Sony Teases Cheaper, Slimmer PS3 Model

Sony Teases Cheaper, Slimmer PS3 Model


We’re six years into the PlayStation 3’s life cycle, and while 2009 already saw Sony release a Slim version of the original hardware, the company may not be done iterating on the formula just yet.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida said that speculation about a new super slim PlayStation 3 model coming sometime down the road cannot be completely ruled out.

“We haven’t announced anything new on PS3 in terms of hardware revisions. We should never say never—hardware guys are always looking at ways to make things cheaper, smaller.”

While that’s certainly no confirmation of the potential new hardware, it does leave things hopeful for those who still haven’t jumped on PlayStation bandwagon this generation. With rampant rumors suggesting that the PlayStation 4 could be coming by the end of next year, shipping out a fresher and, more importantly, cheaper model may stand to move a substantial amount of units.

In any event, it appears we’ll just have to leave this report in the rumor mill for the foreseeable future.

By Jeff Dunn

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