Sony Unveiled Slimmer & Lighter PlayStation 3 [TGS 2012]

Sony Unveiled Slimmer & Lighter PlayStation 3 [TGS 2012]

Sep 19, 2012

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) recently announced a new PlayStation 3 model that was completely redesigned featuring a new architecture enclosed in a slimmer form factor. According to the press release by Sony, the newest version of PlayStation 3 is 50 percent smaller than the first PlayStation 3 60GB model and 25 percent smaller compared to the current PlayStation 3 model.  Also the newest version of the PlayStation 3 was expected to hit local stores worldwide this holiday season and will be available in 3 models; 500GB, 250GB and the newest 12BG flash memory model.

The upgraded storage capacity was intended for the newest game titles produced by numerous third-party developers that are expected to be very rich (high-definition) in digital content that will require more storage space especially the BD (Blu-ray) titles. The list includes Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Entertainment), Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (Activision Publishing Inc.), Madden NFL 13 (Electronic Arts Inc.), PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, LittleBigPlanet Karting, God of War: Ascension (Sony Computer Entertainment) etc. But obviously with larger storage capacity, you can store more of your personal files like music, photos and video clips on the new PlayStation 3 on top of your choice of full downloaded games.

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The new Sony PlayStation 3 unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show 2012

On the other hand, the newly added PlayStaion 3 12 GB version that utilized a flash memory storage device was specially designed for the budget conscious people. Later on, you can extend this capacity by connecting a dedicated HDD (250 GB) to the gaming console. Take note that if you will be using the dedicated HDD, the built-in 12 GB flash memory storage will become unavailable and vice-versa. The PS3 12GB flash memory model will be initially sold to UK and Hong Kong, but it should be expected to be deployed to other regions as well during the holiday season.

Aside from the storage capacity upgrades and slim design of the new PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment will be developing a wide range of accessories to meet the demands of the customers. One of these PS3 accessories is the vertical stand. For people wanting to have their new PlayStation 3 to be displayed vertically to match with the theme of their entertainment system, you can buy the vertical stand that is sold separately.

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The new Sony PlayStation 3 models comes in different game bundles

For more information regarding the price tag of each PlayStation 3 model as well as the exact target release date and availability, you can pay a visit to the PlayStation Blog or see the image below. Of course, you should expect a higher price range for the new PS3 (except for the 12GB flash memory model) because of the hardware enhancements and fresh design.

What do you think of the new and completely redesigned PlayStation 3? Would you consider buying it given that it’s quite pricey compared to the current PS3 console? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below.

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Watch the Official Unboxing video of the new PS3 250GB Model

Product & Price Specifications

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The new PlayStation 3 Product Specifications

Dedicated HDD

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Dedicated HDD for the new PlayStation 3

Vertical Stand

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Vertical Stand for the new PlayStation 3


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