White PS3 Slim hits Japan in July, Move bundles announced

By on July 6, 2010, 12:48 PM
With the Xbox 360 recently going 'slim' and swapping its original white color to black, Sony has decided to do just the opposite and announced a white version of its console. The new PlayStation 3 hardware will be launched in Japan on July 29 and will bring with it an expansion in the hard drive sizes offered -- rather than 120GB and 250GB models, the PlayStation 3 Slim will be available with 160GB or 320GB capacities.

The 160GB hard drive model will cost approximately $340 while the larger, 320GB version which can also be ordered in black will cost $400. Sony has not yet announced any plans to update its product line with the larger hard drive sizes or new color option outside of Japan, but a worldwide launch is possible depending on public demand. The company also provided an updated list with Move's upcoming software lineup and hardware bundles for the motion-controller.


The official launch lineup is comprised of almost entirely Sony-published titles -- EyePet, Sports Champion, Beat Sketch, among others -- and will be followed by several third party games later in November, December and into 2011. Current owners of Resident Evil Gold Edition will also be able to upgrade to motion control support via a free update that's scheduled for release in mid September -- a pack with the game, camera and controller will also be available.

U.S. pricing for the PlayStation 3 Move has already been revealed to be $50 for the main controller and $30 for the accessory. The motion control peripheral will debut on September 19 stateside -- a month earlier than in Japan.




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RuskiSnajper said:

Lol wii goes from white to black and PS3 goes from black to white. sony and microsoft are such copycats

Guest said:

Yeh there whole new hardware is a copy off the wii with the new ps3 move and the xbox hardware that detects your movement. How about some new hardware that detects original ideas. failbot

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Omg, here comes steve jobs.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

In all fairness the Xbox went from White AND Black before either consoles did, the Elite came out before the black Wii did and as per this article, PS3 is only just catching up with a white model!

jtickner1 jtickner1, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

RuskiSnajper said:

Lol wii goes from white to black and PS3 goes from black to white. sony and microsoft are such copycats

Yeah funny that the PS2 had a HUGE range of different colours available isn't it?

Guest said:

Yeh there whole new hardware is a copy off the wii with the new ps3 move and the xbox hardware that detects your movement. How about some new hardware that detects original ideas. failbot

I'm sorry, have you never heard of the EyeToy?

Anyway, that white PS3 Slim looks bad arse.

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