Sony’s PlayStation 3 might be growing long in the tooth capabilities-wise, but Sony is never against updating its beloved console to either coax its fans into buying a second one, or finally getting those hold-outs to join in on the fun. In 2009, the company released a “slim” version of the console, which looked quite a bit better than the original. But for those self-conscious about the weight of their electronics, that slimming down might not have been enough. So, here we have it: an even slimmer edition of the PS3.
The updated console was announced at the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, and is set to launch in the US this fall for $269 for a 250GB model. Sweetening that deal, the console packs in a copy of Uncharted 3 GOTY and some downloadable content for Dust 514. For $299, you can set yourself up with a 500GB super-slim PS3 that bundles Assassin’s Creed III.
Overall, the latest model looks quite attractive, but I admit I don’t like it quite as much as the original slim. But that’s just a matter of personal taste. Price-wise, this latest PS3 is pretty intriguing.