A new, smaller, lighter version of the Playstation 3 was unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show. Fans have dubbed this version as the Playstation 3 super slim and it will be released in North America and Europe later this year.
The console will come in black and white versions but according to reports, the white version will only be available in Japan.
Thinking of getting one? Here are the bundles and release dates for major territories:
- 250GB – $269 (Bundle Only) – September 25
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Game of the Year Edition
- Voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content for Dust 514.
- 500GB – $299 – October 30
- Flash Memory 12GB – 229 Euros – October 12
- 500GB – 299 Euros – September 28
- 250GB – 24,900 Yen – October 4
- 500GB – 29,800 Yen – October 4
According to the US Playstation Blog, the Playstation 3 super slim has a much more smaller and streamlined design that is “20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3.”
The existence of the Playstation 3 super slim was first leaked back in July and images of the device were first shared by Tecnoblog. The specs described during the official unveiling more or less match what was first shared in the leak.
I’m honestly still a little baffled why Sony would decide to remodel a decade old console when their fans have been clamoring for a completely new console and are expecting it to come out within a year or two. But I have to say, the Playstation 3 super slim redesign is pretty awesome. I can see this thing sitting smugly on any desk or shelf. This could be worth picking up if you don’t own a Playstation 3 already or would like to add a new one to your home.
What are your thoughts on the Playstation 3 super slim? Will you be getting one or are you sticking with your old Playstation? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
(via Game Informer)