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Images of new, smaller PS3 model surface

Images of new, smaller PS3 model surface
New PS3 on the way?

All of the recent hype has been has been around the rumoured PlayStation 4, but recently-surfacing images suggest Sony may be plotting a new version of the existing PS3 console.

Images appeared in a Sony filing to a Brazilian telecommunications company and reveal a smaller version of the PS3 with a top-loaded disc-drive, rather than the slide-in disc-slot

According to the photos, the console boasts a new crinkle-cut finish, rather than the smooth matte finish on the PS3 Slim, while the shape appears a little more rounded.

The filing to Anatel says there'll be 16GB, 250GB and 500GB models.

Last hurrah

Earlier this month, evidence of a new PS3 appeared in FCC documents. That filing mentioned the "CECH-4000" series also quoted in Sony's filing to Anatel in Brazil

Regardless, any hardware revisions would likely be a final hurrah for the PlayStation 3, with the likelihood of a new new model in 2014.

Via: SlashGear