Gamestop needs to stop spreading rumors. They´re giving out alot of rumors lately. Most of them end up being false, like the GoW III release date.
As for the picture, I think it´s a photoshop edited picture. There are way too many different pictures floating around on the net with different `slim` models. And this one seems to have the same model as the normal PS3, but then smaller.
I notice some people are now saying the PS3 Slim in the NeoGAF comparison picture isn't the same as the one from the Chinese site a few days ago... they are claiming the one in this picture is a PS3 clone called the "FunStation 3" as shown in this video:
PS3News I believe you are correct about it being a clone.
I'm 100% positive it's a clone myself for 3 reasons:
1. Notice the original PS3's shiny plastic. This is a stylistic choice that isn't likely to be changed by Sony simply because it keeps the styling consistent. The smaller 'ps3' has some very knock-off, clone-looking plastic.
2. The picture is 'cleverly' taken from the bottom. What a great way to hide the faces of the consoles where you would immediately be able to see the small machine is just a clone.
3. Notice all the wires plugged into the ports on the front of the original ps3? Where are those ports on the 'slim'? Unless the little cover beside the drive bay houses those now like where the MC slots on the original original ps3's were, they aren't there. Just like they wouldn't be on a clone knock-off.
On top of all this think about it logically, if Sony is having so much trouble even taking $100 off of the ps3's price, do you really think that they have been able to cost-effectively halve the size of that monster? I don't give Sony that much credit. A slim would be cool but I just don't think they have done it yet. A price cut will probably precede a slim model.
good find boss
there must be some shady factory getting stormed by sony officials somewhere in the world
further reinforcement against this would be that sony wouldnt release a slim console that is merely just photocopy at 60% scale. they would surely re-design using some of the key features from the original ps3, thats what they did when they slimmed the ps2
If I was Sony I would sue that company and finally get them to stop making that stuff. It's always the same stupid stuff from Japan that tricks 5 year olds into wasting 30 bucks on their console because they can't read correctly.
Make no mistake about it, that's the only people who will buy this besides the ones who are doing it as gags. And they used the Sony D-pad and copied the Square, Circle, X and Triangle buttons.... I believe Sony has a Copy Right on both of them.
Anyway I'm off topic, I don't think that is the actual slim model because it doesn't look a thing like the leaked pic's.
yep, that's definitely the funstation.. look at the picture, you can see the two weird looking ports under the eject button (or where it's supposed to be), and in the funstation video when he showed the funstation, we can clearly see the exact same ports in the same position...