by David Sanchez on July 23, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
Remember those leaked images of that new PlayStation 3 model? People were expecting Sony to announce the new hardware design at this year’s Gamescom, but it looks like that may not be the case after all. Well, at least according to a source close to VG247. This unknown fellow claims that Sony’s stock of the current PlayStation 3 model is too high, so an announcement for a redesign will not be happening.
Additionally, the source has confirmed (read: “confirmed”) that the 16GB version of the PlayStation 3 that is supposedly in the works is in fact real. And no, it’s not a typo for 160GB. Apparently, this version of the PlayStation 3 will feature built-in Flash memory.
Personally, I don’t think we need a new PlayStation 3 redesign. The current model is pretty damn sexy, and quite frankly, the leaked images of that newer model showed off a console that I thought was kind of ugly. Then again, that’s just my opinion. Maybe other folks like when their video game consoles look like portable grills.
Update: VG247′s source also shot down previous rumors of a $99.99 price point for the 16GB console. In other words, rumors are being stacked on rumors like some big, fat rumor cake!
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