While pricing isn't confirmed yet, the upgraded flash memory PlayStation 3 consoles are expected to cost slightly more than the current generation models. Below are the details, to quote:
"A German online retailer confirmed via Facebook that in October a new PS3 with 12GB of flash memory will appear. More information on the console has not been provided.
It was speculated long ago that Sony would release a new version of the PS3. Sources are indicating that this PS3 will possibly have an even smaller box than the PS Slim, meaning a new ultra-slimline design is on the way. We're also expecting a hike in price, although no figures are available.
Sony's German PR chief Guido Alt commented that he knew nothing of the existence of such a console, when questioned by Gamereactor. But with Tokyo Game...
75w 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.
105w ago - Today we received word from the XCM Team of their new XFPS Wildfire Light Gun for both the PS3 and XBox 360 consoles.
The XCM XFPS Wildfire Light Gun can also be used on the PlayStation 3 Slim and XBox 360 Slim consoles, and includes the following features:
• 2 Built-in Modes:
Exciting mode - with this mode you are able to act as the soldier, holding the gun in your hand, point to the TV screen, and because it is has a motion sensor, you will feel like you're in the game! You can completely enjoy first person shooting experience by simply moving your arm to aim and shoot.
Lazy mode - with this relaxing mode, you can lay down on your bed or sit on your couch with your hands by your side, holding each controller on each hand and just move your fingers to play the game. No matter if you're aiming or shooting, it is quite simple and easy. Relax and enjoy the game play.
• Built-in fast sweep 180° watching scene button. A nice feature to quickly check the enemy behind you.
• Built-in autofire function.
• Built-in double triggers
• Compatible with XBox 360 Wired Headset
• Compatible with the latest PS3 firmware
If while executing it asks: You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.
I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt,...