New Smaller PlayStation 3 This Autumn – 500GB and 12GB Flash Memory Models

by on September 19, 2012

Sony have today announced that two brand new, smaller PlayStation 3 models will be hitting UK shores this autumn, including a 500GB model and a budget model with a 12GB flash memory, that can be expanded using a new dedicated 250GB HDD, also released on the 12th October 2012. Given the dimensions of the consoles, they will also require a dedicated vertical stand if you wish to sit them upright. SCE had the following to say about this exciting development:

“The new PlayStation 3, featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available in the UK on September 28th and October 12th. The new PS3 will come in two models, a 500GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) version (launching September 28th), and a newly added 12GB flash memory model (launching October 12th).

Completely redesigning the internal design architecture, the internal volume and weight of the new PS3 is reduced by more than half compared to the very first PS3 model with a 60GB HDD, and by 20% and 25% respectively compared to the current PS3. By adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PS3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved simple body design, which fits various places in the home and enables users to enjoy an array of entertainment content.

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 new PS3 with 12GB flash memory by connecting a dedicated HDD (250GB) to be released concurrently with the new PS3. 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.”

Both systems will come bundles with a wireless DUALSHOCK 3 controller, power cord, AV cable and USB lead.

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