170w ago - Earlier today we reported on the PSJailBreaker clone, with another surfacing now dubbed the PS3Break PS3 modchip alongside a video, and the PS3Key team have posted a few internal pictures of their upcoming PlayStation 3 modchip as well.
In what appears to be a battle of the clones, the x3JailBreak clone team have stated the PS3Break clone is fake, to quote:
"Today, we have seen online on many websites are talking about ps3break.com. This team is sending our fake email and saying it is our new x3 brand. This is not true and we are not associated to ps3break.com at all. Any orders that come from this website, we will not support it!"
According to PSGroove, PS3Key has updated their Facebook with internal pics (below) and a recommended retail price of $49 USD.
The official PS3Break site (linked above) states the following on their USB device:
1) Larger case for ease of use and less change of misplacing or losing your dongle.
2) More Powerful (competition using 8 bit processor compared to PS3break is using a 32 bit operating processor)
3) Hardware USB compared to where PSJ is software emulated
4) As updates become available PS3break is easily upgradable.
5) Extensible ports for upcoming features/add-on
A serial number will be matched to your PS3, which is authenticated online. and you may use your authorized serial number to access the site for new updating.
PS3 Break's powerful R&D team will provide users with excellent services for software upgrading and technical support.
1. Upgradeable hardware firmware thoroughly!
2. The key "Upgrade" for software upgrading and avoids to be blocked by SONY. Users can also upgrade the updated software through computer.
3. Reading speed will be 2 times faster and it makes users to play more smoothly.
4. Games can be copied and saved to internal or external hard disk, in this way, the expensive blue-ray driver and disc can be abandoned.
5. Plug & play USB port, the installation will be finished in a few seconds.
6. Homebrew software is supported.
7. Simple and clear illustrations will guide you to install step by step.
8. PS3 Break is compatible with all fat and slim model.
Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!
Alright, I'm finding this VERY suspicious how PS3Jailbreak, x3Jailbreak and now this PS3Break are all using the exact same wording and even the same plastic storage cases for their breaks.
My thinking is, they are all being released by the same group under different names, different "dummy" companies. What better way to eliminate the competition than to BE the competition? First they release PS3Jailbreak, knowing eventually it will be reversed, and charge an ungodly price for it early on to get early adopters. Then they slowly start leaking clones at lower and lower prices to capitalize on the hype, and to detract from their previous price fixing scam. This also serves as a buffer to protect their revenue, should Sony take down one of their products.
Yeah I know, sounds conspiracy-theoretic and far fetched...but its damn funny how the clones showed up so quickly after the original was released.