Sony making yet another PS3 model

Sony has filed for certification for new PlayStation 3 models, similar to the Super Slim model numbers, implying internal revisions are on the way.

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Although PS4 is set to launch this holiday, Sony isn't letting PS3 go to rest. In fact, it appears that the company has plans to update the PS3 with yet another SKU. A set of certifications filed in South Korea and Japan indicates the company has something up its sleeve. However, don't expect a total redesign a la the Slim and Super Slim. Instead, it's likely the new-model PS3s will rework some of the current system's internals.

Kotaku reports that Sony has registered PS3 model CECH-4205 in Korea. The current PS3 Super Slim is the CECH-4000 series.

The first number following the CECH prefix typically indicates the generation of the hardware. Sony's PS3 Slim launched as CECH-2000, and 2100 and 2500 SKUs followed with larger hard drives and reworked internals. It's likely that the jump from the current CECH-4000 to 4200 series will result in a similar, nearly-invisible leap for consumers.

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    June 21, 2013 3:30 PM

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

    Sony has filed for certification for new PlayStation 3 models, similar to the Super Slim model numbers, implying internal revisions are on the way.

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      June 21, 2013 3:44 PM

      Please add extra USB ports and PS2 Backwards compatibility! (yeah, I know it won't happen)

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        June 21, 2013 9:42 PM

        This would be SO great. I would be able to go back and play Two Towers and Return of The King again :D

        or EA could just re-release those along with The Third Age. But...I don't think they care enough.

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          June 22, 2013 12:50 AM

          I'd like to see them re-released over xbla, psn and steam again. They were pretty fun games.

          Though i'm not sure they can now since they don't own the rights to lotr games anymore.

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      June 21, 2013 3:48 PM

      That third model 'slide cover' slim is so cheap and nasty looking, I opened my PS3 to fix the drive instead of just buying a new console.

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        June 21, 2013 3:50 PM

        Are you ever happy with anything?

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        June 21, 2013 4:19 PM

        I got it, I dont like the grooves, dust just sticks in them, worse than the glossy ones, I liked the slim I had better. Stupid me selling it.

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          June 21, 2013 4:23 PM

          Grooves are a definite dust magnet too, going to be a problem on the Xbox One. It's a very cheap feeling console and no eject option from the controller either. A shame.

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            June 21, 2013 4:47 PM

            Yea, there's no way I'm going to clean it, also, I hate pulling the disc out of it, with my fat fingers I feel like I might break something in there. I think it's made for tiny asian hands.

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        June 21, 2013 4:49 PM

        What ps2 game would you play?

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          June 21, 2013 4:55 PM

          My RPG collection mostly.

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            June 21, 2013 6:45 PM

            Download an emulator and plug your controller into your PC.

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              June 21, 2013 8:22 PM

              I have a PS2. No need for that but thanQ

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          June 21, 2013 7:07 PM

          You're misreading my post, I'm talking about the first slim, PS3 BC was long long gone before that came out.
          I have almost every PS2 game I could want on PS3 or my PC. The only thing missing is Onimusha.


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          June 21, 2013 7:27 PM

          Odin Sphere, Persona 3, FF12

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          June 21, 2013 9:03 PM

          Backwards compatiblity was screwed up anyway on the launch PS3. Lots of lag even if you played on a CRT. I think it upscaled 240p games as well which is just a travesty.

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        June 21, 2013 5:32 PM

        I agree, I was quite disappointed Sony discontinued the regular Slim model, that one had a look of quality to it.

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        June 21, 2013 7:15 PM

        I really regret not getting myself one. I did buy my mom one to be a blu-ray player, I guess that willl always be there for last-ditch PS3ness.

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        June 21, 2013 9:06 PM

        I have the Super Slim, and I think it's great. It fits perfectly on top of my fat PS2, I will never have to worry about a loading motor dying, and the grooves look cool matched up with my PS2. Feather duster cleans the grooves just fine.

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        June 22, 2013 5:47 AM

        It's true that it's not the best looking console but ever since my phat YLOD'd I appreciate that it'll be much easier to remove any disc should something happen to this one. Taking the phat PS3 apart was easy but the disc drive was a huge pain in the ass.

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      June 21, 2013 7:08 PM

      really, a new model with just internal changes is news

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        June 21, 2013 7:17 PM

        It works for Apple threads.

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        June 21, 2013 9:11 PM

        yeah, because it could be accompanied by or lead to a price cut - revisions are done to make the things cheaper to make

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        June 21, 2013 9:33 PM

        I supppse the names Jasper and Zephyr don't mean anything to you?

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        June 22, 2013 5:50 AM

        on a gaming news website?? *consternatory vocalizations and rapid self-fanning*

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      June 21, 2013 7:36 PM

      So looking forward to a price drop once the PS4 comes along. My release 60GB sounds like such a jet engine that I would like a decent final model for legacy purposes.

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        June 22, 2013 1:11 AM

        My 80 GB Fatty is loud as hell too., It'll run the fun for 10 minutes to take 1 minute breaks.

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        June 22, 2013 8:04 AM

        Yeah I'm waiting for one too. My 60gb is starting to get loud. Never took it apart to clean it. Don't really want to break the seal and just sell it off at this point.

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          June 22, 2013 11:35 AM

          It's not the dust or airflow it's the thermal paste that completely drys up over time preventing proper heat transfer between the chip and heatsink and it needs to be replaced. Heatsink could be bathed in liquid nitrogen and it wouldn't make a difference.

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      June 22, 2013 5:51 AM

      They need to style a new PS3 that looks like a PS4

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        June 22, 2013 6:06 AM

        They need to write a driver for the PS3 which lets me use PS4 controllers :(

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          June 22, 2013 6:15 AM

          This part makes me sad, since I have a few joysticks for fighting games. I know I can change out the PCBs, but it's still a bit of work + cash to get done.

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