BIG IN 2009 – More PS3 firsts

Rumours abound of a ‘Slim and Lite’ version of the PS3, but technical details of how they’ll keep that hot console from melting are

Rumours abound of a ‘Slim and Lite’ version of the PS3, but technical details of how they’ll keep that hot console from melting are less prevalent. Still, more under-TV real estate would be welcome.

More likely are developments in PlayStation Home, which finally launched officially on December 11th 2008. We’re expecting it to develop into a SIMS-esque universe where you can play the arcade games.

Expect to be able to watch entire movies, seek out hidden content and speak to your heroes in real-virtual time.

There’s also the option of building characters along the lines or your Mii or avatar, before going for a stroll and making new pals. We’ll see you in there.

Read our full array of gadget predictions for 2009 in this month's issue of Stuff Magazine