Excerpt from Gamespot
Sony today unveiled a new PS3 model at its pre-Tokyo Game Show briefing today in Japan. The new PS3 will have a new body and design, approximately 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the current PS3.
The new PS3 will be available in 250GB and 500GB versions, in both black and white colours. The black model will be released on October 4, while the white model will be released on November 22.
Sony revealed the new 250GB PS3 will be available on September 25 in North America for US$269.99 as part of a limited edition bundle featuring Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year edition, and a voucher for more than US$30 worth of bonus digital content for the title Dust 514.
The new 500GB PS3 will be available in North America in a limited edition Assassin’s Creed III bundle on October 30. Sony did not reveal US or Japanese pricing for this model.
The PAL versions of the two new PS3 models is slightly different: while the 500GB version will be identical, the version replacing the current 250GB model will come as a 12GB flash memory model. Users who buy this model will be able to upgrade to a HDD, but will lose the 12GB as internal storage when they do. This version of the new PS3 will be available in Europe and Australasia. The 12GB flash memory PS3 model will be released on September 27 in Australia for AU$300, and on October 12 in Europe for €229.