More Evidence Of The PS3 Slim?
When pics of a slim PlayStation 3 were supposedly leaked by a Chinese manufacturer, the Internet was in an uproar. Of course, Sony just played dumb and said they "knew nothing" about it, but more evidence has come to light.
According to IGN, "a trustworthy GameStop employee discussed the matter with a Sony merchandising representative." Basically, the employee mentioned the leaked photos that had made such a big splash online and the rep initially responded with surprise, wondering why the pictures had been "released already." But he quickly fixed himself and then dismissed the subject when he realized the screens weren't official, and...well, this is the kind of reaction that just screams "CONFIRMATION." Either that, or the rep acted surprised on purpose just to add more fuel to the fire, and if so, mission accomplished. Look, the bottom line is that the rumor of Sony announcing a "redesigned" PS3 at E3 has been around for a few weeks, and when those Slim PS3 pics dropped, everything became that much more intriguing. Sony wouldn't confirm anything because that's what what they do; they "don't comment on rumor and speculation," which is why contacting Sony on matters such as this is a waste of time. It just won't yield any evidence one way or the other. They don't want to get caught in a situation like this one with the merchandising rep...
Anyway, this certainly doesn't qualify as "official," but it's interesting nonetheless. As we inch ever closer to E3, it seems almost inevitable that the Slim PS3 will see the light of day for the first time at Sony's press conference.
5/16/2009 Ben Dutka