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Redesigned PS3 to be Revealed at E3

May 12, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino

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Of course this is just yet another rumor, as there is no official confirmation.  But we caught word that Sony is set to not only reveal the PSP Go at E3, but another hardware redesign will be debuted as well.

We didn’t get any specifics, but we speculate that it could be one of a couple different options.  First off, it very well could be as simple as a white or a silver PS3, to go with the white and silver Dualshock 3′s that have been made available.  This makes sense, as most people would want their controllers to match their consoles.

The other option, and the one we are leaning toward is a slimmed down, model.  Maybe with some updated specs.  Nothing major of course as to not alienate current PS3 owners, but there is an off chance they could add something small like bluetooth 3.0 support.  When we caught wind of this, the exact word “redesign” was used, which leaves me to believe that it is indeed a PS3 slim.  Announcing a different color wouldn’t exactly warrant the term “redesign”.

Then again, since a console wasn’t specified either, it could be a redesigned PS2, or yet another PSP model (other than the Go) but that is highly unlikely.  There is also an off chance that this “hardware redesign” was referring to a PS3 Motion controller, but I really don’t consider that to be “hardware”, as it’s more of an accessory.

Sony has been known to slim down their consoles, as the original PlayStation, PS2, and even the PSP all have seen slimmer models released after the initial model was released.  Is the market ready for a PS3 slim?  I know I am.

Stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle for all your E3 coverage needs.  Something Colossal is coming soon…