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There are 250GB and 500GB versions that will be released throughout the fall

Sony announced that it will release another redesigned version of its PlayStation 3 console before the end of the year.

The latest PS3 console will be available in either 250GB and 500GB bundles. The 250GB bundle will come in either black or white and will have "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" Game of the Year Edition included. The price tag is set at $269.99. 

For those more interested in the 500GB model, it will come in black only alongside the "Assassin's Creed III" release. A price for this bundle hasnt been announced yet. 

So what's the redesign exactly? The upcoming PS3 will be 25 percent slimmer than the last redesign, and will be a full 50 percent slimmer than the original PS3. 

The black 250GB bundle will be available on September 25 while the white version will be released November 22. The black 500GB PS3 will hit store shelves October 30. 

Source: Engadget

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By dark matter on 9/19/2012 2:57:11 PM , Rating: 2
Is it worth buying one of these?

By Brandon Hill on 9/19/2012 2:57:40 PM , Rating: 2
I've still got the fat PS3. It works fine, why upgrade?

By euler007 on 9/19/2012 3:08:02 PM , Rating: 2
The fat PS3's fans sounds like a jet engine compared to the slim PS3's fans. If you're watching Netflix in your living room it's a significant factor.

By Brandon Hill on 9/19/2012 3:25:13 PM , Rating: 2
My PS3 is sitting in an entertainment shelf right next to my subwoofer. I don't hear a thing :)

By Samus on 9/19/2012 3:58:41 PM , Rating: 4
The huge advantage of the original PS3 nobody seems to talk about is the PS2 compatibility in hardware and very easy hard disk (even SSD) upgradability.

They're also pretty reliable, especially in comparison to the Xenon, Jasper and even Falcon XBOX 360's famous for their RROD.

Sony did it right the first time, now they're just trying to make it cheaper and use less power.

By quiksilvr on 9/20/2012 11:18:23 AM , Rating: 2
The slim PS3 is even easier for HDD and SSD upgrades. It's just one blue Phillips screw.

By tamalero on 9/20/2012 12:28:04 PM , Rating: 2
some hard disks dont fit.
they need to be an specific size (and height)

By lightfoot on 9/19/2012 3:56:05 PM , Rating: 4
"Upgrade" being used very loosely.

Neither the new or old "slim" have the same functionality as the original - PS2 compatibility being the biggest omission.

Also this new slim device is a top load unit instead of a slot load like the previous models. Because of that it may not be as convenient in many entertainment centers. The BR-ROM drive is also said to be louder than the previous model due to the redesign of the disk loading.

If it sold for $199 I might be tempted to pick one up. At $270 it still feels a bit too pricey.

And WTF with no HDMI cable in the box?? This is 2012.

By NellyFromMA on 9/19/2012 4:39:11 PM , Rating: 2
Fat PS3 FTW. Esp for jailbreakers :)

By Quadrillity on 9/19/2012 2:59:10 PM , Rating: 2
Seems like a really good deal to me. An amazing blue-ray player, media center, and gaming system. I bought the original PS3 40 gig version the day it came out, and I still get really good use out of it. It all depends on your idea of value though I guess.

By AssBall on 9/19/2012 3:33:53 PM , Rating: 2
It better be "amazing" for 300$

By SPOOFE on 9/19/2012 6:08:46 PM , Rating: 2
Well, do you like waiting 20 seconds for your movie to load up, or 3 minutes?

By Etsp on 9/19/2012 5:18:28 PM , Rating: 3
Still no PS2 backwards compatibility. Has no value for me, and I hate the fact that to download updates you give up the rights to participate in a class-action lawsuit.

My old non-backwards compatible PS3 is likely to be the last Sony product I ever purchase.

By Mathos on 9/19/2012 7:20:42 PM , Rating: 2
Hate to say it, but the only PS3's that had ps2 backwards compatibility were the first 4 models that were launched early on. The Original baseline 20gig units had on board ps2 hardware. The Original 60gig ps3 had on board ps2 hardware. The Second generation 60 and 80gig PS3 that came out, didn't have on board hardware but, still had partial emulated software backwards compatibility.

Every generation after that, has lacked any ps2 backwards compatibility. That includes the 40gig, third gen 80gig, and 160gig fat model. Note these models also lacked the 4 usb ports, and memory card readers of the originals. I know this for a fact, because I owned a 40gig fat model.

Only real advantage to the newer units is they use less power. My 160gig slim uses almost half the power that my old 40gig did.

By StevoLincolnite on 9/20/2012 7:37:51 AM , Rating: 2
I hate the fact that to download updates you give up the rights to participate in a class-action lawsuit.

This is why I'm glad I live where I live.
No company can write a Eula that overrides my basic rights and a access to a class action lawsuit just so happens to be one of them. :)

"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain
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