We North American gamers rarely get cool hardware colors. Japan has lots of 'em for all different kinds of hardware.
But maybe we're finally getting the white PS3 model in the US: According to Examiner.com citing an Amazon listing, SCEA will release the newly redesigned PS3 in a spiffy pearl white color. It'd be a 500GB machine and it would also come with a free one-year membership to PlayStation Plus.
Hopefully, this is true. I love black and everything but we should have at least a couple options, don't you think? We've got some extra colors in the controller department (love my silver DS3) and there's the occasional collectors bundle that sports a special game-related theme, but for the most part, we don't get much cosmetic hardware love in North America. If accurate, the new white PS3 bundle will retail for $299 and go on sale on January 29. If you're looking to nab a fresh PS3 system for whatever reason, that might be the time to strike.