Sony Shows Off Lighter, Thinner PS3.

Two New Models And Bundles Announced

Sony started off TGS 2012 by revealing what had been leaked weeks ago, that we would be getting a new model for the Playstation 3. The new model is 20% smaller than the current “slim” version and weighs 25% less.

The system will come in a 250GB and 500GB versions and will be available in limited edition bundles. The 250GB system will be released on September 25th and retail for $269.99. It will come packed with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Game of the Year Edition as well as a $30 voucher for CCP Games upcoming free to play shooter Dust 514.

Dust 514 is a first person shooter based in the EVE Online universe where your online battles actually affect the real outcomes and economy of the EVE online community. The game is free to play but will have different items and weapons available through microtransactions and $30 should be a good start for anyone wanting to start on this new shooter.

The 500GB version of the system will be available on October 30th to coincide with the release of Assassin’s Creed 3. A special bundle will be ready with the system coming packed with the highly anticipated game and a free month of Playstation Plus for only $299.99. The Playstation 3 version of the game also includes four exclusive levels that can only be played on Sony’s system.

It looks like Sony is making a big push this year to get more PS3’s into homes before next year when it is presumed they will show off their next home console for the first time.


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