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New PS3 Model Out Today, Exclusive First Look

Maya Butler's Avatar Posted by PR Hardware Generalist, SCEA

The launch of the new PlayStation3 (PS3) has finally arrived and I hope you are just as excited as we are. Today I’m here to give you the first official look at the brand new PS3 model, plus show you all the goods inside the UNCHARTED 3 Game of the Year Edition Bundle.

As mentioned last week, this bundle is packed with incredible value. It’s available for $269, and it includes the new 250GB PS3, so you’ll have plenty of storage space to house all of your favorite games, videos, photos, and music.

In addition, you’ll get:

  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition Blu-ray
  • Voucher worth over $30 towards Dust 514 bonus digital content
  • Additional voucher for a free 30 day membership of PlayStation Plus

PS3 continues to lead the way in innovation and is the ultimate gaming and entertainment system choice for those of you looking for the best value this holiday season. With thousands of content choices to choose from, PS3 has something to offer everyone in your entire family.

For more information, click here.

Stay tuned for more PS3 news and updates right here on PS.Blog, and we’re looking forward to your feedback in the comments.

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saintaqua said:

September 25th, 10:51 am

My nephews PS3 kicked the bucket so I traded it for $90 at GS while they are having a promotion and put it towards the AC3 bundle. I’ll keep that model and give him mine.
Please Sony, make the system white!! Then it will match my AC Vita as well!

BG808s said:

September 25th, 10:56 am

What was the point of this redesign, there are no new features or benefits for the customer whatsoever, an even uglier design than the first Slim and to top it off a completely impractical, ugly and outdated top-loading blu-ray drive. What is wrong with Sony’s marketing dept nowadays?! Even if Sony saves some money on cheaper parts it must have also cost Sony quite a lot of money to design and change manufacturing for the new model, and all that without any new benefits for the customer at all??

Horrible decision Sony, horrible.

BosniaN said:

September 25th, 11:39 am

I dont know what Sony is doing latley. I own a Phat 60GB and Slim 120 GB and Im happy.
I wont buy it cause:
– looks ugly
– realy realy high price

A pricecut would sell more PS3’s than a redesign!!! What is Sony doing?!

dont ban me for my critics

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 11:57 am

No! You’re supposed to bundle it with Twisted Metal!!

lisatsunami said:

September 25th, 11:58 am

I agree w/ # 29: why won’t Sony sell all the special color consoles here? Why does Sony only love Japan (oh, wait, skip that) & yee gods, Europe!? I want a purple PS3, dagnabbit!!!

I also agree w/#32. I bought an X a few months ago, entirely so I could replay Skyrim with voice command. The white Star Wars Kinect bundle. (4 gig is useless; who would be dumb enuff to buy that?). I played Fable for 1 hour; Fable 2 which was good; Witcher 2 which was boring, except for the one awesome c*stration cutscene; Lost Odyssey which I also quit after an hour. The white X now sits unused, like its white whee cousin. I love Playstation gaming. I’ve tried all 3, I have all 3. I know which one is best.

But I’m still holding out until there’s a purple one.

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 12:13 pm

I love that there is a new disc loading mechanism. This is MUCH, MUCH better. Now discs won’t get stuck in their PS3’s. Infamous got stuck in my 60gb and a redbox movie got stuck in my friends PS3. Sad thing is he broke his PS3 with a hammer just to get it out and return it so he wouldn’t get charged $30 for a blu-ray rental. Yeah, he’s an idiot. I know.

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 12:15 pm

A deep purple would be nice. I’d rather it be hunter green. Navy blue would work for me too. Though hunter green I would pay even more for.

Street_Killaz said:

September 25th, 12:25 pm

For sure getting one, was going to buy one today but still not yet it looks like in canada! Oh well, 3 weeks i will have one!

gbhbrent said:

September 25th, 12:33 pm

Felt the need to chime in to combat the rampant negativity. The new system looks great, and, if either of my two previous generation PS3s conk out, I’ll definitely pick up this model. Keep up the great work!

mysongska said:

September 25th, 12:48 pm

There aren’t any anywhere near me :'(

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 12:50 pm

Target always has PS3’s. Go there. They are also offering a $50 gift card this week with a PS Vita! Win, Win.

EmperorKorea said:

September 25th, 12:51 pm

I don’t like how they cheapened out on the design but they somehow had the galls to increase the price of the system.

StrikingWater said:

September 25th, 12:55 pm

Whereʻs Abby Reyes?

MarkakaJin said:

September 25th, 1:08 pm

Maya Butler. That is all.

Luna65 said:

September 25th, 1:10 pm

the most important question of all does it have playback cuz i wont buy it unless it does

D-Squad3 said:

September 25th, 1:23 pm

Here’s an idea, why don’t you guys take out Uncharted 3, the $30 for Dust 514 and the 30 days of PlayStation Plus and sell the new PS3 model for $199.99?

That’s the logical way to sell, more people will buy the console if you guys actually dropped the price. Sometimes I question Sony’s decisions, a price drop would’ve been much more appealing. PATHETIC

D-Squad3 said:

September 25th, 1:28 pm

I’m gonna go as far and say that even though I already have a PS3, I’d would gladly buy this new model only if it were $199.99 because I already have Uncharted 3, already a Plus Member and DUST 514 is a free game in which I don’t need to buy new content.

So your loss on a sale Sony.

Nice marketing.

azjcs said:

September 25th, 1:29 pm

i dont want upgrade my ps3… i want ps4.. come on sony…..

xtremeimport said:

September 25th, 1:36 pm

I love you sony, and I think this system is cool. however!
the price is too much to justify the redesign. I understand it comes with a bunch of content and is still a good deal but I just dont get it. also, why not throw in a HDMI and the stand? just my opinion. I hope it helps with sales though regardless!

also, while i’m on price..does the 250 come alone or only in this bundle? cause if you could sell it alone for around $200..now that would move like KFC in a prison. (its a joke okay..relax)

shadmansouljaboy said:

September 25th, 1:38 pm

The Slider For The Disc I Like, But The Shape Is Like A Blue-Ray Box And This PS3 Is Kinda Odd Compared To The Other Two.

ToMaHawk137 said:

September 25th, 1:39 pm

the top of it looks like a dust haven (or at least a pain to clean.) And I prefer a slit in the front to a moving door that is likely to break.

Dan_dannunzio said:

September 25th, 1:41 pm

i think its funny when people go “even though i have one, im gonna go buy this one for the larger hard drive”…well if you have one already why waste 300 somethin dollars just to get a larger drive when the slims already support 500 gig internal drives that you can go pick up for alot cheaper then 300 some odd dollars….

Pastlife666 said:

September 25th, 1:44 pm

Will this one be able to play PS2 games? or will that function be forever lost?

drepsx3 said:

September 25th, 1:44 pm

When will there be a standalone model?

LemmyKilmster said:

September 25th, 1:58 pm

What is the point in changing the console’s design? PS3 is not on a expensive price, and the games you can trade it easily with other players using internet and social media. At least it works in south america. Sony have to concentrate their efforts in improve the PSN and it would be too much more useful

shamanvegan said:

September 25th, 1:58 pm

Other than the dumb DVD tray design and being able to upgrade the HDD there is no mention of the new hardware specs if there are any. I am unimpressed and unconvinced. Seems like a money grab for the holiday season to me.

i_am_InSane-9 said:

September 25th, 1:59 pm

can you play Playstation 2 games on it?
either that or make Star Wars Battlefront 1& 2 for PS3

Motherboop said:

September 25th, 2:09 pm

They are not in stock in Delaware…so much for taking a day off work.

trashman51 said:

September 25th, 2:14 pm

why buy a new ps3 are you not going to be releasing a ps4 in a few months?????

RE_Player said:

September 25th, 2:21 pm

I already have 2 PS3s but if my old 40GB breaks I’ll pick one of these bad boys up for sure.

ratchet6009 said:

September 25th, 2:21 pm

i don’t know it looks kind of cheap. i prefer the disk tray you already have on the normal slim. you can use the controller to eject the disk. you may still have to go and get the CD but heck it a little less work

fortifier22 said:

September 25th, 2:22 pm

A ovular PS3 with a corduroy-style on the top? What’s the need of purchasing it? I’ll stick to my PS3 Generation2.

jut22 said:

September 25th, 2:25 pm

It sold out instantly at Amazon. Way to blow it, Sony. I have Amazon gift card credit so I have to buy it there. This sucks.

jut22 said:

September 25th, 2:28 pm

how much is the stand?

CielPh said:

September 25th, 2:29 pm

Great another PS3 that do exactly the same, i already have my old PS3 and also it looks cool! i think it’s better if we get the PS4 and not another PS3 cute, or maybe a PS3 with 4K resolution ¬¬ we are waiting for something NEW and POWERFUL no more CUTE.

wuame14 said:

September 25th, 2:33 pm

esta super genial…. sigan asi sony siempre pensando en sus clientes…

wuame14 said:

September 25th, 2:34 pm

esta super genial, sigan asi sony siempre pensando en sus clientes.

stkt2ya said:

September 25th, 2:35 pm

I think I’ll just wait for the PS4, a real change… The 1st gen and 2nd gen PS3 units we own still work just fine.*Knock on wood* I don’t much care for the games offered either although I am one of the few who like the slide tray, but I have the room on my rack to do what I please anyway so…

eyesofvenus said:

September 25th, 2:36 pm

Design is horrible. Does the exact same as the last model, is made with cheaper materials and yet they up the price? really?

The bundle is a joke in reality. UC3 is published by SCE which means they probably get the game for little or nothing to add to the bundle and the 30 day sub? They aren’t breaking the bank with that one either…

Sell the console for $199, you can then buy whatever game you like and a hdmi cable and it will still probably work out cheaper than the bundle…

Horrible PR and horrible Marketing to lets face it, a mainly adult oriented audience.

I kinda feel sorry for Sony because I prefer what they do in terms of console gaming, but they are on a slippery slope and are not the only big Japanese company in the gaming industry in the same boat(SquareEnix have been on a downfall since after Final Fantasy 10)


September 25th, 2:38 pm

ill hold back for now 250GB is a joke. maybe ill go for the 500GB $35.00 more 10/30/12 have a day

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 2:52 pm

@ 122,
You don’t know what you’re talking about. 500gb’s for PS3 sell for $50-80 new and I just bought one for $46.00 on ebay. For a friend.

TheRealZANGETSU said:

September 25th, 2:55 pm

Screw the ps3.Miss Maya,can i take you out sometime?

ilovemonkeys990 said:

September 25th, 2:56 pm

it kinda reminds me of an Atari 2600

maxamum619 said:

September 25th, 2:58 pm

I still have the 80 gig and have had it for 4-5 years.

airmasicure said:

September 25th, 3:05 pm


Kilo1__ said:

September 25th, 3:11 pm

gutter trash xbox ftw

nizargo1000 said:

September 25th, 3:14 pm

Most of you complain that there is no HDMI cable, but if you use HDMI for your old PS3 then you don`t need a new one just use the old (not that i am a standard def A/V user) but if you are new to PS3 or used standard def A/V well then you have a point

eyesofvenus said:

September 25th, 3:17 pm


You make the silly assumption that the person buying this console has previously owned a ps3, which from fact that they redesigned it tells me they are trying to market it to new owners, because after all if you already have a working ps3 why would you buy this?

It doesn’t do anything that the previous generations do, in fact it does less…

Foo_Toe_Mah_Kee said:

September 25th, 3:18 pm

Ehhhh….I don’t want to hate…but this video made the PS3 look completely unappealing, hahaha. It looks like the whole system is made of tupper-ware material. Don’t melt! lol.

For those who are getting it, I hope you have fun! I’ve had the the original ps3 for quite some time and it runs awesome! Aside from mine being fat and glossy- I love the blu ray and the gaming capability!

As others said about the HDMI cords being super cheap….they are right. A single HDMI cable cost less than 10 bucks and are of superb quality. It makes me upset that MONSTER, BestBuy, or other companies are trying take your money. Not sure why it’s not included with the bundle.

ProudSlayer said:

September 25th, 3:39 pm

Where can I buy it?

I live in Massachussetts and NO store around me is selling it, when I ask them about the new PS3 version they just stare at me like I’m crazy and have no idea what I’m talking about.

I thought this was supposed to come out today, NOT EVEN Gamestop has an answer for me.

So please, will someone tell me what’s going on? Am I the only one who didn’t get it for not being available in stores?

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