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Super Slim – FCC filing points to 4000 Series PS3

Thursday, 5th July 2012 10:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to this FCC filing, Sony is working on a 4000 Series PlayStation 3.

The document could relate to a slimmer PS3, rumoured by Eurogamer to be announced at gamescom next month.

The current PS3 is the 3000 Series. The model mentioned in the filing is the CECH-4001x.

An included image appears to show the new console compared to the current model. It’s a great deal smaller, seemingly.

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  1. Aimless

    Rumour has it that it’ll feature a manual load disc drive and possibly a new type of storage.

    Interesting that the bottom looks closer to the original PS3. No doubt this design will have an external power supply, though.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. I was never particularly impressed with the first PS3 slim (it’s surprisingly large).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. osric90

    What does The Secret World has to do with this? Is this some kind of advertising or just a mistake?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    @3 – Eh? That’s an advert.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Night Hunter

    @4: I think he means the FCC link that leads to the Seret World article

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Oh, balls. Sorry, yeah. That’s me being an idiot.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    Fixed now.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    Too many leaks from the likes of FFC & rating boards.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. TheBlackHole

    @8 Stuff has to get rated. The disclosure of that information is a legal requirement.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    @9,
    Disclosure is a requirement but not a public one.Its leaks like these that take the fizz out of events like e3 and gamescom.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ejams

    I hope it gets an overall appearance change. I wasn’t that impressed by the slims and am much more content (and proud) of my big ol’ fatty ;)

    #11 2 years ago