Playstation 4 Slims Down for Fall
It was always a given that we’d see a PS4 Slim system eventually. Every Playstation generation got a slimming down eventually. Hell, PS3 got slimmed down twice. So while today’s reveal isn’t a surprise for what it is, the WAY it came out is pretty unconventional. A seller on a UK auction site listed the new model for sale at 300 Euros, revealing a handful of pictures. He also provided unboxing pictures to Polygon, showing the contents of the package.
What’s New with PS4 Slim?
Aside from being a little thinner, it appears the new system doesn’t offer much new. However, there is one cool new bit I noticed in the pictures: a rear USB port. That’ll be the first time a Playstation system has had a rear facing USB port. It’s a welcome addition for those who like to keep their entertainment systems clear of clutter. Given that the Playstation camera has always been a USB peripheral, it never made sense that the only USB ports would be located on the front. The package back also states that the system is Playstation VR Ready, but according to Sony, that’s already true of the existing PS4.