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.
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”.