The 2012 Tokyo Game Show is happening right now. One of the most “exciting” announcements thus far is the unveiling of the new PlayStation 3. It’s “approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter” than the old PlayStation 3 Slim.
The most affordable option will debut at $269.99 and will come with a 250GB hard drive, Uncharted 3: GOTY Edition and some paid DUST 514 content. There’s also a 500GB model.
For those who are paying attention, the base price actually rose by $20. To be fair the current base model is $249.99 for a 160GB model.
I don’t have a real opinion on the looks of the machine. I’d imagine it looks better in person. I am not a fan of it being a top loader though. It may be more practical for those instances where your machine dies and you have a disc stuck inside but it’s aesthetically unappealing with that dividing line down the middle.