At its pre-TGS conference, Sony has revealed yet another remake of the current gen console: The PS3. There are two types, a black and a white version both of which come in a 250 GB version. Only the black model has a 500 GB version available as well as the 260 GB version. The new models are 20% lighter and 25% smaller according to Kotaku. Japan will be seeing the black console on October 4th, while the white console will come out November 22.
No news as to when the rest of the world will be getting these new models. The 250 GB version will be out in the US on September 25th, which will include Uncharted 3 and a 30$ voucher for the digital version of Dust 514. This version will cost $270. Otherwise you will have to wait for the 500 GB version to come out on October 30th which will come with Assassin’s Creed III in the US. No price on that bundle yet. You can check out the images below (courtesy of Kotaku).
There will also be a PS3 model that does not have an HDD released in Australia on September 27th and Europe on October 12th. This will be priced at €229 and AUD $300.
Could Sony have been waiting to release this new version of the PS3 so that it could trump the Wii-U? If that was their thinking then they have kind of already lost since most outlets have sold out of Wii-U pre-orders. I really don’t even see the need for yet another version of that console. Oh well, be prepared for price cuts on previous PS3 consoles.