For those of you who have read my previous article, you may be aware at Sony Computer Entertainments pre- Tokyo Game Show press conference, the company announced a brand new model of their Playstation 3 computer entertainment system. The new system, which comes in both Black and White is both lighter and smaller than the previous model – 20% and 25% respectively and the internal volume and weight is more than half compared to the initial Playstation 3 model.
By adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PS3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved simple body design, which fits various places in the home and enables users to enjoy an array of entertainment content.
The console is also set to come in a number of new models, including 500GB and 250GB Hard Disk Drive models along with a 12GB Flash Memory unit to be sold in select regions. Each region will have different models, recommended retail prices and release dates, which are as follows:
250GB HDD | USD $249 | 25th September 2012
500GB HDD | USD $299 | 30th October 2012
EUROPE AND PAL TERRITORIES INCLUDING AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
500GB HDD | €299 / AUD $399.95 (NZD $519.95) | 28th September 2012 / 27th September 2012 (ANZ)
12GB Flash Memory | €229 / AUD $299.95 / NZD $399.95 | 12th October 2012 / 27th September 2o12 (Australia) / 18th October 2012 (New Zealand)
250GB HDD | 24,900 Yen | 4th October 2012
500GB HDD | 29,800 Yen | 4th October 2012
With the extra HDD capacity which has been extended from 320GB and 160GB, users can store and enjoy more and more entertainment content including games, music, photos, and video on the new PS3. In addition, the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory offers opportunities to experience the world of PlayStation® at an affordable price point. Users can also expand the storage capacity of the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory by connecting a dedicated HDD (250GB) to be released with the new PS3. In addition, a variety of accessories will be introduced by SCE to meet various kinds of needs from users.