The Playstation 3 isn't exactly known for being a slim device; in fact, quit the opposite is true. The thing is a monster, weighing more than a grade-schooler and taking up loads of space in your living room. That might not be the case for much longer, however, as rumor has it that Sony's working on a slimmed-down version.
As Sony has already figured out how to make its Blu-ray laser apparatues thin enough to fit into relatively skinny laptops, the idea of being able to put all that gear into a smaller case isn't out of the question. One wonders if Sony won't wait a bit longer, however, as the PS3 hasn't been out for long enough to warrant a product refresh of this magnitude, one would think. On the other hand, a radically different case design could be the shot in the arm the console needs to really take off now that Blu-ray appears to be the winner of the HD-disc wars. Only time will tell if this rumor is right.