Looks like Sony is kicking off the Tokyo Game Show with some not-so-secret news. There have been image leaks and rumors of a newer, slimmer PlayStation 3 for a good long while now and it’s finally come time for Sony to spill the beans…
The system is clocking in at 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3 Slim model meaning that I guess we will start calling this one the PS3 Slimmerer model. It will launch of September 25th (HOLY CRAP NEXT WEEK) for $269.99 as a limited edition bundle featuring the Game of the Year Edition of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception as well as a voucher for more than $30 worth of digital content for DUST 514 as well as a 250GB hard drive to store your games contents thingies on.
Another new limited edition bundle will launch on October 30th with a whopping 500GB hard drive and will feature a tie in with Assassin’s Creed III, which Sony is quick to mention will feature four exclusive levels, Only on PS3™! The total on that bad boy is gonna be $299.99. So for waiting a month and paying an extra $30, you get double the hard drive space and Assassin’s Creed!
We will eventually see the new PS3 Slimmerer available sans bundles, but no word on WHEN we will see them without the fancy pack in deals. And alas, they STILL haven’t put PS2 compatibility back in to the systems, so just remember to buy the digital versions when they release them online as a PS2 Classic, but keep that horrible ugly disc in that gaudy black case with the same game on the shelf where it belongs. Or just put it in a box and forget it exists. Sony has.
For all the hot glamour shots, check out the full details over at the PlayStation Blog!