On the 28th September Sony released the ‘super slim PS3, the new Ps3 will have a 500GB hard drive and the internal weight and volume will be 25% and 20% less than the current PS3, it is also 50% smaller and lighter than the current PS3.
It still essentially looks the same, but has a top-loading sliding disc cover. This’ll be no use to those who have it nestled in a busy AV cabinet, as you’ll have to reach in each time to change discs, but most should be okay with that. And there’s an optional vertical stand that’s being launched for those who want to set it free.
The hard-drive model has seen its capacity improved, from the current 160GB and 320GB versions to 500GB. This is, presumably, in direct response to the rapid rise of downloadable titles through the PlayStation Store, and is indicative of the way things will progress. The 500GB super-slim PS3 will be launched in a pack with FIFA 13 and although we’re still to find out a UK price, it’ll be 299 Euros (£240) in mainland Europe. The 12GB version will be 229 Euros (£183).
Is this the last big push for the PS3 and a sign that Sony is getting ready to take the gaming market by storm with the PS4 at the E3 in 2013 or will we see the PS4 sooner?
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Source: www.pocket-lint.com, www.techradar.com