Super-Slim PS3

 

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.

Also, bacon.

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One thought on “Super-Slim PS3

  1. Yes it’s most likely a money grab, Microsoft is doing the same thing with the $99 Xbox 360 bundles with a subscription contract (although that’s much smarted because it lowers the barrier to entry and ropes people into a payment plan).

    In regards to the PS3, I think it’s a bad move to produce a slim at this point in the console generation. Especially since the PS3 is a solid piece of hardware. I remember enjoying the PS2 slim because it was a noticeable improvement from the original PS2 (which had some problems).

    Or, the other possibility is that Sony is really trying to go somewhere with their so called “10 year plan” and the new Gaikai game streaming service they just purchased. Which I see as a bold and dangerous move if they plan to attempt to stream PS4 era games to a PS3 device. Even as good as the internet is now, it would be a catastrophic disaster to try to strictly just stream that kind of HD content to that many users. That is most likely not the case, my guess is they will use Gaikai to stream PS2 and PS1 games to their PS3 device, which will save them hardware costs of making a PS3 or PS4 backwards compatible (which is more expensive than you might think.)

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