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311w ago - This is being filed as a rumor for the moment, if anyone can read Chinese and do a translation of what exactly these pictures are supposed to be of feel free to comment below.

Could they be of a cost-cutting new PS3 Slim redesign (with a new PS3 font to boot) leaked by Chinese BBS LevelUp, or just pics of a knockoff PS3 clone?

We do know Sony just recently stated there were no plans for a PS3 Slim console version anytime soon.

More details to come as they are available... and more pics are available HERE or linked above!

Rumor: New PS3 Design Leaked by LevelUp, or Just a Knockoff?

Rumor: New PS3 Design Leaked by LevelUp, or Just a Knockoff?

Rumor: New PS3 Design Leaked by LevelUp, or Just a Knockoff?

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#22 - gensuke - 311w ago
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Folks, seriously do you really think that Sony would invest several hundred millions dollars on a the Playstation 3 logo and on advertising in order to impress that specific logo in the mind of every consumer just to change it suddenly in something like "PS3"?

Not to mention the ugliness of the font...

#21 - Rtrace - 311w ago
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Alright, through some studying, the page was forced down by the Chinese government. You can tell from clicking on that image there and reading through the pages.

I'd have to say, that the only reason they would act on this in China is if it were real and Sony sent out a complaint.
However, I won't know more until I get Photoshop running and I can try and look at the image closer.
Quote Originally Posted by idone View Post
Looks very very real to me!

1. Obviously not a photoshop
2. Who would go to such an expense for some elaborate hoax?
3. Notice on the bottom the plug holes for the screws look exactly the same as the ones on the ps2.
4. They need to cut costs, period! (as any business does.)

Just my opinion but I would have to place my bet that the reason for the mat finish is because everyone complains about how easily the console gets scratched up and fingerprints all over it.

Funny still only 2 usb ports on this one XD
I do think they should still throw some chrome trim in there..


my 2 cents.


1. Man making something like this in photoshop is a cake walk.
2. You quite clearly never saw the IGN Legend of Zelda prank
3. Wouldn't that make it a PS2?
5. Agreed.

However upon reading this
"Internet users found the Internet to endanger national security and social stability, ethnic separatist propaganda, the cult, pornography, intimidation, fraud and other harmful information, please select the relevant site supervision departments of public security alarm network."

By clicking on that image with the police officer and surfing through the website. I have to say that this may be real, not the final model, but a real slim PS3.

That motto up there is from one of the websites that is linked in that webpage linked by the police officer image. Such a site would have to commissioned by the Chinese Government to be able to say such a thing or else it wouldn't be around.

#20 - idone - 311w ago
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Looks very very real to me!

1. Obviously not a photoshop
2. Who would go to such an expense for some elaborate hoax?
3. Notice on the bottom the plug holes for the screws look exactly the same as the ones on the ps2.
4. They need to cut costs, period! (as any business does.)

Just my opinion but I would have to place my bet that the reason for the mat finish is because everyone complains about how easily the console gets scratched up and fingerprints all over it.

Funny still only 2 usb ports on this one XD
I do think they should still throw some chrome trim in there..


my 2 cents.

#19 - CJPC - 311w ago
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For anyone who has ever taken a PS3 apart (especially a newer one), the majority of the space that is used in the case is from the internal PSU, seconded by the BD drive.

If the PSU was external, and the drive slimmed down a bit (which, is just a matter of doing it, no tech hurdles), the system can in fact be that small.

Plus it looks like they finally got rid of the horrible Spiderman logo for the PS3.

Not saying its the greatest design in the world, but, it is better than the old boxes.

Why couldn't they just make it set-top box looking? Like a VCR (yes, there still around) or a DVD/BD player? It would have gone so much better in anyone's A/V Racks!

#18 - Abscido - 311w ago
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Anything's better that the current design surely? I like the look of that fake.

#17 - xaxaxe - 311w ago
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Really ugly. Looks like a rubber doormat

#16 - loader187 - 311w ago
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it also looks like it is the same material as the ps2's are made of so if it can boost there sales and more exclusives on it i dont care.

#15 - mihaiolimpiu - 311w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by mihaiolimpiu View Post
HORRIBLE... I would not put that ugly blob near my FULLHD LCD ever! it looks like a ATARI!
GOD PLEASE DON'T!! What have I done to deserve this!?!?!


Actually I studied the pictures more closely, and all those pictures are representing are TWO PARTS!!!

YES TWO PARTS: THE TOP of the console and THE BOTTOM! Look Closely and you will notice ...

Now, no wonder why the TOP half alone looked horrid! But combine it with the bottom half and actually it looks quite nice!
I had to quote myself because I was under the impression that THE TOP was the entire design of the new console! Well under close inspection I changed my opinion...

#14 - bazji - 311w ago
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ugly ugly ugly.. surely this can't be real, i hope not

#13 - mircxx - 311w ago
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I surely hope for sonys sake this is fake....

Ugly design....