I'm wondering if anyone knows if the new PS3 slim can be positioned Vertically on end like the current gen. of PS3?? In all the pictures and videos I've seen I haven't seen any rubber grips on either end of the unit, just on the underside. (I currently do not own a PS3 so I don't know if the current PS3 had grips on the ends to allow vertical placement, so I'm not sure if this is needed)
I'm not sure if the current ones have grips or not. From what I have read though, since it is so slim now that it would not be too safe to place it vertically without the use of a stand that they will be selling. But with even a little bit of creativity i'm sure you can make something to keep it stable.
Well, it can always be placed vertical, it's just if you want to take the risk that comes with that decision. If you purchase the stand, or like another reviewer said, "with a little bit of creativity you can make something to keep it stable" it should be fine and sturdy. But I wouldn't place it vertical without any protection because it's not as heavy as the regular PS3 and it will be prone to falling over easily.
Hah, just got my PS3 Slim and was going to swap it in the place of my old 60G first-gen (which had PS2 compatibility, yay!). Don't worry, I was going to keep the old one, just move it to another room. I took the nice, slender "slim" out o' the box, and, wait, how do I stand it up like the old one? Hmm, nothing else here in the box. Maybe there's little feet or brackets?? No, oh, wait, check online, $25 for a piece of molded plastic! Geez,. I thought the $250 PSP Go that made all my PSP Games useless was bad enough (no, didn't buy a "Go," Yet.) But $25 to stand up my new PS3? The stand I've seen in the photos looks like such a simple cheap piece of plastic, they probably could have packaged it in the box in place of some of the cardboard packing material, for the same cost to them. Gee, they make it so easy to hate Sony!