PS3 slim

Pictures have surfaced today of the new PS3 vertical stand, which as McFadge has already pointed out is not *required*, but which most would agree should be strongly considered lest your $600 piece of equipment tip over (and it doesn’t look like it needs much for that to happen).

I would expect the USD $24 accessory to sell in NZ for at least $49.99, if not $59.99 (or more), but unfortunately for that price you get a disappointing stand which is barely more functional than McFadge and Kotaku’s suggestion.

Instead of having a round plated base like was used for the PS2 slimline and Nintendo Wii console stands, which actually offer support against tilting forces, the PS3 stand appears to be shaped in the footprint of the console and offer minimal protection against tipping. Click past the break for the image of the new stand.

New Sony PS3 stand for the “slim” model:

PS3 slimline stand

For comparison, here is Sony’s vertical stand for the PS2 slimline model, which affixed to the base of the console and provided stability:

PS2 vertical stand

10 thoughts on “New PS3 Vertical Stand Slim on Features, Phat on Price

  1. Good god you post about the most trivial shit ahmad. You probably suck at games.

  2. Good god you post about the most trivial shit ahmad. You probably suck at games.

  3. You sir, post the most trivial of comments. It’s an important issue for some and quite relevant too with the PS3 Slim release in several weeks.

  4. You sir, post the most trivial of comments. It’s an important issue for some and quite relevant too with the PS3 Slim release in several weeks.

  5. How could anyone have deemed this not news worthy? To some, like me, who didn’t have any space for another console until they released the slim stand, it was HUGE news…it is what made me able to buy and finally own the PS3 (and play Final Fantasy XIII). I had one space left…at the side of my TV, but only if stood vertical. Unfortunately, you cannot stand it vertically if you don’t have the stand. When this was posted, this was more than news worthy.

  6. How could anyone have deemed this not news worthy? To some, like me, who didn’t have any space for another console until they released the slim stand, it was HUGE news…it is what made me able to buy and finally own the PS3 (and play Final Fantasy XIII). I had one space left…at the side of my TV, but only if stood vertical. Unfortunately, you cannot stand it vertically if you don’t have the stand. When this was posted, this was more than news worthy.

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