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July 5, 2012 // 3:23 pm - 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.

From a position to paste the nameplate has been published, the shape of the body as a CECH-3000 of the current model is so different.

I hate cheesy so becomes at once when the design was a top-loading or in the cost down.

Below are pictures from the PDF files of the CECH-4001x label location, CECH-3000 model label the current location and CECHA00 first model label location.

Note the image is for the confirmation of the position and label body shape, size comparison can not be so disparate body size for each model."

Product Name:

  • CECH-4001x*1 - Computer Entertainment System
  • DECH-4000Ax*1 - Debugging Station
  • DECH-S4000Ax*1 - Debugging Station for AV test

*1: It will be replaced by an alphabet denoting the different hard disk specification.
*2: The difference between DECH-4000Ax and CECH-4001x is software only.
*3: DECH-S4000Ax and DECH-4000Ax is same in specification, but DECH-S4000Ax is for AV test.

Finally, according to Develop-Online.net, it is also reported that Sony could unveil the new super slim PS3 model at German games industry consumer event Gamescom next month, however, as usual Sony has declined to comment.


New PS3 Slim Model (CECH-4000 / CECH-4001x) Registered at FCC

New PS3 Slim Model (CECH-4000 / CECH-4001x) Registered at FCC

New PS3 Slim Model (CECH-4000 / CECH-4001x) Registered at FCC

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#44 - PS3GAMER20111 - September 15, 2012 // 4:49 am
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no it is enough MGS4 game data install is around 6gb in total.the whole game is 30gb

#43 - tilla - September 15, 2012 // 4:28 am
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I don't think 12 GB is even enough to install MGS4 once. Pass.

#42 - PS3GAMER20111 - September 15, 2012 // 3:39 am
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12GB=max payne game data + ghost recon future soldier gamedata

#41 - elser1 - September 15, 2012 // 1:57 am
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yeah 12gb is not enough for me for much longer than a week or 2.. LOL

#40 - NTA - September 15, 2012 // 1:30 am
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They must cost $100 or less or something. Personally I think its a waste of money unless you plan on getting few games, collecting, or just using services like netflix and other stuff. Some games, install a bit of game data, and 5 games would probably cut the amount of gb in half or even less. I wonder about the power consumption compared to the previous slim model. Hopefully it'll be as good as the first slim was to the phat ps3 lol. That would be good enough for some people wary of their electric bill >_>

#39 - PS4 News - September 15, 2012 // 1:06 am
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Apparently these new ones are 12 GB models, the 16 GB ones were reported on awhile back HERE though.

#38 - niwakun - September 15, 2012 // 1:01 am
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weird, somewhere else says 16gb and here says 12gb. I dont know who were telling the accurate information.

But still, the thing about how the disc loaded on the system is still unknown, someone says its bay load while someone says it's top load. But I cant see a Eject Button anywhere for top loading so, im still clueless.

#37 - PS4 News - September 14, 2012 // 11:38 pm
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Following up on our previous PS3 Slim Model (CECH-4000 / CECH-4001x) and PS3 Slim (CECH-4000 / CECH-4011x) articles, today European site GameReactor (linked above) reports of a new 12 GB PS3 Slim console coming in October, 2012 according to a German online retailer.

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 Show just around the corner, and with Sony holding a press conference next Wednesday, we'll likely know more in the very near future."

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#36 - krystal - July 16, 2012 // 7:58 pm
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I don't like how the top of the New PS3 Slim looked. I also don't like the top loading. Though I do like the size.

#35 - drphuz - July 16, 2012 // 7:54 pm
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Man what a cheap looking piece of $crap$ this looks like. I can't wait to go over to one of me mates houses and laugh at them when they get this one! Makes the launch model look like a freakin Ferrari! Probably won't be able to upgrade HD, and I'm seriously surprised that they didn't get rid of USB. The top loading disc looks cheap! I almost guarantee the 16gb model is to rival the xbox360 4gb model.