense to make it smaller than more thin (if both weren't an option), considering it's already only like, 2in thick.
I think adding HDMI in would be cool. it would just have to be better than xb1. it would erase need for backwards compatibility. Just have no lag.
*Stealth Trolling detected*
how am i stealth trolling? saying an xb1 feature isnt that good (lag) and saying it should be added to ps4 to be better? seriously?
pointless feature that nobody cares about, won't ever come.
Really? Cause If could watch TV thur the ps4 I would of kept mines. Its a very underated feature to be watching TV or YouTube while you wait for a match to start,lobby fill up or anything else. Sony will never add that tho,there OS is not made for instant switching.
Don't think I can hold out for a slim. That white PS4 Destiny bundle is calling my name 4)
It's amazing how small the PS4 currently is for being the most powerful console of all time. I can't see it getting smaller and keeping a beautiful design like it already has . I will stick with my OG launch PS4 forever. Same with my Xbone I'll stick with my current one forever.
The PS4 is already Slim. What's the next one going to look like, a blade?
They'd have to work some real magic to get PS4 any smaller. It's already a miracle they were able to pack the system and power supply into that box with adequate cooling. Only thing I can think of is disc-less and/or SSD model for shrinking it. Xbox One on the other hand has major room for improvement. Starting with making the damn PSU internal.
I think they will launch a PS4 slim as soon as they can and they wont be waiting. I give it a 12-18 months from original release. The Slim cuts their costs down quite a bit, plus it allows them to fight off Microsoft with price cuts if needed, not that they are needed at the moment, but you can bet Microsoft isn't sitting on its ass and will be coming out with a refresh as soon as it can, and cutting the price another $100 or so in order to compete well with Sony. Anyways, I want to wait for the PS4 Slim before I buy a console. I hated the original PS3 60gb and Xbox 360 I own, and don't want huge consoles again. We will see though... Destiny may make me change my mind.
Out of all of the different consoles I've owned, for how powerful the PS4 is its design is extremely efficient. Some of the best engineering choices. Now if only they'd make the Dualshock 4 a little more durable.
Why do we need a slim? PS4 is beautiful as is no need to go slim like Nicole Richie
If now ps4 burns in games like bf4 or watch dogs,what about ps4 slim?
A slimmed down version won't happen until AMD does a die shrink on the APU. I wouldn't like to think how hot the PS4 would get inside an even tighter case without a die shrink.
I don't believe they will be a PS4 slim. They most likely change the innards and swap certain components positions, but a smaller version? NAAAAAHHH!!
Depends how well the OG PS4 does. The PS3 most probably had 2 slims so quickly because of manufacturing costs being too high & losing money, the parts for the PS4 will reduce in costs overtime & it's selling at a profit already so there won't be as much need for a slim until much later in the gen, imo.
While a slimmer PS4 would be welcome, I want a quiet one. Once the the components begin to shrink perhaps the loud noise can be gotten rid of. Size doesn't bother me, just get rid of the noise. Everything is cramped in the small box as a result there are loud fans in there to cool things down. I'm just waiting for a hardware improvement. Doesn't have to be a slim.
Ps4 needs better thermal design over a slim on. It gets a tad bit loud playing KillZone.
My PS4 only ever makes sound when it reads the disc, and it's no louder than my 5 year old PS3 slim was. When I'm playing any game inc. Kill Zone, I don't hear PS4 at all.
awesome but for the rest of us we would prefer a quitter system.
the true time when a console is to be bought smart, at the slim version when the console actually has games to play. ouch
How much slimmer can it get?
I gotta say though the ps4 right now is actually pretty small considering its a phat model. I mean compared to the PS2 and PS3 phat models this might be smaller and lighter.
I love my PS4's form factor, super awesome design. It's so unassuming, fitting compactly into my entertainment area. There are times when I even place it on the bookshelf, when I'm in the lounge [I Need PS TV] room. I totally would not be interested in a slimmer version. These redesigns are usually to cut costs. More than likely leading to cheaper components. The latest PS3 is fugly 'n cheap, but functional.
Taking power supply out would half the console. Which is crazy because its already slim.
I'm holding out for a slim PS4 and I hope to god it looks better than the model out currently because i think that design looks ugly. The PS3 slim is the best looking playstation console in my opinion.
PS4 will have a lighter form factor when AMD shrinks the APU, at the moment it's 28nm.
It's already so slim. If they do make a slim PS4 they might as well throw a screen on it and make it a tablet.
My guess in 3 years time a slim model will come out being 33 to 40 percent smaller lighter smaller chipset thus being less power hungry to operate. None of this should come at a surprise. Its s.o.p. (standard operating procedure)
How much slimmer can you get? It's pretty darn slim already.
8 months in and people are already thinking about ps4 slim...probably the same people that don't have one yet...