Whether it's the PS3 Slim or the PS3 Rocket Ride, something is happening in Sony land. Let's review the crazy (and growing) pile of evidence:
• The 80GB PS3 is being discontinued. in Japan by the manufacturer's request. Meanwhile, price cuts on various bundles are happening all around the world. HMM.
• Digitimes reports Sony is seriously ramping up orders for "key PS3 components," enough to build a million consoles over the next three months. Even though, you know, they've been selling fewer PS3s. HMMMM.
• Amazon lists a PS3 "Konsole Slim." Hmm.
• Update: Another one. PS3 production costs are down about 70 percent. Perfect for cramming more production stuff into less space.