PS3 Slim goes… SLIM!
Sony today announced that six years after the release of the Playstation3, we’ll be getting a second slim version of their console, and it will be available in two versions as of September 28th and October 12th.
Completely redesigning the internal design architecture, the internal volume and weight of the new PS3 is 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 simple body design, which fits various places in the home and enables users to enjoy an array of entertainment content
September 28th will see the launch of a new Slim version with a 500GB harddisk while the launch on October 12th will see the arrival of a 12GB flash memory model which can also be further expanded with an external harddisk.
Full specs are below:
PlayStation®3 (CECH-4000 series)
Product name PlayStation ® 3
UK: September 28th, 2012 (HDD 500GB)
October 12th , 2012 (Flash Memory 12GB)
CECH-4000series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)
Cell Broadband Engine™
LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
CECH-4000A : Flash Memory 12GB
CECH-4000B : HDD 500GB*1
Outputs*2 Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) 2
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth ® 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless Controller ?Bluetooth ®?
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT connector*3 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)
AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4
External dimensions (excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)
Approx. 2.1kg *5
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.
Vertical Stand (CECH-ZST1J)
UK: September 28th, 2012
Recommended Retail Price
Vertical Stand ?CECH-ZST1? × 1
Approx. 120 mm x 17.5 mm (diameter × height (thickest part)
* The “Vertical Stand” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000 series) and cannot be used on the current model.
Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation®3 (with attachment) (CECH-ZHD1)
Dedicated HDD (250GB) for PlayStation®3 (with attachment)
October 12th, 2012
Recommended Retail Price
HDD 250GB ?CECH-ZS1? × 1
Approx. 88 mm x 18 mm x 260 mm (width × height × length)
* The “Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation®3 ” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000A) and cannot be used on the other models.
The Playstation Blog has been updated as well with some info on pricing:
Available from 28th September 2012, the new PS3 system comes with a whopping 500GB of storage and will be closely followed by a wallet-friendly 12GB version. The 500GB will launch as a bundle with FIFA 13 for around €299.99, with the 12GB priced around €229.99 standalone, and owners of the 12GB model will be able to connect a 2.5 inch SATA internal hard drive with use of an official Mounting Bracket, or opt for purchase of an official PlayStation 250GB internal HDD