It may seem a little too soon for something like a slimmed-down version of the Playstation 4 to be in the works, but that doesn’t mean Sony isn’t planning something as some leaked images are hinting towards such a move.
Appearing on popular gaming forum NeoGAF, the images show photos of documents containing mock-ups of the slimmer PS4 console, carrying the codename Monolith
Sony has been slimming down and re-releasing its console during every hardware generation since the original PlayStation. That first PlayStation became the tiny PSOne, the PlayStation 2 got a similar, tiny re-release using the name PlayStation 2 Slim. But with the PS3 we got two slimmed down models in the form of the Slim and then Super Slim. Inevitably this will also be the case for the PS4, but isn’t it a bit early for Sony to be considering a new model?
This PS4 Slim design looks much more basic than the current PS4, but it’s also significantly smaller while still able to be used vertically in a stand. The NeoGAF community is calling these images out as fake, but they may just be planning phase documents for the Slim that will arrive, maybe in 2016-17.
What do you think? The general consensus seems to be it’s just too early in the lifecycle to be anything other than a well put together fake.