A few days ago the FCC documents were discovered that lead to speculation that Sony was preparing a super-slim PS3 remodel.
Now we have (alleged) photos of the altered console. It’s kinda ugly depending on who you ask. This isn’t confirmed and these images could still be a hoax.
That could very well be the rumored Super-Slim PS3 model that Sony may reveal in August if all the industry talk ends up being correct. The biggest change is the textured top with a top-loading disc drive like the PS1 and PS2 slim models.
I hope this isn’t the final look if this unit is really coming to stores. I don’t mind the textured look but it doesn’t match well with the glossier front edges of the device in the pictures.
The most interesting part of this is the memory included with this model goes from 16GB, 160GB to 250GB. 16GB folks.
If Sony plans to ship a PS3 unit with 16GB of storage it’s likely flash memory and means they may sell additional hard drives separately. 16GB of flash memory would also indicate they plan on releasing a model that is cheaper for consumers who don’t need all of those features that hard drives enable.
I can’t imagine how quickly 16GB would fill up with the games that require 4GB-8GB installs. But if a 16GB model is released you’d have to think it would be much cheaper than $250. My guess is the 16GB model, if these images and details are legit then the 16GB costs $150 while the 160GB costs $250 and 250GB runs for special editions or bundles at $299.
We’ll keep you posted on this as updates come out.