Rumors hit the net earlier this week, indicating a slim PS3 was in production. PS3Center has worked tirelessly to try and set apart fact from fiction, read on for their full investigative report.
sounds like it's essentially confirmed... if even maintek is pulling sites now, that essentially corroborates everything.
the concept image looks so much better than the actual pictures.
Those pictures comparing the sizes were fake. That was not the PS3 slim but the Funstation 3, a ripoff from China that plays crappy games. This is what it will look like.
Main reason for slim would be cost reduction... Sure, smaller die Cell is cheaper. Lower power consumption means cheaper power supply. But using a slim BluRay drive would bring the cost way back up. Since they still loose money on each ps3 sold, they would have came with same size PS3 (keeping same molding tools), and simply used a bigger hard drive (can find a 160gig-320gig for cheaper than your old 80gig), smaller fan, smaller power supply, cheaper full size bluray drive and cheaper cell. End result: Same size PS3, bigger hard drive than ever, lower overall manufacturing cost, so showing profit on each PS3 sold, while increasing sales by being able to lower sale cost. One more thing: They would have likely used an external brick (less power needed, very small brick) for the power supply. So with a slim bluray drive, there's absolutely no need for the round top anymore. for heat dissipation. They would have made a flat top box, with heat circulation going from right to left or front to back. Absolutely no need for a convection heat circulation effect anymore. (External power supply means less heat inside. Smaller bluray drive, new cell, etc...) So definitively plain square box, no need for rounded top...
Please be a fact! I need a new PS3!!! Like right now!
anyone else feels the same ? COMOn feel the same
it's a bit too big for my tastes
i like the glossy piano black finish on the fattie though... let xbox keep the matte look =P
Your right hydrolex but Sony needs to tighten up the manufacturing cost so looks will take a back seat in favor of sales and competitiveness. The ps3 was the machine that was dogged by pricing because it had so many features and little details that makes or made it look so dang good. Now that will probably be a thing of the past but more likely u wont be looking @ the unit as much as you will be playing games like always. This is what sony has to do IMO. Smaller electronic components and cheaper casing means more people will be owning a ps3 with an affordable price tag I assume. :)
I prefer the looks of my 'fatty', but I'd get a 'slim' for my bedroom where space is at a premium.
FACT: im tired of all these ps3 slim articles
they won't until they announce the damn thing
It is space convenient for some people.
Fiction, for now. They could make a slimmer PS3 if they put in smaller fans but smaller fans move less air. Another thing would be to remove the built in power supply and use an external brick.
Replacing fans and converting the PSU to external aren't the only components they change when designing the slim. Most likely every internal part has reduced in sized. Look at the original 60GB/20GB launch motherboard vs the new 65nm motherboard in the new 80GB/160GB SKU. It has gotten smaller significantly. http://i6.photobucket.com/a... And it doesn't end there. Rumors have been going around since mid-last year that 45nm Cell/RSX chips were in development. Imagine an even smaller motherboard. Who knows, these new slim could also be fan-less like the PS2slim. The BR drive would be the only biggest component left but it seems like Sony already covered that as well. This is a Sony Bluray drive for a notebook pc: http://i44.tinypic.com/s5k9... This is Sony were talking about here. I wouldn't doubt them having a working Slim prototype by now.
i think its real after the box art shown on levelup then needing it to be removed is just icing on the cake.
It IS the real box.
Big ps3 is a lot better looking than those ps3 slim pics.
Fiction it doesn't exist.
You are going to be kicking yourself in the ass come Tuesday June 2nd, at around noon.
You haven't shown any proof or factual information. This will neither hurt me nor bother me because I own one(ps3). But I will get a laugh from you once it proves that you're lying. Get ready to pull your articles on the site or admit you were wrong. :D I also think you have a hard on for me. I haven't even bothered to mention your website and yet here you are replying to me. Nothing better to do for you I suppose.
If this model comes to fruition soon ill get one for my wife so she can use it as a media center as long as the price takes it to $299 or less.
Price is Sony's biggest problem and I'm sure they've been working on reducing costs for a while now, so, why not? If not now, it'll be soon, but I hope you're right, Sev. This is just what PS3 needs right now.
What do you want, pictures? /sarcasm
I want the mouth of the horse to say it's true. The official source, Sony. Just like the rumors of this supposed new xbox 360 or new xbox console. It's all lies until the official source says so. Thats what I really prefer, now until this is proven true no one can actually prove that it does exist.
So if your girlfriend is cheating on you and I tell you about it, I'm lying until she admits it? Sorry, but that doesn't work. The truth is the truth no matter the source.
Lol I'm different if my gf is cheating on me it would most likely be because I cheated on her first. But then again i would highly doubt a girl would cheat on me since that she craves thick chocolate and cream. Your logic is horrible if not delusional. The truth is they don't have proof and I can't buy into that.
I'll tell you early June. Until then, let's focus on real news, shall we?
Fact. It only makes perfect sense. Reduce manufacturing costs, reduce motherboard size, therefore reducing heat and the need for a huge case and massive cooling... It's perfectly sensible to expect a PS3 slim. Advances in design, reduction in cost of parts, and reduction of heat output and shrinking of die sizes and component sizes would most definitely allow for a slim PS3. I expect it and welcome a slim PS3 with open arms.
I really think you are correct sony needs to move machines and make money. This slim model will do just that making the ps3 more competitive.
yes i do yes i do
...and a sensible conclusion, I think. And I quite like the alleged new slim design, so I think there's a good chance it IS from the big S. The only part I find a bit strange is that old school PS3 font. I suppose it might be a deliberate attempt to echo the successful PS2.
most of the new trailers you see now have that PS3 logo so i starting to think this is even more real than before and people that said Sev was lying are so gonna feel stupid once E3 comes along lol lol.
As long as it's like the PS2 90001, it has the power supply internal I'll get it. In fact I already know I'll get the slim PS3 anyway just to have 2 PS3's.
Working on the concept of slim PS3, but don't expect to see it soon. I can't think of any reason to redesign PS3, I love mine. But if they do, I'd like to see something different like the PSP with the touch screen. Only 16days till E3 ^^ I'm so excited.
with sev on this one, i think its real, but at the same time i think HDgamer has a point. i mean even the article itself states that non of this was marked on the FCC filings thus making this seem abit iffy. now ill wait a week or two for the final answer. but i believe the slim maight come in the fall if indeed it is to come, you know new design at a cheaper price with ff13? makes more sense i would think. just my two cents.
There's no way they could fit an efficient cooling system inside such a small case. Heatsinks would provide nowhere near enough cooling for the cpu/gpu. Yellow light of death cases would increase dramatically, and there's already a huge amount of YLoD cases. Sony don't need a 10 fold increase in defects now...do they?
Weird how you appear around the same time as an article about the "Ylod"... Couldn't think up a new & original user name quick enough? You've no imagination at all, have you chum?
Those are the exact words of MoOks which means you are definitely him
I'm very sure that the finale PS3-Slim will have a Glossy piano black finish, those pictures look like the PS3-Slim's face plate just came out of a mould you can clearly tell by the shininess near the disc slot area. I just looked at it again and confirm to you that those pictures were taken straight after all the pieces came out of there moulding process
Yeah it would look better with a glossy top ;) + What you said a few days ago in the 'gamer zone' bit was what i want to - i.e 2 USB ports at back + 2 USB ports on the front + Full PS2 B/C + maybe a Multi-Memory card reader would be perfect ;-P I'll wait and see if it's true at E3;) 2 WEEKS 2 GO!!! ;-P If not just drop the normal PS3 to $299/£199!!! ;-P
I thought you where a good source for insider info but after looking like a dumb arse when you post about ps3 slim but it comes out as Funstation 3. Dont trust anything you say anymore
It needs soom chrome finish to it by the loading slot. Needs the memory card slots back and 4 USBs. 60GB model is the king of all amirite?
Who gives a cluck
omg you guys have no life at all i swear there is no ps3 slim why would sony do that and they have lots more ps3s to sell so tell me wat are they goin to do wit the ones they dont sell if they have both slim an regulaer ps3s on the market? dont you think most ppl are goin to buy the slim
Thats what I've said but apparently you can't have a brain and question others around here.
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