Though we sidestepped the bountiful rumors of Sony’s new motion-sensing contraptions (not to mention Microsoft’s own cornucopia of similar, confirmed stories) and the new gussied-up PSP, but there’s only so much we can let pass by before catching all those wild suppositions with our giant Butterfree net. Turns out that a slimmed down version of the PS3 could be in the works, much like the post-South Beach PS one, PS2, and PSP-2000.
Part of the totally-reckless-but-hopefully-true rumor mill is that this miniaturized version of the PS3 will receive a new paint job (pictured, courtesy of T3) and a huge bump in storage capacity. According to Ars Technica, this will mean the end of the 80GB model and an introduction of a 120GB or 160GB configuration, bundled with a DualShock 3 controller, though probably not the fabled white US version.
The slimdown, however, has some actual gravitas to the tale. This August will supposedly bring sub-65nm Cell processors and sub-90nm RSX graphics chips, which will also mean Sony can finally sell the PS3 for a profit (they currently sell at a loss).
For more comprehensive, albeit more furtive, details on Sony rumors, check out PlayStation LifeStyle. Tip for the oblivious: be sure to pay attention to the STYLIZED words.