I'll never understand why Japan gets so many alternate color PS3 consoles and bundles that never appear in the US. If you live in Japan and are in the market for a new PS3, Sony has some new super-slim consoles will be shipping later this month in new colors.
The consoles will be available in azurite blue and garnet red. Both consoles also include a wireless controller that matches. The consoles have 250 GB hard drives and will sell for ¥24,980. That converts to about $279 here in the US.
The new super-thin PS3 is significantly thinner than the second-generation slim PS3. It's unclear from the pictures but it almost looks as if it has a sliding door on top to access the Blu-ray drive. It also appears that the consoles will ship with a silver stand allowing you to put them on their side.