Sony making new PS3 model

An FCC filing indicates that another PlayStation 3 hardware revision is on the way.

14

Sony is releasing a fourth version of its PlayStation 3 console. But will it be any slimmer than the currently available Slim model? The most recent revision, CECH-3000, was lighter weight and drew less power--but didn't offer a different chassis. According to the latest FTC documentation, a forthcoming model of the PS3 might offer a new design.

A NeoGAF thread (via CVG) found the FCC filing, noting that it had a new model number of CECH-4000. The internal specs of the system seem unchanged, but users noted the label has changed position which could indicate a new form factor for the system.

Shacknews has contacted Sony regarding the filing, and will update as more information becomes available.

Editor-In-Chief
Filed Under
From The Chatty
  • reply
    July 5, 2012 11:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Sony making new PS3 model.

    An FCC filing indicates that another PlayStation 3 hardware revision is on the way.

    • reply
      July 5, 2012 11:55 AM

      If they could make a PS3 model similar to what the PS One was to the PS1 at the right price, I might be tempted.

      Damn that was such a nice change. It could fit in most places.

    • reply
      July 5, 2012 12:46 PM

      Uh oh, if its revamped PS3 then doesn't that mean the PS4 is another 1-3 years away and not just 1 year?

      • reply
        July 5, 2012 12:47 PM

        Was anyone really expecting a ps3 in 2013?

        • reply
          July 5, 2012 1:10 PM

          I was, I thought Microsoft and Sony would both release next year. I wonder if the next Xbox releases first again if it'll cut into PS4 sales or if people will feel it's been long enough between the next Xbox launching and the PS4's launch and get both. Anyway if Microsoft release early and sells a lot of consoles it'll force developers to make games that will run on weaker hardware than the PS4 and likely port games from Xbox to PS again, a good business strategy but I want both consoles being closer matchers in terms of power and differentiate on games and experiencers. As for Nintendo I see them releasing another console halfway through the next console cycle. Actually Microsoft need to release within the next 2 years to match Windows 8 and even hope to be the entertainment hub of the sitting room considering Apple and Googles moves into that area aswell.

          • reply
            July 5, 2012 1:26 PM

            MS will release next year, dunno about Sony; figured they would have learned their lesson last time, but they are being pretty hush.

          • reply
            July 6, 2012 4:31 AM

            "As for Nintendo I see them releasing another console halfway through the next console cycle. Actually Microsoft need to release within the next 2 years to match Windows 8 and even hope to be the entertainment hub of the sitting room considering Apple and Googles moves into that area aswell."

            InfernoAblaze: Video games analyst.

      • reply
        July 5, 2012 1:01 PM

        Nah I doubt it. They were still making PS2 and NES and other console revisions even after their successors had been released. It's even more relevant these days when consoles that are a generation old still sell very well... I'm pretty sure the PS2 sold better than the PS3 for a significant chunk of time before the PS3 took over.

      • reply
        July 5, 2012 1:02 PM

        unlikely that this would prevent the ps4, it is most likely just a new cheaper build

      • reply
        July 6, 2012 4:43 AM

        Hope so!

    • reply
      July 5, 2012 12:59 PM

      [deleted]

    • reply
      July 5, 2012 1:06 PM

      I hope that unreleased game Watch Dogs by Ubisoft is in the this generations PS3

      • reply
        July 5, 2012 1:27 PM

        It isn't.

      • reply
        July 5, 2012 1:33 PM

        No way, it's a next gen title.

        • reply
          July 5, 2012 1:56 PM

          Nothing about it struck me as something that only a next gen system can do. Resolution and texture downgrade + a few missing special effects. I have a feeling that lots of games will be easily shoehorned into the current gen's hardware specs without looking too horrible.

        • reply
          July 5, 2012 3:37 PM

          I can't help but feel that they will come out in 6 months saying something like "oh well... we decided to 'cancel' the current gen versions of this game to focus on next generation consoles..."

          • reply
            July 5, 2012 3:44 PM

            Why would they do that? They have a huge install base with the old systems and Watch Dogs will be one of those first generation next-gen titles, which have to contend with a fairly small install base and lots of games coming out at once.

            Plus, it doesn't look like something that can't be done on current hardware (with less visual fidelity).

            • reply
              July 6, 2012 9:13 AM

              They just seemed a bit dodgy on the 360/PS3 thing. They didn't come out right away and say it was 'current generation'. The game obviously looked better than current gen and that's how they chose to show it. It seems like if they wanted the game to be an 'end of the current generation' kind of game... they should have showed it running on a 360 or PS3. Watching that demo I got a feeling that we kind of saw the tip of the iceberg there, I think there is a lot more to that game than we are seeing and there is technology (not just graphically) which could end up pushing the game beyond what current gen can do. I don't know, it's just a feeling I have... I get the feeling that this game is still a ways off from being released... it will be pushed back and end up a next gen only game...and a big one. The beginning of a whole new Assassin's Creed class of franchises. I could be totally wrong though.

          • reply
            July 5, 2012 3:46 PM

            I still don't buy what you saw was actual gameplay either. I got some funny vibes about that game.

    • reply
      July 5, 2012 1:41 PM

      Remember when Sony bitched about too many Xbox revisions? Yeah, I remember that too.

      • reply
        July 5, 2012 2:01 PM

        [deleted]

      • reply
        July 6, 2012 4:44 AM

        Err no, I don't? I remember "the internet" bitching about too many Xbox revisions at launch with different specs, meaning developers couldn't target a single platform (hard drive, no hard drive) etc...... That I do remember. and oh look the Halo 4 MP information regarding this just this week has gone on to prove what a stupid move it was too.

    • reply
      July 6, 2012 4:42 AM

      Please be release before October! I have a friend going to the US who's gonna buy the Slim version for me but if this gets release before then I can get the new one instead, yay!

Hello, Meet Lola