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Sony Announces Three New PS3 Models For Japan

Although they may make the jump to the US at some point, bear in mind that these three new PlayStation 3 models have only been confirmed for Japan.

Just before E3 kicked off, multiple sources located FCC filings for three new PS3 models and now, the unveiling is here: the CECH-2500A will boast a 160GB hard drive and be available in the standard charcoal black, the CECH-2500A LW is essentially the same machine only it's painted in a classic white finish, and then there's the CECH-2500B, which features the huge 320GB hard drive and is in black. All of these models will boast built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g as well as Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and if you hadn't already guessed, that 160GB machine will replace the current 120GB model and the 320GB machine replaces the 250GB that's currently on store shelves. As we said, we don't know when or even if these models will become available in US and/or European shores, but we can always assume. Very likely, this move could help Sony, as Microsoft just recently updated their standard Xbox 360 to include a 250GB hard drive for the same $299 price.

So anyway, we'll let you know about the status of these three models in the coming year; very likely, they might hit the US for the 2010 holiday season.

Tags: ps3, new model, japan

7/6/2010 8:53:41 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (79 posts)

tes37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:31:01 PM
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If these models do come to the U.S., they will eventually force MS to come off of those expensive HDD's to keep up. Xbox buyers could benefit from that, so it's a win win situation for both sides if it happens.

A white one in the states may tempt me to buy another ps3.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:19:41 PM

Agree, the white Slim is tempting

Though a white 60GB would be even better

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tes37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:24:45 PM

I'd pay more than the current $299 price tag for a white 60 gb ps3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:36:34 PM

Krylon.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:58:56 PM

I'm already sold. If it comes, I'm buying.

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Zeppo
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:01:51 PM

colorware

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:10:22 PM

Yea, the white slim-line is really striking. Got the Japanese FFXIII LE one and it looks awesome.
Would certainly be a wise move by Sony to bring those new models to the States and the EU.
Now release the 320GB model for 299$ and you got lots of happy new customers ^^

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THE NTMIDTR
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 5:50:30 PM

@ scarecrow

a white 60GB (fatty) ME DROOLS AT THE THOUGHT!

Too bad we won't see that... :(

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Gregory Freeman
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 3:04:24 PM

hey, how bouts a blue ps3 while we're at it :D:D

Alas i joke... but Colorware can get you a white ps3 slim (or any other colour you wish) for i think less than $50 more...

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dbyzforce
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:47:09 PM
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I wish they would change the wifi to WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. I would buy a new slim with Wifi N!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:05:56 PM

me too, I kinda need it.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:35:33 PM

No. You do not need more than 54mb/s for online gaming. It sounds fancy, but i guarantee you do not need to pump that much data through the lines.

6.5MB is a lot of data.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:37:21 PM

The range extension would help me.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:04:31 AM

@Worlds,

Surely buying a wireless repeater would be less expensive than buying another PS3 just because it has 802.11n?

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VicTheMighty
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:23:23 AM

Yeah but what if you want to use it for streaming as well? If you have a good Router at home N can be even better than 100mb/s cable connection.

And sony is advertising the streaming factor so why not include it? Some of the movies I stream here lag or sometimes pause and resume due to a not fast enough wireless connection.

N would not be a waste if you are advertising your console as: It only does EVERYTHING lol.

Don't get me wrong though I'm not whining. It's just that I think people who request it shouldn't be getting thumbs down just because some maniacs are thinking it has to be a troll comment lol.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:33:14 AM

The max bitrate of blu-ray at 1080p/7.1ch it 40.0mb/s, or 5MB/s, which is possible on G. You wont have a lot of space to work with for dropped packets, but it can be done easily enough. Anyone who knows enough about media to rip/encode their blu-rays will be running cat5 anyway, and at 100mb/s (12.5MB/s) you will never run out of bandwidth.

N sounds cool, but at this point in time it is overkill for 95% of the market.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:43:56 PM

Not sure Highlander, I have N right now but aren't decent repeaters expensive? At any rate I wouldn't mind having more PS3's.

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THE NTMIDTR
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 5:51:51 PM

Yes to the N...

I just run a line to it now... that's what throw rugs are for LOL

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THE NTMIDTR
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 5:54:07 PM

I remember the red one... DROOLS MORE...

I really hoped I'd win THAT one... :(

It woulda' matched my controller...

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:50:25 PM
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White? Don't you mean blue?

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:56:34 PM

No he means white as it is correct.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:09:52 PM

I think Alienage is referring to the coveted blue PS3.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:12:01 PM

IDk why he would think of that right now haha

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:15:28 PM

I think there used to be a red one, did anyone ever get the red one?

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:21:38 PM

Yeah some guy in New Jersey got it.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:21:57 PM

That's "Metallic Candy Red" to you and yeah, someone won it. Check his picture out if you want.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:30:10 PM

damn it it was a guy in Wisconsin not NJ my bad misread the captions.

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Jian2069
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 5:38:11 PM

when are they giving that away D:

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CharlesD
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:57:50 PM
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Never really liked the look of white PS3's. I doubt I'll be purchasing a new PS3 just got my Slim and it's perfectly fine. No need for a new system until PS4.. which better be quite a ways away.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:58:24 PM
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Well i would love the White Option. But it is Japan, we all know how long it took them to port the different Carnival Colored PSPs over here. So I give it another two years before they make it stateside. and who hasn't already upgraded their own HDD by now?

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MartyRules
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:00:06 PM
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Man I was getting a new ps3 in a couple of weeks.Why can't the white one come here at same time?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:05:42 PM
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Hey what about that Wireless-N that was supposed to be coming? I'm rockin my 500gig anyway, and well I don't want a white PS3. Kill Whitey!

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tes37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:13:50 PM

Hey, those are words of a traitor. Wanting to kill a ps3? Seeing how I know better, you're forgiven.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:16:31 PM

You got me, I've defected to MS and changed that face in my avatar into that of a douche along with a permanent pus*sy voice alteration :)

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tes37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:20:00 PM

Well, you don't look very happy on the dark side. We saved you a seat though, so no worries.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:20:56 PM

wired is better than wireless, and will always be.

I'd hate to see what kind of ping those playing on wireless get lol...

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:23:09 PM

Are you kidding me Scarecrow? It's easily under 50.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:39:25 PM

The only Ping I know anything about makes me deliver chinese food in my messenger bag. Seriously though, for whatever reason my PS3 doesn't get the same wireless ping as my computer and they are about 7 feet apart.

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kraygen
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:36:17 AM

I always play using wireless and I've never had any problem playing online, granted I have a 6Mb connection speed and my router is only about 10ft away from my ps3 which receives a 100% signal all the time, but it's always worked great.

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daus26
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:58:40 AM

Do you have a sony PSP-1000? That thing can boost your ps3 wi-fi signal. Believe it. It's what I do, and wow there's a difference when I have my psp connected to the same access point, and when it's off.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:45:54 PM

No but I'm looking into getting a PSP, but I need to know it can do certain things first and I want a decent price since that model is old. People still want an arm and a leg for them.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:29:29 PM
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320 GB?! I feel belittled owning a 60 GB machine...

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madmike
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:54:09 PM
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im happy with my phat ps3 no need to upgrade just for a bigger hdd, when you can change it yourself at a fraction of the cost. now if they reintroduced backwards compatibility i would be all over it. unfortunatley my 60 gb launch unit ylod on me. so now i have a 40 gb thats lacks b/c. i would love to play my old dmc and onimusha games again. its kinda funny cause ive had my 360 since before the ps3 launch and it has worked flawlessly for me. guess it had to be one or the other.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:26:51 PM

I was thinking the same thing, maybe this means models with B/C, but no such luck I guess. They must have decided once you take a kid's toy away you can't just hand it back or they don't learn anything.

Edit: Have you tried the YLOD fixes on the net?

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:03:37 AM

@ World

i did, and it worked..... but i have had to fix it a bunch of times now, and i think its because my ol 60 is just bitting the dust

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:40:15 AM

That is totally unQuarktastic.

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Shams
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 2:17:44 AM

My 60gig is still doing fine & dandy, knock on wood. I haven't once had to sent it in for repairs, I have had no issues with it, and I've only had to wipe the dust off of it once in the past 3.5 years. I keep it on a wooden, fold-able dinner tray stand, and don't leave it running idle. Besides that, I don't show much tlc to it. I attribute this to new england climate where i live that's not particularly dusty.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:28:39 AM

Be really careful with those supposed fixes you find on the internet. There is no way that anything you can do at home will cause solder to reflow on a motherboard short of getting a soldering iron out, or baking the motherboard. Neither of which are good for the system.

Check your HDD to see if it's dead or not. If it is, then your problem is probably your HDD, and not the PS3. If the HDD is fine, then the unit needs attention from Sony or one of their certified repair partners. Honestly, the internet 'fix' methods are no better than the whole wrapping a 360 in a towel thing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:47:01 PM

I have a solder removal gun, thank God I've only had to use it on an Xbox though :)

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Robochic
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:32:28 AM
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the White ps3 is sexy, but I won't be getting a new PS3 anytime soon, don't have the cash plus my 350gig (org a 20gig) ps3 is perfectly fine. But for the new comers or collectors that surely would be a nice addition.

my friend replaced his old xbox360 for the new one and he's take'n it back once already for a overheating warning, i don't know how many times I tell him to spend his money on a ps3, this will be his 5th 360, i thought the new model was suppose to reduce overheating ect.. guess not. Maybe the white PS3 will convince him?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:42:04 AM

Sadly all the new 360 unit does is warn you that it is about to die beforehand instead of actually being a better product.

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johnld
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:31:56 AM

dont forget, it somewhat prevented the discs from scratching when the 360 was moved, they downgraded that "protection" to a sticker telling you not to move it or it WILL scratch the disc. minimal protection is still protection.

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Bandit King
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 9:41:38 AM

Only 5? Pssh, hes barely into the aggravation that is the Xbox 360. I had 11 of those POS's in the first 8 months after launch. None of them laster more then 25 days and I hardly played them. Heck I was even in one of the Dean Takahashi 360 articles.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:41:04 AM
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Those white controllers would get dirty as a crabshack.

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johnld
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:34:31 AM

yes, the white controllers get dirty. it gets a little dirty when i use it but when my bro uses it....i dont know what he does. mainly on that crack in the middle of the controller that separates top and bottom half, the dpad grooves, and that rectangular region where the sticker is on the back. a toothpick easily cleans it off.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 2:01:36 AM
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Yah, I need to get a bigger hard drive... I can't even install all of my games on my 60GB. But no, I won't buy one of these, even if they do come to Australia. No B/C, no buy.
That is all.
Peace.

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Shams
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 2:22:38 AM

I, too, have a 60gig, and recently was running low on space. I just went in to the game data utility, and removed all the files of games that I'm not playing anymore, and I got me back 26 gigs, which is close to half of the original 55 gigs. So I should be good for another couple of years.

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johnld
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:36:00 AM

you shouldve went to best buy last week, they had western digital internal drives on sale. i got a 500gb for 55 bucks.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 6:14:12 AM

Yeah, I delete my old game installs whenever I need to put a new one on, but I'd prefer to not have to reinstall it every time I go back to an older game.

@johnld,
Last time I checked, we don't have Best Buy here in Australia. I wouldn't mind paying whatever price I have to pay, it's just that I couldn't be bothered to go to the computer store here in town, 'cos the owners annoy me, and I always have other things to do when I go to the cities.
Peace.

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Shams
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 8:49:44 AM

Well, I don't delete every game install: i.e., I deleted Red Dead Redemption, Batman:AA, DMC4, AC2, an Heavy Rain because I don't play them anymore, but I didn't delete R2, KZ2, U2, LBP, GTA4, TBOGT, NGS1 & 2, R&C:FTOD and ACIT, inFamous, or GOW3 just because I expect I might play them again some time (though I've played through each of them and platinumed 3 of 'em, and even traded a couple of them).

Insomniac games usually install under a half a gig. Other game installs are between .5 and 2 gigs. And very few games install at 4+ gigs. So for me, 60 gigs (or 55 as it were) with the occasional housekeeping is plenty for the near future. Maybe, in the future, if I wanted to be ps+ member, I'd opt for more, but for now, I'm all set.

I could see why you'd want more, especially if it wouldn't cost you much more as Johnld has noted. But, I rather save myself the hassle, until it is absolutely necessary.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:22:09 AM

@Lawless,

Purchase a HDD upgrade. If you don't have much downloaded to your PS3, then the pain is limited to re-installing the game data from the games you had previously installed.

I did that and it really wasn't that painful. Plus if you can get yourself an external USB drive with the capacity, you can backup everything else. My advice would be to do the following. Get a new HDD and an 8GB USB drive.

1. Delete the game installation data (NOT your game SAVE files), the data installed by the games such as the 4GB install that Soul Calibur drops on your HDD.

2. You should be able to backup your remaining data files onto something like an 8GB USB drive unless you have a lot of downloaded music files, video or tons of digital photos.

3. Once your backup is complete, DEACTIVATE the PS3, just in case. Go into your Account Management and deactivate the PS3 for video and games.

4. Remove the old HDD, install the new one, just as Sony's instructions say to do.

5. Restore the system and restore your backup (again just like the instructions from Sony).

6. Reactivate your system for video and games.

The reason I suggest deactivating the PS3 is that if something goes wrong when you are upgrading, you are not at risk of using up an activation.

When buying an HDD, make sure that the drive you buy supports a sector size of 512 bytes. Some of the new, very high capacity, 2.5-inch drives have a new low level format that uses 4096 byte sectors. I'm not 100% sure that the PS3 supports those yet.

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kraygen
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:40:45 AM
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I happen to like the black ps3's simply because they match my flatscreen, my dish receiver, my ps2, original xbox, and all my controllers.

Plus black is one of my top 2 favorite colors, I like the shiny black better than the mat black, but either one is fine with me.

Maybe when I buy my second ps3, I'll be able to get one of these, I'm thinking these should be used with the move bundle, which is what I'm looking to pick up in a few months.

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___________
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:53:21 AM
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no wireless N support?
thats kinda pathetic considering M$ have it in the new s.
i wish they would offer us a slim in the original piano black finish, the original ps3 was so sexy and the new 360 s looks really sleek!
i thought id never say this, but the new 360 looks better than the new ps3!

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Shams
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:05:54 AM

According to ign, the new 360 looks sleek in pictures, but in person, it looks "like a toy", and even cheaper than the original sku's. The plastic casing is flimsy, the power and eject buttons are overly sensitive, and the system produces even more heat than before, which is not good news. It has one fan instead of two now, it's shorter, more narrow, but more deep, the disc drive is a bit slower, and though it is quieter, previous reports of "whisper" quietness are exaggerations (or only possible as observations in showrooms such as E3 where there's tremendous background noise). Besides that, your old hard drives won't work with it, nor does it support memory cards at all now, and transferring data from them will be tricky to impossible, though it now has 5 usb inputs.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:10:43 AM

Apart from the range extension there is zero advantage to Wireless N for anyone who doesn't have a military grade or commercial Internet hookup. 802.11g has an indoor range of anything up to about 35 meters and more than 100 meters outside. Typically, unless you live in a large house with thick walls and place your router at the other end of the house from your wireless device, you won't see a huge advantage. But, I just knew you would be one of the someone's who jumped at the chance to criticize Sony. Oddly enough these units must have been in certification since before the squat 360 was announced, so they are not a response to the inclusion of Wireless n. I would imagine that the next raft of SKUs will include wireless n. But at the end of the day does the marginal (at best) improvement of having Wireless n offset the quite large disadvantage of having DVD rather than BluRay? No, not really. So let's be real shall we?


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___________
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:27:36 AM

when it came into production is irrelevant!
my freaking SIX YEAR LAPTOP has wireless N how can a brand new device not have it?
the crappy dell lattitudes my work bought for 500 bucks have wireless N and 5GHz support, they have twice the features the ps3 has.
bluray burner to boot also.

the quality of the wireless card in the ps3 absolutely sucks donkey balls.
my router is not even 10M away from my ps3, and im lucky if i get 40% signal strength.
not to mention my ps3 constantly looses the connection, while the other 4 laptops, 2 iphones and 3 blackberrys in the house have no problems.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:35:25 AM

Well, aren't we the charmer. It does matter when they went into production, the features included in a commodity laptop are of no relevance to the features inside a game console.

As for your wireless performance, it's not Sony's fault that you a) have a crap router, b) have it situated in a bad location with sources of shielding or interference, or c) have your router configured to use a crowded channel instead of using one that none of your neighbors use. Either way, your situation with Wireless G is untypical, and a repeater, along with a new router, sounds like a far more viable solution for you.

As for your other devices not losing the connection, I have no idea what you do with those devices, I know that the PS3 will notify you if it loses the connection and you'll get dropped from games which makes an intermittent connection very visible on a game console. Unless you are doing heavy online gaming on your PC, an intermittent or poor wireless signal is less obvious as your PC will simply reconnect if the signal is lost. The impact is far less visible than on a game console.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:31:52 AM

LOL.

Just because your from western sydney doesnt mean you have to act like a douche.

Wireless N is overkill.

And yeah, so what if your laptop has stuff, Sony were making a gaming console, not a super computer. Even though they are still being used for the same purpose sometimes? HA!

Consoles will never see the same specs as PCs. But you will still always get better looking games on consoles.

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sonic1899
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 4:02:48 PM

@Nameless complainer
It's funny that you criticize the new PS3 for not having wireless N when the xbox only got itsbuilt-in wifi OVER FIVE YEARS LATER

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___________
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 9:18:31 AM

ok its the routers fault, so than why is it out of 9 other electronic devices in the house connected to the network the ps3 is the only one that has the problem?

its not a router anyway, its a router/ modem which bigpond have provided us, so i have no choice but to use it, i cant go out and buy a new router it wont work with it.

i have gone through 6 routers, i have had this problem ever since i bought my original ps3 on launch.
now the only constant is my ps3, so it does not take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion the ps3 is the problem.
if you have 4 elements in a problem, you check 3 of them to be ok than it has to be the 4th one thats causing the problem. no?

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Akuma07
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 10:40:24 AM

Even via process of elimination, accusing the 4th option of being the problem is still ignorant without proof.

My original launch 60gb, picks up my neighbours wireless signals all the time, on occasions i have even been able to use some of them, and they aren't next door either.

And im pretty sure modems will work with anything, ive been using the same ADSL modem for at least 7 years. Still works perfectly.

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Bandit King
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10:01:47 AM

Are you on the drugs? (lol) the new 360 does not look better then the PS3. I seen one in person and I can tell you it is by far the cheapest looking console I have seen in a long time. The exterior case is very flimsy especially around the back where the openings for the ports are (cheap enough that if you lifted the console with one hand on the front and the other where the ports are I would worry the casing would crack or warp.

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JackC8
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 7:19:48 AM
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I will NEVER understand why they don't have the white ones available in the US. They're already making them, it's not like there would be any added cost, and I'm sure a ton of people would love to buy a gleaming white PS3 - me included. But no, we can't have that.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:13:36 AM

Well, if you remember the PS1 and PS2, it too a whilefor alternate colors to arrive on these shores. So I would imagine that you might see some arriving in time for the Holiday season. Who knows, they might even include the pointless, but much vaunted Wireless n support.

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Karosso
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:48:53 PM

As with the other Playstations, it will come to the US at the end of it's life circle :(

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Bandit King
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 9:52:14 AM

It comes down to manufacturing time and having enough room in the "shipping/manufacturing channel" to get it done properly. They need to be set to different regions and thus loaded with different firmware for the blu-rays and the language settings. Not to mention the additional printing that has to be done to "localize" the package art. These seem like stupid reasons but its some of the reasons we dont see all the colors from JP in the west.

As for the PSP the JP systems while still region free for games are actually loaded with different motherboards, so that the XMB registers O as ok/confirm and X is cancel (this may also be the case for the PS3 but I'm not sure). So Sony has to organize the factory to have the colored PSP cases loaded with US/EU motherboards. It's not something that would seem like a big deal for a company of Sony's size but these are some of the reasons they have mentioned in the past.

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Willcome2Urf
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:23:16 AM
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Will that bluetooth functionality let me listen to music? All of the headsets I see are wired. Why can't the PS3 send music through it's bluetooth channels?

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robertd
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10:45:41 AM
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Wow, still no 802.1.1 N? That sucks...

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JROD0823
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10:53:43 AM
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I own a 50+ y/o house that was previously owned by a sweet old lady. I doubt that she ever had her house shielded in any manner, but I upgraded my router from the g that my isp provided for me to a dual band n router that boasts 1200ft of crystal clear reception. If I place my router on the other side of my house, I only get a 5% improvement in signal strength since switching, 15% to 20%. My next PS3 needs to have n so I can own multiple PS3s and not have them wired to my router.

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