211w ago - Of course this is just yet another rumor, as there is no official confirmation, but PlayStation Lifestyle caught word that Sony is set to not only reveal the PSP Go at E3, but another hardware redesign will be debuted as well.
To quote: We didn't get any specifics, but we speculate that it could be one of a couple different options. First off, it very well could be as simple as a white or a silver PS3, to go with the white and silver Dualshock 3's that have been made available. This makes sense, as most people would want their controllers to match their consoles.
The other option, and the one we are leaning toward is a slimmed down, model. Maybe with some updated specs. Nothing major of course as to not alienate current PS3 owners, but there is an off chance they could add something small like bluetooth 3.0 support. When we caught wind of this, the exact word "redesign" was used, which leaves me to believe that it is indeed a PS3 slim. Announcing a different color wouldn't exactly warrant the term "redesign".
Then again, since a console wasn't specified either, it could be a redesigned PS2, or yet another PSP model (other than the Go) but that is highly unlikely. There is also an off chance that this "hardware redesign" was referring to a PS3 Motion controller, but I really don't consider that to be "hardware", as it's more of an accessory.
Sony has been known to slim down their consoles, as the original PlayStation, PS2, and even the PSP all have seen slimmer models released after the initial model was released. Is the market ready for a PS3 slim? I know I am.
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Let's not forget that the reason Sony dropped the PS2 compatibility was cost and reliability. They were already losing something like $100 per console sold (maybe it was more). Between warranty claims and the deficit, it made sense for them to do something.
Now they've done one price cut, and that was a good thing. I don't know if they're still losing money, but I'm sure as they come up with better and cheaper ways to produce the unit, we'll see another price cut, and eventually that slim unit everybody's talking about.
I've only had my PS3 for about a month or so... it's the newer 80 gig model. I put a 250 gig drive in it and am having a blast. I still have my PS2 hooked up in the bedroom, and use it to play SSX and some other games from time to time. It'd be nice if my PS3 would play PS2 games, as the wireless controllers would sure be nice. But oh well. I'd rather have a reliable unit without the backwards compatibility than one I'd worry about going south, and then not being able to get it repaired and have to take one that isn't compatible.
never really understood the point of slimlining the consoles, the heandhelds sure but not the consoles. personally it make no difference to me whether or not my ps3 is as big as it is now or halfing the size as long as it does what i bought it to do.