Today, pictures of what appears to be a redesigned PS3 have appeared on Chinese message boards. The picture seem to come from a manufacturing plant.
As seen with the slimmer PlayStation consoles Sony has released in the past, a PS3 Slim does seem inevitable. But is it inevitable right now? If so, is this the machine? This is all exceedingly heavy on the rumor and speculation, so we're not 100 percent convinced. Then again, we first saw the PSP-3000 through dodgy pics.
What does look convincing is that box. If there's anything to pin your hopes and dreams on, it's that piece of cardboard.
Maybe I'm alone with my opinion. But I think this is real. And you know: I don't say this very often.
The console is not shiny because what is shown in the pictures is just a dummy. So this is still work in progress. The product itself may vary from what you've seen now. However all of this really looks authentic. Like a manufacturing plant of Sony.
Even if we shouldn't hear about this for some time, consider it real. It will just take some time until they finished testing/constructing.