Sony to release new smaller and lighter PS3, specs detailed

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the new PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system (body color: charcoal black / classic white), featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available worldwide this holiday season.

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DaThreats2280d ago ShowReplies(3)
TheLyonKing2280d ago

Yeah and it looks smart, when the rumours came out everyone didn't like the ridges, but I liked it :)

Will most likely pic this one up too.

Which would mean I have my dead phat :(

My wowrking slim

and then this new one which i think is pretty damn good looking but still it doesn't hold a candle to the phat desgin.

StonedGazers2280d ago

"and then this new one which i think is pretty damn good looking but still it doesn't hold a candle to the phat desgin."

A george forman grill, the wii won the console design of current gen for me

TheLyonKing2280d ago

@stoneGazers Hey great opinion am glad you feel the wii is better but the reflectivness of the ps3 phat combined with the desgined curve i think is much btter looking. But thanks for the contrasting opinion.

Brosy2280d ago

PS4 in 2014 confirmed

darthv722280d ago

are these units closed to users expandable hdd? I read the 12gb would use a dedicated hdd. It does not specify if it would be internal or external.

As for the models that include the hdd, it is assumed they are internal but now it would appear they are locked to those sizes.

Is that correct?

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donman12280d ago

Less tech than the Wii U and still consume more power (watts). I already have a PS3. Absolutely no reason to invest more money in the same tech. Next investment will be the Wii U, till the PS4 comes around... then the PS3 gets traded in.

one2thr2280d ago

And what does it have to do with Wii U?... There's a point being missed, in your thinking process about this system revision....

donman12280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )


I am not sure why you cannot understand what I wrote. Its does not take much brain cells. So let me try this again in bullet points. Try and keep up.

* Sony had a revision of the PS3. I see no value in the revision if you already have a PS3

* I looked at the specs sheet of the new PS3 revision and I used the WiiU to makes a comparison of the fact the PS3 (old technology) still use more power (watts) than the WiiU (more advance technology).

* My third point is that I will consider doing away with my current PS3 when the PS4 is released.

Do you understand my point now?

Vortex3D2280d ago

Until there are shipping Wii U games that are ported from PS3/X360 running side by side with PS3 or X360, it's only hype from Nintendo.

Ever wonder why Nintendo is very selective in showing Wii U games that are ported from other consoles? They refused to show the graphics on Wii U in details compared to PS3 or X360 than showing the tablet controller.

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gamesmaster2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )


i dont really understand your point at all, simply because there really is none.

This ps3 revision is likely sony's attempt at reducing production costs, increasing efficiency of the unit with respect to older units and reducing the price for new adopters.

it baffles me that you think this is somehow aimed at existing ps3 owners as an upgrade, and your comparison with the wiiU wattage is just plain nonsense. of course new tech is more powerful but its also much more efficient as a direct result of it being more cutting edge, that's where the research goes. modern chips are evolving to be much more efficient so why would you expect this revision to be any more energy efficient than a next gen system.

i'll reiterate an above point, let's keep it classy.

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Anon19742280d ago

I'm curious to see what the 12gb model is priced at. I imagine we'll see it at $199, but $149 would be preferable to give the industry overall a much needed boost.

As I pointed out before, you can certainly draw parallels with what happened with the PS2. The PS2 launched March, 2000. In 2004 they announced the PS2 had reached 70 million consoles sold, and in November 2004, almost 5 years in they unveiled the PS2 slim with a price of $149 and 70 million ended up not even being the halfway point in the PS2's lifetime sales. At 5 years, 9 months the PS2 had hit 100 million proving the $149 price point to be the sweet spot last gen.

By contrast the PS3 certainly faced an uphill battle with it's initially pricing, competition and the worst economic downturn in a generation staring down households. This holiday season will be 6 years for the PS3 since it's initial, limited launch (if you remember it wasn't available worldwide until March 2007) and it looks set to pass the 70 million mark this holiday season.
The PS3 took it a bit longer to reach this milestone than the PS2 but in a declining market, the PS3 seems to be the most resilient console hanging on to more sales year over year than it's competitors (Microsoft's last financial updated showed 360 sales down 43% for the first 6 months of the year compared to the same period last year, and Wii sales have dropped off a cliff ahead of the Wii-U's launch).

We all saw what effect the PS2 slim and $149 price point meant to the PS2's long term success, but the market is different. Would a $199 PS3 have the same sales impact? Would a $149 PS3? The industry in general could certainly use some stimulus, but is this enough? Or will the Wii-U be the factor that provides the much needed boost?

I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Marquis_de_Sade2280d ago

At 229 Euros, the 12GB is way too expensive.

ABizzel12279d ago

12GB $199 ($149 - $179 would be better)
250GB $249
500GB $299

xtremeimport2279d ago

I dont understand their thinking in not dropping the price...maybe the system is cheaper, but just because the bundle i makes it more? idk.
traditionally a redesign comes with a price drop, without a price drop whats the point??

Darrius Cole2279d ago

They probably want to sell the existing stock first. They will probably drop the price in a month or two.

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Relientk772280d ago

I like the way the new slimmer PS3 looks

Tuxmask552280d ago

Totally. Especially the blackness. It's a huge departure from the previous two PS3 units.

ZoyosJD2280d ago

Read the article. Both black and white models will be made available. If you want more than that, get it skinned or painted.

DiRtY2280d ago

I actually liked the fat PS3 the most. It just looked powerful. Too bad the first games did not show what it was capable of. It even had the most features (PS2, Linux).

I don't get the point of removing features though. How can a 6 years old console be more advanced than a console from next week?

HammadTheBeast2280d ago

It's not that it was advanced, it just cost about $700 with taxes and such, and Linux created a major flaw in security, which would've basically killed online play.

MagicAccent2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

It looked like something that would murder you in your sleep with its blu-ray laser, just because it could.

gaffyh2280d ago

Looks better than when i originally saw it, and i think i prefer it to the Slim that i have!

MrAnderson2280d ago

This is the oldest news i've probably ever heard...

Ganzi2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

Did ya hear!? We put a man on the Moon!

PopRocks3592280d ago

Excellent design. It's tempting, but I'll stick with my current slim.