Now don’t get me wrong here as I am going to make a general statement here. Has Sony lost their minds!? I will go on record and say I am not a fanboy of either console, as I love my Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 the same, but I really don’t understand the new slimmer and lighter model announced at the Tokyo Game Show yesterday. I see the ramped up HDD but to be honest I have an original PS3 and I installed a 1TB HDD and it only cost me around $79 when I did it. The one thing I love about the PlayStation 3 is the ease of adding a new HDD to meet your needs. Now the design has changed once again as you can see by the picture above, but that still doesn’t catch me. For the person that doesn’t have a PlayStation 3 yet this is a great buy and design, but not so much for us that have a PS3 already.
So how much will one of these new beauties set you back? In the U.S. we will have the choice of a 250GB HDD model starting September 25th setting us back $249 , and we will see a 500GB HDD version for $299 on October 30th. Our European friends will get the option of a Flash Memory 12GB model starting Sept 27th for €229 and October 12th they will see the 500GB for €229.
Above is the Uncharted 3 Game of the Year Bundle. It will include not only Uncharted 3 Game of the Year Edition, but Dust 514 and $30 worth of DLC for DUST 514 and a 250GB HDD (a smaller HDD than the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Bundle, as that one has a 320GB HDD, but included the older slim PlayStation console).
Now for the Assassin’s Creed III Bundle.
The Assassin’s Creed III Bundle will give you the 500GB HDD as well as Assassins Creed III and a free 30-Day PlayStation Plus voucher.
Each console will have a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller, AC power cord, AV cable, USB cable included as well.
So what do you think Platform Nation, is Sony crazy or just smart? Because let’s face it they have a great console and tweaking some things here and there will make it unnecessary for the time being to release a PlayStation 4. Crazy or smart the new slimmer lighter PlayStation 3 is a great buy for those who don’t own a PlayStation yet, or for those of us that our console is on its last leg and are looking into buying a new one to replace either the fat, slim, slimmer, lighter or whatever model PlayStation 3 you have.