Article written by Alex C.
Published on 30/05/2012 at 12:00 AM.
Time for a refresh? The Slim PS3 still looks great, but a price cut would be great news.
That of a new PlayStation 3 SKU.
“What’s to stop Sony pushing out a new, cheaper, lighter, smaller PlayStation 3?” we asked a few days back.
Following on from the idea that whilst a PS4 won’t be making an appearance in Los Angeles – at least not publicly - we speculated that a refresh of current hardware might be on the cards.
We obviously can’t confirm anything here or even offer much in the way of details – we honestly have no idea, this is just wishful thinking – but could there perhaps a cheaper model (a price cut would really stir sales), or maybe one with a bigger hard drive, or even just a new colour?
This would certainly lend weight to MCV’s certainty that both Sony and Microsoft were planning to showcase new hardware. Perhaps they both still are, but with current-gen machines?
If Sony are thinking about rolling out the PS4 any time soon, then the sheer amount of top-tier games announced in the last few weeks and months would have been a waste. No, we’re fairly sure Sony will be sticking with PS3 and Vita for a while – but that doesn’t mean some tweaks can’t happen.
Everyone’s desperate for Sony to really kick up a gear with PS Vita, but a price-cut or a few changes to the PS3 would no doubt go down nicely – better than a white PlayStation Portable at least, eh?