When asked about a new PlayStation 3 model, Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida teased that it could be possible.
"We haven't announced anything new on PS3 in terms of hardware revisions," Yoshida told Eurogamer. "We should never say never - hardware guys are always looking at ways to make things cheaper, smaller."
However, Yoshida was ultimately not so encouraging on the idea.
"I don't know if we are going to talk about anything like that," he added. "We are quite happy with the PS3."
The PlayStation 3 first launched in 2006, with a slim redesign arriving in 2009.
In the past, Sony has created slimmer and cheaper versions of its hardware close to the release of a new system to help drive sales and build an audience that can upgrade to the newest hardware. The strategy was used with both the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2.
With rumours that Sony's next home console could release next year, it would follow the company's pattern to come out with a more compact PlayStation 3.
However, after a long console generation, it appears that Sony may stick to its single hardware revision for the PlayStation 3.
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