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Sony debuts redesigned slim PlayStation 3 console

September 19, 2012


President and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House (R) and Hiroshi Kawano (L), president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan display the new PlayStation 3 and PlayStatioin VITA during a press conference in Tokyo on September 19, 2012, one day before the Tokyo Game Show. The Tokyo Game Show will be held from September 20 to 23. - AFP Photo

Sony announced a new PlayStation 3 at its Tokyo Game Show press conference today.

The console comes in Charcoal Black and Classic White with a 250GB and 500GB version. The black console will be out in Japan on October 4th, and the white console on November 22nd.

According to the official playstation blog ‘the new PS3 features a smaller, streamlined design that will look great as part of any entertainment system. The new model is approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3.’

In North America, the 250GB console will be available September 25th and be priced at $269.99. It will come as part of a "limited edition" bundle that includes the "game of the year" edition of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and a credit for $30 worth of content for the game Dust 514.

The 500GB version will be available on October 30th for $299.99, and will also feature a limited bundle, coming packed with a copy of Assassin's Creed 3. In PAL territories there will be a PlayStation 3 with 12GB of flash memory available on October 12th for 229 Euros.

The 500GB console will be available for 299 Euros on September 28th. In Japan the 250GB will sell for 24,900 Yen and the 500GB will sell for 29,800 Yen, both available October 4th.