Japan’s getting some new PS3 models this month. Most of the hardware differences concern the hard drives but there’s a new console color and a Torne bundle as well.
Japan’s getting some new PS3 models this month. Most of the hardware differences concern the hard drives but there’s a new console color as well.
One comes with a 320GB hard drive while another has half that, or 160GB. The 320GB model will cost 34,980 yen (around $400), while the 160GB model will run go for 29,980 yen (around US$ 342). Both are part of the new CECH-2500 series and will hit retail on July 29.
Tomorrow, the old 120 gigabyte CECH-2011A models will be switching to open pricing, which means retailers will be free to set their own price points for them. It’s a move typically done to clear out older stock.
Sony’s also releasing the 160GB model with a new Classic White finish. Matching DualShock controllers and vertical stands will also be available. The white 160GB console will be going for the same price as the standard Charcoal Black 160GB model and will also be available starting July 29.
Also on the same day, Sony will be putting the PlayStation 3 Terrestrial Digital Recorder Pack on shelves. This bundle comes with the Torne digital video recorder and a 160 Charcoal Black system for 36,980 yen (about US$ 421).