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