Sony Reveal New 2nd Generation PS3 Slim
At the Tokyo Game Show, Sony has gone and bucked the trend by announcing and revealing the new PS3 Slim that will be hitting regions starting from the end of September. Andrew House who has settled into his new role in Sony Japan unveiled the new PS3 and revealed the new PS3 ‘Super Slim’ will come in a 500GB package compared to the 160GB and 32GB offering of the previous Slim whilst a more family-friendly 12GB model will be available at a lower price point.
The latter will be hitting stores first on September 28 in the UK with the larger 500GB model coming in October 12. The new models are 20% thinner and 25% lighter than the current PS3 Slims whilst over 50% compared to the launch 60GB models. For those worried about the limited 12GB storage, they are expandable with a 250GB storage HDD attachment that Sony will be selling separately.
This time the PS3 Slim will also come in White as seen below – nice huh?
The price points have yet to be revealed with Japanese pricing not really a true reflective. Just for the sake of it here are the estimated pricing on direct conversions.
- 500GB version: $299 / 29,800 Yen / £240
- 250GB version: $269 / 24,900 Yen
- 12GB version: £185
In the States, the 250GB version will include Uncharted 3 Game of the Year Edition, with the larger one being bundled with Assassin’s Creed III. In Europe, as we hinted at previously, the bigger model comes with FIFA, with the 250GB apparently absent from the line-up: it’s the 500GB or the 12GB for us here in Europe – the 250GB is missing.
So what do you think? A little too late or a strategy that may work?