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Scarlet Red 320GB PS3 Hits UK Soon

Well, at least some gamers outside Japan get a snazzy PlayStation 3.

For whatever reason, colored game systems seem to be almost exclusive to Japan. While other regions get a few colors here and there, they never quite get the same cosmetic selection.

But finally, the scarlet red PS3 arrives in the UK this month, so that's something. As noted by Eurogamer, the console will be the 320GB version and of course, it'll come with a red DualShock 3 controller. Amazon will have it for £250 on April 27, and Play.com lists a May 4 release with a £240 price tag. Other retailers will have the machine "at their convenience." As for that blue PS3, which is still Japan-exclusive? Nope, Sony UK won't be doing that. Again, as to why...we have no idea.

You can always fork over a hefty chunk and get your PS3 colored, though. ColorWare will take care of that for ya, if you're so inclined.

Tags: red ps3, red playstation 3, 320gb ps3, colored ps3

4/14/2012 9:46:52 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

DazeOfWar
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:41:00 AM
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I would like a red console over here in the states. I'm jealous.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:51:13 AM
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Man, I was drooling as soon as I saw the picture of it yesterday.

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:54:46 AM
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Nice color for the sweetie in the house, good thing it doesn't look pure red.

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frylock25
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 11:27:59 AM
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it would be sweet if i could have a green playstation the same color as that controller i cant seem to find anywhere. has anyone found one of the fabled green controllers. i want one.

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Helghast
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 12:57:45 PM

There is a green PS3 controller available on Amazon. Just search for PS3 controller on Amazon click on any of the colors that come up, then you will see the option of black, blue, green, pink, silver, white, urban camouflage, or MLB. Is that the one you are looking for?

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frylock25
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 1:20:14 PM

all i find is over priced ones. not paying a hundred bucks to some online dealer for a dualshock 3 that doesnt look right.

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Helghast
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:10:00 PM

Oh, sorry I didn't bother to look at the price. I'm pretty sure Amazon used to sell them for the same price as the other DS3's. I guess Sony quit making the green controller? I agree that the green doesn't look right anyway.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 12:32:48 PM

Frylock,
Those green Sony branded ones have become rare(hunter green I think).

But f you're willing to try a non-Sony brand wireless controller that looks exactly the same, there's a company that make them in all different colors. And they're only $20 bucks, and with FREE shipping.

They do have a green one, although it's probably a lot lighter than what you want, but maybe you can contact them with your color needs.

(BTW, I can't vouch for them either way because I haven't bought one yet, but some of the people who left comments seemed to like theirs.

Anyway, if you want to check out all their colors, here's the link...

Hope it helps....

http://www.miniinthebox.com/wireless-dualshock-3-controller-for-ps3-simple-packing-assorted-colors_p281601.html

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frylock25
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 6:07:13 PM

its all good helghast. its not even amazon that is selling them for a hundred bucks. i buy off amazon all the time. but i dont trust this other company that is selling them. besides i dont even know if it will be a real ds3.

hope you posted something good biker but i cant see it yet.

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Raze22
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 11:37:09 AM
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So I'm guessing color ware doesn't do handhelds? I took a look and didn't see any.

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sunspider13
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 12:04:31 PM
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You would think that Sony would offer the different colored PS3s to all regions. They would sell like gangbusters here. They should do that for the holidays.

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Cesar_ser_4
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 1:41:59 PM

or at least have the option to custom order one

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bebestorm
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 2:02:56 PM
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I've never understood Sony's logic behind offering japan color options but never the same options for all other regions even GT5 is extremely popular in the west they still didnt offer the bundle anywhere else. I bet the vita will have a new color at the end of the year in japan only of course.

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Beamboom
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 2:07:50 PM
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If there's one thing I always have thought Sony has been so good at, it's colours. They seem to always pick that elegant nuance of any color.

They might look flashy, classy, elegant, discrete... *Never* cheap. Like all the PSP colours that was available here in Norway over the years, white, black, blue, green, silver, etc... Or the different Dualshocks now... They ALL look good.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 2:09:16 PM
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Oh man I need this, I already have the red customized controller and stuff.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 5:49:17 PM
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Like I said long ago when PSXE was using their red PS3 as a give-away, Sony should set up a 1-800 number just for special order colors for their consoles, hand-helds & controllers.

Just look at all the different colored PSP's that came out in Japan, there are 14 of them that I know of.

Hell, I got the Japanese Monster Hunter bundle just because that PSP is so gorgeous just to look at....a metallic brown with 2 black dragons across the front & another 1 on the back of it. And even the case, & the carry bag that came with it were a 2-tone brown & Tan canvas, with black dragons across them too.

BTW, The only thing I have to get used to with it is, that on the Japanese model PSP's, the X & O button are in the same place as our N. American PSP's, but their functions are reversed.

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firesoul453
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:29:05 PM
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Red? Not for me, blue for life!

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Palpatations911
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 2:27:22 AM
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Dwam! Now I have to buy a red home theater system to match this color :P

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___________
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 3:18:25 AM
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wish they would release a ps3 in the titanium blue color they did for the infamous 2 controllers.
i wish $ony would offer the gun metal grey LE MGS4 console also my god that was so sexy!!!!!!!!!
one thing $ony should be doing allot more of, allot of people will go out and buy another one just for different looks!
or at least a controller.
wish they would sell more skins too like they did with GT5 loving mine, black SLS mercades with kazs signature!
best 50 bucks i ever spent!!!!!!!
wish they would release one of kratos ripping helios head off with stigs signature!

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thj_1980
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 9:41:13 AM
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it takes 6 years to get several new colours but not everywhere just some locations...

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LazyVigilante
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 6:50:17 AM
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I wouldn't call this snazzy but I guess this'd surely make some folks happy...and as far as I'm concerned....I bleed BLUE!

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