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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 Aaron_G

I have to upgrade just based on getting a stand!

Posted by BaconGames

This made my morning, thanks Jeff.

Posted by konshus

Awwww snap.

Posted by Drebin_893

I love this kind of article, thanks Jeff.

Posted by blacklab

Check out all those dead consoles in the background.

Posted by edgeCrusher

Stands are boss. I bought a slim PS2 in '09 and had to import a stand to make it go because those jerks at Sony USA didn't want to release one here. Jerks.

Posted by Krisis
Posted by Rudeboy217

Neat, I might finally pick up a PS3 now.

Posted by kadash299
Posted by Evercaptor

I sold my PS3 a while ago to fund some horrific XBLA purchases, but I know what I want for Christmas! PS3Slim Slim Stand!

Posted by Lyfeforce

That PS2. It's like a dirty Rorschach and I'm not liking what it says about my brain.

Posted by PiltdownMan

Webrings, I can't remember the last time I heard someone mention those let alone see one in the wild. They still have to be out there, right?

Posted by Zetabyte

Clearly the winner of "best in class". I'll need a special stocking made just for that stand...and another stand for the stocking!

Posted by firecracker22

That's some stand porn right there.

And Stand_Slanting.tif is the money shot.

Posted by jakob187

@thirteenyahs said:

mmmmm those shots are real clean. what's the bottom of it look like...

Jeff can't show the bottom of the pictures because he knocked them out.

.....................................................I'll make my exit now.

Posted by mr_shoeless

This article is outstanding.

Posted by jasonefmonk

@Lyfeforce said:

That PS2. It's like a dirty Rorschach and I'm not liking what it says about my brain.

Posted by FCKSNAP

If I remember correctly the official Sony horizontal stand for PS2 wasn't sold outside of Japan, but they did give them out during launch parties in the rest of the world.

Posted by addictedtopinescent

Fuckit, buying a ps3 again, that stand is too trill to not have

Posted by SmilingPig

Jeff needs to find a woman...seriously!

Posted by Tebbit

Lets just say I'm giving these photos...

A standing ovation.

WE OUT *drops mic*

Posted by m2cks

@blacklab said:

Check out all those dead consoles in the background.

>360 in background

oh, aren't you clever

Posted by foggel

I guess they're trying to prolong the product life cycle of the PS3 by another 2 years.

Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung

@foggel said:

I guess they're trying to prolong the product life cycle of the PS3 by another 2 years.

No need to guess man, it's clear. They seem to be standing by what the said all those years ago.

Posted by FirebirdINF

Jeff just stomped all over my sarcasm meter. It might be beyond repair. I should have gotten a stand for it, so its harder to stomp on.

Posted by ExplodeMode

I can't finish without Stand_Bottom.tif.

Posted by Korolev

Of course you need a horizontal stand! How else will you know if you are truly setting your console horizontally? The stand lets you know.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969
Archimedes said, in the Doric speech of Syracuse, “Give me a place to put the stand and I can lever the PS3 Super Slim upright.”

Μου δώστε μια θέση για να βάλετε τη στάση και μπορώ να μετακινήσω PS3 με μοχλό κατακόρυφα.
Posted by Jack_Lafayette
Posted by BlatantNinja23

I still can't believe they actually raised the price on this thing....

Posted by SpartanHoplite

That's cool, but what i really would want from it woud be BC back!!

Posted by Boopie

those shots hardly "proof" anything

Posted by JimmyEcho

I don't need another PS3..

Posted by ShinjiEx

WhAt ThE HeLl Is GoInG On!?