With the deception the Internet can afford these days, it can be difficult to say something is "real" and we refuse to label anything "official" until we hear it from Sony.  But even so, this has certainly kicked off a massive Internet stir.

It seems a video of the PS3 Slim from the Philippines has been leaked , and as you can see, it evidently shows the fancy new PS3 Slim being sold very prematurely by an underground street vendor. Supposedly, the system has a 120GB hard drive, two USB ports, a PS3 icon instead of "PlayStation 3," no card readers, and a few other interesting cosmetic tidbits. For instance, it seems the "touch" button eject is gone, and although the vendor was selling it with the Dual Shock 3, we don't know if that's the default controller for this new machine. As for a price, it all boils down to about $410 in American money, but that doesn't really help us determine an actual retail cost. Not long after this video was leaked, a GameTrailers employee has said "Sony can't keep leaks" and this PS3 Slim "is real." The last we heard about the PS3 Slim was that Sony might actually be working to phase out one of the models currently available (the 80GB one, it seems), and that we might see the thinner machine on store shelves before the summer was over. Others believe we won't hear an announcement until the Tokyo Game Show in the fall.

For our part, we don't really want to speculate further. All we can remember is Jack Tretton standing on the stage at E3 and making a joke; he thanked everyone for coming, even if they did already know a few of the big announcements…you know, like the PSP Go.

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Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I feel so bad for Sony;They try and try but can't keep anything under wraps.I bet right now they must be thinking how they can disprove it the consoles existence.With a small price cut this baby will be flying off the shelf's everywhere although Japan wouldn't require a price cut for that to happen.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

It isn't a bad thing actually

The more exposure the better
Either way, the current model is the better version so those who want a more complete version of the ps3 have to hurry up or get stuck with the slim

Either way I'm waiting for the HOT games this fall <3

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

a slim PS3 with more exposure is great. Let's hope the PS2 BC update is true. It'll be what the PS2 gamers want to make the upgrade. Let's just hope its not 3 years too late!

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

That just means how bad people want it. I don't like how difficult this makes things for Sony, but can you blame people for their excitement?

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

The specs and design seems logical. They have been selling horrible compared with last year, so far. They barely sold 10 million last year, to sell 13 million this year, the slim has to be real. If xbox remain 10 million sales this year, that means PS3 catches up by 3 million to xbox.

I hope this is real. I want more exclusives back to PS3. I want to see what possibilities there are for RPGs this gen. I have not seen anything exceptional RPG in PS3 so far.

Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

Looks very cool in the video.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Like the ps3 logo on it

Though either one looks fine.
I like the current version of the ps3 logo for its shininess. It really looks shiny and attractive against the piano black surface.

But yeah

www
www
11 years ago

Did you guys realize the original "PS3" logo is the one on the spine of your Blu Ray cases. The one in that red background.

I feel this is a big time MOD.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Maybe with the official announcement they will also announce firmware 3.0 with ps2 backward compatibility? That would make a huge surge of sales this fall and will keep current 80/40gb owners on sony's side.

ralph89
ralph89
11 years ago

Wow it's in Philippines already!! (I'm Filipino) I wonder how much will it cost or when it will come state side. Maybe TGS?


Last edited by ralph89 on 7/12/2009 10:17:24 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Sony may have an assembly facility there. Even if the electronics are made in China, it's possible that the retail packages may be assembled elsewhere, or that one of the contracted manufacturers of the new PS3 has a Philippines facility. Either way, I highly doubt that a Philippine retailer somehow got stock early and one has made it's way out to be sold on video.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 7/12/2009 11:01:12 PM

spiderboi
spiderboi
11 years ago

Ditto, I'm from the Phils. i wonder where he got that. I'm guessing Greenhills..? Pretty tempting to go there to see for myself. Haha

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

LuLz. me too, i was from Manila but moved to NY 2 years ago. Its probably fake. They make alot of fake stuff there. I've seen alot of fake psp's there. They said it was a new version but it was just plain fake.

cegmp
cegmp
11 years ago

From the Philippines too. I think it might be fake but what better to way to find out that ask the different stores around. I'll start with Greenhills. Maybe this Saturday.

Zi3kEN
Zi3kEN
11 years ago

oh my god!! lol i lived in the philippines.. and i could say that ps3 slim is fake haha.. those vendors were probably muslims

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

WTF does someone's religion has to do with the video being fake?
You better be careful not to stir trouble here with such comments.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Why? it's true in England but there's no reason to blame any religion if the vids fake

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

OK, so it's just a coincidence that pics from a few months ago (said 2 be leaked from a Chinese facility)look identical to this finished model, which is found in the Philippians?? i dunno… if it were a hoax… who would have the means to produce the box, and the console?? wouldn't it be considered copyright infringement? the box i saw is plastered with the Sony logo and Sony copyright text..

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Copyright infringement issues???? in ASIA???? mwyehahahahahahahaha!!!!

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

Im calling it fake until I see some clear solid evidence.

Tristan
Tristan
11 years ago

Im going to Manila next week. If I have some spare time, I'll be going to some underground vendors to see if this is true.

Zi3kEN
Zi3kEN
11 years ago

but it's true many vendors selling in the streets of philipenes is muslims, and they sell different kinds of fake DVD's, dvd players, pirated cd's.. i'm just telling the truth and what i saw, i can say that ps3 slim selling by a filipino is FAKE! Ok!


Last edited by Zi3kEN on 7/12/2009 10:35:15 PM

Zi3kEN
Zi3kEN
11 years ago

gosh.. people this days,they think when someone spoke a word Muslim!..they think it's being racist damn


Last edited by Zi3kEN on 7/12/2009 10:49:16 PM

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

which part of the phillipines did u lived in?
im only asking cuz i've been to philipines and i absolutely loved it =)


Last edited by kreate on 7/12/2009 11:52:50 PM

PSNclaw18
PSNclaw18
11 years ago

I use to live in the Philippines also.. On (the now closed) Clark Air Force Base.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

i'd say it was fake 2, had i not seen pics from a Chinese factory, and heared that story bout the gamestop worker (or manager cant remember) who called some head honcho down @ Sony, and inquired about the pictures of the new slim. The reply from the Sony Rep. was, "They released them already?" that alone says Plausible… now this pops up with the same model as shown in the pics?

Almost Confirmed. just have to wait on sony…

Who wants 2 put money down?? i say $100.00 CAD (86.0585 USD) that this is real. if it's not, I will honestly pay up to whoever else joins me…

heres some evidence from the article to remind you all…

playstationlifestyle(DOT)net/2009/07/12/out-of-the-bag-gametrailers-confirms-ps3-slim/

Gametrailers confirms this as real… what more do u need?


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 7/13/2009 1:14:23 PM

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

one last hunk of junk to show you all this is the real deal…

blogcdn(DOT)com/www(DOT)joystiq(DOT)com/media/2009/05/playstationboxarts.jpg

hmm… Official boxart for the psp GO! looks really similar to the Unofficial ps3 Slim box art… hmm… still think its all coincidentally fake??

who wants 2 place their bets now?

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Yeah…. that's cool but when its actually anounced then Ill believe it. If this is true this is good for anybody who is interested in purchasing one. Me I'm good with my 60gb launch model lol.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Same <3

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Yeah It could be fake but Sony really needs a cheaper console at this moment of time.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

Probably fake, but it looks pretty slick if it's real.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

Okay, if this real, Sony is seriously losing their sense of style. First the PSP GO! Now this. My bulky glossy 60 GB would dominate this, if they were ever compared physically. Why isn't the ps3 slim glossy? That was one of the most attractive superficial qualities of the ps3; now Sony will just strip that away? I was expecting a better looking console, but whatever, I am sticking with my 60 GB. If it is $300 or less, I would say it is a good buy; but I if it is $400 or over, then I wouldn't be suprise to see myself being begged by employees at an electronic store to purchase a ps3 slim.


Last edited by Bugzbunny109 on 7/12/2009 11:02:30 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Why isn't the ps3 slim glossy? That was one of "the most attractive qualities of the ps3."

You may not remember this, but the glossy finish of the PS3 was a major liability at launch thanks to the legion of fanboy critics who burned Terabytes of Internet capacity bitching about the glossy finish and it's likelihood to pickup finger prints, smudges and dust. It'll be incredibly ironic if Sony get's criticized for a non-glossy finish on the PS3 slip model by the very same folks who botched up a storm about the glossy finish in the first place. Sadly few if any will remind these two-faced folks of their previous comments about the glossy finish.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Ah!

And those fingerprints can be easily cleaned off with rubbing alcohol :)*

*fact

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

Well you see, I personally, and some people might share the same perspective the topic, like a glossy finish. Of course fanboys complained! They complained about the lack of games, the controller, the price, the size, everything [yes I rhymed]. Yes, fanboys complain about everything. This is not breaking news. You shouldn't account fanboys opinions because well….. they are fanboys! You should account the actual users or owners of the ps3. Alot of people seemed to like the glossy finish. I never heard much complain about it. If I decide to purchase the ps3 slim, it would feel like I was going back to the ps2 era because the ps3 slim pretty much looks like the ps2 slim.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Current owners of PS3 are not the target consumers for the PS3 slim, Sony wants new customers.

The fanboys in question were primarily the tech/gaming media.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

I hate the glossy finish because of fingerprints and etc. lol when I first bought my PS3, I carried it in the packaging wrap and sh** for a couple months lol.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

Well of course Sony wants new customers, but those customers will look at the "previous ps3" and the ps3 slim, and will then compare the two. No gloss will be a point less for the ps3 slim. And you are correct, most of the media is composed mainly of fanboys *Cough G4 cough*.

faraga
faraga
11 years ago

i found a way to get rid of the fingerprint problem: i carry my ps3 with me oftenly in the bag i got with gta iv, with the result that my ps3 became scratched; gone fingerprint problem!

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

wht has no-one said this yet?…if you dont like it then dont get it and its meant to play games not sit on your shelf and look pretty (thats just a bonus) who cares if its not glossy…if you really want to just laminate it, yes you can do that with out having issues

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

@Scarecrow

yu don't even need that…… a damp cloth, or a dry microfiber cloth fixes it with one wipedown…
—————————————
at the end of the day, who cares if its glossy…

"its got great games, but no gloss finish, so miss 4 me."

that makes as much sense as

"My 360 died 6 times, each time i had 2 buy a new one, but if this one breaks, i'll still buy one"

and who said it looked like ps2 slim?? um ok, i guess i could see it, if this 1 had a bit more rectangular cube look, with a pop open disk door… but it doesn't…

I personally think this system looks ACE! and will buy 2 day 1 if they are 299… if they are 399, il just buy one…

but 1 last thing… this further supports the rumor that the slim will be out by the end of the month…


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 7/13/2009 4:50:04 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It's rather hard to keep a secret when some twit at a 3rd party you have a contract with for manufacturing something, decides to break confidentiality. In the current age of Information, one breach of confidentiality can be on a million screens inside an hour, long before anyone can react. So I do feel sorry for Sony, it's basically impossible to keep a secret unless it's kept entirely in-house and everyone working on the project can be trusted.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

MS and Nintendo don't have any problems with keeping secrets with 3rd party's why is it only Sony though?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Outsourcing

Nintendo probably has a long relationship with their main 3rd party hardware manufacturers.

Sony has their controllers made in China. This new ps3 version in the Phillipines(?), etc.

So they probably don't have a CENTRAL company they can always go to and trust.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I wouldn't put it past some companies to incentivise leaking Sony information, nor would I put it past a particularly fanboy-ish employee to leak information.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

I doubt this one is real. We all know it will come but unless they got some prototypes then this must be fake.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

one simple thing happened… the ps3 logo changed…

remember the Phat ps2, and slim ps2??

the phat had "PS2" in their font, but the slim had the "Playstation 2" word logo in the ps1 font…

this looks like an attractive new "update" to ps2 font… but what does font matter??

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

It it's real and it's flat black
All I ca say is, it's…..
FUGLY, FUGLY, IT'S FUGLY LOOKING without any sheen.

They better toss in a free can of WD-40 or Wesson Salad oil, cause you'll needing to do a light periodic coating if you wanna keep that sucker shining.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/12/2009 11:49:53 PM

www
www
11 years ago

Hahahahahaha……

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

the guy in the video probably be better off selling it on ebay for 2-5 thousand dollars than selling it on the streets for 410 if he really wanted to make money. also he needs to clarify how he got his hands on it or most people would probably think its fake.