Chinese site, LevelUp
apparently had what it claimed to be pix of a new, slimmer, PlayStation 3. Those images have now been removed. - UPDATE MAY 18th -
We have also removed the images in question due to ongoing legal issues.- UPDATE ENDS -
Obviously these could have been removed because the site was embarrassed about having such obvious fakes up. On the other hand, of course, the fabrication plant in China for the new PS3 could have sent the cops around and ordered that the images of a prototype or even new PS3 be removed this close to E3.
Bearing in mind that even The Financial Times
is now calling PS3 price cut...
"In its video game business, Sony forecast a 29 per cent increase in sales of the Playstation 3 console, from 10.06m last year to 13m this year.
"Given the fall in PS3 sales since Microsoft cut the price of its rival Xbox 360, that will be taken as a clear signal that Sony intends a price cut of its own later this year."
And these images could be more indicative of a newer, cheaper, console. Of course, they could also be the idle fakery of someone who appears to love truly ugly machines.