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Is this the PlayStation 4 slim?

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Slim? Shady.Very probably not, if we’re being honest. While reports of a newer, smaller PlayStation 4 are inevitable, I think it’s a little too soon for it to happen. That hasn’t stopped this series of confidential images purporting to be the first pictures of a diminutive PlayStation 4 from flooding the internet.

The images come from Multiplayer.it, and show a significantly smaller, trimmer PS4 – that seems to have its disc input and buttons on the side. Beyond being a silly design, it’s actually too damned small and would be a nightmare for heat dissipation.

According to the pictures, it has the codename “monolith,” which is a moniker that’s been applied to the PS4 since its inception, thanks to its resemblance to the stone slab from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I’m going to straight up call this rumour little more than a hoax – and as far as I’m concerned, a bad one. Here are the pics though, so you can decide for yourself.

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Sony, of course, does like to release new hardware iterations. Sony released the slim PlayStation 3 in September 2009, nearly 3 years after the console was first released. It took another 3 years before we saw a PS3 with an even smaller form factor. Just over a year in its lifecycle, I think it’s far too soon for a hardware refresh.

What do you think? Real, or obvious fake?

Last Updated: January 23, 2015

37 Comments

  1. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    January 23, 2015 at 13:02

    Half the size = half the resolution?

    😛

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    • caponeil

      January 23, 2015 at 13:50

      Then it should be just as good as the Xbone! 🙂

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 23, 2015 at 14:27

        Boom

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 23, 2015 at 13:08

    The PS4’s already small, saying you want a slim is like saying you want an anorexic.

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    • Marc O Polo

      January 24, 2015 at 10:53

      real consoles have curves…

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      • WitWolfy

        January 25, 2015 at 21:13

        Tell that to the first gen 360… Damn that’s an ugly console!

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        • Marc O Polo

          January 26, 2015 at 07:26

          I’ve still got one of those and she still services me well…

          although she has been a bit neglected since the PS4 arrived

          Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    January 23, 2015 at 13:10

    I dunno, seems “shady”

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  4. UrbanCr33per

    January 23, 2015 at 13:14

    Fake. The power and eject buttons are poorly photoshopped on … they are unaligned and skew, and don’t match the visual plane of the disc slot or the box. Furthermore, the disc slot is a visual anomaly which could not realistically look that way (based on the slanting of the box).

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    • ToshZA

      January 23, 2015 at 13:16

      I think you need your eyes checked. All of that actually checks out. All of that is legit.

      This looks like a 3D mockup, not a fake Photoshopping.

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      • ToshZA

        January 23, 2015 at 13:18

        And just so everyone knows – I think it’s a fake too, but it’s really easy to create a 3D mockup on a white background,

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      • UrbanCr33per

        January 23, 2015 at 13:20

        Whatever, dude … if you can’t visualize isometric views of 3D objects, then all I can say is … “ignorance is bliss”.

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        • ToshZA

          January 23, 2015 at 13:22

          Lol. I make a living out of it. I can tell better than most. 🙂

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 23, 2015 at 13:24

            You make a living out of visualizing isometric views of 3D objects? Don’t you mean you are living then? *RUNS*

          • ToshZA

            January 23, 2015 at 13:28

            Virtual porn sta… I mean no… I’m a zombie.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 23, 2015 at 13:33

            Dude, we need to meet up for a beer, STAT! LOL

          • UrbanCr33per

            January 23, 2015 at 13:49

            Cool … then you obviously realized that if this design was genuine, there’s no why this console would be able to stand vertically, since in a vertical position, the 60-degree slant of the top and bottom would make it fall over. Considering that there are pictures showing it standing vertically, this implies that either the console is top-loading when vertical … or it’s fake.

          • FSR

            January 23, 2015 at 17:31

            it has a little stand though. It never stands vertically without something at the base.

    • WitWolfy

      January 25, 2015 at 21:16

      I agree, it seems like there are two dif versions of this “slim” model. I’ll believe it when the packaging pics leak,

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  5. Happy Meal

    January 23, 2015 at 13:17

    fake

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  6. Avi

    January 23, 2015 at 13:23

    100%, the genuine fake, seen them already at china mall

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  7. Ryanza

    January 23, 2015 at 13:25

    The PS4 has been selling really well. What’s it over 20 million already in just over a year. I’m sure Sony was maybe expecting 2+ years to reach that point. So PS4 selling so much so fast means that it will run out of steam sooner. If Sony releases a slim model at the end of this year with a price cut, PS4 is just going to keep on selling like biltong.

    Don’t Support DRM.

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    • Jonah Cash

      January 23, 2015 at 16:38

      Good point!!

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    • Skyblue

      January 24, 2015 at 10:20

      HA! The PS4 has never had Steam to run out of ;-p

      Reply

  8. Random Guy

    January 23, 2015 at 13:26

    Netflix is coming to SA!

    Reply

  9. Ross Woofels Mason

    January 23, 2015 at 13:29

    In all honesty the PS4 does not really need a slim version it’s already tiny. The Xb1 on the otherhand I know people with gaming PC’s smaller than that thing =p

    As for this fake lol.

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  10. Sir GIF Sexy

    January 23, 2015 at 13:49

    To the nikka try’n ta fool us mad kool internet catz with these obvious troll images:

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzcnpxfaJH1qh01r8o1_500.gif

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  11. Brian

    January 23, 2015 at 20:21

    rather they just make larger hard-drives standard, because I know 500 gb will not be enough, and buying a 1 tb or more on top of a ps4 is expensive.

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    • WitWolfy

      January 25, 2015 at 21:10

      I agree, it will be AGES until we get to upgrade to 4TB drives in a 2.5″ size at a affordable price.

      Reply

  12. Treezle

    January 24, 2015 at 10:59

    The angled design is so shit! Makes it impossible to plug in cables at the back. Worst design feature of the PS4

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  13. WitWolfy

    January 25, 2015 at 21:11

    Looks shite, I image Sony will go more for a… Bootylicious design with the slim.

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  14. DrKiller

    January 26, 2015 at 08:46

    It says “confidential” so it has to be true!

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  15. oVg elfroot slayer

    January 26, 2015 at 09:50

    The PS4 is already slim. I still do not understand how they managed to get it smaller than the Bone and include the power brick inside the console.

    Reply

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