Slimmed down PS3 spotted in the wild

Sony has already slapped down talk of a redesigned PS3 landing at E3 next month, telling reporters they had "no plans" for such a major chan

However, that's not stopped shots of the new hub surfacing online, apparently showing off an incredibly slim version of the increasingly popular console.

Engadget has got the full scoop, grabbing the shots from a Far East source. While this fits with chatter we've heard in recent months about an update, the pics do throw up some big questions.

Can this supposed 120GB model really be so small? And why does the logo not appear the same as the current PS3 insignia?

We wouldn't be surprised to see something outed at E3. After all it'll be three years this Christmas since it first landed in Japan. And where better to do it than the biggest gaming show on Earth?

With this and a new PSP, Sony would surely give the slap down to Microsoft and Nintendo.