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!