PS4Home: "Moreover, one must also consider the effect that bundle sales will ultimately have on the eventual release of a slim model PS4 console."
The PS4 is already sleek and slim as it is, and the image of the console is associated with it's popularity. I can't see the PS4 getting redesigned for a few years.
If it means they can produce the console cheaper, without sacrificing quality, they will probably come out with a Slim. Perhaps they could also improve the DVD-playback, which was reported as being not as good as the PS3 excellent DVD playback. BR-playback is fine though. A new sexy white slim with a (much) bigger HDD would be great though. 500GB just doesn't cut it anymore in this digital day and age, and not everyone wants to replace the HDD considering the extra cost of a new HDD.
Sony seems to like black color though.
PS3 had a slim and then a super slim and the PS2 had a slim too. They've been doing it for generations so why stop now? :P
Sadly though, Sony does have a reputation of making every new 'Slim' uglier and 'cheaper' then the console that came before it... so that's a reason for concern. PS3 Phat is gorgeous (especially the white Phat). Slim was already a bit less appealing to the eye, but still very nice and sturdy..... .... but that Super-Slim is, sadly, absolutely terrible. Looks awful and too plasticky. When I had to buy a new PS3, I went out of my way to get the normal Slim (red), instead of the Super-Slim, even though the latter had a bigger HDD.
Sure the super slim wasn't gorgeous but that wasn't the point. It was more compact and had more HDD space. They cut some aesthetic corners to make make the value better. If they did a PS4 super slim I would not mind at all because it's just more options for us consumers.
I wasn't big on the slim but I think the Super Slim is far ahead of the Slim and close to the original design. I don't think the PS2 slim or PSone looked any worse either.
It's not that it won't happen, just not so soon. Anyone claiming we will have a slim PS4 even by dec 31 2015 doesn't have a clue what they are talking about and is simply speculating without any consideration for if the prospect is reasonable. At this point it is EXETREMELY unlikely. If anyone is curious for my reasoning feel free to ask.
In all fairness the PSOne, PS Slim and PS3 Slims are very nice. The super slim PS3 was the ugly one.
I think they could certainly make it smaller after a while given how motherboards always get smaller, but the initial PS4 is one of the smallest "Big name" home consoles ever produced, even after many slim models that came out over the years from many companies. It's also pretty sleek as is.:)
Imo they have already nailed the design. its a thing of beauty and everyone is happy with the design,its prob as small as it can be and should stay how it is. the only thing i would of liked was the USB moving to the side or back
I think that really depends on momentum. Sony can easily reduce cost of manufacturing the PS4 without the need to release a slim version. Slim consoles are like new skus except they are designed to boost the most momentum (skus and bundles offer a much shorter boost in momentum). If the PS4 is still selling well next year or is still outselling its competitors this time next year then no. We are also likely to see a price drop before a slim announcement (again depending on what I just said).
Not physically slimmer, its a beautiful machine as it is. But a new model, shipped at 1tb HDD and available in different colours such as pure white blue, silver, red etc... that'd be epic!
My guess is that they will not release a slim for a couple of years. It has already been reported that they are reducing costs of the PS4. In terms of design, I think they will go for the exact same, but just shrunk. More like how the PS2 slim (and second slim) was just a shrunk model from the original)
Reports said they already reduced the cost of PS4. Your 2nd point doesn't make sense. Especially the fact I don't remember 2 PS2 slims.
There weren't two PS2 slims, but two designs. The first slim that everybody knows, and a second design that came out some time before they were discontinued.
Sony had 11 different revisions of the original big PS2. All with different motherboards but the same case on the outside. Sometimes the motherboards had minimal changes, sometimes drastic. A couple revisions were only released in certain markets in Europe or Japan. Most of the other changes involved the power supply or laser being used, or changed certain things like how the laser assembly operated(plastic or metal tracking arm for example) or the types of ribbon cables or connections used to hook everything up...likely all due to those small cost decreases which add up over millions of units or for reliability reasons. I used to repair them, and I know each version had it's own little hiccups which were usually fixed in following revisions only to find some new problem.;) Versions 12-15(commonly known as the slim) had a smaller case and extremely compact motherboards and dvd-drive. The revisions in them were much the same as the phat versions, but overall the innards didn't change much, just more for reliability issues. I can see them decreasing the size of the PS4. It's certainly feasible given how technology gets smaller. But I do believe there is a certain amount of space needed to house the hard drive and BR-Drive, which will likely make any change extremely minimal, as cooling still has to be taken into account. Given the current size of the PS4, I hardly find it necessary. I could see a change in the lines of the system though to appeal to a new group of people. However, given enough time, options may become available which could make the PS4 no bigger than a tablet.
Don't think Sony will do a redesign at the rate of sales they are experiencing presently. Do think they will only do it in answer or you could say a " diversionary tactic " the minute Microsoft builds a slimmer XBox ONE 2.0 version.. or theoretically a Nintendo WiiU replacement if ever that happens.
Ya I'm more or less thinking on the same lines, theirs no need, if it was my company I'd be waiting for Xbox to drastically reduce their price than just release a slim version that once again undercuts Microsoft. Why bother when their price is already good and you are already ahead in sales by (apparently) 3 to 1 (seen that in another n4g article, not sure if it's accurate) Releasing a slim version before they above points would only give Microsoft the advantage, keep your cards to your cheat till you need them.
No. Two years from now? Probably. I don't understand the need for one right now. The system is already slimmer than the original PS3 Slim.
I already have the SLIM PS4 everybody dose. They don't need to do anything until Microsoft dose something.
At the moment PS4 looks sweet.
why so much urge to see a release of a slim PS4 from journalists??? ...PS4 is sleek well designed and pretty ..no need for a slim or redesign at the moment ...
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