PlayStation 3 looses weight

The PlayStation 3 “super slim” has been one of the internet’s worst kept secrets of recent times. It’s now official, and it’s just a week away from release.

Sony claims that it’s 25 per cent smaller and 20 per cent lighter than the current model. There’s a sliding disk cover on the top, which appears to be a design choice to save on manufacturing costs.

The 500GB model arrives in the UK on 28th September. It’ll be bunded with FIFA 13 for €299.99. The 12GB flash memory model will then become available 12th October for €229.99.

Japanese gamers have a choice of two colours – black and white. Their models are due out 4th October and 22nd November. The white model is only available with 250GB storage if the press release is to go by.

Sony are releasing a purse-pleasing PS3 Essentials range in time for the European launch. These appeared to pre-order online around a week ago – TheHut has most of them for £12.95 including God of War III, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet and, oddly, Ubisoft’s Avatar movie tie-in.

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