Super-slim PS3 announcement to miss Gamescom - report

16GB version could sell for just Ł99.

Sony will not announce the much-rumoured "super slim" PS3-4000 model at Gamescom, a new report suggests.

The PlayStation manufacturer has delayed the planned reveal due to high stock levels of the current PlayStation 3, VG247 stated.

Previous reports have outed three varieties of the new model: 16GB, 250GB and 500GB.

The 16GB version will use flash-based memory, and will likely be marketed to rival Microsoft's 4GB Xbox 360. The report states that a price point as low as £99 is possible for the machine.

"We haven't announced anything new on PS3 in terms of hardware revisions," Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer at E3. "We should never say never - hardware guys are always looking at ways to make things cheaper, smaller."

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