Sony unveils ‘smaller, lighter’ PS3 at TGS

Well, it may not be the next-gen PS4 console we are all hoping for, but during the Tokyo Game Show Sony unveiled a brand new PlayStation 3 model that is approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3. 

The new, sleeker-looking PS3 comes in two different models: a 250GB and 500GB HDD. It will come in "charcoal black", but Japan will get a special "classic white" option. 

Different regions will get different options for the new PS3. Here are a few of them:

North America

  • 250GB – $269 (Uncharted 3/Dust 514 Bundle) – September 25th

    • This includes the new PS3, a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: GotY Edition, and a voucher for more than $30 worth of digital content for Dust 514, Sony's upcoming MMOFPS
  • 500GB – $299 – October 30th

Europe and PAL Territories

  • Flash Memory 12GB – 229 Euros, AUD $299.95, NZD $399.95 – October 12th (September 27th AU, October 18th NZ)
  • 500GB – 299 Euros, AUD $399.95, NZD $519.95 – September 28th (September 27th ANZ)


  • 250GB – 24,900 Yen – October 4th
  • 500GB – 29,800 Yen – October 4th