While we are still sulking no one bothered to send us to Tokyo Game Show, (we would have even worn company t-shirts to go there) – Sony just unveiled a lighter, smaller slim PS3 model, which is about 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3. Arguably, that’s not much of a game-changer since the device isn’t portable, but this new slim PS3 comes in two colours, with 250GB and 500GB storage (upgraded from 160GB and 320GB). There are also limited edition bundles, like the Uncharted 3 bundle or a free voucher for content for Dust 514. Though it’s questionable that it will make it here on our shores.
The design of the new PS3 looks great, with the PS2-like lines making an appearance back on the top, adding to the streamlining. One thing is for sure, the PS3 looks great in your living room. There’s no news yet about when it will arrive in India, but going by recent trends, it should be here very soon. Stay tuned to our feeds, and we’ll fill you in on the same.
PlayStation®3 (CECH-4000 series)
|Product name||PlayStation ® 3|
|Release date||UK: September 28th, 2012 (HDD 500GB)|
October 12th , 2012 (Flash Memory 12GB)
|Product code||CECH-4000series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)|
|CPU||Cell Broadband Engine™|
|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 500GB*1
|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*3||1|
|AV MULTI OUT connector||1|
|Digital out (optical) connector||1|
drive (read only)
|Maximum read rate||BD × 2 (BD-ROM)|
DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
|Power||AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4|
|Power consumption||Approx. 190W|
(excluding maximum projecting part )
|Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)|
|Mass||Approx. 2.1kg *5|
|Included *6||PlayStation®3 system × 1|
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1
*1 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.
*2 Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.
*3 “Deep Colour” and “x.v.Colour (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.
*4 Power changes depending on countries or regions.
*5 PS3 with flash memory 12GB weights approximately 2.0kg
*6 For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.
Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games