Super-slim PS3 announcement to miss Gamescom

Sony will not announce the much-rumoured “super slim” PS3-4000 model at Gamescom, a new report suggests.

The PlayStation manufacturer has delayed the planned reveal due to high stock levels of the current PlayStation 3.

The 16GB version will use flash-based memory, and will likely be marketed to rival Microsoft’s 4GB Xbox 360. The report states that a price point as low as £99 is possible for the machine.

“We haven’t announced anything new on PS3 in terms of hardware revisions,” Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer at E3. “We should never say never – hardware guys are always looking at ways to make things cheaper, smaller.”