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Scarlet Red PlayStation Launching April 27 (Update)

By - Source: Pocket-Lint | B 25 comments

Vroom vroom!

We'll be the first to admit that when it comes to gadgets, we're not fussy about colors. Whether it's black, white, grey, pink, yellow, or blue, as long as it does what it's supposed to, we're not too pushed about the color. Still, like rental cars, we wouldn't ever turn down the chance to have our shiny new toy in our favorite color. Pretty soon, gamers in the UK purchasing the PlayStation 3 will have a new hue to consider.

According to Pocket-Lint, Sony will soon introduce a new PlayStation 3 for people with a penchant for scarlet red. Set to launch on April 27, the PS3 will be a little bit more expensive than the plain black version. Still, if you can't live without a red PS3 and are willing to fork over an extra £50 for the privilege of owning one, you'll be able to get your hands on one next week. 

Amazon is taking pre-orders for the grand price of £249.99 for the 320GB model with matching red controllers. It's not yet clear if the red console, which was previously a Japanese exclusive, will come to North America, but we'll keep you posted.

[Update] Looks like the original date from Amazon was incorrect. The online retailer is now saying the console won't actually arrive until May 4. Looks like we'll be waiting another week for this lady in red.

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    nebun , April 17, 2012 7:56 AM
    milk that cow, sony, milk it good
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    zankuto , April 17, 2012 8:08 AM
    Playstation Orbis just a little over a year away and they finally give us a new color? Only furthers why I only game on PC now
  • 12 Hide
    __-_-_-__ , April 17, 2012 7:10 AM
    who cares?
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    __-_-_-__ , April 17, 2012 7:10 AM
    who cares?
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    hotsacoman , April 17, 2012 7:18 AM
    How do I win this???
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    memadmax , April 17, 2012 7:34 AM
    Beautiful.
    I want.....
  • 21 Hide
    nebun , April 17, 2012 7:56 AM
    milk that cow, sony, milk it good
  • 14 Hide
    zankuto , April 17, 2012 8:08 AM
    Playstation Orbis just a little over a year away and they finally give us a new color? Only furthers why I only game on PC now
  • 5 Hide
    stalker7d7 , April 17, 2012 8:52 AM
    Or you can just paint the one you already own? If you don't know how to do it yourself, hire somebody. It will still be cheaper than buying a new one...
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    bharatwd , April 17, 2012 9:07 AM
    The color of the Scarlet Ferrari :) )))))
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    gilbertfh , April 17, 2012 9:11 AM
    Nice color... Now if they could only make their controllers more comfortable!
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    anamech , April 17, 2012 9:12 AM
    Just received a XBOX 360s for my bday!!! and the only thing that gets my attention on the PS3 is blueray! Other than that...maybe some of the games on the Move!

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    JOSHSKORN , April 17, 2012 9:31 AM
    I had a Toyota Corolla once from the 80s...same color. What a piece of crap. Then again, by today's standards, so is the PS3.
  • 4 Hide
    Draven35 , April 17, 2012 9:45 AM
    but... but...

    red unz goes fasta!
  • 5 Hide
    uruquiora , April 17, 2012 10:39 AM
    PC ftw...
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    Vatharian , April 17, 2012 11:38 AM
    Is this the same crappy cheapskate PS3, that has pushbuttons and pathetic 2 USB ports?
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    Anonymous , April 17, 2012 11:40 AM
    Sony doesnt know how to make moar money with a rather suckish console so .... ¿they make a red version? Okay... can now run Resident evil 5 @ 60FPS??? Answer: no!

    BAH

    Better take a Amd 7990.... will last longer and perform far far far far better than this.
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    velocityg4 , April 17, 2012 12:42 PM
    Must be something special in the pigment to cost an extra £50 to make it red. Maybe it's one of those fancy artist paints were they crush up a precious stone and use linseed oil or egg yolk as the medium to paint it on with.
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    jdamon113 , April 17, 2012 12:53 PM
    now it matches the inside temperature
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    freggo , April 17, 2012 2:44 PM
    Changing the color of a case is news ? Pleeeeeeeze :-(
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    gnookergi , April 17, 2012 4:25 PM
    An extra 50 for a red vs black? No thanks, I'd rather have an extra game.
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    CaedenV , April 17, 2012 5:03 PM
    Now their console matches their cash flow... In the red and bleeding out.
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    thorimmortal , April 17, 2012 6:15 PM
    Ha ha not funny sony, Ps3 ditched scarlet standard after the 2nd gen, I think they misunderstood when they were asked to bring back the standard. something must have been lost in the translation.
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