Sony’s PlayStation 3 is going under the knife once more, with a third new model of the games console now looking almost certain to be revealed at Gamescom.
The new PS3, with the model number CEH-4011B, has been spotted in testing labs in Brazil. It looks set to ditch the disc tray slot in favour of an old-school mechanical lid on the top, much like the slim-line PlayStation 2 did.
The new PlayStation will land with three different models; one with 16GB of storage, one with 250GB and one with a sizeable 500GB hard drive.
With that entry-level model it looks as if Sony will be opting for flash memory, taking the same storage route that Microsoft did when they launched the slimmed-down 4GB Xbox 360 slim edition.
For some more spy shots of the new PS3, click here.
By Gerald Lynch | July 17th, 2012