Smoke and mirrors: PS3 kiosks show decoys under glass

Real functioning PS3 is BEHIND the kiosk - Image 1Real functioning PS3 is BEHIND the kiosk - Image 2Real functioning PS3 is BEHIND the kiosk - Image 3

And gamers everywhere go “A-HA!” when photos that are supposedly originally posted by Adent from the IGN boards show that the PS3 that we have been seeing in kiosks isn’t actually the one that’s running and showing off its features.

As the photos show, the PS3 unit that we see under the glass is actually nothing but a decoy, a shell with no hardware inside. The real thing that’s actually running the game for you is the OTHER, fully-functioning PS3 unit which is hooked up at the back of the kiosk. From the quick snapshots that were taken by Adent, one would notice the amount of extra ventilation the hidden-away unit is actually receiving, which brings up questions on how well exactly the PS3 will be able to literally handle the heat.

However, admittedly, this is a rather clever tactic, considering the fact that the kiosk is supposed to run for around 12 hours straight. It’s just a little bit annoying that we’ve been gawking at a shiny shell all this time, but we think we’ll forgive Sony for this little trick.

Via NeoGaf

Real functioning PS3 is BEHIND the kiosk - Image 1Real functioning PS3 is BEHIND the kiosk - Image 2Real functioning PS3 is BEHIND the kiosk - Image 3

And gamers everywhere go “A-HA!” when photos that are supposedly originally posted by Adent from the IGN boards show that the PS3 that we have been seeing in kiosks isn’t actually the one that’s running and showing off its features.

As the photos show, the PS3 unit that we see under the glass is actually nothing but a decoy, a shell with no hardware inside. The real thing that’s actually running the game for you is the OTHER, fully-functioning PS3 unit which is hooked up at the back of the kiosk. From the quick snapshots that were taken by Adent, one would notice the amount of extra ventilation the hidden-away unit is actually receiving, which brings up questions on how well exactly the PS3 will be able to literally handle the heat.

However, admittedly, this is a rather clever tactic, considering the fact that the kiosk is supposed to run for around 12 hours straight. It’s just a little bit annoying that we’ve been gawking at a shiny shell all this time, but we think we’ll forgive Sony for this little trick.

Via NeoGaf

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