The PlayStation 3’s been on a rigorous diet. Cast your mind back to little over a week ago, and you’ll recall us posting about an American FCC listing which appeared to hint at a super slim iteration of Sony’s premium home console. Well, surprise: here it is.

Bizarrely, the images popped up on the website of Anatel (the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications). They show a smaller, PS3 shaped device with a sliding panel. Prior to the images leaking, speculation suggested that the refreshed system would adopt a cheaper, top-loading disc drive.

The images were accompanied by a document from Sony Brasil, which references three new PS3 hardware SKUs. According to Tecnoblog, the manufacturer is preparing to ship the console in 16GB, 250GB and 500GB variants. There’s nothing particularly exciting about the latter hard drive sizes – but the 16GB system is likely to be especially cheap.

Of course, there’s always a chance that these images could be fake, so take everything with a pinch of salt for now. It all looks pretty legit to us, though. Let us know what you think in the comments.

[via tecnoblog.net]