Sony has updated the original PS3 Slim (CECH-3001B) with a lighter, less power-hungry model and it weighs in at 5.7 pounds — as opposed to its 6.6 pound elder brother and even lowers its wattage to 200W from the previous 230W. You will get a charcoal black console with decreased power consumption, a lightened chassis and a 320GB HDD. The console by itself will run ¥34,980 ($435.56)………..
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan revealed a lighter, more power-efficient PlayStation 3 set for release later this month and the updated 320GB PS3 console, CECH-3000B (34,980 yen, $436), features several improvements over its predecessor CECH-2500B. The newer design would be lighter, too, at 5.7 pounds instead of the usual 6.6. The newer slims will have a limitation, however, in limiting their video resolution: Blu-ray movies will be limited to at most 480i output when not using HDMI or otherwise relying on video out with HDCP. Games are exempt from the rule. Japanese should get the new system on June 30 in a 320GB model that will cost the same $436 equivalent and replace the earlier 2500B model. At the same time, a special HDD Recorder bundle will be available to let Japanese record TV shows to the hard drive using Torne. A tie-in 160GB bundle with Tales of Xilia is coming on September 8 for $473. North American release plans haven’t been mentioned so far, but the FCC presence means the new model should arrive soon.
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