From PS3 Super Slim to PSone: a history of PlayStation makeovers

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.

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jetpacksheep2308d ago

The PS2 Slim was one amazing machine to look at, backed up by one of the world's best game libraries.

Fishermenofwar2308d ago

The Ps2 library is insane!!

I still see games out there that I've never heard of....

darthv722308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

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.

GamerElite2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

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.

wishingW3L2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

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:

Compared to this:

It looks way more sophisticated.

GamerElite2308d ago

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

mushroomwig2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

Interesting to know that both the PS1 and PS2 slims were released a year before their successor.

darthv722308d ago

It just adds more weight to the confirmation of a PS4 to be announced soon. Most likely at E3 next year.

IHateYouFanboys2307d ago

The ps3 slim released in 2009 though, so if there was a trend it broke it 3 years ago.

darthv722307d 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.

NotSoSilentBob2307d ago


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.

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NotSoSilentBob2306d ago

@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.

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Bathyj2308d ago

I've never owned a slim, but they were awful sexy, especially the PSOne.

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