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UK to Get New 500GB PS3 Slim & Light on 28 September

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The 500GB model is arriving in the UK before it hits the United States.

The Tokyo Game Show is set to run Thursday, September 20, through to Sunday, September 23. However, that didn't stop Sony from announcing a brand new version of the PS3 early on Wednesday morning. According to the company, this new PlayStation will come in 250GB and 500GB capacities and will be 20 percent lighter and 25 percent smaller than the current model of PS3.

 

We already know that the 250GB model will arrive in the states on September 25 and the 500GB model will come next month. But what about the UK? According to the PlayStation Europe blog, the UK and Ireland will be getting the 500GB model on September 28 as part of a bundle that includes FIFA 13. This will be priced at €299.99.

This launch will be closely followed by "a wallet-friendly 12GB version," which will be priced at around €229.99. Owners of this 12GB model will be able to connect a 2.5 inch SATA internal hard drive with use of an official Mounting Bracket, or opt for purchase of an official PlayStation 250GB internal HDD. No word on when this model is being announced, though it sounds like we won't have to wait much longer once the 28th arrives.

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    Pennanen , September 20, 2012 7:16 AM
    "same shit, different package"

    No thanks, im enjoying my 27" 2560x1440 ultra graphics games that run smoothly +80fps.
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    idroid , September 20, 2012 7:56 AM
    Pennanen"same shit, different package"No thanks, im enjoying my 27" 2560x1440 ultra graphics games that run smoothly +80fps.


    This.
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    kartu , September 20, 2012 8:13 AM
    You are missing the point guys.
    RT Strategy game? Yep, PC only.
    Seriouis FPS? Yep, PC only.
    Arcades? Uhm, I'd say console is more comfortable.
    Same goes for number of genres, actually for pretty much anything that doesn't need a mouse.

    In relaxed "I sit on my sofa in front my TV" gaming console beats PC. Well, at least for me and I have both PC & PS3.
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    bebangs , September 20, 2012 8:44 AM
    how i wished it was 3.55 *cough*
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    bennaye , September 20, 2012 8:56 AM
    if only apple were this honest about their products and its name. iphone 5 is basically iphone 4s slim and light. and yes, i hate the company so much i brought it into an article about sony. you're welcome.
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    Pennanen , September 20, 2012 9:42 AM
    kartuYou are missing the point guys.RT Strategy game? Yep, PC only.Seriouis FPS? Yep, PC only.Arcades? Uhm, I'd say console is more comfortable.Same goes for number of genres, actually for pretty much anything that doesn't need a mouse.In relaxed "I sit on my sofa in front my TV" gaming console beats PC. Well, at least for me and I have both PC & PS3.

    I dont know about you but along my 27" screen i have 52" 3d samsung plugged on also. I just switch it on and take my xbox 360 controller and play games from my sofa. Get on my level :D 
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    freggo , September 20, 2012 10:22 AM
    PennanenI dont know about you but along my 27" screen i have 52" 3d samsung plugged on also. I just switch it on and take my xbox 360 controller and play games from my sofa. Get on my level


    My guess, as a non gamer, is that either system has it's advantages.
    If I had kids I'd rather have them use a closed system then a PC where all sorts of things can go wrong, especially with little sticky fingers around :-)
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    Pennanen , September 20, 2012 10:24 AM
    freggoMy guess, as a non gamer, is that either system has it's advantages.If I had kids I'd rather have them use a closed system then a PC where all sorts of things can go wrong, especially with little sticky fingers around :-)

    I dont know what advantage console has over pc except price. I wouldnt call it an advantage either since it shows on the gameplay and graphics.
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    bennaye , September 20, 2012 12:09 PM
    PennanenI dont know what advantage console has over pc except price. I wouldnt call it an advantage either since it shows on the gameplay and graphics.


    wut
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    waxdart , September 20, 2012 1:41 PM
    I want a multi-disc DVD changer so I can load the console up with 10 disc or more. No matter how small they make the thing getting my lazy ass off the sofa to play another game is the really issue!
    The sensible option would be to copy the DVD to the HDD; but that make too much sense.

    720p games don't look great on a large screen (60") but Batman and Burnout are still fun.
    Great games are good to go back to after a few years when you are bored, even for only a level or two.
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    daglesj , September 20, 2012 1:59 PM
    Over £200 for a tired not so special now blu-ray player and pretty tired 6+ year old gaming tech?

    I'll pass.

    For £130 (£65 for a BD player and £65 for a media/streaming device) I might bite.
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    bigdog44 , September 20, 2012 2:39 PM
    Is it the console or the already too small controller thats 20% smaller and lighter...
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    nieur , September 20, 2012 5:31 PM
    Enough with iterations of the same console we're waiting for the
    next-gen consoles so better graphic games will be available on PC
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    BestJinjo , September 20, 2012 7:41 PM
    bennaye

    Apple iPhone 5 has nothing in common with the iPhone 4S other than the exterior design. All the components are a new generation with vastly improved performance. PS3 Ultra-Slim OTOH is the exact same console with CPU shrunk to 32nm and GPU to 28nm. $269-299 for that is insanely overpriced.
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    10tacle , September 21, 2012 3:37 AM
    Pennanen"same shit, different package"No thanks, im enjoying my 27" 2560x1440 ultra graphics games that run smoothly +80fps.


    And I'm enjoying PC games on my 30" 2560x1600 Dell at 60+fps. So what's that got to do with a PS3? I enjoy my PS3 in front of a 65" 3D plasma playing online with fellow friends who have PS3s. That's irrespective of the entertainment value of taking it with me when I travel on business, visit relatives, take to tailgate parties, etc. Consoles have their advantages. They were never meant to be as good as PCs, but they are a damn good substitute when we can't drag our PCs around with us and don't want to spend $2,000+ on a dedicated gaming laptop that will run games worth a flip at high settings.
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    Anonymous , October 3, 2012 7:55 PM
    Just make the damn PS4 already