New PS3 model SA pricing and availability revealed
New super-slim PS3 model gets South African launch pricing
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) recently announced a new PlayStation 3 model, featuring a new design and a downsized form factor.
The new PS3 will become available in South Africa from mid-October.
The new PS3 will come in two models:
- PlayStation 3 – 500GB Hard Disk Drive – R 3,999.99 (RRP)
- PlayStation 3 – 12GB flash memory model – R 2,899.99 (RRP)
The new version of the console is approximately 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter when compared to the current PS3 model. The design features a minor gloss near the edges and a ridged top panel.
The console also features a sliding door panel to top-load the discs, as opposed to the slot-loading of the current models.
Owners of the 12GB model will be able to connect a 3.5-inch SATA internal hard drive with use of an official mounting bracket, or opt for purchase of an official PlayStation 250GB internal HDD. The recommended retail pricing (RRP) for the 250GB HDD is yet to be confirmed.
When using a dedicated HDD, flash memory cannot be used as inner storage.
Sony has also announced a vertical stand accessory for the new model, sold separately. SA RRP is yet to be confirmed.
|Product Outline – PlayStation 3 (CECH- series) 4000|
|Product code||CECH-4000series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)|
|CPU||Cell Broadband Engine™|
|Audio output||LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.|
|Memory||256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM|
|Storage size||CECH-4000A: Flash Memory 12GBCECH-4000B: HDD 500GB*1|
|Inputs/Outputs*2||Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)|
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1||2|
|NetworkingController||IEEE 802.11 b/gBluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)Wireless Controller (Bluetooth®)|
|AV outputBD/DVD/CDdrive (read only)||HDMI OUT connector*3||1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i?(for PAL 576p, 576i)|
|AV MULTI OUT connector||1|
|Digital out (optical) connector||1|
|Maximum read rate||1|
|Power||AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4||BD × 2 (BD-ROM)DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)CD × 24 (CD-ROM)|
|Power consumption||Approx. 190W|
|External dimensions (excluding maximum projecting part )||Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)|
|Mass||Approx. 2.1kg *5|
|Included *6||PlayStation®3 system × 1Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1