At this years Tokyo Game Show Sony announced that in late September the world would be getting another new iteration of the PlayStation 3. As you may well be aware, just a couple years ago the so called “slim” model of the PS3 was launched bringing with it a much sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing design. This newest model will be available in two flavors: 500GB and 250GB models in “Charcoal Black” and a 250GB system in “Classic White.” The black model launches on October 4, while the white model hits on November 22. The black and white 250GB unit will retail for 24,980 yen ($317.61). The new model is a 50% size reduction vs. original PS3, and 25% vs. the previous slim model.
The 250GB PS3 model (in black) will be available in the U.S. on September 25 for $269 and will come bundled with the “Game of the Year” edition of Uncharted 3 as well as a voucher for $30 worth of content in the free-to-play shooter Dust 514, according to the PlayStation Blog. A non-bundled version of the new 250GB console will be priced at $249 eventually, but its launch is currently unknown.