Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Latest: Sony launches new slimmer PlayStation 3 2012

Sony has launched a newer thinner version of the Playstation 3 in both black and white versions, available in 250GB and 500GB models. A newly added 12GB flash memory model initially for Europe only.  With the extra HDD capacity which has been extended from 320GB and 160GB, users can store and enjoy more and more entertainment content including games, music, photos, and video on the new PS3. In addition, the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory offers opportunities to experience the world of PlayStation® at an affordable price point. Users can also expand the storage capacity of the 12GB flash memory PS3 by connecting a dedicated HDD (250GB) to be released concurrently with the new model5. In addition, a variety of accessories will be introduced by SCE to meet various kinds of needs from users including a vertical stand that offers more flexibility in how the new PS3 can be displayed*6.

Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House introduced the new model, calling it 50 percent smaller than the original (rather large) PS3, and 25 percent smaller than the previous slimmed-down version.

Since the launch of PS3 in November 2006, the number of BD-based titles has reached more than 3,300 titles and more than 4,100*7 downloadable PS3 games are available worldwide. In addition to this extensive software title line-up, exciting and attractive new titles are to be released from third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios, including 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 Royal, LittleBigPlanet Karting, God of War: Ascension (Sony Computer Entertainment), and more.

Sony PlayStation Launch Date

  • “Charcoal black” option has a September 25th launch date and a price $269
  • “Classic white” model arrives on November 22 
  • 500GB, charcoal-only option will be available on October 30th