Sony just unveiled the details about the new Sony PS3 Slim they announced at the Gamescom 2009. The Sony PS3 Slim CECH-2000A features a 120GB HDD and will be in stores starting September 1, 2009, in North America, Europe/ PAL territories and Asian countries and regions at a price of $299 and €299, respectively.
The Sony PS3 Slim CECH-2000A will become available in Japan on September 3, 2009, at a RRP of 29,980 yen (including tax).
The internal design architecture of the new PS3 system, from the main semiconductors and power supply unit to the cooling mechanism, has been completely redesigned, achieving a much slimmer and lighter body. Compared to the very first PS3 model with 60GB HDD, the internal volume as well as its thickness and weight are trimmed down to approximately two-thirds. Furthermore, power consumption is also cut to two-thirds, helping to reduce fan noise. While inheriting the sleek curved body design of the original model, the form factor of the new PS3 system features a new meticulous design with textured surface finish, giving an all new impression and a casual look. With the compact body and casual appearance, the newly introduced model will appeal to a wider audience who are looking to buy the best entertainment system for their home.
The new PS3 Slim continues to offer the cutting-edge features and functions of the current models, such as the ability to enjoy high-definition Blu-ray disc (BD) movies and games.
The measurements of the PS3 Slim CECH-2000A are Approx. 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length).
Concurrently with the release of the new PS3 system, SCE will modify the PS3 brand name from “PLAYSTATION 3” to “PlayStation 3”, and introduce a new “ ” logo, which is engraved on the surface of the new PS3 system.
With the introduction of the new PS3 Slim, Sony will also reduce the price of the current PS3 with 80GB HDD to a RRP of $299 from August 18th and €299 from August 19th. Also in North America, the price of PS3 with 160GB HDD will be reduced to a RRP of $399 from August 18th.
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