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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• Last but not least, speculation that we'll see the PS3 Slim show its prettier face at gamecom on August 18. HHMMMMMM.