Rumor: PS4 Slim Images Leaked, New PSP-Like Device in Production

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A hot new rumor has supposedly given us the first look at a slimmer PlayStation 4 model, as well as a potential PS Vita successor.

The rumor originated from a user on the British classifieds website Gumtree, who offered what looked like an entirely new model of the PlayStation 4.

It didn’t take long for someone to notice it wasn’t a normal-looking PS4, to which the seller was asked to open the box. Here’s what the console looks like:

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Here’s a comparison of the supposedly new unit (pictured below left), alongside the original (pictured below right) PlayStation 4:

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Finally, another rumor (however connected to the PlayStation 4 slim) is claiming a new “PSP-like device” is in production at Chinese manufacturer Foxconn as well. It’s worth mentioning this new device is not confirmed to be in production for Sony.

What do you think of the rumors? Could we be seeing a new, slim PlayStation 4 launch alongside the slightly upgraded PlayStation 4 Neo? Is Sony actually making a successor to the PlayStation Vita? Sound off in the comments below!


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  1. Jack
    August 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    well, seeing as the vita is fucking dead outside of japan i guess they’re trying again with the PSP thing

  2. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    August 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I like how pointy the PS4 looked. Why is it so curvy now?

  3. Ground Tank
    Ground Tank
    August 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Wonder if the PSP thing will be taking concepts from the NX or going its own route.

  4. Ground Tank
    Ground Tank
    August 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Too many black friday shoppers were using it to stab other shoppers.

  5. Alex (ง˘ω˘)ว
    Alex (ง˘ω˘)ว
    August 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    A new psp-like machine? Interesting. I kinda hoped the Vita would have more longevity than this

  6. /|/|ichael
    August 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    PSP -> Vita -> PSP2

  7. sAy_YaS
    August 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Not gonna lie, i kinda like the original PS4 design better than the slim.

  8. DDD-kun
    August 21, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Rumors should crawl into a corner and dry out.

  9. chaoguy
    August 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Wonder what amazing launch titles full of lies will come with it?

  10. Ashten Strider
    Ashten Strider
    August 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I’d love a Vita successor, the Vita had a ton of amazing games. Maybe this sucessor will get the recognition it deserves :P

  11. Ashten Strider
    Ashten Strider
    August 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    A lot of PS Vita games do get localized, but it is super niche outside of Japan… Sadly :(

  12. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    “PS Vita successor”
    I give it one year before Sony starts ignoring it.

  13. Zeroroute
    August 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Considering Foxconn makes every console and handheld these days it’s more likely to be the nx

  14. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Ape Escape but it’s a puzzle game.
    New Twisted Metal but it’s cucked to hell and back.
    Sony Pokemon knockoff with a shit load of waifu bait that dies early because Sony don’t know what’s good.
    Crash Bandicoot with the edge turned up to 11 if not a reboot that makes them real people fighting a corporate kingpin so the movie experience Naughty Dog wants to do now.
    God of War game that pisses off people because it’s not the movie experience expected of the new PS4 one and is based in Japan.

  15. BasedWolf
    August 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    And a micro SD card slot

  16. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    A card slot that accepts any kind of non-Sony brand card.

  17. BasedWolf
    August 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I hope they can do it and keep the vita library

  18. goodbyejojo
    August 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    i doubt sony will ever make another brand new handheld again, they got burned pretty badly with vita, this could be vita superslim or something

  19. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    This is Sony, they’ll ride it long and hard; at least it has the ability to make its cost back.

  20. Neojames82
    August 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Is that the sales figures for the new Ghostubusters movie?

  21. Nagato
    August 21, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Well, either that or another cheaper to produce Vita revision.

    Wouldn’t make sense for Sony to stay in the handheld hardware game, not unless they were able to create a “PS4 Portable” that plays the same games at lower settings, but such a concept would run into all sorts of limitations and just straight up impossibilities.

  22. Minuteworld92
    August 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm


  23. Nagato
    August 21, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I was thinking the same thing; if real, that thing must be at least 3 to 6 db(a) louder than even the original PS4.

    Say what you will about Microsoft (and there’s a lot to say), at least they didn’t compromise on the cooling at all with their latest console.

  24. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    August 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Most of them are digital only, and since most Vita users use Japanese accounts, Sony shot itself in the foot when they locked the Vita to 1 account only and if you want to change you have to factory reset the device, so even if games do get localized if most are digital only most users won’t even be able to buy them

  25. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Yes, think they lost at least 70million on it.

  26. Zombie_Barioth
    August 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    To be fair, if true they probably managed to shrink the SoC and lower the power-consumption, although by how much is anyone’s guess.

  27. magicalfollower
    August 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Real consoles have curves!

  28. Sigurd Chalphy
    Sigurd Chalphy
    August 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    More like the dindus of Baltimore found it fun to use them as weapons during the riots.

  29. Nisani
    August 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    So I am not going to upgrade to 4k (on either TV or PC).

    I think these consoles are meant for us then, we will skip NEO and get this?

    Or would that be a mistake. Console makers sure are making it confusing.

  30. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    August 21, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Are you a Sony executive?

  31. chocodino
    August 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I would prefer them smaller, I still think my Wii U is too big, for something big that I will not bother to move around there’s the pc

  32. chocodino
    August 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    and DQXI will be on 3DS, and LOTS of people have the 3DS, although I can see the ps4 version of DQXI having good numbers, but not as much as the 3DS version

  33. Nagato
    August 21, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Also of note here is that there’s no technical reason the 3DS (+ future mobile) version of the game couldn’t have released on the Vita in the first place. It’s clear Square doesn’t see a future for Sony in the handheld market anymore.

  34. random
    August 21, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Instead of just blindly copying and pasting links maybe you could make sure they work first, because the PS Vita rumour one just goes to the base of the forum.

  35. Casey
    August 21, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    They not only upped their cooling on the xbox one, they underclocked their components just to be safe. That’s why a later patch increased it’s power a small amount.

    I imagine they were terrified to have a red ring of death 2.0

  36. chocodino
    August 22, 2016 at 12:22 am

    well, dragonquest has always been a franchise to come out on the most popular [as in sales] platform, NES, SNES, PS1, PS2, NDS, this time, for some reason they went multiplatform, and will be released for 3DS and PS4.

    I personally thing if the game could only be released for one platform, it would be the 3DS.

  37. Tubsiwub
    August 22, 2016 at 12:39 am

    It’s not a successor if it’s not a Sony-brand console… right? Referring to that PSP-like thing. Also, it’s barely slimmer, so… what’s with the name?

  38. gwadahunter2222
    August 22, 2016 at 12:40 am

    A PS4 slim model is not a surprise, Sony did it with all their home console and they confirmed it when they said the neo and the slim will be the 2 models they planned to make. Making a new handheld is a bit risque because the Vita sales are not so well, the success of the PSP was due to Monster Hunter.It will be wise it give up on the handhelds, unless they wan to do Handhelds version of the PS4 for the Japanese Market.

  39. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 1:29 am

    except at giving firmware updates to patch potential hack exploits

  40. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 1:31 am

    The western versions of japanese games on Vita arent even remotely good, as a general thumb

  41. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Vita is going to get an microsd adapter from RichDevX

  42. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Thank god piracy on Vita is beginning to do baby steps

    Tokyo Xanadu (JP) is now fully pirateable

  43. M37 TrenchGun
    M37 TrenchGun
    August 22, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Hopefully if a new PSP-type thing comes out, they’ll (completely) forget about the Vita and it can be cracked wide open like the original.

  44. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    August 22, 2016 at 3:40 am

    I hope Sony learn from Vita.

  45. 2501
    August 22, 2016 at 4:21 am

    I don’t know whats more funny, that the new PS4 looks like a weight scale or that Sony wants to do a sequel to the Vita.

  46. Sevuz
    August 22, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Fake or not… hmm hard to tell :/

  47. Feniks
    August 22, 2016 at 5:41 am

    MS was terrified of repeating the xbox360 so they went overboard with cooling.

    My first 360 sounded like a jet engine and went RROD.

  48. Feniks
    August 22, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Fun game history story:

    The worst launch ever was the N64: only one launch title.

  49. Feniks
    August 22, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Nope. The future is Nintendo and all your games will be censored, localised and family friendly.

  50. scemar
    August 22, 2016 at 5:49 am

    hardly slimmer than the current design, why even bother

  51. catazxy
    August 22, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I fail to see the “PSP-like device”…meh

  52. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    August 22, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Indeed, I dream of the day the Vita will be like the PSP, I would still import games just to add to the collection but I would also pirate a lot of them, shame the stupid memory sticks are almost as expensive as the system itself and not to metion they are rare, here in Portugal the finding the console for sale is hard and the cards are basicly illusion, they don’t exist you have to import at insane prices

  53. Dave
    August 22, 2016 at 6:35 am

    THAT’S FOAM. It looks like FOAM. Why would some goober on Gumtree have a PS4 Neo?

  54. Ashten Strider
    Ashten Strider
    August 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I love Nintendo, while i do really dislike censorship. Family friendly doesn’t mean it can’t be good game.

  55. Ashten Strider
    Ashten Strider
    August 22, 2016 at 7:32 am

    At least Japanese devs won’t, and we always have XSEED and Aksys to localize games

  56. Jigsy
    August 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Mayhap it’s the PS4.5?

  57. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 7:37 am

    And it plays pirated Mario clone games lol Sorry, but as long as there are no confirmation from Sony, this is a hoax for me.

  58. Jigsy
    August 22, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Don’t forget NISA!

  59. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 7:43 am

    RichDevX (a guy known in the hacking scene of the PS3) is making microSD adapters for the Vita, following the announcement of Henkaku being a kernel exploit.

    Avoid getting the latest releases (September and onwards) for now since they will certainly need a higher firmware (3.61+)

  60. Feniks
    August 22, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Well you can forget about all the niché Vita jrpgs.

  61. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    August 22, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I got Flowers on PC (japanese) and I’m waiting for the final chapter but I really wanted Neo Atlas, I also have Root Letter coming from japan and idk the firmware requirements. Also can you tell me where did you get the JAST release of Flowers? I have been searching and so far I couldn’t found anything, I want to see how bad it is

  62. Ashten Strider
    Ashten Strider
    August 22, 2016 at 8:29 am

    On 3DS, yeah. But I’m sure the devs who made those games on Vita will make them for this new system, if it’s real.

  63. Nisani
    August 22, 2016 at 8:33 am

    it’s not fake, just too many pictures that look real

  64. Nisani
    August 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

    if that is all fake, that is the best fake in history

  65. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 8:35 am

    If Sony gives no confirmation, than this is a fake.

  66. Nisani
    August 22, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Sony has said nothing yet. But Sony does not always come out immediately after a leak. There are often leaks of their alpha cameras (they overheat, do not buy), and they still wait until the official release to tell the truth.

  67. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Same as Nintendo? Don’t trust all the things you see on the internet.

  68. Nisani
    August 22, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Well, in theory this could be a fake, but realistically speaking, that person would have to spend a lot of time to make it look that real. There is also the chance that it is an experimental Sony model that never went into production. We will see.

  69. bdp
    August 22, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Seeing as sony has released reworked versions of all their consoles this wouldn’t even be a surprise. The vita successor, on the other hand, is more surprising.

  70. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    August 22, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Thats a good joke

  71. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

    It is the same situation as with the NX controller, which ended up as being fake. As I said, as long as Sony says no word, I doubt it.

  72. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    August 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

    All I care is this: does it play PS3 games?

  73. totenglocke
    August 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I appreciate your optimism. I’d say six months, max.

  74. Feniks
    August 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Doubtful. Nintendo doesn’t like lolis.

  75. Black_Bob
    August 22, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I don’t think anyone in this thread is implying that it’s 100% genuine, but those pictures are showing a product that casts a bit of doubt. Based on it’s design, engravings, slot placements, this could be real or a very elaborate hoax. Like you said earlier, there’s no confirmation from Sony so we can’t corroborate that this is real. However, like many leaks, it could very well be real and Sony could have just made a mistake. Either that or like another person has stated it could be a dev box. In any case, we have to wait and see what develops.

  76. Black_Bob
    August 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

    More pictures for this. And a few sites that seem to support the evidence that this might is real.






    To quote the last article:

    “From the pictures provided by the sources above, which you can see below,
    the console appears to have actual mechanical on/off and eject buttons,
    and the product code CUH-20XX, which fits Sony’s coding standards for a
    redesign of its console. The last two digits indicate the region of
    sale, in this case 16, which correctly matches a model for the UK

    However, in the same article:
    “Incidentally, no documents about it appeared on the FCC database as of yet.”

    We shall see.

  77. NuclearCherries
    August 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I bloody hope Sony is making another handheld. The PSP and Vita have been stellar. I hope this new console follows this trend.

  78. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

    you poor god damn soul

  79. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Just because some websites have the SAME picture, does not say jack. I stay sceptic until there is a word from the official people.

  80. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Guys, how often do I have to repeat myself?

  81. Martin
    August 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Rather than Aksys, Nisa actually supports the Vita more, despite the hate they get.

  82. Martin
    August 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    …hey, we could probably get Digimon on it, like Cyber Sleuth…right?

  83. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    And losing money from people who rebuy those old games digital?
    Don’t make me laugh.

  84. Ryma Tosa
    Ryma Tosa
    August 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Because of attention, whatelse?

  85. Smug
    August 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Fuck their (((support)))

  86. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Sony cannot learn.

  87. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    The only thing to question with Digimon is if it will be brought over.

  88. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I figure they might use it to try and push their failure movie part further from being the parasite it is.

  89. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    No, I’m the guy working on their bankruptcy in the future. I was sent back from X XX 2017 where time travel has become a vacation destination since fucking with time only creates divergent timelines while not affecting our own. I like to see how fast I can speed up my clients destruction.

  90. larverto365
    August 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    i give it seven mintutes

  91. GamersBlogX
    August 23, 2016 at 5:17 am

    If there is a Vita successor in the works, PLEASE OH PLEASE GET RID OF THOSE STUPID PROPRIETARY MEMORY CARDS, PLEASE. I said “please” three times. I hope thats enough…

  92. Dammage
    August 23, 2016 at 5:33 am

    FUCKING. BUTTONS. God damn, use this in the first place and not the crappy touch bullshit

  93. andy
    August 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Don’t forget region locked too.

  94. Counterproductive
    August 23, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Consoles this generation don’t have overheating issues. What are you talking about?

  95. Hvd
    August 23, 2016 at 11:38 am

    rehashing old products sony?what are you going to call it ps++…lol.just like with their cam and move sticks forcing them in their vr now they are just re naming the ps vita…lmao

  96. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    August 23, 2016 at 11:51 am

    They’ll have to actually support it this time. And not have some bullshit proprietary memory card like they did with the PSP and Vita. People don’t like having to purchase those things.

  97. Kaboom
    August 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Hoping this new PSP-like device is given more love than the Vita got. And make it like a handheld PS4! I’d pay for that.

  98. Mr0303
    August 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    The Vita successor rumour is wishful thinking. I doubt we’ll see another handheld from Sony anytime soon.