Images of a PlayStation 4 slim model appeared to have leaked online via a UK auction site. While their legitimacy has yet to be confirmed, the physical appearance of the console and the packaging look quite convincing. A British seller claims to have obtained the system before its announcement, and is pricing it at £295.
It’s a standard course of action for Sony to create smaller, slimmer models of their current hardware. The PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 saw similar treatments over their lifespan. Note that the packaging of this simply says “PS4,” implying that this won’t be Sony’s highly rumoured Neo – a more powerful version of their current console. This looks more akin to Microsoft’s recent Xbox One S.
The Neo is expected to surface at a media event on September 7.
Sony have yet to comment on the system. We’ll keep you updated when they do.