First purported images of new PS3 4000-model surface

Saturday, 14th July 2012 13:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Shots of what are purportedly the 4000 Series PlayStation 3 which popped up in FCC listings last week have surfaced over on PS3trophies.

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

According to the site, the images were pulled from Anatel, the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications, an first reported by Brazillian tech site Tecnoblog.

The site states the new PS3 is super slim – basically slimmer than PS3 slim – and will coming three flavors: 16GB (or is it 160GB?), 250GB, and 500GB.

Sony is rumored to announced the slimmer model at gamescom next month.

Thanks, ejams .



  1. Razor

    Probably need to see proper press shots, but it certainly looks… interesting.

    I find it puzzling why Sony are still using this weird alien spaceship convex style. Looks fugly.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DeVitowned

    Much like Gematsu, you posted the error of “16GB”. Use a bit of common sense and take that as 160 GB, no matter what the original source said.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. polygem

    ps3 slim slim? i am pretty happy with my 160 gb slim. wont buy any other ps3 this gen.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 Wow. I will start assuming more often then despite 5 different sites stating the same. Also, thanks for being so nice about it. :/

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Razor

    @2 How do you know it’s an error?

    It could easily be a 16GB flash version, thus enabling Sony to lop a sizable chunk off of the price, as they are not including a HDD, which is always going to add cost.

    That is probably Sony’s 360 Arcade version which they’ll be able to sell cheaper.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Beta

    #2 Source for this information? It could be a 16GB model for all we know. Much like the budget 4GB Xbox 360.

    #6 2 years ago

    The current slim looks more premium than this one IYAM.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. NightCrawler1970

    @Stephany Nunneley, How much? does that thang have Multicard reader? USB jacks? specs please thank you

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ejams

    After seeing the other photos, this one honestly looks a lot better than the current slim (except for the top… it looks out of place). I wonder what the selling point of this will be? Going simply “even more slim than before!” doesn’t sound like the best idea ever, especially in Sony’s current position. I’m sensing some decent changes/additions. Still rolling with my original fatty though, and it’s still the best :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    Top loading by the look of it, which suggests they are trying to keep this one as cheap as possible. I suspect it’ll come with a decent price drop and bring it closer to the magic £100 entry point. Something the current generation have been far too slow in getting to.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    Hope its reeaally cheap so that more consumers buy it.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TheIronJedi

    Considering Sony just announced their deal with Gaikai, a 16GB version of the console seems feasible. If it runs quieter than the current 3000 series PS3, and they get rid of the texturing of the top of it, and still have the ability to fit a 1TB Hard Drive to it, I’d be keen.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dannybuoy

    @1. I’ve always thought the domed top was a clever design decision by Sony so you can’t stack it under other equipment meaning its always on top of other stuff. It maximises it’s presence in your living space. Clever I think.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. silkvg247

    The only thing that would make me buy a newer ps3 to replace my fatty is if they included proper BWC for ps1 and ps2.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ejams

    @16, +9001

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    @16, Never gonna happen as long as those HD remakes keep selling.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight


    They have PS2 games on the PSN store that work on the PS3. HD remakes are up to the publishers of the game to do them.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Them too. Why install backwards compatability, when they can just sell you it all over again?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight


    Well seeing how Sony has to put in hardware for backward compatibility you won’t see it ever. Hopefully SOny keeps this in mind with next gen and will make PS4 Backwards compatible.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Exactly. Though I can’t see the ps4 being backwards compatible either tbh. If it is, it’ll only go back as far as ps3.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    or PS1 but skip PS2 unless they find a way to emulate PS2 games via software.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    Well … it’s still pretty ugly.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Sini

    who the fuck is heather

    #23 2 years ago
  24. battery

    Er it looks like not so cool now.

    #24 2 years ago

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