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Anyone know what the Playstation 3 Test and Playstation 3 Tool consoles are?

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I was doing some work and caught a glimpse of these two consoles. Both have a similar chassis to the standard PS3, but underneath the Playstation 3 badge, they have "test" and "tool". IIRC, the "Tool" version had no silver bezel and was completely black.

Any idea what they were?
post #2 of 8
most likely a form of demo unit we had something like that with a ps3 identical to shelf ones with no internals then the other which is bare bones (black box) that would run demo games.
post #3 of 8
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Hmm, they both appeared to be working models. I saw this at Sony btw... not in store. I guess one is like a dev unit?
post #4 of 8
hmmm... ive had some time with some xbox 360 dev/prototype units and with those they look pretty much the same as the resale market version but mostly internal differences
Edited by DNytAftr - 12/28/11 at 2:59am
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Aren't those the consoles they use at Sony for testing other consoles sent in for repairs? Or consoles they use at game developers?
 
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Seemed to be on the dev side/software testing, not repairs.
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nvm
Edited by DNytAftr - 12/28/11 at 1:35pm
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post #8 of 8
Maybe one's folding lol. Actually they sound like they test accessories.
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