"PlayStation 3 500GB Console with Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition"Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announces the new PlayStation®3(PS3®) computer entertainment system, featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available in the UK on September 28th and October 12th. The new PS3 will come in two models, a 500GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) version (launching September 28th), and a newly added 12GB flash memory model (launching 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.
With the extra HDD capacity which has been extended from 320GB and 160GB, users can store and enjoy more and more entertainment content including games, music, photos, and video on the new PS3. In addition, the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory offers opportunities to experience the world of The PS3 Slim gets slimmer and slicker!
The redesigned new smaller, lighter PlayStation 3 packs all the gaming fun you’d expect from PlayStation but in a brand new case!
By redesigning the internal design architecture and removing the disc-fed tray for a sliding top-loading disk cover, the PS3 Super Slim is reduced in size by up to 25% compared to the current Slim PS3.
For those who like to download, you’ll find a 500GB Hard Drive (HDD) waiting to be filled with downloadable games, add-on content, music and films from the PlayStation Network, meaning you’ll never need to worry about storage space on the PS3 Slim 500GB.
You’ll still be able to play all your favourite PlayStation 3 titles such as Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception, God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5, not to mention some of the upcoming titles like Assassins Creed III, Need for Speed Most Wanted and PlayStation All Star Battle Royale.
The PS3 Slim 500GB is more than a games console; it’s a home entertainment system that allows you to play Blu-Ray Discs, DVD’s, Music CD’s and watch TV through the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 iPlayers*.
The sleek new look will go with any household set up and thanks to the PS3 Slim 500GB stand (sold separately) you can lay the console down or have it stood up, depending on the space you have!
Included in the box you’ll find:
PS3 Slim 500GB Console
Wireless Dualshock 3 Controller
AC power cord
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