The lights are on
Evidence of a new PlayStation 3
model, which features 12GB of storage and will retail for $199, has surfaced.
The website Engadget broke the news, based on a page on the Canadian retailer
Future Play's website. The page was removed, but not before Engadget grabbed a
screenshot (see above).
It's also published a picture of
allegedly taken in the storeroom of a Kmart location, which shows a box of the
new PS3 hardware with instructions to not display until August 18.
This 12GB Flash memory model of the
PlayStation 3 has already been on sale in Europe, but was not thought to be
coming to the United States.
Our Take:It's always good to have more variety of price points available to gamers.
However, considering that you can buy bundles of the 500GB PlayStation 3
packaged with an upcoming game like GTA V for $269.99, this 12GB model doesn't
seem like a great value. However, it is a glimpse into the future; as Flash and
solid-state memory become cheaper to produce, we expect that mechanical hard
drives will eventually go away in the console market.
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Not a very good deal at all... Seriously you can buy the 500GB one for an extra $70. Total rip off.
So... The exact same thing that's been selling in New Zealand for about a year? xD
12gb? really? who is it made for? the xbox had that in the 1st console, like 10gb...this is so useless sony cus at that price i rather get the 120gb
360 and PS3 are incredibly overpriced with next-gen right around the corner and the tech being ancient
If it was maybe $100-150 that'd be one thing...
Yeah give a 12gb the 199 dollar sign. But ya can't give it to 120gb or 160gb? Not a good deal kinda stupid deal.
such BS and a waste of time and money...sony concentrate on more important issues instead of coming out with different versions of your systems or even lower the price point...so f-n stupid sony!!!!!!!! even though i'm a sony fanboy, but i must admit these are the reasons why you're behind to microsoft
Considering how Sony flaunts PSN+ This is a very stupid idea, unless you plan on only playing physical copies only.
This is horrible still gonna sale less than the 360 Sony ur last deal with it move on u lost
That is a terrible model. Most PS3 games require an install so 2-3 games and you are full.
Why can't sony and ms give us a $199 console with 60gb minimum. 4 and 12gb are weak sauce.
Pssh. 12 GB is horrible.
What a terrible model to do now. 12 gigs? Aren't there single games bigger than that?
I was hoping the 250 gig model would drop to $200 for the holiday season.
I dont think its worth it... 12gb is way to small.
Sooo, 12GB but updates and firmware take up like 7GB? Not to mention mandatory game installs? No thanks