New and even smaller Playstation 3 announced

Sony is trying to keep its Playstation 3 game console in the limelight with yet another relaunch of its hardware. Today, the company announced that it will begin selling a new and even smaller version of the PS3 starting on September 25th in the US.

In a post on the official Playstation blog, Sony said this new version is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the current version of the PS3, which itself was 32 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter than the first 2006 version of the PS3 hardware.

The newest and "super slim" PS3 will be sold in 250 GB and 500 GB versions. On September 25th, Sony will start selling the 250 GB version for just $269.99 in a special Uncharted 3: Game of the Year bundle. It will come with a console, a controller, and the Game of the Year edition of Naughty Dog's 2011 action-adventure game, and all of the game's post-launch DLC content.

That same bundle will also come with a voucher for $30 worth of in-game content for the upcoming free-to-play FPS Dust 514.

If you want to wait for the 500 GB model, it will be released on October 30th in a special Assassin's Creed III bundle. Pricing for that version has yet to be announced. Update: The bundle will be priced at $299.99.

Source: Playstation blog | Image via Sony

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..."passwords stored on a plain text file"

we'll never forget $ONY

now this plastic ps3 ?? hahahah .. ure the biggest FAIL in history.

Cant wait to the day i read in the news: "$ONY goes backrupcy"

tester.br said,
..."passwords stored on a plain text file"

we'll never forget $ONY

now this plastic ps3 ?? hahahah .. ure the biggest FAIL in history.

Cant wait to the day i read in the news: "$ONY goes backrupcy"

Although I basically agree with everything you just said; the way in which you said it makes me want to like Sony and just bash you.

tester.br said,
..."passwords stored on a plain text file"

we'll never forget $ONY

now this plastic ps3 ?? hahahah .. ure the biggest FAIL in history.

Cant wait to the day i read in the news: "$ONY goes backrupcy"

You'll be waiting a long, long time if you expect to see that specific headline.

Those consoles are way too expensive for me. Plus I'm waiting to get a Surface tablet or two. Much rather spend my money on something like that than dump $300 on a video game console.

Too expensive... what if I dont want any of those games they are bundling it with? I just want the system and I'll choose the games I want from there. I hope they come out with a system only release and price it $199.99 or less.

Looks cheap and plasticky; certainly doesn't ooze quality. The inevitable outcome of cost-cutting I'm afraid. Is that a flip-top lid? Jeez.....

Guess Sony got the news that Nintendo is the 1st to launch it's newest Console. Not being able to deliver, they decided to sell you the SAME console at a higher price lol.

Mike Frett said,
Guess Sony got the news that Nintendo is the 1st to launch it's newest Console. Not being able to deliver, they decided to sell you the SAME console at a higher price lol.

It's estimated Wii U will be on par, or 1.5 times more powerful compared to current console. The PS4 / Xbox (what ever there calling the next version) will leap ahead of the Wii U next year.

So how do the prices compare with the previous version? I wonder what the power consumption and noise levels are like with this newer model.

What a lot of people don't realise is that Sony is still producing PS3s (Shock horror) and still selling them, probably until PS4 comes around. If you already have one, I really don't think they are interested in you at all, no offense.

Chances are: They might be able to profit from each sales (Or less loss), which is a good financial incentive plus they might able to sell a few more. I'm sure Sony can spare a team or two to design this without impacting PS4 development.

Because of a problem with one of my BD disks, this Sunday I dusted off my 60GB PS3 t see if it was because of my Blu-Ray player or the disk. The PS3 was heavy as hell, and after plugging it in, it seems to be dead even though I only used it for watching a few movies. Good old Sony quality.

Back in '92 I bought a Sony CD player. 6 months later it died. It was under warranty, so I got the laser fixed. 6 months later it died again. After another replacement it died again, and I gave up on it. I used to buy a lot of Sony because they were supposed to be the best, and while they seem like quality products, they never seem to last.

nohone said,
Good old Sony quality.

I would suggest that you avoid Sony products in the future, you seem to be doing something wrong with them. Every Sony product I've owned has lasted me until the next "toy" I've bought.

I also have trouble with newer Sony hardware. My older Sony stuff lasted a long time. In fact, a Sony 13 inch TV/monitor from 1987 finally gave out a few weeks ago, and a Sony TV from 1994 is still working. My old 1981 Sony Walkman (technically a SoundAbout - as marked on the box - the old blue/silver but mine had no Walkman markings like those in US stores) ...It lasted years before I had to replace it. The replacements - also Sony - only lasted like 2 years each. My dad's Sony TV (plasma I think) starting getting that blue creeping pattern. A Panasonic and an unknown brand purchased at the same time still work. (I can't remember the lesser known brand right now. Magent or something like that.)

I think the overall quality has gone down. I no longer trust Sony as much as I did 10 years ago.

nohone said,
Good old Sony quality.

The first PS1s died by the dozen too due to CD-laser problems. On the other hand the 360 died by the thousands for a few years...

It does look pretty cool. The PS3 Slim should have been this. It's a good rig, but the XBOX 360 has a much much much much much much much... much better online gaming experience than PS3 has.

Thief000 said,
Uglier (and more expensive ?!?) is more like it. That ridged sliding tray looks like a PoS for the poor.
Wow, elitist much?

A 3rd redesign this late, sorry to say it but it seems to me like a stop gap to buy some more time for them to work on PS4.

If you think about it though, this doesn't exactly buy them more time. Sony releasing this won't stop Microsoft from continuing forward with their next gen console, so Sony still need to stay on the ball with the PS4.

Intrinsica said,
If you think about it though, this doesn't exactly buy them more time. Sony releasing this won't stop Microsoft from continuing forward with their next gen console, so Sony still need to stay on the ball with the PS4.

Sure, it doesn't effect the Xbox at all but I mean mostly just from Sonys side. This puts something "new'ish" in the market for a bit till they can work out the PS4 which probably needs more time I'd say, otherwise why even bother with this and just go right into the PS4?

I expect the next Xbox will come out in holiday 2013, but with this move I dunno if I can say the same for the PS4.

GP007 said,
A 3rd redesign this late, sorry to say it but it seems to me like a stop gap to buy some more time for them to work on PS4.

I think this is more of a way to better compete with the upcoming Nintendo Wii U. The base is $30 less the the new Wii U's base of $300.

Oh brother - still have no desire for a PS3 - the 360, gaming PC, and Wii takes care of any gaming time I have. Why is Sony even bothering at this point? Bring on PS4 already. Sure, go ahead and keep selling PS3 stuff until your 10th year as promised, but I'm not sure how many this will sell.

Also, what's the word on ports and compatibility on this thing? Is it a tray loader? etc

Jaybonaut said,
the 360, gaming PC, and Wii takes care of any gaming time I have. Why is Sony even bothering at this point?

Luckily the don't rely solely on you as their target audience.

Jaybonaut said,
Why is Sony even bothering at this point?

If you have no use for the PS3 despite way more exclusives than on the 360 (only Halo X and Gears of War X are left), which is why I think it's the perfect addition to the PC where I game most of the time, I don't see why you'd want a PS4. What will change, what will make it better for you?

Jaybonaut said,
Oh brother - still have no desire for a PS3 - the 360, gaming PC, and Wii takes care of any gaming time I have. Why is Sony even bothering at this point? Bring on PS4 already. Sure, go ahead and keep selling PS3 stuff until your 10th year as promised, but I'm not sure how many this will sell.

Also, what's the word on ports and compatibility on this thing? Is it a tray loader? etc

Where's my Christian Bale meme when I need it...

F**k it.

Ohhhhh, goooood for you!!!
Do you want me to ------- go bash your 360?
Do you want me to ------- bash it? Then why are you bashing my Playstation?
Somebody should be ------- watching and keeping an eye on this guy.
You're a nice guy. You're a nice guy, but that don't ------- cut it when you're ------- posting your long winded opinion like anybody, especially Sony, gives a -----.

Now lets get back to it.

dr_crabman said,

If you have no use for the PS3 despite way more exclusives than on the 360 (only Halo X and Gears of War X are left), which is why I think it's the perfect addition to the PC where I game most of the time, I don't see why you'd want a PS4. What will change, what will make it better for you?

Forza? Fable?

KCRic said,
Where's my Christian Bale meme when I need it...

F**k it.

Ohhhhh, goooood for you!!!
Do you want me to ------- go bash your 360?
Do you want me to ------- bash it? Then why are you bashing my Playstation?
Somebody should be ------- watching and keeping an eye on this guy.
You're a nice guy. You're a nice guy, but that don't ------- cut it when you're ------- posting your long winded opinion like anybody, especially Sony, gives a -----.

Now lets get back to it.

Oh brother.

virtorio said,
I really like the way this thing looks. I never much cared for the look of the Slim PS3.
I'm not a big fan. I think the Xbox 360 S is the best model for any released console to date (just my humble opinion). I really hope that next gen consoles look totally sleek and, in layman's terms, "futuristic." I want to be blown away.

This design does not blow me away.