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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+
Posted by ninjalegend

So THAT'S what happened to all the old Sony laserdiscs! Stand bases are better than burying them in the desert.

Posted by MannAlive

Holy shit! All these photos of the stands in one place!

Posted by SJSchmidt93

Don't ever change, Jeff.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@MooseyMcMan said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

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

If you think this one is good, then...

Ok I lied, I read that one too.......  Jeff needs to write more articles.  Well he doesnt need to but his articles are funny.  
Posted by Portis

Not gonna lie, I totally went out and fucking bought an official PS2 horizontal stand. It made the PS2 look awesome.

Posted by Red12b

fucken STANDS BRO!!¡

Posted by Brodehouse

It's no Kid Icarus stand. Can I use this PS3 stand for my iPhone? I thought so.

Posted by Parsnip

Slow news day then.

Posted by Paulmar


Posted by mustachioeugene

this webring


Posted by Nibbler

Thanks Jeff.

Posted by super2j

fantastic . now when i see one one at the store, i will inexplicably become aroused.

Posted by probablytuna

I wonder how people actually has their consoles stand up vertically.

Posted by MattOnTheSite

Is it just me, or does the new stand look like it will allow your upright PS3 to swivel and rotate?

Posted by wsowen02

I had to scroll back up to the byline to make sure this was NOT an Alex Navarro article.

Posted by Lazyaza

I feel like console stands exist for two very specific purposes; event displays and idiots. XD

Posted by jasonefmonk

Captivating and detailed read about the most anticipated gaming accessory of our time.

Posted by SirPsychoSexy

Shivers down my spine

Posted by permastun

This validates my entire life! THANK YOU, SONY!

Posted by Hizang

Chucks old PS3 out the window, this is hot shit.

Posted by Humanity

Jeff is shotgunning before writing articles again

Posted by Natedogg2

I would say that I can't stand articles like this, but I'd be lying. And I would lie less if I had a stand.

Posted by cthomer5000

Get up, Stand up. Stand up for your rights PS3.

Posted by dvorak



Posted by nonplayer

@wsowen02: i did that. twice.

Edited by AdMordem


He has me convinced.

Posted by DeF

@Parsnip said:

Slow news day then.


Have you SEEN the stand??!

Look at it!



Posted by Vexxan

Yay, I guess?

Posted by mathkor
@zombie2011 At least you didint read the new play station and assume their talking about ps4
Posted by Doppelgamer

The miracles of modern technology.

Posted by CakeBomb

Be the question is....can the logo rotate?

Edited by CaLe

Is this patented technology? Sony have always been ahead of the curve on this stuff. In fact it's not even a curve, it's a 45 degree angle from horizontal to vertical -- like a vertical stand. Yep.

Posted by ValiantGoat

I don't care about no vertical stand, it's all about the horizontal stand.

Posted by ma_rc_01

Great article!

Posted by TheVideoHustler

Can we get some topless pics of the PS3?

Posted by Greeny83
My PS2 and PS3 stands are invisible and neither one cost me a thing.
Posted by gbrading

And this is why we all love Jeff Gerstmann. Get up, stand up!

Posted by DocOc

If there's one thing I literally can't stand it would be PlayStations without a stand. Thank you gods of stance, thank you.

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish


Posted by Fram

Is there a carry case for the stand?!?

Posted by oldenglishC

Big fucking deal, PC's have been horizontal since the nineties.

Posted by Mercanis

@zombie2011 said:

I stared at the image of the PS2 for a good minute until i realized that wasn't the new PS3 design.

I'm so dumb.

If it makes you feel any better, you're not the only one.

Posted by Wakka


Posted by Willy105

That is one dusty console.

Posted by morrelloman

Jeff you crazy. And I like it, but doesn't standing the thing straight up ruin the discs?

Posted by dungbootle

@oldenglishC said:

Big fucking deal, PC's have been horizontal since the nineties.

But have they ever released 4800 pixel press images of their specially made stands? I don't think so. Sony wins this one, I'm afraid.

Posted by whamsandwich

That's real, real dusty.

Posted by Fattony12000

OH FUCK! They drop that shit out to you in .tif format!?


Posted by Petervs

I cant stop laughing.

damn... shit.... that's whack

Posted by Aarny91

It's the simple things.