This morning, Sony introduced us to the PS3’s sexier sister; she is 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the current model. What’s more, the new model comes with a sliding disk cover. Wow!
The PS3 Slim will launch in the UK on September 28 (500GB model) and October 12 (12GB flash memory model). The news floating around on the European Playstation blog is that the 500GB model will arrive bundled with FIFA 13 at a cost of £241.
The North American market will get a piece of the action slightly earlier with the 250GB and 500GB models launching on September 25 and October 30 respectively.
The 250GB model will hit the market at $269 and comes bundled with Uncharted 3: Game of the Year Edition – the 500GB will retail for $299.
That’s not all though. Sony will be releasing a 250GB HDD to coincide with the new PS3 and we assume the latest model will not be able to stand up because a vertical stand will be available to purchase.
Check out the specs appeal below!
PlayStation (CECH-4000 series)
* Product name - PlayStation 3
* Product code - CECH-4000series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)
* CPU - Cell Broadband Engine
* GPU - RSX
* Audio output - LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
* Memory - 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
* Storage size - CECH-4000A: Flash Memory 12GB, CECH-4000B: HDD 500GB1
* Inputs/Outputs - USB 2.0
* Networking - Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1, IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)
* Controller - Wireless Controller Bluetooth
* AV output - Resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
* HDMI OUT connector - 1
* AV MULTI OUT connector - 1
* Digital out (optical) connector - 1
* BD/DVD/CD drive (read only)
* Maximum read rate - BD ×2 (BD-ROM), DVD ×8 (DVD-ROM), CD ×24 (CD-ROM)
* Power - AC 220 - 240, 50/60Hz
* Power consumption - Approx. 190W
* External dimensions - (excluding maximum projecting part ) Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)
* Mass - Approx. 2.1kg
* Included - PlayStation 3 system × 1, Wireless Controller (DualShock 3) × 1, AC power cord × 1, AV cable × 1, USB cable × 1
To coincide with the launches (and just in time for Christmas), Sony is releasing a new budget PS3 Essentials range. These games will cost €19.99 in shops; the games marked with an asterisk are available to download for €14.99.
* Uncharted: Drake's Fortune*
* Resistance: Fall of Man
* Heavenly Sword
* God of War III
* LittleBig Planet*
* Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
* ModNation Racers*
* Sports Champions*
* EyePet & Friends
* Start The Party!
* DanceStar Party!
* Medieval Moves*
* Move Fitness*
* The Fight*
* Assassin's Creed II*
* Assassin's Creed*
* Assassin's Creed Brotherhood*
* Far Cry 2*
* Prince of Persia*
* Driver San Francisco*
* Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2*
* James Cameron's Avatar: The Game*
* Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands*
* Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood*
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2*
* Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
* Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
* Deus Ex: Human Revolution*
* Tomb Raider: Underworld*
* Just Cause 2*
* Sniper: Ghost Warrior
* Tekken 6
* SEGA Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection
* Sonic Unleashed
* Virtua Fighter 5
* Darksiders: Wrath Of War*
* Homefront: Ultimate Edition*