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A vision in white, the newest version of the Playstation offers a bigger hard drive and will soon be available, but only in Japan.

New versions of the PlayStation 3 will soon begin popping up at local stores in Japan. The popular game console will first surface in Japan on July 29.  It is speculated that they will eventually be released in America.  Right now the company will only say that they will factor in the market demands.

The standard console now has a choice of colors -- "classic white" or black – and hard drive sizes of up to 320GB.  It will cost about $340 USD.

Also offered and exclusive to Japan will be a bundle pack featuring the 160GB in charcoal black.  It will cost around $420, but will include the “PlayStation 3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack”, Torne DVR Periferal.

Sony will also offer a PS3 Slim with a charcoal case and a 320GB hard drive for $400. 

Sony will no longer sell the PS3 Slim in 120GB and 250GB sizes.  Instead they will be gaining a jump in size to 160GB and 320GB. 

The new white version comes with a color-matched DualShock 3 controller and console stand.  

The Xbox 360 recently got a facelift; the console has a slimmer, quieter profile with built-in Wi-Fi.

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Ok I'll go on topic
By bill4 on 7/7/2010 12:07:55 PM , Rating: 2
Only comment I have is that, I was expecting the next PS3 revisions to have 250GB and 500GB HDD sizes, respectively. I believe I read that on a forum somewhere. I thought maybe it had been tipped off in those recent FCC filings or something.

So if it's "only" 160GB and 320GB, if indeed these models turn up as the defaults worldwide, which I assume is almost a given, that's a bit disappointing.

In fact Xbox 360 will have a bigger hard drive at the 299 price point, 250 vs 160, if this pans out. (assuming these new sizes slot in at the old 299/349 PS3 prices, which they will).

RE: Ok I'll go on topic
By Hiawa23 on 7/8/2010 9:22:53 AM , Rating: 1
I am wondering, does the Japanese market prefer white or something. Wondering why Sony even needs to come out with white, & how much space does a video game console need. My PS3 has a 120GB or which 80GBs are available, I can't fill that & gamers need more space. If you need more space it's cheaper just to buy a HDD instead of buying anew console.

RE: Ok I'll go on topic
By Aloonatic on 7/9/2010 4:45:46 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think that hard disk size is the deciding factor in whether someone buys a PS3 or an xBox.

If someone is making a choice on a console that isn't being affected by exclusives and what their friends have and being able to play with them online (as is probably the case when most people are making a purchase decision 'tween the 2) then I would wager that noisy DVD + larger hard drive Vs BD player and smaller (but still a reasonably sized) hard drive would lead most people to go the PS3 route, even if the PS3 was a little more expensive.

Tracie, are you hot?
By bill4 on 7/7/10, Rating: -1
RE: Tracie, are you hot?
By bill4 on 7/7/10, Rating: -1
RE: Tracie, are you hot?
By nerdye on 7/23/2010 5:18:03 PM , Rating: 1
bill4 you fail at life!

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