At the Tokyo Game Show (TGS), Sony has announced a third model PlayStation 3 to arrive on the market later this year.
The new PlayStation 3
In a move that we're calling "PlayStation: Cubed", Sony has unveiled details of a new PlayStation 3, to be released across the world from September this year, as reported by Kotaku.
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The new model is even smaller than the Slim, coming in at 25 per cent smaller and 20 per cent lighter — which makes it half the size of the original PS3. (This means, if the trend continues, thanks to Zeno's paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise, that the PS3 will never disappear entirely. That's good to know.)
It will be available in two colours, black and white, with 250GB or 500GB capacities. The "charcoal black" version will launch in Japan on 4 October, and the "classic white" model will launch on 22 November.
In the US, the PS3's arrival will be a little delayed. According to Joystiq, a 250GB bundle including a black PS3, US$30 worth of content in shooter Dust 514 and Uncharted 3 will be available from 25 September for US$269.
The 500GB model is set to hit on 30 October for US$299.
In Australia, we're not getting the 250GB model. Instead, we're getting what Sony is calling the 12GB flash memory model, which can be expanded by connecting a dedicated 250GB HDD, and will need to be bought separately. We have contacted Sony for pricing details.
Both are set to hit stores later this month on 27 September. The 12GB flash memory model will come in at AU$299.95, and the 500GB model at AU$399.95