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Sony to sell 12GB flash PS3 in North America

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Aug 2013 14:29 User comments (6)

Sony to sell 12GB flash PS3 in North America Sony seems to be preparing to begin selling a 12GB flash-based PS3 console in North America from the end of this week.
Canadian retailer Future Shop had the 12GB PS3 listed today before it was promptly taken down, though Engagdet did manage to get a screenshot of the listing before it was removed, and then another picture allegedly from a KMart stockroom in the U.S. of the retail packaging of the console.

Sony revealed earlier this year that it was going to be releasing a 12GB flash-based PS3 in parts of Europe and Hong Kong, but denied that it would ship in North America.

The Future Shop listing had the 12GB model "in stock" at $199.99.


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6 user comments

114.8.2013 19:42

Pointless... Seriously at this late in the game Sony, it's a waist of hardware shipments.

214.8.2013 19:48

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Pointless... Seriously at this late in the game Sony, it's a waist of hardware shipments.
there down to selling leftover hardware, besides it costs more to just chuck out all those PCBs than it does to cram them in a box and sell them at the lowest price point possible.

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314.8.2013 21:36

I'd be interested at the 200 price point. I'd be happy to catch up on some Sony exclusives since they won't be supported on PS4..... plus an extra blu ray player

414.8.2013 21:47

But does this still have the ability to swap in a different HDD? Because face it, if i had my choice of buying an old one at gamestop for $200...or buying a new one and swapping in a bigger HDD I'd go for new.

I put a 1tb HDD in mine and took out the 500gb that it came with. So I wouldn't even need to buy a new HDD. I'd pullout that 12gb pos and slap in the 500 i have laying around and have a better machine than anything you can get used at gamestop.



515.8.2013 16:43

we've had the 12gb ps3 here in australia for about a year nothing new.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

615.8.2013 21:16

Originally posted by DarkJello:
I'd be interested at the 200 price point. I'd be happy to catch up on some Sony exclusives since they won't be supported on PS4..... plus an extra blu ray player
You should be happy after Gamescom next week then, as all info points to them announcing a price drop for the PS3 as well as a release date for the PS4.


Originally posted by jookycola:
But does this still have the ability to swap in a different HDD? Because face it, if i had my choice of buying an old one at gamestop for $200...or buying a new one and swapping in a bigger HDD I'd go for new.

I put a 1tb HDD in mine and took out the 500gb that it came with. So I wouldn't even need to buy a new HDD. I'd pullout that 12gb pos and slap in the 500 i have laying around and have a better machine than anything you can get used at gamestop.
In short Yes you can BUT if you take a HDD from a PS3 to put into another PS3 it will not just "work" it will need to be formatted.

Video(s) of install ~ http://youtu.be/517Ic4pPAMo or http://youtu.be/qKGV6H_NC2I
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