35w ago - Sony Hardware Marketing Director John Koller has officially unveiled a smaller, lighter PS3 Slim model at TGS 2012 today!
This confirms previous reports of a PlayStation 3 super slim console coming including those HERE, HERE and HERE at long last.
To quote: Tokyo Game Show is always an exciting time for gamers everywhere, as we all look forward to new games and other news being unveiled during the show.
This year is no exception. We are always looking for ways to create better experiences for our gamers, and to that end, we just unveiled a smaller, lighter PlayStation 3 at the show.
The new PS3 will be available in two different models, with 250GB and 500GB HDDs which will allow you to store even more of your digital life. It also features a smaller, streamlined design that will look great as part of any entertainment system. The new model is approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3.
45w 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 (ANATEL) 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 HERE - 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...
46w ago - Today Japanese site PocketNews (linked above) reports a new PS3 Slim model (CECH-4000 / CECH-4001x) has been spotted registered on the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) site.
While there is little information on the new SKU, the FCC ID is listed as AK8CBEH19C1 and rumors suggest the new PlayStation 3 model may feature a top-loading disc tray similar to the one on the PS2 Slim.
El33tOnline.com also points out that PS3 Firmware 4.20 slightly changed the wording on the XMB from 'Eject Disc' to 'Remove Disc' when you press Triangle to bring up a disc-based game's option menu.. stating, "Sony released a PS2 Super Slim in 2008 that featured an internal power supply and was lighter than the original Slim model."
To quote, roughly translated: "You think AK8CBEH19C1 is FCC ID, so CECH-4001x model number in North America, and appeared in the model number called CECH-4000B or CECH-4000A in the country.