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Yes, The New PlayStation 3 Can Stand Vertically, And We've Got The Shots To Prove It

If you are looking for great, high-res photos of the new PlayStation 3 vertical stand, this is the story you've been waiting for.

It's Tokyo Game Show time, and that means a handful of new trailers and some bits of information about the future of your favorite console devices. In case you missed it, Sony had a little get-together last night where multiple Gundam games were discussed and, yes, a new hardware revision for the PlayStation 3 was announced. I actually think the new PS3 looks pretty neat, but I'm trying to put my "buy the same console a zillion times because OH MAN YOU NEED THE CLEAR BLUE ONE" days behind me. Speaking of which, here's a photo of the clear blue PlayStation 2 I bought in Japan, not that long before they revised the hardware all over again and put out smaller PS2s in shiny, car-paint-like colors. Uh... excuse the dust, I guess.

Anyway, so I was digging through the spot where Sony leaves its trailers and other assets for people like me who run websites and... well, that's pretty much it. With that press conference out of the way and TGS in the air, I figured there would be something new there to grab. As it turns out, there's a Puppeteer trailer. But along with a set of poorly labeled videos--stuff like "UC3T3DRF17_1080_SXS," for example--there was a little ZIP file marked "PS3 Stand." My heart skipped a beat and I immediately forgot about that other video, which is probably some sort of Uncharted 3 thing, now that I think about it. I had to have PS3 Stand. Because it could only contain my favorite thing in the known universe--photos of a PlayStation 3 stand. And with a new PS3 comes... a new stand. Behold! Stand_Side.tif!

I'm still shaking. Seriously, I'm totally losing it over here. Look at that thing! It screws into stuff and keeps stuff standing up! Yet it sits there, slim as hell and totally humble about its notable role. But hey, I know you want to see more. So hows about I get out of your way and we all take a look at Stand_Top.tif, huh?

Ka-pow! Boom! Bet you didn't think it was going to be shiny, did you? That's craftsmanship, right there. I don't know if this webring gives out a Stand of the Year award, but if it did, I'm pretty sure I'd call it right here. Can any other stand compare? Oh well, we'll probably never know and I guess there's nothing left to talk about so I'll just OH GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THIS

Holy moly, is that Stand_Slanting.tif? It's so... jaunty! That rakish tilt lets you know that this stand might be all business at the office, but once that clock gets punched it's tiiiime to party! Scorpion bowls for everybody, we're goin' all niiiiiiight!

I have to admit, though, that I'm a bit melancholy about all this stand business. And that's because Sony's greatest stand hasn't been matched. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The PS2 horizontal stand. The greatest stand to ever stand something that didn't need to be standed. The stand of stands! Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is a secret love letter to this stand because it's so full of people talking about their stands! Let's take a moment, reflect on true greatness, and then move on with our day, shall we? I give you... the horizontal stand.

Man, that's some hot carpet right there, too. I hope you are having a terrific Wednesday.

Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by dungbootle

I love video games

Posted by InternetDetective


Posted by MuddyDonut

My sides are standing on their own

Posted by MeldingPlague

I have a launch PS3 and I skipped out on upgrading to the current slim version but now stands.

Posted by SuperJoe

Take that, earthquakes!

Posted by bybeach

I'm at a loss. Seriously, not getting it.

I keep my machines on the horizontal anyways, cause of the 3 teir wall mount stand (glass shelves) I got for components. Recievor though is on the cabinet, weighs over 50 lb I think, which was over the limit

Posted by Talis12

the big question is, should i stand while handling the stand?

Posted by rand0mZer00

This is the greatest article I have ever read.

Posted by Phatmac


Posted by MordeaniisChaos

... Doesn't that totally remove the point of putting it vertically? ie to save space?

Posted by Maajin

Welp, console wars won.

Posted by Katkillad

Just what i always wanted...another variation of the ps3...

Posted by rachelepithet

From "Put it on a pedestal. You love your PS2, protect it with this horizontal stand. Made exclusively for use with the PS2 system console, it allows you to protect your valuable system without sacrificing the look of the hi-tech design. Made in USA."

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

This is the first article I read in weeks........  GODDAMN!!!!!!!!!!  

Posted by Spike_Kojima

@MordeaniisChaos said:

... Doesn't that totally remove the point of putting it vertically? ie to save space?

You put it vertically because it looks rad , can't you appreciate art homie ?

Posted by solidlife

relevant to my interests

Posted by thebunnyhunter

i think the stand broke Jeff

Posted by paisan13

I have a progressive idea for Sony: Do something about the high price, something like lower it!! I really don't care if I can stand it up, I care about the price, and $300 for a six year old console is a no-brainer for me, a no buy.

Posted by PrinceRhaegar

If this is what this site produces when the dudes work from home, CLOSE THAT GODDAMN OFFICE

Posted by Delta_Ass

This is the greatest thing about stands since Stephen King's The Stand.

Posted by The_Nubster

I think Jeff should write more articles, but out of the dumb things that Patrick finds and doesn't use. I like these dumb articles.

Posted by JasonR86

Why are they making another PS3 model? Just...just bring the new one out for the love of God.

Posted by Steven

This is amazing

Posted by Delta_Ass

@JasonR86 said:

Why are they making another PS3 model? Just...just bring the new one out for the love of God.

Are you saying you won't stand for this?

Posted by MooseyMcMan
Posted by Abendlaender

And here I was thinking nothing interesting came out of Sonys TGS wrong I wrong I was

Posted by JasonR86

@Delta_Ass said:

@JasonR86 said:

Why are they making another PS3 model? Just...just bring the new one out for the love of God.

Are you saying you won't stand for this?

Posted by Dtat

I love Jeff's news articles! I wish he did more of them.

Posted by aceofspudz

Couldn't you stand up all the other PS3s on their sides as well, by virtue of the big flat surfaces? I mean, I did.

Posted by ApolloBob

Think about direction, wonder why you never had one...


Posted by virtorio

Sony sure know how to mould certain materials into an attractive looking product accessory.

Posted by Irvandus

We clearly stand on the verge of pure greatness with this revelation.

Posted by ajamafalous

I love you Jeff.

Posted by N7


Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

The "stand" puns are in full force in the comments, and I expected nothing less.

Posted by confideration

Not being able to stack one console on top of another = a step backwards

Posted by McGhee

I can remember getting my new PS2 on launch day and standing that baby up and thinking it was the coolest goddamn thing I'd ever seen. Now I just want consoles to be on a shelf and out of the way.

Posted by EverydayOdyssey

That was really funny. Thanks for the laughs after a long day at work.

Posted by marbleCmoney

I love articles like this.

Posted by Enigma777

I actually bought a horizontal PS2 stand back in the day. Don't judge me!

Posted by BestUsernameEver

@JasonR86 said:

Why are they making another PS3 model? Just...just bring the new one out for the love of God.

They have to make it seem new to Christmas buyers, it's their last bang for the PS3, so why not make a new version and trick late buyers into getting 'the latest and greatest hardware', even though it's six years out and the new one is looming. Then again, people still buy PS2s, so I am more looking at this model as something that will carry over into the PS4's lifespan for not as wealthy gamers.

Posted by mabber36

that clear blue ps2 is pretty sweet

Posted by AsherV20

I've never known love until having read a Jeff Gerstmann penned news article. That was so amazing, my heart is aflutter!

Posted by punkxblaze

I think I legitimately miss see through gaming consoles/peripherals. That shit was dope when I was like 10. Fucking clear gameboy.

Posted by HarlequinRiot

What does Jeff think he is, a stand-up comedian?

Posted by NoobSauceG7

I hope you are having a terrific Wednesday too Jeff!

Posted by PandaShake

Aw man, I totally thought that stand slanting means the black part can move and you can slant the ps3 at an angle.

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Posted by SuperSambo

Ok, this story has single handily made me re-new my subscription.

Posted by FormulaDeuce

Giant Bomb's 2012 Stand of the Year!

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