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40GB "ceramic white" PlayStation 3 coming to the US

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2008 17:45 User comments (16)

40GB "ceramic white" PlayStation 3 coming to the US Despite Sony's recent decision to discontinue the 20GB and 60GB models of its PlayStation 3 gaming console it seems they will be bringing a new model to North American.
An FCC filing has shown that Sony is planning to bring the "Ceramic White" 40GB model to North American stores but there is no official launch price or date known as of yet.

The filing, along with letters from Sony itself have confirmed that the white PS3 is ready for a North American launch. The model number, CECHH01 is different from the Japanese white PS3 but the model revision is more of a subtraction than any addition. The new model will come standard with a SIXAXIS wireless controller and not the DualShock 3.

There was no release date or launch price indicated by the filing or the Sony memos but the popular rumor is that an official announcement is coming next week and that sales of the new model can begin in early February. Other rumors have suggested that the black 40GB model will receive a price cut with the addition of the new white model to Sony's lineup but be reminded none of this information is verified.

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16 user comments

123.1.2008 18:03

I'll buy..if its 199 :P

223.1.2008 18:18

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I'll buy..if its 199 :P
There a rumor going around Zippy that it going to be 299.I don't think its true but Sony hasn't shot down that rumor when asked about it early this week.

323.1.2008 18:47

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I'll buy..if its 199 :P
There a rumor going around Zippy that it going to be 299.I don't think its true but Sony hasn't shot down that rumor when asked about it early this week.
Nice, if it can lower the 60GB unit price Ill be extra happy...looking at the PS3s the 80GB just aint worth it if I can get hardware BWC.

423.1.2008 19:14

honestly i'll believe it when it's on the shelves. They promised a white PSP at launch for that console and it didn't happen for 2+ years till they made the slims.

523.1.2008 22:39

Originally posted by jookycola:
honestly i'll believe it when it's on the shelves. They promised a white PSP at launch for that console and it didn't happen for 2+ years till they made the slims.
fair enough , i don't think thought they could lower the price even more, 400 is a fair price for what u get

623.1.2008 23:13

They have gotten production costs down to $400 for the ps3, so another price cut isn't out of the question. What I want to know is, why would the black 40g version get a price cut and the white version stay at $400? Unless there is a change we don't know about.

724.1.2008 10:07

Pffft still no hardware emulation..
Damn you cheap bastards Sony! Bring back the 60Gb!



824.1.2008 10:35
FlakMNKEY
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This is obviously a attempt by sony, praying that consumers will mistake a white ps3 for a xbox 360. since it is the only way they will ever be able to catch up with xbox.

924.1.2008 11:24
nobrainer
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wow, a white one this will help sales but maybe better games and not just the promise of future titles would help more!

1024.1.2008 12:13

Why can't these console makers create a division devoted entirely to custom cases, and allow you to buy a system with a custom case online? Obviously there is a market for it. Look how well XCM cases do. They can give people what they want without voiding the warranty....Oh yeah, they want people to void their warranty, so that they have to buy a new system when something happens to theirs. Otherwise they couldn't accuse people of tampering with the hardware.

Let's see some Blue, Silver, Chrome and Crystal cases Sony - with some LED mods.

1124.1.2008 12:37
nobrainer
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Originally posted by emugamer:
Why can't these console makers create a division devoted entirely to custom cases, and allow you to buy a system with a custom case online? Obviously there is a market for it. Look how well XCM cases do. They can give people what they want without voiding the warranty....Oh yeah, they want people to void their warranty, so that they have to buy a new system when something happens to theirs. Otherwise they couldn't accuse people of tampering with the hardware.

Let's see some Blue, Silver, Chrome and Crystal cases Sony - with some LED mods.
i'm sure there will be a "hello kitty" ps3 posted to engadget some time soon!

you know you can always just take of the plastic and spray it what ever colour you want!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jan 2008 @ 12:47

1224.1.2008 12:50

Originally posted by nobrainer:
you know you can always just take of the plastic and spray it what ever colour you want!
I'm more of a Voltron kinda guy. And spraying wouldn't work for the blue crystal clear case I want :-(
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jan 2008 @ 12:51

1324.1.2008 13:50

Did I hear HELLO KITTY! lol. I heard rumor that the HELLO KITTY edition of the PS3 will have little pink bow ties for remotes! How awsome is that! lol.

-wCHUBBS

1414.2.2008 20:56
don010
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ya know if you stop and compare the ps3 to all other systems the ps3 has the outstading graphics, a good software support, it can update add new features with out buying a new system or accessories and the most expensive cd drive

there's nothing wrong with this system at all it's just the company who has not a clue wtf they are doing.

how in the F*** can you be making more systems with different colours and you cant even sell the best system

the play station has the best game line ups from the psx to the ps2
but sony jumps the gun and ignores the small game line up on the ps3.
this is why the xbox 360 is beating them when the xbox has the worst line when their best game is halo

sony can do much better if they wait till their games come out this year they'll be at the top

and if you notice the xbox is only doing well in the US hmmmmm

sony your full of $#!%

1518.2.2008 20:22

I would love to see a pic of this new ps3

1618.2.2008 20:53

Originally posted by don010:
ya know if you stop and compare the ps3 to all other systems the ps3 has the outstading graphics, a good software support, it can update add new features with out buying a new system or accessories and the most expensive cd drive

there's nothing wrong with this system at all it's just the company who has not a clue wtf they are doing.

how in the F*** can you be making more systems with different colours and you cant even sell the best system

the play station has the best game line ups from the psx to the ps2
but sony jumps the gun and ignores the small game line up on the ps3.
this is why the xbox 360 is beating them when the xbox has the worst line when their best game is halo

sony can do much better if they wait till their games come out this year they'll be at the top

and if you notice the xbox is only doing well in the US hmmmmm

sony your full of $#!%
Sony merely shot both of their feet with the PS3...but soon they will be waking on others despite the stupidity rotting away their brain.... and just so we are clear sony might be super kung fu retard the 360 is the walking fcking dead....

the WII is like under dog...or adam ant a glorified NES..well ya..it is really.....oly minus the games....0-o

LOL

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