Report: A revised DualShock 4 will ship with slimmer PS4

Findings point to a PS4 'Slim' being developed alongside PS4 'Neo.'


Backing up a recent report that Sony plans to unveil a sleeker PS4 in addition to its long-rumored Neo hardware upgrade, Twitter user shortmaneighty2 posted photos of a revised DualShock 4 controller that will ship with PS4 "Slim" (via Polygon).

Take a gander at the photo (courtesy of shortmaneighty2) and you'll notice that the light bar resides on the front of the controller, above the touchpad.

If you missed the hubbub over the PS4 "Slim" leak, shortmaneighty2 scored the console from a Gumtree auction—thank eBay, but for the UK. Eurogamer was among the first outlets to publish the report; being based in the UK, the outlet sent one of its editors to the buyer's house and confirmed the slimmer PS4's existence.

Sony could be gearing up to officially reveal the slim PS4 and its Neo upgrade to standard PS4 hardware at next month's PlayStation Meeting.

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