New Streamlined PlayStation 3 Announced

As if we needed another new version of an existing console, Sony have decided to trim down the PlayStation 3 even more by making it smaller and lighter, again, so what are the specs of the thing and what does it look like?


The new PS3 will come in two models, a 500GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) version (launching September 28th), and a newly added 12GB flash memory model (launching October 12th).

PlayStation®3 (CECH-4000 series)

Product name

PlayStation®3

Release date

UK:                    September  28th, 2012 (HDD 500GB)

                           October 12th , 2012  (Flash Memory 12GB)

Product code

CECH-4000series  (Charcoal Black / Classic White)

CPU

Cell Broadband Engine™

GPU

RSX®

Audio output

LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.

Memory

256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

Storage size

CECH-4000A:  Flash Memory 12GB

CECH-4000B:  HDD 500GB*1

Inputs/

Outputs*2

Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0)

2

Networking

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1

IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)

Controller

Wireless Controller ?Bluetooth®?

AV output

Resolution

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i(for PAL 576p, 576i)

HDMI OUT connector*3

1

AV MULTI OUT connector

1

Digital out (optical) connector

1

BD?DVD?CD
drive (read only)

Maximum read rate

BD × 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)

Power

AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4

Power consumption

Approx. 190W

External dimensions

(excluding maximum projecting part )

Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)

Mass

Approx. 2.1kg *5

Included *6

PlayStation®3 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1

 

*1    Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.

*2    Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.

*3    “Deep Colour” and “x.v.Colour (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.

*4    Power changes depending on countries or regions.

*5    PS3 with flash memory 12GB weights approximately 2.0kg

*6    For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.

Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.

Vertical Stand (CECH-ZST1J)

Product name

Vertical Stand

Release Date

UK:                    September  28th, 2012

Recommended Retail Price

UK:               TBC

Product code

CECH-ZST1

Included

Vertical Stand ?CECH-ZST1? × 1

External dimension

Approx. 120 mm x 17.5 mm  (diameter × height (thickest part)

Mass

Approx. 200g

Supports

CECH-4000 series

*       The “Vertical Stand” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000 series) and cannot be used on the current model.

Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation®3 (with attachment)  (CECH-ZHD1)

Product name

Dedicated HDD (250GB) for PlayStation®3 (with attachment)

Release date

October 12th, 2012

Recommended Retail Price

UK: TBC

Product code

CECH-ZHD1

Included

HDD 250GB ?CECH-ZS1? × 1

External dimension

Approx. 88 mm x 18 mm x 260 mm (width × height × length)

Mass

Approx. 115g

Supports

CECH-4000A

*       The “Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation®3 ” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000A) and cannot be used on the other models.

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