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Slim PS3 Almost Certainly Not Pictured

I'm chalking this one up under "ridiculously dubious," but apparently a forthcoming slim PS3 has been photographed.

If a few poor quality pictures of a white-gloved hand holding a plastic case with a "PS3" logo on it are sufficient to convince you this is going to be Sony's next revision of the console then enjoy. I'm a bit more sceptical though. That logo just doesn't seem right - where's the Spiderman font?

It would be nice to think that Sony declaring it has "no plans" for a redesign leant some weight to my suggestion these pictures are more likely to be a cheap knock-off than a real product. Sony has a reputation for denying rumours up until the point where they become facts, though.

It's worth pointing out, too, that while the images of the console casing don't look all too legitimate, the accompanying box does. 120GB would be a pretty logical hard drive choice, too, putting the PS3's capacity directly in line with the top-end Xbox 360.

As Alice would put it: curiouser and curiouser.

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Via Kotaku.

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BobaFett

May 15, 2009, 5:21 pm

Every time my eyes linger on the Playstation 3 logo, it reminds me of the Spiderman movies which seems an odd way to go about branding. Were they so strapped for cash that they ran a contest to design the logo on Blue Peter?















ilovethemonkeyhead

May 15, 2009, 6:20 pm

they changed the logo of the original playstation, some point through its life cycle (magazine tricked me into thinking THAT was the rumoured playstation 3 back then...)





i kinda want to believe it, but then, why should i believe it?

varuchi1

May 15, 2009, 9:57 pm

Looks fake to me.. :(

Ahlan

May 16, 2009, 12:12 am

Sony: "No Slim Playstation 3 Planned"








Game Of Honor: Game Of Honor would like to confirm after contacting with Sony, That they are not working on any slim versions of the Playstation 3. Sony also stated "Although it's something we would consider, but it's to early to tell".





Game Of Honor would like to confirm after contacting with Sony, That they are not working on any slim versions of the Playstation 3. Sony also stated "Although it's something we would consider, but it's to early to tell".





So there you have it. It's a bit disappointing but seriously who didn't see this coming?








http://gameofhonors.blogspot.c...






rav

May 16, 2009, 6:06 am

waiting for a good price cut before i buy my ps3 but i wouldn't mind a nice slim one too.

TheFlyingGerbil

May 16, 2009, 7:24 pm

Main problem: it says PlayStation 3 not PLAYSTATION 3 on the box.


Other than that it just looks so cheap and nasty it would probably melt the moment you turned it on or just crack under its own weight.

rav

May 18, 2009, 4:56 am

@Joe


Still sounds more reliable than my 360!

Sasha

May 19, 2009, 3:46 pm

@Joe "it says PlayStation 3 not PLAYSTATION 3 on the box."





In fact, the original PS and PS2 logo was "PlayStation".. I wouldn't consider that a problem ;) Only on the PS3 did it change on the actual casing and boxing to full, block capitals.





But, I do agree. Making a powerful machine slimmer does sound rather risky and I wouldn't want to rely on it considering how much heat both the "hardcore" consoles of today create. New or more efficient hardware perhaps? I think I'll stick to my bulky box!

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