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Titanium Blue PS3 Hitting Japan This Month

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 31 comments

Blue steel!

While we're all busy debating Kinect and Move, it's easy to forget that for members of a younger generation, this holiday season marks the beginning of their journey into console gaming. And really, what better way to enter the world of PlayStation than with a blue PS3?

What you see here is the titanium blue PS3 that's set to hit Japan on November 25. Part of a Gran Turismo 5 bundle, there's no word on whether or not American gamers will get a chance to purchase one of these colorful consoles. We wouldn't be surprised if, as with many colored versions of popular electronics, it's a limited edition and only available to Japanese customers.

Still, if you find yourself inconsolable and yearning for a blue PS3 to go with your dreams of a white Christmas, you can always hit up Colorware and get them to help you out. It'll only cost you an arm and a leg ($450 for a new, painted console or $149 to paint your existing PS3) but what's money when you can be the only cat in town with a powder-blue PS3?

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    nforce4max , November 16, 2010 12:22 AM
    That is a lot to ask for just a different color plastic shell.
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    Strider-Hiryu_79 , November 16, 2010 12:34 AM
    I'll stick to my 60GB(upgraded to a 500GB 7200rpm seagate momentus g HDD) Piano Black finish PS3 with bling bling chrome accents. I have to admit though the blue makes the ps3 slim not so "cheap-looking". Unlike the original ps3 slim.

    And GT5 ftw! If I was one of those "I ain't buying a ps3 till GT5 comes out" people(yep they exist); I would definitely pick this up or import it since it's only in japan. If not I would definitely pick up a ps3/gt5 bundle.

    Oh well 11/24/2010 can't come soon enough.
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    theshonen8899 , November 16, 2010 12:43 AM
    Screw that, give us more limited edition cases like Metal Gear Solid or Final Fantasy VII!!
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    Emperus , November 16, 2010 12:59 AM
    The first edition still holds the best respect in terms of looks.. The matte black edition was ok.. Blue, although my favourite color, does not looks that appealing here.. IMHO, it actually is looking much cheaper.. For limited edition options, i'll give a +1 to Shonen's recommendations..
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    Darkerson , November 16, 2010 1:23 AM
    I wouldn't mind one in a crimson red color, with maybe black accents. But thats me. Anyway, hopefully they bring this over, or something different thats only available for us in the USA. And then something special for Europe, too, since they really seem to get the shaft, most of the time.
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    thillntn , November 16, 2010 1:50 AM
    Apparently $ony has never hear of Krylon Fusion (until now???)Gimmee my linux back and i'll buy :) 
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    rohitbaran , November 16, 2010 1:51 AM
    Yeah, a blue PS3 and a year later, a silver PS3 and a new color every year. Crap, are they ever going to give hint about when next gen consoles will hit market? They just keep launching new addons (kinect and move) to give a new like feel, but look at the hardware of these consoles, generations old!
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    dEAne , November 16, 2010 1:56 AM
    nice color
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    ta152h , November 16, 2010 2:00 AM
    Since when is Titanium, blue? What's next Emerald purple?
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    okibrian , November 16, 2010 2:09 AM
    I live in Japan, so I guess I got a new business. :D 
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    xantek24 , November 16, 2010 2:11 AM
    next up: hot p!ink for girls! stainless steel for body builders! off-white for christians! off-black for gothics! please! just make an undying blu-ray drive jack a$$es
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    Manos , November 16, 2010 2:24 AM
    I got my PS3 with all the exclusives for it. from the KZ titltes, Heavy Rain, Uncharted ( which the second is by far the best PS3 game ever ), God of War 3 and the HD remakes of the first 2 etc...

    Now what would be more stupid than just letting the console get full of dust? Pay for it to pain the under-the-dust color of the console -.- My 360 was barely being used anymore but got resurected with Kinect. ( My sides are still hurting from the constant laughing with buddies etc ) I am planning on making myself a new PC again so.

    Who gives a f*** how Sony is trying to use in order to increase their sales? Its stupid anyways. "but what's money when you can be the only cat in town with a powder-blue PS3?" Are you kidding me? XD
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    Antimatter79 , November 16, 2010 2:26 AM
    Acrylic with black chrome accents, laser etched logo and on/off/multi-color switchable led lighting. I'd even go for a nice metal flake....if I were a console gamer wanting a PS3 L.E.
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    Marco925 , November 16, 2010 3:34 AM
    Red Wii... Blue PS3... will the Xbox 360 go green this holiday season?
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    Emperus , November 16, 2010 4:04 AM
    Red Wii... Blue PS3... will the Xbox 360 go green this holiday season?

    Not a bad thought.. With the correct mixture (not painting green everywhere) it might look really cool..
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    aznshinobi , November 16, 2010 4:42 AM
    What happened to the white PS3? I could have sworn they were planning a white one....
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    tleavit , November 16, 2010 4:48 AM
    I thought I was silly when the PS3 first came out and I put a $600 64 gig Samsung SSD in it... This is really silly.
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    descendency , November 16, 2010 4:50 AM
    I need to Colorware me a 0x56A0D3 PS3.
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    alyoshka , November 16, 2010 5:44 AM
    Cool Blue............
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    spectrewind , November 16, 2010 5:56 AM
    aznshinobiWhat happened to the white PS3? I could have sworn they were planning a white one....

    It would have turned yellow, after a year ...or two (oxidation).
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