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New PS3 in Development?
Filed under: PS3, SONY, CONSOLES, HARDWARE
Word is spreading that Sony Computer Entertainment has what's being described as the plans for a new PS3 model. Reportedly, the new model has been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Sony supposedly offered a new model to the FCC for testing, to provide an upgrade from the present 3000 series (via NeoGAF).

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida did kind of hint at this. "We haven't announced anything new on PS3 in terms of hardware revisions," he commented. "We should never say never - hardware guys are always looking at ways to make things cheaper, smaller."

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Whisky Jul 05 2012, 11:39 am EDT
The PS3 super slim?

I wouldn't put it past them, I mean how many times did they re-release the PS and PS2?
  finaleve: Twice each? The better response would be the PSP. I…
Terminator Jul 05 2012, 02:34 pm EDT
Good grief, Sony and Microsoft need to STOP making hardware revisions on current consoles. Spend that time and money on the next generation of consoles!
  MajFauxPas: Seriously, it's been 3x the normal generation cycle.
Cheddar: Not even close to that, MajFauxPas.
Cheddar Jul 06 2012, 12:01 pm EDT
All this means is that Sony has found an even cheaper way to manufacture the current PS3, and since there's still going to be at least a couple years left in the generation, there's no reason not to put it in production.

A portion of their engineers spent time on this, but I doubt they spent much money. And that's rather the point.
Cheddar Jul 06 2012, 12:05 pm EDT
Oh and btw, the PS2 generation was two months shy of 7 years, and the PS3 generation is on year 6.
  EricHalfBee: The PS2 lifespan was almost bang on 6 years: it came …
touretul Jul 07 2012, 01:20 am EDT
who cares
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