large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

New PS4 Slim unboxing video further fuels console war rumours

They say seeing is believing… well in the tech world seeing it unboxed is the Holy Grail.

After images of the so-called PS4 Slim leaked online, video has now emerged of it being removed from what looks like the official Sony packaging.

Let’s Play Video Games has obtained a UK retail version of the unannounced console, expected to be announced a week from today.

Related: PS4 Slim – Everything we know

As British games journalist Laura Kate Dale points out in the video, the packaging does not label this a PS4 Slim, a dead giveaway that the sleeker hardware is simply going to replace the existing PS4.

The video shows the slightly redesigned controller with the front-facing lightbar, which is probably the most exciting part of the whole deal.

The console itself, as we’ve seen from the leaked snaps looks much, much slimmer in the hands and, judging by the way the unboxer is wielding it, a lot lighter too

You can also see the separated USB ports for the controller along with the new power and eject buttons replacing the awkward set up on the original.

The video goes on to power on the system, showcasing a “little strip of little lights” on the power button, again further legitimizing its authenticity.

So, well played Laura. Will Sony do as she asks and stop pretending this “f*****g b******t doesn’t exist before the PlayStation Meeting event next week? Probably not, but you can see the console for yourself below.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.