Engadget has posted a review of the PlayStation 3 Slim late 2012. The review seems to imply not to upgrade to this new model as they cut corners especially in build quality.
At $270 — a full $20 more than the already existing 120GB model, albeit with the addition of a year-old game and $30 in virtual money for a free-to-play shooter that isn’t available yet — the PlayStation 3 redesign is hard to suggest. Barring the price, the generally cheap feel of the hardware and sheer unattractiveness galvanize our position: you’re better off picking up the older, less expensive, more attractive (and functionally identical) PS3 Slim. And that’s without mentioning awkward design choices like a top-loading disc tray, or the return to glossy black plastic that holds fingerprints and dust so dear to its heart. If you’re in the market for a new PS3 — and honestly, who are you people? — we can’t suggest the Superslim.