As reported by GamesRadar, Sony has confirmed the long-rumored and recently leaked new model for the Playstation 3. As rumored, the model will be launched this month and will be available in three versions, each with a differently sized hard drive.
The 250gb version of the new model will be available on September 25th in North America and has a MSRP of $269.99. This bundle will include a copy of Uncharted 3 as well as a voucher for bonus digital content in Dust 514. A version with a 12gb flash drive will release on October 12th, with a 500gb bundle launching with Assassin’s Creed III on October 30th. This 500gb model will launch in Europe on September 28th, in a bundle with Fifa 13. The prices for the 12gb and 500gb editions of the new Playstation 3 models have not yet been confirmed.
The new model will be 20% smaller than the previous “Slim” edition of the Playstation 3, and 25% lighter. Though black and white editions have been confirmed for release in Japan, it is currently unclear whether the model will be available in anything but black when the model launches in North America. A picture of the new Playstation 3 model is included below.