A Gold PS4 Slim may be coming out soon as a variant of the new kind of Playstation 4 console, according to rumors. A Reddit user named marmaro8 is responsible for the rumor, as he posted a picture of what appeared to be a gold version of the console in its box.
The Playstation 4 Slim came out around the same time as the Playstation 4 Pro, and was intended to be higher-quality, but smaller and more portable, Playstation 4 consoles. The Playstation 4 Slim has since become the standard model of Playstation 4, but if the gold PS4 Slim is intended as a new model, it might be more expensive than the current Playstation 4 Slim.
If the rumor turns out to be true, then the speculation that the console will release on June 9 will be correct. June 9 isn’t any particularly special date, but it is a few days before E3 starts.
A golden Playstation 4 controller has already been released in limited quantities before now, so a gold PS4 Slim isn’t necessarily out of the question. However, if a lot of gamers already have Playstation 4s or Playstation 4 Slims, then they may not have any real reason to get a new console just because it’s colored gold.
For it to have success, the golden Playstation 4 Slim will have to mainly focus on players that haven’t yet gotten a Playstation 4, or are in the market for a new one for a variety of reasons. While some gamers may buy a golden Playstation 4 Slim just for looks, it likely won’t get much of a following among Playstation owners who already have a console.
Either way, if you’re in the market for a gold PS4 Slim, just be on the lookout and see if a golden console will be coming sometime in the future; we don’t really have a price tag for it, but if it releases June 9 like the rumors say we’ll be getting information around that same time.