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.

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tes37
tes37
12 years ago

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.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Agree, the white Slim is tempting

Though a white 60GB would be even better

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Krylon.

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

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

Zeppo
Zeppo
12 years ago

colorware

ro kurorai
ro kurorai
12 years ago

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 ^^

THE NTMIDTR
THE NTMIDTR
12 years ago

@ scarecrow

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

Too bad we won't see that… 🙁

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

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…

dbyzforce
dbyzforce
12 years ago

I wish they would change the wifi to WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. I would buy a new slim with Wifi N!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

me too, I kinda need it.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
12 years ago

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.


Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 7/6/2010 10:36:16 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

The range extension would help me.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

@Worlds,

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

VicTheMighty
VicTheMighty
12 years ago

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.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
12 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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.

THE NTMIDTR
THE NTMIDTR
12 years ago

Yes to the N…

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

THE NTMIDTR
THE NTMIDTR
12 years ago

I remember the red one… DROOLS MORE…

I really hoped I'd win THAT one… 🙁

It woulda' matched my controller…

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

White? Don't you mean blue?

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
12 years ago

No he means white as it is correct.

Underdog15
Underdog15
12 years ago

I think Alienage is referring to the coveted blue PS3.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
12 years ago

IDk why he would think of that right now haha

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
12 years ago

Yeah some guy in New Jersey got it.


Last edited by JMO_INDY on 7/6/2010 10:23:16 PM

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

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

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
12 years ago

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

Jian2069
Jian2069
12 years ago

when are they giving that away D:

CharlesD
CharlesD
12 years ago

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.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
12 years ago

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?

MartyRules
MartyRules
12 years ago

Man I was getting a new ps3 in a couple of weeks.Why can't the white one come here at same time?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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!

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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 🙂

tes37
tes37
12 years ago

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

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

wired is better than wireless, and will always be.

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

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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.

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

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.

daus26
daus26
12 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
12 years ago

320 GB?! I feel belittled owning a 60 GB machine…

madmike
madmike
12 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 7/6/2010 11:27:36 PM

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
12 years ago

@ 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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

That is totally unQuarktastic.

Shams
Shams
12 years ago

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.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
12 years ago

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.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

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

Robochic
Robochic
12 years ago

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?