by David Sanchez on September 20, 2012 @ 1:53 pm
Sony has rolled out the pricing for its new PlayStation 3 model revision, which apparently doesn’t have any specific nickname (aww, man). As reported on Engadget, gamers have access to two different units. The first is the 250GB PlayStation 3, which is priced at $270. The second is a 500GB model that will run you $300. Right off the bat, I would tell you to go with the whopping 500GB PlayStation 3, as that one’s only $30 more expensive for twice the amount of internal storage.
The weird thing about this whole pricing business, however, is that Sony doesn’t have plans of lowering the cost of its older PlayStation 3 models. The 160GB unit will still sport a $250 price tag, while the 320GB model will continue to be priced at $300. The fact that these prices are pretty much identical to the newer models that have more storage space is a bit odd. The only real reason for not purchasing a newer model would be because you absolutely hate the design, which makes sense because it’s certainly ugly (right?), but that isn’t exactly a cost conscious decision.
As for the 12GB Flash drive version that was previously rumored and then confirmed, that model will not be coming to North America, revealed Sony’s John Koller. According to the marketing VP, this iteration of the new PlayStation 3 will still be released in Europe, though. The reason we’re not getting it here is due to consumers’ love for digital downloads. Makes sense. I don’t imagine too many folks would get excited for a Flash memory-based PlayStation 3.
Oh, and as for the name, Sony should have totally dubbed it the PSthree. Just sayin’.
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