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PlayStation 4 slim images leak on auction site

Sony may have a smaller, sleeker PS4 on the way

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Images purporting to show a redesigned PlayStation 4 with a slimmer case design have surfaced from an online auction listing.

The seller provided to Polygon these unboxed images of the new PS4. The unit appears thinner and its edges are rounded, unlike the squared-off corners of the original design. Images of the box indicate that the slimmer PS4 may originate from Europe or Arabic regions.

The box says the console has a 500 GB hard drive. In June, Sony announced a new configuration of the PS4, codenamed Neo, was coming later this year but did not suggest what its design might look like. It's unknown if this is the Neo or an updated look for the old model, though it appears to be a revamped version of existing PS4 hardware. The only noticeable difference in hardware, save for its size, is the apparent removal of the PS4's optical port.

A media event where the new Neo model is expected to be unveiled is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sept. 7 in Times Square.

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