In November 2013 Sony launched the PlayStation 4. It became apparent immediately that this console is going to do well in the market. For month after month it beat the Xbox One on sales. So far Sony has sold over 18.5 million units around the globe and its not slowing down. Its been over a year since this console came out, does this mean the time is right for a hardware revision? Some leaked PlayStation 4 Slim pictures are making the rounds and they’re likely fakes.
Now hardware revision for consoles is nothing new. Sony launched a slim version of the PlayStation 3 as well so one must not close the door on this possibility for PlayStation 4. However the revised hardware we see in these pictures is just too good to be true.
There pictures have been received by an Italian gaming website, Multiplayer.it, which claims to have received them from a source called “Monolith.” The pictures actually show renders of the PlayStation 4 Slim opened up on a MacBook.
The PlayStation 4 has a tendency to get very hot as it is if confined within an AV cabinet that doesn’t provide a lot of breathing space.
This purported PlayStation 4 Slim would overheat in an instant because in a package so slim one wonders where the fan would go. Also the cooling vents, which are absolutely essential, are absent.
Sony’s has already received much praise for the PlayStation 4’s design so its not like it stands to improve sales drastically by introducing such a major hardware revision.
For all these reasons it seems that these photos of PlayStation 4 Slim are nothing more than fakes.