The Tokyo Game Show hasn't quite started yet, but Sony decided to get a head start by unveiling its new PlayStation 3 model. The new lighter, slimmer design will be available in two different models, including one containing a 250GB hard drive and another containing a 500GB hard drive. It will be 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3 and will come in black or white (in Japan.) 

Sony also announced that the 250GB PS3 will be available in North America on September 25 for $269.99 as a limited edition bundle that includes Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and a $30 voucher in bonus digital content for DUST 514.

Those looking for the 500GB PS3, that model will be available in a limited edition bundle on October 30 to tie in with the release of Assassin's Creed III.

In the UK the 500GB model will launch on September 28 as a FIFA 13 bundle for €300 (specific £RRP will vary between retailers). Following that, a 12GB flash memory model will launch on October 12 at €230. Sony will also release a dedicated 250GB HDD at the same time.

Stay tuned for additional Tokyo Game Show updates in the coming days.


  • mbavalo - September 19, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    Comes in Black and White.. In Japan. Now you guys know how it feels like when you give away prizes to competitions... in USA
  • KaizerKid22 - September 18, 2012 11:23 p.m.

    ...Goddamnit,Sony. I JUST got the older model and now your forcing a newer one on us?! No...Screw that. I'm not shelling out 200 bucks for a "Smaller and Lighter" PS3 when my current one works just fine!!
  • thomas1980 - September 19, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    Is there something wrong with you? How is Sony "forcing" this on anyone? They are simply offering a new design for people to choose if they want it, it's not like they are going to push a kill switch button to make all older consoles die. On topic, this saddens me a little as it makes me think the ps4 is a long way away, I mean why redesign a console if the next one is around the corner?
  • Joco84 - September 19, 2012 12:40 a.m.

    Didn't they release a new PSone model after the PS2 was already released?
  • yoyoguy - September 18, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    I'm kind of glad about this, I found the PS3 slim incredibly ugly compared to the original version.
  • YourWorstEnemyGaming - September 19, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    This new PS3 Slim just looks like the current one but with a grille slapped on top. I feel like I should be cooking bacon, not playing games on that thing
  • Balaska - September 18, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    "and 25% than the current PS3" 25% what?
  • KaizerKid22 - September 18, 2012 11:16 p.m.


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