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.