Lighter CECH-3000 PS3 Model Incoming, Improves Power Efficiency

by Mike Bendel June 19, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

Sony’s ongoing effort to cut costs and increase the efficiency of PS3 hardware continues, it seems, as a Japanese retailer has reportedly been briefed that a CECH-3000 PS3 model is due out soon. It incrementally improves on the PS3 Slim design spec by cutting power consumption from 230W to 200W. Storage space will remain at 320GB.

The system itself is also a tad lighter, we’re told, weighing in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg. Minor changes to the power and eject buttons have also been made, though there’s no word on specifics. Pricing will remain the same as the current CECH-2000 family.

Presumably production is already underway, as Sony plans to ship out the new units as soon as existing stock clears.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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