Lighter, more efficient PS3 coming soon

Lighter, more efficient PS3 coming soon
Although unconfirmed by Sony, it appears an updated model of the PS3, CECH-3000B, is coming soon.

The CECH-3000B will cut power consumption to 200W from 230W and slash weight to 5.73 lbs from 6.6 lbs.



Sony's updated console will still have a 320GB HDD, remove LED lamps and include "external changes to the power and eject buttons," says Andriasang.

It is unclear what those changes are, however.

Sony will ship the updated model when current stock is depleted, at the same price point as current units.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Jun 2011 2:50
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  • 10 comments
  • KillerBug

    "Sony's update console will still have a 320GB HDD, remove LED lamps and include "external changes to the power and eject buttons," says Andriasang. "

    It sounds like they finally have a model that won't YLOD...because there is no LED to turn yellow!

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    20.6.2011 05:14 #1

  • hikaricor

    And if we're lucky, sales will be miserable after all the crap recently.

    20.6.2011 05:45 #2

  • KillerBug

    BTW...there is a rumor that PS2 game support is coming back. It is anyone's guess if it is true...but the Sony website seems to confirm it (not that you can believe anything Sony says).

    20.6.2011 10:50 #3

  • brockie

    good should help them get more money back on it after selling it at a loss for so long.

    20.6.2011 13:04 #4

  • LordRuss

    And I carry my PS3 everywhere because you know it's the newest thing in portability... WTF!?!

    Other than shelling out the bucks for the extended warranty my slim 120 blew the power supply about 2 weeks ago. Not like that wasn't coming, right? How long before that new, lighter PS goes out too? And no LEDs = no ability to self diagnose your own problems when the thing goes out of warranty either.

    I'm smelling cat on the grill again guys. Not to mention echoing hikaricor in that the purchase price is gong to be next to both testicles (keeping it clinical for Oner, got busted for profanity).

    Profits go down, rise in legalized sodomy go up. It's been the corporate model since 1979 folks.

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    20.6.2011 14:07 #5

  • biglo30

    Originally posted by KillerBug: BTW...there is a rumor that PS2 game support is coming back. It is anyone's guess if it is true...but the Sony website seems to confirm it (not that you can believe anything Sony says). I read that the rumour is not true, I highly doubt they would added anything new onto the system.

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    20.6.2011 14:43 #6

  • 21Q

    Given that sony has release only one major revision to their systems in the past, I can't really see this being true.

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    20.6.2011 15:48 #7

  • Oner

    Originally posted by biglo30: Originally posted by KillerBug: BTW...there is a rumor that PS2 game support is coming back. It is anyone's guess if it is true...but the Sony website seems to confirm it (not that you can believe anything Sony says). I read that the rumour is not true, I highly doubt they would added anything new onto the system. biglo is correct. This new PS3 is NOT BC compatible. It was a Google translate error.

    20.6.2011 19:58 #8

  • KillerBug

    So much for the only reason to buy one!

    ...Not that I would have...I don't buy from Sony anymore, and even if I did, I wouldn't buy something that looks like the 1st-gen Nintendo Wii.

    21.6.2011 00:05 #9

  • xaznboitx

    Hm. I don't trust rumors because they said that SONY working on a hack proof ps3.

    21.6.2011 05:01 #10

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