New Smaller, Lighter PS3 Models 500GB, 250GB, and 12GB Flash (for Europe) Set for Holidays

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Sony announced that a new PlayStation3 NOT the new PS3(body color: charcoal black / classic white*1), featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available worldwide this holiday season. The new PS3 will come in 3 models including extended built in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity of 500GB model and 250GB model, and a newly added 12GB flash memory model initially for Europe only. Availability of models, prices and launch dates of the new PS3 system in each region are as follows.

 

Storage size

Recommended Retail Price

Launch Date

North America

HDD 500GB

US$299

October 30th

HDD 250GB

US$269 (bundle only) *2

September 25th

Europe/

PAL territories

HDD 500GB

€299*3

September 28th

Flash Memory 12GB*4

€229*3

October 12th

Japan

HDD 500GB

29,800 Yen (including tax)

October 4th

HDD 250GB

24,900Yen (including tax)

October 4th

Thanks to a complete redesign of the internal architecture, the volume and weight of the new PS3 has been reduced by more than half compared to the very first PS3 model with a 60GB HDD, and by 20% and 25% respectively compared to the current PS3. By adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PS3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved body design, which fits various places in the home and enables users to enjoy an array of entertainment content.

With the extra HDD capacity which has been extended from 320GB and 160GB, users can store and enjoy more and more entertainment content including games, music, photos, and video on the new PS3. In addition, the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory offers opportunities to experience the world of PlayStation at an affordable price point. Users can also expand the storage capacity of the 12GB flash memory PS3 by connecting a dedicated HDD (250GB) to be released concurrently with the new model5. In addition, a variety of accessories will be introduced by SCE to meet various kinds of needs from users including a vertical stand that offers more flexibility in how the new PS3 can be displayed*6.

 

Product Outline

PlayStation 3 (CECH-4000 series)

   

Product name

PlayStation 3

Release date

North America: September 25th, 2012(HDD 250GB)

October 30th, 2012(HDD 500GB)

Europe: September 28th, 2012 (HDD 500GB)

October 12th , 2012 (Flash Memory 12GB)

Japan: October 4th , 2012

Recommended Retail Price

HDD 500GB model: $299/ €299/ 29980 yen (including tax)

HDD 250GB model: $269 (bundle only)*1/24980 yen (including tax)

Flash memory 12GB model: €229

Product code

CECH-4000series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)

CPU

Cell Broadband Engine

GPU

RSX

Audio output

LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.

Memory

256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

Storage size

CECH-4000A   : Flash Memory 12GB

CECH-4000B   : HDD 250 GB

CECH-4000B   : HDD 500GB*2

Inputs/

Outputs*3

Hi-Speed USB

(USB 2.0)

2

Networking

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1

IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Controller

Wireless Controller (Bluetooth)

AV output

Resolution

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)

HDMI OUT connector*4

1

AV MULTI OUT connector

1

Digital out (optical) connector

1

BD/DVD/CD

drive (read only)

Maximum read rate

BD × 2 (BD-ROM)

DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)

CD × 24 (CD-ROM)

Power

AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*5

Power consumption

Approx. 190W

External dimensions

(excluding maximum projecting part )

Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)

Mass

Approx. 2.1kg *6

Included *7

PlayStation3 system × 1

Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK3) × 1

AC power cord × 1

AV cable × 1

USB cable × 1

   

*1

Only PS3 system bundled with software title will become available at launch timing.

*2

Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.

*3

Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.

*4

"Deep Colour" and "x.v.Colour (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.

*5

Power changes depending on countries or regions.

*6

PS3 with flash memory 12GB weights approximately 2.0kg

*7

For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.

Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation2 games.

 
 

Vertical Stand (CECH-ZST1J)

   

Product name

Vertical Stand

Release Date

North America: September 25th, 2012

Europe: September 28th, 2012

Japan: October 4th , 2012

Recommended Retail Price

North America  $14.99

Europe   €14.99

Japan   1,800yen (including tax)

Product code

CECH-ZST1

Included

Vertical Stand (CECH-ZST1) × 1

External dimension

Approx. 120 mm x 17.5 mm (diameter × height (thickest part)

Mass

Approx. 200g

Supports

CECH-4000 series

*

The "Vertical Stand" is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000 series) and cannot be used on the current model.

 
 

Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation3 (with attachment) (CECH-ZHD1)

   

Product name

Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation3 (with attachment)

Release date

October 12th, 2012

Recommended Retail Price

€89.99

Product code

CECH-ZHD1

Included

HDD 250GB (CECH-ZS1) × 1

External dimension

Approx. 88 mm x 18 mm x 260 mm (width × height × length)

Mass

Approx. 115g

Supports

CECH-4000A

*

The "Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation3 " is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000A) and cannot be used on the other models.

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