Sony’s much vaunted PS3 Slim is practically released, allowing curious testers to make the shocking discovery that the slimline version is actually slower than the corpulent original.
The comparison videos below demonstrate the apparent differences:
However, another set of videos seem to show it being slightly faster:
Rumours circulate that some differences may be caused by differences in harddrive, but in this case the maker of the video claims the same 7200RPM HDD is installed in each.
Of course, the discrepancies could also be due to mysterious differences in firmware or hardware, or simply random fluctuations.
Whatever the cause, it seems very unlikely Sony will be admitting any undocumented performance difference, positive or negative, between the models.