Sleeker, slimmer PS3 with flip-up lid on the way?
A new PlayStation console has been spotted. Sadly, it’s not the PlayStation 4, but a slimmer, new PS3 with a flip-top style lid. It shows that despite rumours of new ‘next-generation’ consoles, Sony still believes there’s plenty of life in the PS3 yet.
Pictures of the new console appear on Brazilian technology site Tecnoblog, which reports that the images come from a Sony filing, adding credence to the rumour.
The model echoes a similar design Sony went for when it redesigned the PS2 Slim. That also had a flip-top lid, as opposed to the slot-loading disc tray of the current PS3 models.
The different units have been mentioned – a 250GB, 500GB, and what could be a 160GB model. We have no release date yet, however a PS3 Slim has been tipped for a Gamescom reveal next month. This could be it.
Sony is well known for predicting long life spans for its consoles. And as with the PSone and PS2, Sony predicted a 10-year lifespan for the PS3. In its sixth year, the PS3 still has some way to go before reaching that.
It means we can expect plenty more from the PS3, with more great games to arrive on the console in the coming year such as Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, which should help take the current generation into its seventh year, before the PS4 rumours really start kicking in.
There’s still plenty of life in the PS3 yet, it seems. Will you be picking up the new PS3 Slim? Let us know in the comments below.