Since the images first surfaced on the German gaming site GameFront.com they've quickly spread all across the web, and this one in particular gives a nice close-up side-shot of the next-gen device.
In addition to the expected Blu-ray, DVD-ROM, Dolby Digital and HDMI logos, the unit also appears to support such formats as Super Audio CD, Bluetooth, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Though Sony has not yet announced complete finalized specs for the PlayStation 3, this pic bodes well for the device as a truly next-generation, even top-of-the-line Blu-ray disc player.
At presstime, Sony has not publicly commented on the images, or just how advanced the PS3's Blu-ray capabilities will actually be. However, Sony Computer Entertainment of America President Kaz Hirai, in a recent interview with CNet about the PS3 pricing, indicated that the console has always been intended to be a cutting-edge device of long-term value, which makes all those logos seem far from wishful thinking on behalf of early adopters.
"The pricing that we announced for the PlayStation 3 is a price that ultimately offers fantastic value to the consumers," Hirai told CNet. "I think that we are offering a very good value for the consumers. We look at our products having a ten-year life cycle, which we've proven with the PlayStation."
Stay tuned for more details on the PS3 as they are announced. And in the meantime, if you want to get an even closer look at the PlayStation 3 hardware, GameTrailers.com has this sneak peek video clip of the actual finalized PS3 console from the recent Leipzig Game Convention.