While Sony has narrowed
the available PS3 variants in Japan recently by killing off the 20GB
and 60GB models, a
filing with the FCC (PDF) shows that they are planning on bringing a new
model into North America. Some gamers may be delighted to find out that it is
White" 40GB model.
The test filing and subsequent
letters from Sony (PDF) quite clearly show the white PS3 is ready for a
launch in North America. The model number CECHH01 for the main unit also
indicates a model revision from the Asian-market white PS3. Unfortunately, the
controller model number CECHZC1J indicates a standard SIXAXIS wireless
controller rather than the DualShock 3. PS3 owners looking for rumble will have
to import a controller or keep waiting.
No release date or launch price was indicated, but rumors have been circling
that an official announcement will be made on January 28th, with sales occurring
as soon as the end of February. Some have even speculated that the existing
black 40GB PS3 will receive a price cut to $299 in preparation for the PS3's
2008 game lineup, but this information could not be verified.
This is not that first time that North America has been
graced with the presence of a white PS3. Soon after the PS3’s initial launch in
the U.S., PS3center.net created its own custom white PS3
which fetched over $1,200 USD on eBay.
quote: I just want a stand alone unit, I hate the look on the PS3. Blu-Ray set top players look so much nicer.
quote: Umm, isn't the controller black and the system is white, or am I blind and you sir are confused, lol.Anyway, if Sony could have a ps3 sku priced at 300$ while still being a decent blue ray player, I don't think I could resist. This could finally be the driving force in sales that sony has lacked on its ps3.
quote: Please kindly point out where in that post he comments about anyone wanting a PS3 just for blu-ray.
quote: Anyway, if Sony could have a ps3 sku priced at 300$ while still being a decent blue ray player, I don't think I could resist.
quote: how many versions have they had so far? seems like 6 or 7 already. and not one of them plays nice in my setup.