New PS3 models could surface soon

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  • Riven326 23 Jun 2013 01:35:06 41 posts
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    In South Korea, Sony just filed for certification for two new PS3 models: CECH-4205B and CECH-4205C. As tipster Sang points out, these could be slightly modified versions of the "Super Slim PS3s" (model number CECH-4000, image above) with smaller nanometer architecture, less power consumption, and better cooling.

    Earlier this month, new PS3 models also surfaced on a webpage for Japan's Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. That listing was for "CECH-4200". The assumption is that the difference between "CECH-4200" and "CECH-4205" is regional for Japan and South Korea.

    Kotaku is following up with Sony and will update this post should the company comment.

    RRA [Official Site Thanks, Sang!]
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    I would like to see another redesign of the system that includes the original auto disc drive (probably not the correct term). I'm not fond of the current "Super" slim model's looks.

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  • PenguinJim 23 Jun 2013 04:29:05 5,812 posts
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    Slot-loading?
  • bodhi85uk 23 Jun 2013 10:34:03 179 posts
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    Has it even been a year yet since the sliding-top model was introduced? I'd imagine this is just a difference in internals, possibly a smaller fab process on the chip, rather than a re-design in terms of aesthetics.

    Count me in though if it gets a slot-loader. Need to pick up TLoU
  • Riven326 23 Jun 2013 19:05:25 41 posts
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    @PenguinJim Yes, thanks for the correction.


    bodhi85uk wrote:
    Has it even been a year yet since the sliding-top model was introduced? I'd imagine this is just a difference in internals, possibly a smaller fab process on the chip, rather than a re-design in terms of aesthetics.

    Count me in though if it gets a slot-loader. Need to pick up TLoU
    A slot-loader and a price drop. $300 is just too much for hardware that is almost eight years old.

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  • bodhi85uk 23 Jun 2013 19:38:13 179 posts
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    The price didn't drop when they launched the super slim from the slim. It must've resulted in increased profit margin. Perhaps we owe the lower than XBO/expected PS4 price to the artificially high PS3 price these last few years. Subsidising to a certain extent.

    Edited by bodhi85uk at 19:38:47 23-06-2013
  • CharlieStCloud 23 Jun 2013 20:00:01 5,202 posts
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    I think it would be nice if Sony can justify slapping a very attractive RRP on the 12GB 'super slim' PlayStation 3 to 99-109 by the time the Tokyo Game Show (in September) comes to an end. It'll do wonders for them as well as being a great standalone Blu-ray player too.

    Likewise for the PS Vita ... an attractive price tag of 149 for the Wi-Fi model would see a healthy spike in sales too, especially with the streaming remote play feature for the PlayStation 4.

    Good times lay ahead.

    : )
  • mrpon 23 Jun 2013 20:20:00 28,715 posts
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    The Vita is 149 now Charlie, with a game....

    ..from Game.

    : )

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • CharlieStCloud 23 Jun 2013 20:25:29 5,202 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    The Vita is 149 now Charlie, with a game....

    ..from Game.

    : )
    Oh, thank you very much!

    : )

    Your spacing is incorrect.
  • monkman76 23 Jun 2013 21:34:49 4,139 posts
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    @mrpon No bold or bold italics...

    ...6/10

    : )
  • Riven326 23 Jun 2013 23:08:22 41 posts
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    bodhi85uk wrote:
    The price didn't drop when they launched the super slim from the slim. It must've resulted in increased profit margin. Perhaps we owe the lower than XBO/expected PS4 price to the artificially high PS3 price these last few years. Subsidising to a certain extent.
    I think it has more to do with Sony not wanting to launch another $600 console. The PS3 must be selling well enough for Sony not to drop the price even with the PS4 right around the corner. I'm hoping that once the PS4 is out in the wild Sony will drop the price on the PS3 to something that makes sense.

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  • FuzzyDuck 24 Jun 2013 00:21:48 4,009 posts
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    Riven326 wrote:
    The PS3 must be selling well enough for Sony not to drop the price even with the PS4 right around the corner. I'm hoping that once the PS4 is out in the wild Sony will drop the price on the PS3 to something that makes sense.
    It has to happen. 500Gb superslims are currently priced at 299 where I am (Ireland). Could you imagine walking into a shop and seeing the 7 year old PS3 for 100 quid less than the just-released PS4? The retailers may as well bin that stock now, as it'll never sell for 3/4 of the PS4's price.

    Can see it happening before Christmas, probably with a packed in PS+ sub for under 200, promoted as a 'family' machine.

    Edited by FuzzyDuck at 00:22:41 24-06-2013
  • bodhi85uk 24 Jun 2013 13:39:33 179 posts
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    @Riven326 Oh yeah, definitely they dont want to release such an expensive machine again, but I think most people expected it to be closer to 400. Despite not having a Kinect, it has much more expensive RAM and GPU. Perhaps if PS3 was 100/150 for a 12Gb/500Gb model this past year or so, maybe it would've been.
  • RightBean 24 Jun 2013 15:11:40 639 posts
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    Surface, like a submarine, meaning they are submarine friendly?
  • Riven326 25 Jun 2013 01:42:33 41 posts
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    bodhi85uk wrote:
    @Riven326 Oh yeah, definitely they dont want to release such an expensive machine again, but I think most people expected it to be closer to 400. Despite not having a Kinect, it has much more expensive RAM and GPU. Perhaps if PS3 was 100/150 for a 12Gb/500Gb model this past year or so, maybe it would've been.
    True. But if the PS4 has a smaller chip set than the Xbox One it would explain the lower price.

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