This is now being reported as a fake, guys. The product listing was updated with a picture (see below) that pretty much looks like the one that we saw previously from the Taiwanese manufacturing firm.
As it turns out, though, it is but a fan-made pic.
Better luck next time?
Over at the other side of the globe, a plain product listing at the German Amazon website stirred up quite a ruckus. There was no shocking image showcasing the product, no scandalous detail describing what the product does or what it's for. Nonetheless, it sparked the interest of many simply because the product name held the words "PlayStation 3" and "Slim" in one title.
Listed in full as the "PlayStation 3 Konsole Slim" submitted by a user, it does beg the question of whether or not Sony will soon be unveiling the latest of their "worst keep secrets." Amazon user may be from Sony for all we know.
This is not the first time we've heard of word buzzing incessantly regarding the existence of such a PS3 model, from supposed prototypes images from Taiwan to supposed actual prototype in Manila's shopping malls, to rumored game bundles. Word has spread like wildfire, indeed, crossing the world over. And still not a pip or a nod from the folks at Sony.
As mentioned above, there are no further details on the product listing page. For all we know, it could be just some fake posting given the lack of "proof." What it does have, however, would be the listing as "platform independent", and it's own Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN).
We'll keep you updated on this, but I think there'll be more on this in the coming weeks. And since there's no official word (still) from Sony, we're tagging this as rumor. But you know what they say, where there's smoke, there's gotta be barbecue.
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