Sony has developed a trend: Release their new console, soak up the dough, release a slim model, suck up more dough. A lot of dough-sucking is involved. But now, news of a “super-slim” PS3 model has been released. But will people actually buy it?
According to reports, Sony is preparing a new 4000-series PS3 model. No dimensions have been exposed as of yet, but Eurogamer “has heard” that Sony will be announcing a slimmer PS3 model at Gamescom 2012.
But is this a necessary move for Sony? I think not. Besides the fact that Sony seems to have a thing for anorexia (jokes, people, jokes), there doesn’t seem to be anything more promising. That isn’t to say that there aren’t any more features to drool over other than a thinner image, but as of now, it seems pointless. Why release this while everyone is murmuring about the next-gen? Is it a last-ditch attempt to get more money before the future begins?
Having a super slim PS3 may make it easier to store my other consoles and PVR, but as a current PS3 owner, it doesn’t seem attractive to me. And since this news has developed, more and more people are beginning to plead for “backward compatibility” instead of just a thinner console. What’s more important here, Sony?
Release a smaller PS3, slim down the price, offer gamers the opportunity to dust off those loved PS2 games, and I’ll buy it. Because I love me some PS2 games.