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PS3 Slim (CECH-4000 / CECH-4011x) Pics Leaked, 16 GB Model?


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113w ago - Following up on our previous article, today some new PS3 Model (CECH-4000 series including a CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C) photos have surfaced which appear to include a possible 16 GB version.

There seems to be newer PlayStation 3 consoles to come. On the Brazil equivalent site to the FCC ([Register or Login to view links]) was an CECH-4011 registered with the special specifics that there is also a 16 GB model (also like the 250 GB and 500 GB) available.

Check the attachments for the official .PDF files (HERE or [Register or Login to view links] - Mirror) which unveil further information and to quote from TecnoBlog.net (linked above) roughly translated:

"Whenever I make a visit to the famous SGCH Anatel, the system that are published in the latest devices approved for sale in Brazil. We've had some leaks in this important system in the past and now it seems is one of those days.

On the afternoon of Friday found that at the end of last month which seems to be a new model of PlayStation 3, with capacities of 250, 500 and even a 16 GB has been certified by a laboratory and published in the system.

The list of files available on that link, along with a batch of statements or omission of Sony that were conveniently published yesterday. But as always, the photo files were available on the external server for all to access.

We have information that Sony has no plans to sell the products in the country. Although the new models have been approved by Anatel, the national body responsible for this activity., The idea of the company is continuing with the current models without modifying the portfolio for 2012.

The new model PS3 has an obvious difference in design, as you can see from the photos. The certificate does not speak from the bowels of the apparatus and therefore there is no telling what else has changed, but cites that as previous models, it comes with support for Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11b / g (and that was why he had to go Anatel).

Amid the files there is also published a "letter of similarity" (you can see below) sent by a Sony executive who says that all models that have been submitted for certification are all identical except for storage capacity. And in that letter that cites the executive models, which use codes CECH-4011A, and 4011B-CECH CECH-4011C, have respectively 16, 250 and 500 GB capacity.

Recently a new model of the PlayStation 3 had been approved by the FCC, the U.S. equivalent of the FCC, but there is no requirement for photos. Perhaps this model that was approved by the FCC is the same as was approved, but there is no way to know for now.

The point at which we can speculate is that the 16GB model can be a cheaper option than the Sony console and will offer in Brazil soon or not. Perhaps to compete with the XBox 360 4 GB?

Sought by Tecnoblog, Sony has not commented on Brazil's leaking."

Finally IGN uploaded a short video about this, for the lazy people.





Update: [Register or Login to view links] now reports that while the PS3-4000 won't make Gamescom this year it does indeed exist, will include a 16GB Flash and speculate a reduced price tag.

To quote: "A VG247 source has claimed that Sony will not announce PS3-4000 at its gamescom press conference on August 14.

PS3-4000, the latest, slimmest version of Sony’s current console, will not be announced at the main Sony Gamescom press conference on August 14, VG247 has been told.

A Gamescom reveal had been planned, but 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.

In addition, a source today said that the rumoured 16Gb version of PS3-4000 is in fact real, and is based on Flash memory. There was some confusion surrounding the figure, which originated from Anatel, the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications, with many assuming it was intended to read 160Gb.

The new model will stack up against Microsoft’s 4Gb Flash-based Xbox 360. As the 16Gb PS3-4000 will have a flip-lid disc input and low-capacity storage, we’ve been told today that the announcement “may” be accompanied by a huge price cut, with the entry version potentially dropping as low as £99.

We’ve since been told, however, that there are no plans for a £99 PS3. In addition to the 16Gb version, 250GB and 500GB options have been rumored. First apparent images of the device emerged in mid-June."

Update #2: According to piteru (via m.neogaf.com/showpost.php?p=41813952&postcount=158) the new PS3 model (CECH-4000) will be unveiled at Tokyo Game Show with a launch on end of September along with a FIFA 13 bundle.

To quote: "i can confirm that in tgs the new ps3 model will be released. 28/9 probably the first bundle with the 500gb hdd along with fifa 13 in europe. second bundle to be released later. you can quote me / thank me or ban me if it turn out to be wrong. cannot specify my source. can laugh at me also for being junior member or anything else. tgs new ps3 model"








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Foo's Avatar
#24 - Foo - 113w ago
It looks like they're trying to make this look ugly so whoever buys it looks bad or something. Sheesh...

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#23 - oVERSoLDiER - 113w ago
Bring you some more pics. Doesn't look that ugly, eeh?

s3nint3!

isotrex's Avatar
#22 - isotrex - 113w ago
Cheaper version of the PS3 from the looks of it. I'm estimating $200. There was a 20gb model among the launch phat consoles. It's no surprise this will be cheaper and focused more on security update perhaps.

GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#21 - GrandpaHomer - 113w ago
16 GB HDD is simply nonsense - you can't even get drice of such small capacity anyway and even if you would they'll cost much more than common drives with capacities in range of hundreds GBs. So it's eihter a "typo" and should be really 160 GB or it will be a SSD drive / flash storage instead.

smokyyuwe's Avatar
#20 - smokyyuwe - 113w ago
The 16gb model can actually be a few things.

1) It can be an attempt at a cloud based system.
2) The 16gb will be cheaper and more for people who have large hdds for their ps3 (what is the point on spending $300 on a ps3 with 250gb when you can get one for $200 and swap an already existing hdd into it?)
3) It is one of the biggest troll we've seen from Sony.

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