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White PS3 bundle ships January 27


We'd call Sony's latest PlayStation 3 bundle the White Whale of current-gen consoles, if it didn't seem an inappropriate moniker for the super-slim revision. The limited-edition Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle comes with a 500 GB hard drive and a year of PlayStation Plus to fill it with stuff, all for $300.

The lily-white PS3 was previously available only in Japan, much to the chagrin of North American color coordinators. The bundle's year-long PS Plus membership (which can be appended to the end of current subscriptions) comes with all the regular fixings of 12 free Instant Collection games a month, six more if you have a PS Vita, discounts on PSN purchases, and various other little incentives.

The bundle will be available in stores starting January 27, so drink all of your red wine before then--unless you're underage, in which case you should ask your parent or guardian to drink it for you.

6 comments

  • iluvpkmnmonday - January 17, 2013 9:26 p.m.

    Is there a reason companies are more inclined to release colored versions in Japan (looking at you Nintendo) than they are in North America? I don't see how slapping on a different colored case really affects productions budgets that much.
  • Sinosaur - January 18, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    People in Japan actually buy alternate consoles reliably, whereas in the US people are generally going to get their console and only get something new and fancy if they need to replace the old one and there's something fancy out... or the fancy version is an updated version of the console and they want an updated version of the console.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 17, 2013 7:10 p.m.

    I'm actually really tempted to sell off my current PS3 and some other stuff just to get this... It might sound silly, but I mean it's just so darn purdy... oh and yea, 60 gigs aint shit. soooo i need more!
  • ertywerty - January 17, 2013 5:57 p.m.

    There's really no point in releasing this new system model, everyone either has a Ps3 or is waiting for the new console next year.... Another attempt at a cash grab by Sony, I mean why not just release the white ps3 model when they came out with the ps3 slim
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 18, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    They can reduce the cost of building the machine by releasing revised hardware. The disc drive difference between the slim and this model alone will save them a good bit. This will probably be most beneficial to Sony when the PS4 comes out, and they reduce the price and re-position the PS3 as a more family friendly console like they did with the PS2.
  • ObliqueZombie - January 17, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    Wow, that's really nice-looking. Too bad the girlfriend got one already. :(

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