Sony Reveals the PS3 Slim System Could Have Been Smaller
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc's Masayuki Chatani revealed to http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/HONSHI/20091126/178049/?P=1 in a recent interview that the PS3 could have been even smaller if they left the power supply on the outside.
However, if they had done this there would have been issues with transport and easy use. The obvious question: Would you prefer the PlayStation 3 Slim to be even smaller with an external PSU, or is it fine with an internal one?
To quote: "It was pretty tough to squeeze a power-hungry piece of equipment like the PS3, drawing up to 250W, into a case this small, complete with power supply.
I think it's a very advanced design, and am really proud of the engineers who achieved it.
True, the case could have been made even smaller if we'd left the power supply on the outside, but that would have imposed restrictions on transport and use, making it harder to use freely."
Why do they care so much that it needs to be mobile ?? I think they made the right choice... but seen with the PS2. Maybe they will make even a smaller PS3 ? Just don't hope that it would get such a big box as the 360 has!
I don't think it's that big of a deal weather it's on the inside or the outside. I don't think any of the millions of PS2 owners ever complained about it. And yeah, it's not a portable console, especially since it was fitted with movable parts (HDD and BluRay drive).