Leaked Video of Alleged "PS3 Slim" Surfaces on YouTube

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Leaked Video of Alleged "PS3 Slim" Surfaces on YouTube

A video showcasing the long-rumored slim PS3 in the (proverbial) flesh has appeared on YouTube. Is it a fake? If so, it's a damn good one.

To bring you up to speed: Images of the supposed slim PS3 redesign first surfaced back in May, though rumors claimed the device wouldn't appear at E3 to avoid overshadowing the official reveal of the PSP Go! - and these rumors turned out to be true. Then, earlier this month rumors surfaced that Sony had already begun production work on the console to have it shipped as soon as possible - as soon as the middle of July.

Well, it's the middle of July now, isn't it? Though the quality in the above video is very, very low, the device that the cameraman is inspecting does look nigh-identical to the images of the slender PS3 redesign that we've seen thus far. I'm unable to place the language - do any of you Escapists out there recognize it? - but if this video is to be believed, some lucky street vendors have somehow acquired the machine in advance of its worldwide release (or even reveal).

I'll be the first to admit that the apparent scenario - where some random guy in a stall has his hands on a leaked piece of high-tech equipment before the rest of the world - seems unlikely at best. Even so, you'd think the people who would run a site called Ultimate Playstation would have an eye for this sort of thing, no?

If it is a hoax, it's possible that the console in the video looks so identical to the leaked images we've seen already for the sole purpose of giving these claims some legitimacy. After all, if your fake console looked visibly different from what we've seen thus far, that'd be a dead giveaway that one (if not both) was a fraud.

What do you think, folks? Real McCoy, or clever fake?

(VG247)

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It's a fake the shopkeep is just trying to make a buck. Last time I was in Mexico some guy tried to sell me a XBOX 720.

Broken Wings:
It's a fake the shopkeep is just trying to make a buck. Last time I was in Mexico some guy tried to sell me a XBOX 720.

Then you missed a great deal! LOL.

But yeah, this is fake.

Yeah I call shenanigans for now until I see something more.

Give me a few months, I could create an xbox 360 micro, complete with concept art. The only reason I think this holds any weight is because there's no way in hell Sony would tell people it's coming, it would just stunt sales up to the point of release.

Psychosocial:

Broken Wings:
It's a fake the shopkeep is just trying to make a buck. Last time I was in Mexico some guy tried to sell me a XBOX 720.

Then you missed a great deal! LOL.

But yeah, this is fake.

Yeah I thought it was too good to be true, but when he tried to sell me Halo 10 I knew it was fake because that's not coming out for a few months.

This might sound stupid but if it was true wouldn't it first show up in Japan?

Ollie596:
This might sound stupid but if it was true wouldn't it first show up in Japan?

Not necessarily. The factories reportedly producing the units were in Taiwan. It'd be easier for them to surface there, or in mainland China.

I love the Engadget post on this (link).

Most of the comments are talking about how this could be real. I just don't see it myself. Releasing a slimmer PS3 is the last thing Sony needs to be worried about doing right now, I mean, they're not totally clueless as to the state of the market and gaming in general!

...On second thought...
(Sorry, couldn't resist). But seriously, if this is real I'll eat my hat.

Broken Wings:

Psychosocial:

Broken Wings:
It's a fake the shopkeep is just trying to make a buck. Last time I was in Mexico some guy tried to sell me a XBOX 720.

Then you missed a great deal! LOL.

But yeah, this is fake.

Yeah I thought it was too good to be true, but when he tried to sell me Halo 10 I knew it was fake because that's not coming out for a few months.

But you could've gotten an early copy of the game! You know you want to! Now go back to Mexico and buy both of them. Lmao.

CantFaketheFunk:

Ollie596:
This might sound stupid but if it was true wouldn't it first show up in Japan?

Not necessarily. The factories reportedly producing the units were in Taiwan. It'd be easier for them to surface there, or in mainland China.

Ahh I see, I didn't know that they might be producing them in Taiwan so actually that makes sense, consirding how close they are together, but I only believe this if more pictures/videos appear in China.

sunami88:
I love the Engadget post on this (link).

Most of the comments are talking about how this could be real. I just don't see it myself. Releasing a slimmer PS3 is the last thing Sony needs to be worried about doing right now, I mean, they're not totally clueless as to the state of the market and gaming in general!

...On second thought...
(Sorry, couldn't resist). But seriously, if this is real I'll eat my hat.

I agree. When the Slim hits the market, it will be unannounced until a week before the street date.

I'm still wondering if the summer rumors I've heard about the Madden '10 bundle/price cut are holding any water.

Looks real enough.

Of course, I suppose that's the idea.

It's Sony trying to find out if people like the design of a new PS3. If they do, they announce that they had it in the works for awhile. If they don't, it never existed. That, and they try to build up hype for the name again. I could see one of these coming out in a few years.

What language was that? They're being made in Taiwan, supposedly (my PS3 says "Made in China," so), so you'd expect to hear Mandarin or Hokkien, but was definitely not Mandarin, and while I haven't heard much Hokkien, it didn't sound like that (Hokkien is VERY tonal; that language didn't sound tonal at all). It wasn't Mandarin, it wasn't Japanese, it wasn't Korean, it wasn't Shanghaiese, I doubt it was Hokkien, and that alone makes me suspect this isn't real. I want to know what language that is.

And, of course, the subtitles they have up scream out "SCAM!" Only in their country? Yeah, something tells me I'd be seeing it here in Japan already in a Marketing Blitzkrieg if it was out, and guess what.

EDIT - Ahaha, someone on Engadget says it's in the Philippines, so FAKE FAKE FAKE.

yeah_so_no:
What language was that? They're being made in Taiwan, supposedly, so you'd expect to hear Mandarin or Hokkien, but was definitely not Mandarin, and while I haven't heard much Hokkien, it didn't sound like that (Hokkien is VERY tonal; that language didn't sound tonal at all). It wasn't Mandarin, it wasn't Japanese, it wasn't Korean, it wasn't Shanghaiese, I doubt it was Hokkien, and that alone makes me suspect this isn't real. I want to know what language that is.

And, of course, the subtitles they have up scream out "SCAM!" Only in their country? Yeah, something tells me I'd be seeing it here in Japan already in a Marketing Blitzkrieg if it was out, and guess what.

I've heard that this video was from the Philippines, actually.

CantFaketheFunk:

I've heard that this video was from the Philippines, actually.

I just edited my post for that, after reading Engadget. This is SO fake.

My PS3 very clearly says "Made in China" on it, and I doubt very, very much Sony would open up a new factory in the Philippines for their slim PS3, or allow a version they aren't even admitting to having go openly on sale in some tourist trap in the Philippines. It's much more likely that someone was trying to scam a tourist.

yeah_so_no:

CantFaketheFunk:

I've heard that this video was from the Philippines, actually.

I just edited my post for that, after reading Engadget. This is SO fake.

My PS3 very clearly says "Made in China" on it, and I doubt very, very much Sony would open up a new factory in the Philippines for their slim PS3, or allow a version they aren't even admitting to having go openly on sale in some tourist trap in the Philippines. It's much more likely that someone was trying to scam a tourist.

It's unlikely, to be sure.

Yet I'm still unconvinced either way. It looks absolutely identical to what we've seen thus far, even incorporating the more rounded font we've seen on the PSP Go (instead of the Spiderman stuff that's currently there) that the leaked photos from Taiwan had. There's a growing mountain of evidence in favor of the PS3 Slim's existence - the only question in my mind is how the hell one would get to the Philippines.

Edit: Also, this is certainly NOT an official release by any means. This, if real, would have been someone stealing from the factories, if anything.

I call shenanigans! Someone get me a broom!
The shopkeeper was probably just trying to make a cheap buck.

CantFaketheFunk:

It's unlikely, to be sure.

Yet I'm still unconvinced either way. It looks absolutely identical to what we've seen thus far, even incorporating the more rounded font we've seen on the PSP Go (instead of the Spiderman stuff that's currently there) that the leaked photos from Taiwan had. There's a growing mountain of evidence in favor of the PS3 Slim's existence - the only question in my mind is how the hell one would get to the Philippines.

Edit: Also, this is certainly NOT an official release by any means. This, if real, would have been someone stealing from the factories, if anything.

Hee--I was about to say that the only way it would have gotten to the Philippines is through theft and smuggling. So if this is real, Sony is blowing a gasket right now.

So much of it screams "scam", though. But either way, real or fake, it definitely screams "ILLEGAL!"

I bet this PS3 SLIM is just another POP STATION...

Someone inform Dr. Ashens!

My bet is if the video gets taken down then it is for real....

That one looks fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if SONY tried to do that. They did it with the PS2, so why wouldn't they with the PS3?

It looks like a thin box spraypainted black with some stuff glued on.

Broken Wings:
It's a fake the shopkeep is just trying to make a buck. Last time I was in Mexico some guy tried to sell me a XBOX 720.

While I'm pretty sure it IS fake, I've gotta say that if that shopkeeper stuffed a normal PS3 into a slightly smaller body, (and maybe even going as far as to trim the heatsinks) that thing would heat up so quickly it would make the 360 feel like it could chill drinks.

I posted the same thing earlier before, but anyway, as I said before, if this is true then Sony just can't get a break can they? They can't keep their secrets very secret now can they?

But why oh why do all of these "REVEALED!" videos have to be blurry, shaky, and downright questionable? You'd think they'd just set the camera up and slowly record the damn thing instead of wobbling it all over the place!

What is it with Sony and their insatiable urge to make a Slim version of everything?

BaronXS:
What is it with Sony and their insatiable urge to make a Slim version of everything?

Um, didn't 90% of the fanbase insult the Ps3 for it's size and shape?

I hope you're not insulting it. Because that would make you a hypocrite.

Pendragon9:

BaronXS:
What is it with Sony and their insatiable urge to make a Slim version of everything?

Um, didn't 90% of the fanbase insult the Ps3 for it's size and shape?

I hope you're not insulting it. Because that would make you a hypocrite.

Why would that make me a hypocrite? Since when did I say I was part of Sony's fanbase?

Could somebody please explain why anybody would need a slimmer console?

BaronXS:

Pendragon9:

BaronXS:
What is it with Sony and their insatiable urge to make a Slim version of everything?

Um, didn't 90% of the fanbase insult the Ps3 for it's size and shape?

I hope you're not insulting it. Because that would make you a hypocrite.

Why would that make me a hypocrite? Since when did I say I was part of Sony's fanbase?

I didn't say you said that. I said you were one of the people who insulted the PS3 for being a big, bulky machine. Now that SOny is trying to fix it, they're getting snarky comments behind their backs.

Gee, didn't see that coming.

sunami88:
I love the Engadget post on this (link).

Most of the comments are talking about how this could be real. I just don't see it myself. Releasing a slimmer PS3 is the last thing Sony needs to be worried about doing right now, I mean, they're not totally clueless as to the state of the market and gaming in general!

...On second thought...
(Sorry, couldn't resist). But seriously, if this is real I'll eat my hat.

Maybe I should get you some mustard.
This is coming around the right time and I do think sony would have been working on a redesign since launch considering how much better the ps2 sold with it's slim redesign.

MS should be doing this with the 360 as well. If these Jasper units are really free of the rrod, they should redesign the exterior to distance themselves from the rrod travesty.

Pendragon9:

BaronXS:

Pendragon9:

BaronXS:
What is it with Sony and their insatiable urge to make a Slim version of everything?

Um, didn't 90% of the fanbase insult the Ps3 for it's size and shape?

I hope you're not insulting it. Because that would make you a hypocrite.

Why would that make me a hypocrite? Since when did I say I was part of Sony's fanbase?

I didn't say you said that. I said you were one of the people who insulted the PS3 for being a big, bulky machine. Now that SOny is trying to fix it, they're getting snarky comments behind their backs.

Gee, didn't see that coming.

I never insulted the PS3 for being a bulky system. I insulted the 360 for being too loud, but that's about it. But I think I will start insulting the PS3's size, thanks for the idea!

BTW I'm a 360 owner. Just so you know.

BaronXS:

Pendragon9:

BaronXS:

Pendragon9:

BaronXS:
What is it with Sony and their insatiable urge to make a Slim version of everything?

Um, didn't 90% of the fanbase insult the Ps3 for it's size and shape?

I hope you're not insulting it. Because that would make you a hypocrite.

Why would that make me a hypocrite? Since when did I say I was part of Sony's fanbase?

I didn't say you said that. I said you were one of the people who insulted the PS3 for being a big, bulky machine. Now that SOny is trying to fix it, they're getting snarky comments behind their backs.

Gee, didn't see that coming.

I never insulted the PS3 for being a bulky system. I insulted the 360 for being too loud, but that's about it. But I think I will start insulting the PS3's size, thanks for the idea!

BTW I'm a 360 owner. Just so you know.

Of course, this means you're not allowed to insult the slim. You know that, right? If you insult their size, something smaller meant to fix it should cater to you.

get a fork

skitzo van:
Could somebody please explain why anybody would need a slimmer console?

Hey, it worked for the Gameboy, DS, iPod, PS2, Xbox 360 (compared to the original), various assortment of phones, and nutrition diets. Why wouldn't it work here? Especially if accompanied by a certain price drop in a certain console, or at least a good price in the Slim version of that certain console.

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