A slim, slim PS3.
It seems the rumored new Playstation 3 model is real after all and Sony have unveiled it today at their pre Tokyo Game Show conference. This new PS3 model will be 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3 ‘slim’ model. This is good news for those of you who were always complaining to me that your PS3 was too heavy, and hurting your back.
Pictured above, the new PS3 model will ship in 250GB and 500GB SKU’s as well as a bundle with Uncharted 3. The specifics from Sony are as follows:
The new PS3 will be available in two different models, with 250GB and 500GB HDDs which will allow you to store even more of your digital life. It also features a smaller, streamlined design that will look great as part of any entertainment system. The new model is approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3.
In order to maintain the superior gaming experiences that you expect from us here at PlayStation, we are always looking for ways to change and evolve with your gaming behavior. You might remember the smaller models that we launched for PlayStation 2 and PSP (PlayStation Portable), and we know that many of you love the opportunity to add these streamlined models to your home. Additionally, as developers continue to release deep and rich digital gaming content, providing an option for larger HDD is essential, especially for games with large DLC packs, and full game downloads, as well as personal entertainment content. The biggest and best games live on PS3 this holiday season, and the new PS3 is the perfect way to play.
We are also excited to announce that the launch of this new PS3 model will include incredible additional value. The 250GB PS3 will be available on September 25th for $269.99 (MSRP) as part of a limited edition bundle featuring UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception: Game of the Year Edition and a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content for the highly acclaimed digital title, DUST 514. This bundle offers more than $70 in total combined value.
Smaller and lighter is always good, but will this model still feature frequent 2GB system updates like the current models? I hope not, but I somehow doubt this was on the agenda.