Will The Real Slim PS3 Please Stand Up

Real or Fake TQfam? Here is a video of what appears to be a gentleman talking to another gentleman, about this BMI PS3 slim that some how landed a bit early in to the Philippines. The question is, is this real, or a fake? My only questions are, why shake the cam so much? And why not video tape it on a desk somewhere? I mean this would be huge news to any site. Check out the video below, what do you think?

Here are the specs of that BMI PS3 slim shown on the video.

  • It has a 120GB HDD.
  • Two USB Ports
  • The ‘touch’ button for eject and on seems to be gone, and there are now these random buttons.
  • The PS icon is now white instead of colored.
  • No more card reader
  • PLAYSTATION 3 is gone, rather its PS3. It says this on the bottom as well for some reason.
  • The guy was selling it with a Dualshock 3. Whether it is compatible is another matter.
  • The guy was selling it for 20,000 pesos, which is roughly £250, which is roughly $410

Alright TQfam, we have our TQPilot flying all TQstaff to Manila tomorrow morning to BMI one for us. We will report back on Wednesday.


  • Good job to the Phillippine’s Chapter of BMI for providing the hookup! I don’t know, I honestly do think that this is real. The specs definitely make sense for a cheaper machine, and the style of the actual thing looks pretty sleek and professional!

    But then again, I’ve been to plenty of “Tiangis'” in Mexico where they sold fake ass Playstations, so who knows…

  • Kosamus

    My spidey sense is saying FAKE, but I think we all want to believe that the PS3 Slim is real. I just don’t know anymore.

  • I say this is fake. I believe there is a PS3 slim coming without a doubt, but it has to be smaller and better looking than this over sized UFO.

    Hey speaking of UFO’s, you guys know what looks like a UFO? All the new Linksys routers.

  • pfffttt…. man this is a fake fo sho! shit looks ugly and cheap. I hope I am correct and SONY doesn’t put this out.

  • Desz, you’re right about the Linksys routers. I have a black one and it definitely looks like there are unos omnis adentro.

    If this PS3 is indeed fake, then I am still interested in what that fake machine plays…. PS1 games maybe? 3D0 discs? Shit…I’m gonna order that thing…

  • Siggy

    “I Want To Believe” but I think this might be a fake. It looks very similar to those pics that were leaked from China but my friend from the Philippines tells me that there are plenty of console knock-offs over there. I guess we will have to wait till the holidays to truly find out about the slim PS3.

  • TheL1T1G4T0R

    I’m going with real on this guys. I’ve seen a box with a pic of the console and numerous pics of the console itself.

    The last time Sony shrunk their console it was the same design just super smaller and I think they’ve done it again with the PS3.

    Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • This is DEFINITELY a knock-off. If it was legit, it would read, “Playstation 3” across the top of the entire machine. They can escape a certain level of legalities by emblazoning the machine with simply “PS3” and also in the old PS2 font! Plus, I highly doubt Sony would abandon the sexy power/eject buttons. I must admit that it’s an impressive fake, though. The PS3 IS coming, just wait for the real one. 😉

  • bigmangriff

    Of all places for this to show up and you are questioning the legitness of this? I totally think sony would allow this to be released and not make a big fuss over it…