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Potential New PS3 Models Incoming

CECH these new models out.

Not everyone loves the form and design of the latest PS3 model – although I did when I reviewed it back in 2012 – but it looks like Sony are continuing to refine the so-called ‘super slim’ console for two more upcoming models.

Picked up by Kotaku, Sony have filed for certification for two new re-releases of the PS3, with codes CECH-4205B and CECH-4205C.

It’s not clear what the differences are between the 42- range and the current 40- range, and they could be just something for South Korea (where the filings are made) but there’s also the chance that Sony have found further cost-cutting measures.

Sony UK boss Fergal Gara recently said that the current-gen PS3 console wouldn’t see a price cut. “There’s no plans as yet,” he said. “The PlayStation 3 is a system where it hasn’t been particularly easy to get the costs down.”

Of course, with the console still shifting and a few high profile games (Beyond, GT6) still to roll out, he’s hardly likely to announce a big cut – look for Gamescom for that.

Sony’s successor to the PS3, the PS4, is expected around the middle of November, although Sony Europe told TheSixthAxis yesterday that any recent promotional material is “pure speculation”.

  1. Nismo400R84
    Since: Aug 2012

    Maybe its a re design so it looks more like the ps4 ,like MS have done with the redesigned 360 so it looks like the one.

    Comment posted on 21/06/2013 at 23:47.
    • Voolar
      Since: Mar 2009

      If they could design it so it looked like a thin black slab to sit under the PS4. Imagine that swept back parallelogram over three levels. It would be awesome….!

      Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 12:26.
      • theturtleking
        Since: Feb 2010

        This would look good I reckon. Would definitely consider picking it up then. Would be nice if you could run it through the PS4 as well and have a PS3/4 combo.

        Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 12:35.
      • MayContainEvil
        Since: Feb 2011

        This is such a good idea!

        Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 12:40.
      • fillip2k
        Since: Jun 2011

        That is a an awesome idea. If it was cheep enough it would also be a good stop gap till the Gaikai PS3 back catalogue streaming is implemented.

        Although it would ruin the vertical standing aspect of the PS4 Design though I think…

        Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 13:41.
  2. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Red one and a blue one I reckon.

    Comment posted on 21/06/2013 at 23:53.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    I’d trade mine and get a new SKU if it wasn’t the super slim, top loading is baaaad and it just looks so dirrrrty cheap.

    Hopefully they have a rethink

    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 00:00.
    • Greg Aldridge
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      Unfortunately, with the leading ‘4’ in the model number staying the same it is almost certainly just internal changes to the existing Super Slim. Probably just reduces manufacturing costs rather than delivering any end-user benefits (beyond a possible slight reduction in energy consumption that normally accompanies component count reductions and die shrinks).

      I agree wholeheartedly about the top-loading.

      Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 09:44.
  4. colmshan1990
    Since: Apr 2009

    They should change the aesthetics of the SuperSlim.

    I got one today, it’s dog ugly. Even if they just removed the ridges from the top it would be a massive improvement. Even go back to the original Playstation design and call it retro and it would still be a massive improvement in looks.

    Still, it’s less than half the weight, takes up less space and is silent. And most importantly, it still plays blu-rays, unlike my old fatty! I’m not going to seriously complain.

    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 00:10.
    • hol
      Since: Oct 2009

      Good call, a PS3 with the looks of an original Playstation! I’d like one of those :)

      Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 12:13.
  5. Temascos
    Since: Jan 2013

    Nothing wrong with more redesigns, I reckon there’ll be a fair few more model changes (Either minor or major) before the PS3 fades away (Hopefully in about 6 years from now, on par with PS2).

    Slightly off topic but it seems with the PS4 there’s a lot more potential for cutting the costs quicker due to its design, seems very intentional.

    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 06:42.
  6. JR.
    Since: Apr 2013

    I actually like the design of the super slim. I bought the white GOW:Ascension special edition and it looks great. The only downside is how noisy it is reading discs.

    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 09:18.
    • TheShepanator
      Since: Nov 2009

      I agree, the PS3 slim is by far the quietest, followed by the super slim. Especially when reading disks

      Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 10:21.
  7. JBoo
    Since: Oct 2011

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    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 10:50.
    • fattyuk
      Since: Apr 2010

      lulz SO CoolZ if They CoUld “RELEASE” Full Ps2 Playback!!!!!!! Dreamz ARE Dreams hahaha !!”””

      :D :o) ;0) :P LOLZ I lulz smileys.?…”…… “UbEr Cool!”

      Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 16:33.
      • Wardy-77-
        Since: Mar 2013


        Comment posted on 23/06/2013 at 01:07.
  8. Broonba
    Since: Mar 2009

    Nice to see Sony apparently looking at the long term for PS3. :)

    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 11:50.
  9. wonkey-willy
    Since: Jan 2010

    bunch of arse!

    Comment posted on 22/06/2013 at 20:29.
    • Wardy-77-
      Since: Mar 2013

      That would make a strange looking console!

      Comment posted on 23/06/2013 at 01:06.
  10. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Hemorrhoidal disc loading bay? The cheek! :’o

    Comment posted on 23/06/2013 at 09:51.

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