New PS3 slim CECH-3000B model will feature a new copy protection system.
A “well-placed industry source who wishes to remain anonymous” has told Gamertell that "developers were recently notified that a new revision of the PlayStation 3 is in the testing process that will feature a new copy protection system not on the motherboard but inside the BD-ROM drive itself, similar to the Xbox 360."
"Presumably this would at least prevent these newer consoles from running copied games with an additional layer of authentication," notes the site. "It’s likely that there will be some kind of watermark on genuine PlayStation 3 discs that the drive is looking for. All of these measures are in response to the acquisition of the PS3 root encryption key earlier this year (2011) by hacker GeoHot which allows unlicensed code to be run on the PlayStation without restriction."
The anonymous source also said that the new system will be accompanied by a firmware update that contains "newly optimized Blu-ray playback drivers that can now handle BD-Java during Blu-ray 3D playback, at least on the 2D level."
The brand new PS3 Slim model, dubbed the CECH-3000B, comes in Charcoal Black, with 320GB hard drive, much lighter weight and a much lower power consumption rate. It is slated to arrive sometime this month.