23w ago - Recently Kotaku (via Sang of RRA) reported news that a new PS3 SuperSlim Model CECH-4200 alongside it's Asia counterparts CECH-4205B and CECH-4205C are expected to arrive soon.
Below are the details, to quote: "In South Korea, Sony just filed for certification for two new PS3 models: CECH-4205B and CECH-4205C. As tipster Sang points out, these could be slightly modified versions of the "Super Slim PS3s" (model number CECH-4000, image above) with smaller nanometer architecture, less power consumption, and better cooling.
Earlier this month, new PS3 models also surfaced on a webpage for Japan's Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. That listing was for "CECH-4200". The assumption is that the difference between "CECH-4200" and "CECH-4205" is regional for Japan and South Korea."
31w ago - Today some videos surfaced from Haxck ODE / juansbeck hacks demonstrating what appears to be a HaxckODE ODE (Optical Drive Emulator) for the PS3 Super Slim 4000 (4K) series of consoles with details incoming.
Below are the videos as well as some related information, as follows:
Video #1: HaxckODE Jailbreak PS3 Super Slim 4000 Series - this is the haxckODE jailbreak PlayStation 3 Super Slim is the first device that emulates the PS3 hard drive is an internal drive solution storage.
Video #2: PlayStation 3 Slim CECH 3001b Programada - This is the programming model of the PS3 cech 3000 and should work the same way on a super slim ps3 the programming for the team juansbeck hybrid is an initial demonstration games version 4.31 running on the latest version as of today console Sony PlayStation 3.
From haxckode: HaxckODE characteristics far.
It is an internal memory device to initiate original hard drive requires an embedded system that decrypts the original hard drive to start and it keeps doing that encryption dump its internal memory of the haxckODE, then act as a mirror to the system accepts as yet maximum storage unit supplanting 16gb original hard disk.
No soldering required, connects to the bay hdd via SATA interface...
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...