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Sony unveils smaller, lighter PlayStation 3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Sep 2012 9:10 User comments (4)

Sony unveils smaller, lighter PlayStation 3 Sony announced early this morning that a new model of the PS3 will hit stores this holiday season, along with a slightly cheaper price tag.
The two new versions will be lighter and smaller than current models.

A new 250GB model will sell for $269 and a 500GB model will sell for $300 starting September 25th. If you live in PAL nations like the EU, you will have a third option with 12GB flash memory instead of an HDD.

The cheaper HDD model will sell in limited edition bundle packaging and include Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and a voucher worth $30 for DLC for the game Dust 514. The 500GB model will come with Assassin's Creed III. The larger HDD model will also be available in "Classic White" although the console has never been in white making the "classic" part a strange choice.

Sony says the new slim models are 25 percent slimmer than current models.

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4 user comments

120.9.2012 14:44

Well, white is a classic color. White, black, silver... most common colors for cars.

Like midnight blue for blue... it's just a name they have for white, and what they've called their white components in the past, FWIW.

You've been able to get "classic white" controllers for quite some time. I believe the old PSone was available in white as well when they downsized it to the mini version.

220.9.2012 16:06

I guess any power consumption efficiency improvement is welcome and if you've not got one already the bigger hard drive might appeal (but 500gb is still stingy by todays standards).

I've a 1tb in my slim, can't see any need for this (but I do wish they'd quit messing around with silly shapes.
I'd guess a lot of us put these in racks & being able to stack components on a single shelf really helps.

321.9.2012 14:49

the ps4 is not far behind

422.9.2012 10:18

this does not make sense. They have never created a third revision before, have they? This would be the ps3 slimmer? Seriously, Like the guy above me, we're looking at one more year before ps4. Sony is going to milk the crap out of the ps3 I bet. They are still doing it with the ps2.

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