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Ceramic White PS3 For U.S. In 2009?

Black is classic. It goes with almost everything...but so does white.

The PlayStation 3 has only been available in black and special gun-metal gray for the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, but how would you feel about a nifty white unit? They already have it in Japan, but according to CrunchGear, they checked some recent FCC filings and found that there's a distinct possibility that Sony will add the new color to their PS3 palette for North America. You'll even be able to find plenty of photos and screenshots, too, but Sony Computer Entertainment still won't confirm anything. Said SCEA's Alex Armour:

"There are many FCC filings like this each year. We haven’t made any announcements about upcoming PS3 plans, but are comfortable with our current two SKU strategy. We are continually evaluating the market trends and consumer input to determine the appropriate PS3 models for our territory."

As far as we're concerned, it has a good shot of happening. It can't possibly cost too much from a manufacturing standpoint, and it's always nice to have color options. We're not about to mull over the color of our console for an extended period of time - we're not women - but being able to pick between a couple colors is a definite bonus. And of course, Sony never announces anything until they're "ready to announce it," so we'll just have to leave this at rumor and speculation for now. We still think it's a good idea, though.

Disclaimer: No offense meant with that "we're not women" comment.  But if you think about it, it's almost more flattering than insulting. ;)

 

1/1/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

caliblue15
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:24:58 PM
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I dont know if I want a white one. Black matches everything in my entertainment center. My white Wii just sticks out especially with all the dust on it.

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Zorigo
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 7:22:32 AM

white ps3. would be cool, but if i was going to get a coloured ps3, i'd get the mgs4 one. not black and usual (classy but usual), but the white stands out, Gun metal = cool, not too garish and unique (kinda). any1 who has one, i respect you. a bit.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:31:28 PM
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oooh! Cocaine-white!

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:39:02 PM

Cocaina Baby!!!

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:36:38 PM
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Oh MY GOD!!!!! I want THAT PS3!!!

Wasn't Sony suppose to sell multi-colored PS3s? I remember seeing pictures of a Black one, a Silver one, a Blue one, and a Red one...before the PS3 even came out.

If Sony comes out with different colored systems...they'll blow the 360 outta the water next year!!!!

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GoldenShadow
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:44:22 PM
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i am happy with my black PS3, I think that it looks better in black than in white.

Last edited by GoldenShadow on 1/1/2009 10:49:39 PM

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MetalHead09
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:46:36 PM
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hell id buy it just to have both.

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ceedot
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:46:59 PM
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There already are ceramic white PS3's. They are sold in Japan. My mate has one. They also sell silver PS3's and like ben said the gun metal gray PS3's.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:58:13 PM

You're right, I should've clarified that. So I just did. :)

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Qubex
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 12:12:03 AM

I like the gun metal grey!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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Jed
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 10:20:59 PM

I would love a gunmetal grey ps3, but I'm broke after I just bought that FFVII psp

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:56:43 PM
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Hey, that should stick out like there's a white elephant in the room, UGH!.

Now, as for making them in either a metallic red or the blue one that the contest winner's got, I'd be happy to have that choice(matter of fact, if they make me a winner for the blue one, I'd be VERY HAPPY, LOL!!!!!)

Anyways, I always knew the FCC was a extremely anal agency, but why would anyone have to do a FFC filing just for a color change on a plastic casing???
WTF???? That's like the health dept saying McDonald's workers have to have their permission to drive "hamburgermeat brown" cars before being OK'ed to work there!

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Akuma07
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:58:24 PM
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yes they already sell white ones.

in japan, they were a newer model, aparently were slightly smaller in size too.
my brother has one.

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crapreviews
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:26:27 PM
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what kills me is when they assume that us AMERICANS don't want color options with our playstation's just like Japan gets.

I mean who's crazy idea in SCEA is it that says AMERICA only wants one color playstation.

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:53:19 PM

They must have Henry Ford's take on variety at SCEA.

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Qubex
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 12:12:37 AM

Haha, very good King James!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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CH1N00K
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 8:50:08 AM

LOL, "Comes in any colour you want, as long as it's black"

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Affliction17
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:48:19 PM
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Well once my warranty expires I'm thinking about sending my PS3 into colorwarepc.com and letting them paint it red and black for me.

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englishgolfer
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 2:51:07 AM
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as long the white ps3 hides the dust better i'm not fussed (??? what! am i reaching in the inner woman in me??). i seem to be dusting my ps3 every two days as it shows the dust a little too well. so white might be the new black....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 8:45:40 PM

I'm certain the thing actually attracts dust.

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:21:31 AM
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If you owned a Dreamcast you know how beautiful white consoles look.

The black ps3 is deadly and looks super shiny and awesome.

But a white ps3 would be just as beautiful.
Black, white, and grey, best three colors for consoles, period.

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:22:08 AM
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Oh by the way thanks for the heads up Ben, been wanting to get me a new ps3 for a while now.

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Blaiyan
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:32:22 AM
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I like it. I'll take a ps3 in any color, well not any color.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:54:15 AM
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I almost bought a Japanese white one.

That was close haha.

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killzone100
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 5:10:46 AM
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The white one looks horrible id rather have my black one any day!

Last edited by killzone100 on 1/2/2009 5:11:00 AM

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www
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 5:24:53 AM
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White is good only gets dirty like my 360 controller,almost creamy now.

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CH1N00K
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 8:54:14 AM

Eww...creamy controller? what games are you playing? :P

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www
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:13:57 AM

white doesn't stay pure white after sometime,i mean the 360 controller becomes kinda creamy or milky after long use,u might not notice but put a brand new one next to it n u will notice,that's the only problem with white stuff.

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CH1N00K
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:27:15 AM

yeah I know, I was just kidding around...

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Arvis
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 1:37:53 PM

Chinook,

I got it. And I laughed, in spite of myself. :)

-Arvis

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 9:11:08 PM

lol@CH1NOOK

Well don't think the white ps3 would get dirty, I mean it's not like you'll be touching it as much as a controller.

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ec0li
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 7:37:50 AM
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give me a metallic forest green

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CH1N00K
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 8:53:17 AM
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It's nice that they are offering different colours but why not do something other than what the other guys are doing? How about a Carbon Fiber style? Make it stand out but not in a Flaming Queen from San Francisco kind of way.

Last edited by CH1N00K on 1/2/2009 8:53:36 AM

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tlpn99
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 12:31:10 PM
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Black, white, red, infact any colour as long as it's a PS3 who cares. Some people out there like the stuff to match. Mine looks just as good next to my white/cream coloured 360.

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bearbobby
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 1:48:44 PM
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That color is hideous.

And you know what they say... once you go black... lol!

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Etrnal
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:20:04 PM
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Thats the one I wanted from the beginning. Oh well I got my black one.

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Etrnal
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:20:06 PM
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Thats the one I wanted from the beginning. Oh well I got my black one.

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Dingodial
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 5:53:37 PM
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They would save a LOT OF MONEY if they just came out with more console skins (like M$). That way all of us black PS3 users wouldn't feel completely ripped off if we wanted a white PS3. I'm not about to get rid of my 60gb. PS3 just so I can get less USB ports, no PS2 b/c, no memory card slots, and a white exterior. I would rather keep it and get a white skin.

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shaydey77
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 6:03:41 PM
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rascist or what!!:L agrred with tlpn99. A PS3 is a PS3 is a PS3.Im yet to see any of my friends come in and say 'Oh that would look so much nicer in...' and thats including the women!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 8:42:50 PM
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Looks like it's wearing a military white snowsuit.

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slayerkillemall
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 6:01:12 AM
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wouldnt mind it in red myself! maybe fire engine red or apple candy red ....

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Dingodial
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:39:18 PM
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If sony didn't make more console skins then it would be REALLY COOL if they came out with several different colors and patterns like what Dell has done with their inspiron laptops.

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dveisalive
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 7:58:49 AM
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Just paint your PS3 white then LOL!

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