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PlayStation 4 Slim leaks via auction website

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Sony is just weeks away from hosting a PlayStation Event in New York City, the home to the very first PlayStation 4 reveal. But it wouldn’t be a supposed console reveal without a few leaks beforehand, and internet sleuths were cutting it close given the timeframe. That changed last night, as a bunch of images reportedly showing off a new PS4 appeared on an auction website. it’s just not the PS4 you may have been expecting.

While Sony is reportedly preparing to show off the PS4 NEO – a beefier, more powerful version of the current PS4 – the images that appeared online last night are instead for a slimmer, standard PS4 model. The images show off the sleeker PS4 and its box, which bears a 500GB sticker and the regular PS4 name. It appeared for auction on a now removed listing, with the console apparently originating from somewhere in Europe or the Middle-East.

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As for the design, it’s certainly thinner with a few changes. The sharp, angular edges have been smoothened down for a more rounded finish, while the frustrating touch buttons are nowhere in sight. Instead, they’ve been replaced by two physical buttons on the front, which as also clearly labelled so you don’t end up ejecting a disc when you just want to put the console into rest mode. The only other major difference is the omission of the optical port, otherwise it looks like the same PS4 you know and love.

It isn’t, however, the PS4 NEO (or at least there are no indications on the box or otherwise to suggest so). This means that Sony could very well be preparing the reveal of two consoles at the event, with this Slim model presumably taking the place of the regular PS4 on shelves soon after (much like the Xbox One S). It would be the more expected move, with Sony having produced Slim versions of their consoles during each generation. We’ll have to wait until September 7th to learn more.

Last Updated: August 22, 2016


  1. Raptor Rants

    August 22, 2016 at 07:36

    It looks half finished… Like it’s missing something.


  2. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    August 22, 2016 at 07:48

    Xbots right now…


    • Pieter Kruger

      August 22, 2016 at 08:09

      Why it’s a smaller, looks to be “hotter running – no air vents” PS4! ????


      • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

        August 22, 2016 at 08:19

        I’m getting flashbacks of Xbots claiming the OG PS4 was going to run hot and overheat. Maybe it’s time you guys just accept that Sony has an excellent hardware design team.


        • Pieter Kruger

          August 22, 2016 at 08:23

          It does run hot, and sounds like a lawnmower, but this new one might sell well…..as a heater!


          • HairyEwok

            August 22, 2016 at 08:26

            Well it is runned by AMD hardware *runs*

          • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

            August 22, 2016 at 08:28

            Stop making excuses for shit hardware design.

          • Pieter Kruger

            August 22, 2016 at 08:32

            But but….you just said Sony had an excellent hardware design team…??

          • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

            August 22, 2016 at 08:41

            No, you’re making excuses for Microsoft by trying to imply that there are real benefits to their hardware design. Guessing you probably defended the external power brick to death up until MS finally conceded that it sucks and started integrated it in their new X1. Next thing on their hardware catch-up list is the integrated controller battery.

          • Pieter Kruger

            August 22, 2016 at 09:35

            You might have a point with the power brick but integrated controller battery is the worst idea EVER! I honestly love being able to simply swop out rechargeable batteries without the need to use a wired controller. All those built in batteries end up having a very short lasting charge which makes it a serious pain in the ass!

  3. Peter Pan

    August 22, 2016 at 07:57

    It looks like it might fit far better in amongst other electronics in a home entertainment setup in the lounge, which to me is a good thing! The old PS4 was a bit of an ugly duckling IMHO.


  4. Ricardo Harvey

    August 22, 2016 at 08:04

    Why would they drop the optical port? How are you supposed to get full surround sound?


    • BakedBagel

      August 22, 2016 at 10:08

      I would like to believe that this was a concept machine. Who knows tho :/


    • Geoffrey Tim

      August 23, 2016 at 08:59

      You get way better full surround via HDMI. Just need a receiver with HDMI.


  5. Ottokie

    August 22, 2016 at 08:11

  6. HairyEwok

    August 22, 2016 at 08:19



  7. InvisiGhost

    August 22, 2016 at 18:34

    The Nickel and dimeing console generation has Begun—Mortal Kombat voice…if only I could’ve held out another year before I purchased my regular Netflix4 console


    • Sliquid

      August 22, 2016 at 18:43

      LoL, No Doubt.


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