Could the PS3 get a second redesign? A PSthree, perhaps...

#1 Posted by AuthenticM (3791 posts) -

I know the chances of this happening are second to none, but I would really like to see Sony trim even more fat from its console and call it the PSthree, a callback to the PSone. Maybe even design it to be similar to its predecessor. They could take out the power supply form the inside and exteriorize it, reducing weight and size considerably. It would certainly help clean up their image which was tarnished a bit recently, and they could cut production costs and bring down the price. I know it's a real long shot, but how cool would this be?

#2 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5381 posts) -
@AuthenticM said:

Maybe even design it to be similar to its predecessor. They could take out the power supply form the inside and exteriorize it, reducing weight and size considerably.

No.
#3 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -

Nah, the slim is fine.

#4 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4870 posts) -

I enjoy my PS3 Slim. It doesn't take up too much space and it works. 
 
Why do you want to go fucking with a good thing?

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#5 Posted by Spoonman671 (4752 posts) -

What?

#6 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -
@KingWilly said:
I enjoy my PS3 Slim. It doesn't take up too much space and it works.  Why do you want to go fucking with a good thing?
fuckin be fun
#7 Posted by AuthenticM (3791 posts) -

I still do not have a slim. Mine is an original 60GB SKU. I am going to wait until after Sony's press conference to buy one though. I want them to confirm the coming of the white PS3 slim to North America, as I want one badly. However, should they announce an even slimmer PSthree... I would be ecstatic.

What? It would be hella cool! Admit it. I know it's not going to happen, but you guys have to admit it would be pretty badass if we'd get that.

#8 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4870 posts) -
@AuthenticM said:

I still do not have a slim. Mine is an original 60GB SKU. I am going to wait until after Sony's press conference to buy one though. I want them to confirm the coming of the white PS3 slim to North America, as I want one badly. However, should they announce an even slimmer PSthree... I would be ecstatic.

What? It would be hella cool! Admit it. I know it's not going to happen, but you guys have to admit it would be pretty badass if we'd get that.

No it wouldn't, because the PSTwo was an overheating nightmare. 
 
What makes you think a PSThree would be any different?
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#9 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5381 posts) -
@AuthenticM said:

I still do not have a slim. Mine is an original 60GB SKU. I am going to wait until after Sony's press conference to buy one though. I want them to confirm the coming of the white PS3 slim to North America, as I want one badly. However, should they announce an even slimmer PSthree... I would be ecstatic.

What? It would be hella cool! Admit it. I know it's not going to happen, but you guys have to admit it would be pretty badass if we'd get that.

The box like design of the PS2 or the 90's looking PSone would not be a cool looking PS3.  "Exteriorizing" the power supply would give us a huge ass power brick which isn't the way of the future.  Redesigning the PS3 would not help Sony's image at all.  It really just seems pointless.
#10 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

it's the kind of thing they might do at the very end of the ps3's lifecycle

#11 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@AuthenticM said:

I still do not have a slim. Mine is an original 60GB SKU. I am going to wait until after Sony's press conference to buy one though. I want them to confirm the coming of the white PS3 slim to North America, as I want one badly. However, should they announce an even slimmer PSthree... I would be ecstatic.

What? It would be hella cool! Admit it. I know it's not going to happen, but you guys have to admit it would be pretty badass if we'd get that.

The box like design of the PS2 or the 90's looking PSone would not be a cool looking PS3. "Exteriorizing" the power supply would give us a huge ass power brick which isn't the way of the future. Redesigning the PS3 would not help Sony's image at all. It really just seems pointless.

To be fair, Sony's image has nowhere to go but up at this point.

#12 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5381 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@AuthenticM said:

I still do not have a slim. Mine is an original 60GB SKU. I am going to wait until after Sony's press conference to buy one though. I want them to confirm the coming of the white PS3 slim to North America, as I want one badly. However, should they announce an even slimmer PSthree... I would be ecstatic.

What? It would be hella cool! Admit it. I know it's not going to happen, but you guys have to admit it would be pretty badass if we'd get that.

The box like design of the PS2 or the 90's looking PSone would not be a cool looking PS3. "Exteriorizing" the power supply would give us a huge ass power brick which isn't the way of the future. Redesigning the PS3 would not help Sony's image at all. It really just seems pointless.

To be fair, Sony's image has nowhere to go but up at this point.

But then would going back to looking like a PS2 which some could see as Sony not wanting to move on to the future after they have been getting hacked and can do nothing about it because they haven't caught up with the rest of the world where the internet is involved really going to help.
#13 Posted by AuthenticM (3791 posts) -

Oh well, no redesign nor a white ps3 in sight. I guess I should buy a slim then.

#14 Posted by GuyIncognito (445 posts) -

PSTree. It's shaped like a tree and the disks are leaves...

#15 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

sure, ps2 actually had 4

#16 Posted by Bucketdeth (8045 posts) -

I highly doubt it, their focus right now is software and the NGP, and then most likely the PS4. I don't think another redesign would be necessary.

#17 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

We really don't need one. The Slim looks great, in my opinion.

Having said that, I have a fat 80gb model at the moment, so if they did redesign it, and it happened to look better than the slim, I would probably buy one.

#18 Posted by AuthenticM (3791 posts) -

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Having said that, I have a fat 80gb model at the moment, so if they did redesign it, and it happened to look better than the slim, I would probably buy one.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking exactly. Seeing as they did not announce anything, I think I'll buy a slim this summer.

#19 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

Second redesign? Aren't they on thier 6th or 7th SKU right now?

#20 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

If they make it even smaller, quieter and less heat producing I'll buy it.

#21 Posted by skyboost (34 posts) -

The chances are slim.

#22 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

@skyboost said:

The chances are slim.

Oooooooh...

#23 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -
@skyboost said:
The chances are slim.
good one :)
#24 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

The only thing they could do was to do a PS3 Slim that plays all PS2 and PS1 games, but that's not all that good cause I have a PS2 hooked up to my TV :P

#25 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Sony isn't Nintendo. They don't make 100 hardware iterations per generation. The slim is the last model you'll see.(The HDD sizes don't really count)

#26 Edited by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

@ahaisthisourchance said:

Sony isn't Nintendo. They don't make 100 hardware iterations per generation. The slim is the last model you'll see.(The HDD sizes don't really count)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3#Model_comparison

That's funny... that looks like 11 hardware iterations to me so far...

#27 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

The Slim is the redesign, the next redesign will be the PS4. I hope they don't do what Nintendo did when they brought out a new Wii with no online or Gamecube support.

#28 Edited by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

they did a 2nd redesign to the ps2 , 9000series,

but that was at end of life span so i think your gonna be waiting for long if ever, happens,

me i think they should flatten the ps3 out, the round top does not help me in any way shape or form , every time i set a wii on top it slides down , or a n64 , lol

i like flat consoles, , just like the ps2 ps1 n64 nes snes gc wii xbox dc sat gen, a2600 ya, thats about all i have that they can redesign size wont change much , how can you make it any more smaller, they already got to many skus as it is

  • 20 gig original lanch unit
  • 60 gig original launch unit w media slots bc
  • 40 gig with no bc w ps2 games
  • 80 gig 4 usb port -software ps2 emulation ps1 emulation
  • 80 gig 2 usb ports no ps2 bc restt have no bc all ps3s have ps1 bc
  • 160 gig
  • 120 gig slim
  • 160 gig slim
  • 320 gig slim

and gamestop sold a exclusive 500 gig sku, they took the hard drive out and put in bigger hardrive thats for the fat model

plus all the bundles etc

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