16GB PS3-4000 to miss Gamescom announcement, suggests source.

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The widely-rumoured PS3-4000 will not be announced during next month's Gamescom, according to a new report.

The new 'super slim' PS3-4000 is rumoured to be the latest model PlayStation 3 in production at Sony, sporting a slimmer design and a top-loading disc tray.

Online whispers suggested that the SKU could be announced during Gamescom next month.

However, VG247 speculates that "stock levels of the current build are said to be too high for Sony to move onto what is probably the last take on PS3 before PlayStation 4 is announced next year," suggesting that Sony may have ruled out a Gamescom reveal for the new unit.

Furthermore, a VG247 source claimed that the 16GB version of the PS3-4000 - of which details first surfaced last week - is real and will use solid state Flash memory.

The unit could retail for as low as £99, the source claims, with the remaining PS3 hardware SKUs seeing an equally "huge price cut".

250GB and 500GB SKUs of the PS3-4000 are also rumoured to be in production.

Whispers of the PS3-4000 first appeared earlier this month when documents filed with the FCC leaked onto the web.

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pblive's Avatar

pblive@ BC_Animus

Could be worse. It could be a PC! ;)
Posted 23:22 on 23 July 2012
BC_Animus's Avatar


Mmmmm sexy. Heh you know, I want one, but no way in hell I'm gonna buy one. Unlike previous gens of consoles its just too much hassle to upgrade nowadys IMO, having to re-authorise the new system and resyncing it to your accounts; to transfer files and saved games and perhaps redownload a ton of content; not to mention having to worry about download limits for your purchased digital content...
Posted 23:19 on 23 July 2012
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tvr77@ Clockpunk

I agree, besides games a piece of kit that does so much, plays bluray, runs netflix n lovefilm and all the other players, search the web, search and listen to music and then some. Oh and it makes bloody good toast. Its a steal at £99! nice one Sony
Posted 20:42 on 23 July 2012
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Hmmm... That is a good price for a decent blu-ray player. I might bite at that.
Posted 18:51 on 23 July 2012
tezzer1985's Avatar


£99 PS3 would really set it up, to continue to sell, when the PS4 is released
Posted 18:32 on 23 July 2012
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