Woo-hoo! Our turn. 🙂

A few days ago, we learned that Canada would be getting the Classic White PlayStation 3 model, which would come with one year of PlayStation Plus.

At the time, we wondered why North American gamers didn't get some extra color love. Well, no matter- Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has announced that the Classic White PS3, bundled with a one-year Plus membership, is also coming to the US; it launches on the same day as the Canadian release: January 27.

The price is $299 and you get a 500GB hard drive, which should allow you to put a whole lot of games on your machine. Don't forget about the Instant Game Collection available on the PSN and due to that Plus subscription, you can get plenty of great discounts and even free titles. Currently, there are 18 offerings in the Instant Game Collection but more are definitely on the way. Said SCEA vice president of platforms marketing John Koller:

"PlayStation continues to stand for gamers, and as such, we're excited to give PlayStation fans in North America what they've been asking for – a colored PS3 and access to a library of PS3 games for them to download and play instantly through PlayStation Plus and the Instant Game Collection. Gamers are looking for the best value and the best content, and with PlayStation Plus, they'll always have something new to play, choosing from a library of hit games such as inFAMOUS 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2."

So how's about some fancier colors now? Blue? Green? Red? Yellow? Don't stop now, Sony!

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Technically that's not a color but very much appreciated, I'd totally buy one if I needed any more PS3's. I'd really like a red one myself.

Now let's talk Vita colors in the US…

slugga_status
slugga_status
8 years ago

Perfect..it'll be mine

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

yep, just saw it on facebook before this. Well when I need another one, I will be in for the white. You no instead of the top slide cover shown on the super slims, Sony could of still used the same disc mechanics as the previous phatties and slim, have it operating on the side.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

I just bought a PS3 Slim, thanks god, I would have hated to be stuck with a Super Slim, they looks so flimsy. As for the colour, White never ages well for gadgets. Eventually it will fade and look hideous. I'll stick with my black slim PS3…

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

I'd love to have one in every single color, but since I've dropped way way below the poverty line with zero income any more, that's just not gonna happen.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Alejandro562,

I see no reason that GS wouldn't let you swap it out.

Just make sure you package everything up exactly how it was, nice & neat, so they won't try to say that you already played around with it.

Just remember that white & other light colored console get a dingy yellowish/brownish hue to then as time goes on(especially if there's a smoker in the house), so you'll wind up have to thoroughly clean it a lot more often.
My grey Sega Dreamcast wound up that dingy color & I had to spay a solvent cleaner on a rag & kept rubbing & rubbing, & changing out all of the now-dirty rags, till it was back to original color specs.

A big FYI though….
make sure you spray the cleaner on a rag first just to test on an hidden area of the console, so you won't wind up damaging your system with too harsh a chemical which could either permanently stain it or even weaken the plastic case's strength without you knowing it.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/17/2013 7:04:32 PM

tes37
tes37
8 years ago

If I need to buy another PS3 it will be white, but blue would be my choice of color if it were available.

wenezz
wenezz
8 years ago

i have a hard time keeping my white clothes clean…

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
8 years ago

I need to get a new PS3 sometime. Or probably just wait for the new consoles when ever they decide to come out.

MrAnonymity
MrAnonymity
8 years ago

Hm… perhaps this will be the model I acquire this tax season. Been way too long without a PS3…

___________
___________
8 years ago

red and blue were announced today for EU.
still no sign of the white one here though…..
🙁

Robochic
Robochic
8 years ago

i would love a dark purple 🙂