Sony Unveils Slimmer Sleeker Sexier PS3
Whatever some may say about the current state of the video games market, at the end of the day video game consoles are integral media entertainment platforms, and with another iteration of the PlayStation 3 console, Sony is ensuring they maintain that focus.
For us gaming fans this means a slimmer form factor and higher price. So do we get more bang for our bucks?
The electronics giant revealed the new, thinner model of the company's flagship game console at a press briefing in Tokyo on Wednesday. While prices remain unchanged in Japan, U.S. customers will have to spend $270 for the 250GB model when it launches on Sept. 25 with a bundled copy of the Uncharted 3 game. The cheapest "slim" model costs $250 now.
The 500GB model, which debuts in the U.S. on Oct. 30, will cost $300.
Sony's new PlayStation 3 comes in two colors, Charcoal Black and Classic White. Sony says it is 50 percent lighter and smaller than the original PlayStation 3 that launched in 2006 for $600, and about 25 percent less bulky than the "slim" model introduced in 2009.
The new PS3 unveiling headlined an afternoon of announcements from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano targeting the Japanese market. Some of which included long awaited news on the PlayStation Portable platform.
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