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Rumor: New PS3 Model Hits This Month?

What exactly is new PlayStation 3 model CECH-4000? Good news is we might find out at the end of this month.

Many are wondering what sort of big news to expect from Sony at this year's Gamescom conference, and some believe we'll hear about either a new PS3 model or a price cut...or both. And we're okay with both.

Now, according to European source PlayFront.de citing a NeoGAF user, a new PS3 model will indeed be unveiled and it'll be available in only a few weeks time. The fresh hardware iteration will boast a 500GB hard drive and apparently, a bundle with FIFA 13 will be on shelves as well. That definitely sounds like European info.

But there's little to no chance only Europe will get this new machine, so it'll be interesting to hear if the information is correct come Sony's press conference at TGS. We have reason to believe it's plenty accurate.

Tags: ps3, playstation 3, new ps3 model, sony, ps3 price drop

9/9/2012 7:17:00 PM John Shepard

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Comments (29 posts)

BikerSaint
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 9:41:15 PM
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I'm guessing this will be the new Super Slim.

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xnonsuchx
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 9:58:54 PM
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As long as it doesn't look like the fugly pics shown before, or push a limited flash-based model!

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BikerSaint
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 10:02:49 PM
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BTW,
"Happy Birthday" to the Sega Dreamcast, who as of today is now officially a 13 year old teenager!

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ZenChichiri
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 10:31:43 PM

I love my Dreamcast, but whenever I think about it, I always mourn the loss of the Shenmue franchise ;(

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Qubex
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 12:16:22 AM

Biker, do you use your Dreamcast machine at all? I mean do you still play it regularly?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 5:44:10 AM

Happy birthday to my beloved Dreamcast! You met an untimely demise but you were very much loved. By me at least.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 10:12:07 AM

Yay, I'm celebrating by skinning my system and controllers and upgrading it to 1080p :)

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firesoul453
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 11:17:31 AM

Dang the dreamcast.... So much potential....

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BikerSaint
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 3:08:16 PM

Qubex,
As with all of my other retro gaming consoles/handheld systems, I do play my DC on occasion whenever I'm feeling some DC nostalgia.

Some of my favorite DC games that I enjoy going back to are,
Crazy taxi,
Seaman,
Silent Scope,
Wetrix,
Zonbie Revenge,
And Sega Bass Fishing
(just because I have the DC fishing rod controller).

BTW,the whole list of DC games I own is listed in the forums under other consoles or gaming, I think(but I can't get the link cause the forum is down ATM for some reason).

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BikerSaint
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 3:15:27 PM

Hey World,

I'd like to know how you're upgrading your DC over to 1080, if it's easy enough to do.

Just email me.

Thanks,
Saint

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firesoul453
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 6:46:21 PM

Just search youtube. The upscales are expensive, and of couse, the console isn't outputting in 1080p.

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richfiles
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 4:00:08 PM

I don't know. I have My Dreamcast moved to my new home. Ironically, It's my Saturn that's currently plugged in next to my PS3 and 360! LOL! XD

I'd plug my Dreamcast in for some Skies of Arcadia though! :)

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daus26
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 2:37:31 AM
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Do you mean TGS John? Gamescom have already passed, and that was a Vita explosion. TGS would be a great place to announce this.

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VODKA_wizard
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 3:55:32 AM
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That thing looks nasty looks like a typewriter.
It's not going to break the bank to throw in optical drive. SONY

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Underdog15
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 6:44:46 PM

erm... what looks nasty? The picture of a current slim PS3? Or the sound of a new PS3 model that has no details yet?

haha, the rumor news item is just that there might be a new PS3 model. That's it. You sure you aren't complaining for the sake of complaining?

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LaasYaNir
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 10:11:11 AM

And don't all consoles and PCs have optical drives? I don't see how they could function without. The PS3 is not an all-digital download machine.

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___________
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 5:40:11 AM
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TGS, not gamecom thats kinda passed.
other rumors are saying this will be the 4K model ps3 so it will work with their new 4K TVs.
have to ask whats the point though considering most ps3 games cant do 720P, let alone 1080I, let alone 1080P, let alone anything higher!
talk about hiring a crane to lift a leaf.......

i hope the 500GB part is wrong though, its too low especially since 700GB+ HDDs can be found for dirt cheap these days!
i just bought a 3TB external HDD from myer yesterday for 120 bucks!
anything less than 750GB would be a insult.
$ony should seriously consider creating one model without a bluray drive too, obviously not as the only option but as a option theres allot of people out there that would prefer to go download only if that means they could spend say 200 on a ps3 instead of 300.
im on the fence over the looks though, i like the curvier face but the ripple top looks cheap!
they really need to bring back the piano black finish and chrome tray back from the original, bring back some of that classy high quality look and feel!
$ony are suppose to be premium products, exactly the problem because this gen they have been the exact opposite!
and thats why the company is bleeding money and is at a all time low!

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BikerSaint
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 3:18:05 PM

____________,

<<<talk about hiring a crane to lift a leaf.......>>>

Sony uses Leaf Ants, problem solved.

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firesoul453
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 6:47:44 PM

As powerful as the ps3 is, it doesn't represent current video output technology, or what will exist in a few years.

And how can you like 1080i better than 720p? 1080i suck!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 10:16:02 AM
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I think that would be perfect, super slim it and bring down the price so the PS3's last year in the limelight makes exclusives like The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls, and maybe The Last Guardian available to more alongside all of the great collections and trilogies.

I've had a 500gb drive in mine for a long time and it's pretty darn hard to fill up.

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BikerSaint
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 3:29:06 PM

Hell, at the rate I D/L games, demo's, & trailers, I might need a 10T HD soon, LOL.

My 1 T HD has already fast zoomed down to only 600GB's so I've been scrambling the last few days to try out the 67 game demos(plus trailers) I still had on my HD.

I finished all the trailers but I still have about 20 demo's left to go & after that I'll check out my GB count again to see how much I've gained back for real games.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 6:46:21 PM

I have a 500GB too for about 2 years almost. Still have almost 160 GB still, too.

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rogers71
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 10:31:21 AM
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Yeah, IMHO this is a useless model unless they can get the price right. I have had a 500 in mine since day one. 500 hdd's are just way too cheap now so if Sony doesn't get the price right, it will be a dust collector in the stores.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 6:47:14 PM

Most people don't know how to swap HDD's. In fact, most people don't WANT to know... Not justifying that, but it's the way it is apparently.

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Nestore
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 12:34:19 PM
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My CECH-2000 unit is working fine, and it runs silent in cool weather, but in hot weather, the fan can get loud. If this new SKU is smaller, has a lower power draw, and can run quieter in hot weather, I would absolutely upgrade. I'd pay $250 for that. I didn't like the top loading disc drive, but maybe I'd get use to it.

It also makes sense that Sony delayed the new SKU until existing stock levels run lower.

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shadowpal2
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 2:22:35 PM
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is it that model which people were talking about like 2-3 months back because it went by the FCC or something? Then there were some leaked pics on how it looked like...and it was just...ATROCIOUS?!

Gosh do I hope that it doesn't look like a RUFFLE CHIP. Seriously...what is up with SONY these days?! You can't tell what a SONY product is these days - I mean sure you can by the brand name: SONY written on it, but there used to be a time where you look at a device and figured it be a SONY device.

They create sexy devices such as the PS VITA. But then churn out weird devices such as that one wristwatch or whatever.

Please don't screw up this model and make it neat!!

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BikerSaint
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 3:36:52 PM

Shadowpals,

But if it is the one shown in those earlier pics, at least it's mufti-functional.

Just because your new Super-Slim PS3 now can also be used as a Parmesan cheese grater for all of your most delicious Italian pasta dishes whenever you're not playing it.

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richfiles
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 4:08:43 PM
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The one new model I want Sony to come out with is a new PS2 backwards compatible model. I have seen so many yellow lights on old 60 and 80 GB BWC models, and I'm getting nervous about my MGS 80 GB model. I just backed up all my game saves the other day when I got it hooked up again at my new apartment.

What makes me mad about Sony, is unlike the 360, where you can remove the hard drive and put it in another unit to migrate your data, the PS3 does not allow this. It simply asks if you want to format the drive or not, and won't permit it's use. This is a testament to the underlying nature of the two companies. Microsoft is a software company. They know that it's your data that must follow you. Sony is a hardware company, and their primary concern is locking the hardware to the user.
Microsoft handles this issue exquisitely!
Sony... Fails... Hard...

I don't have an external drive large enough to back up my 320 BG hard drive, and I've been pretty broke since my move. Out of 320 GB, I have only 30-40 left.

Sony... If you would make a backwards compatible slim, I'd pay EXTRA for that!!!

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SS4
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 8:15:00 PM
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Id rather get a cheaper price and no or less HDD since i can buy one myself and upgrade it at any time.

What id really like would be the return of Backward compatibility :P

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