First there was a retail leak and now comes an official page to verify the rumor.
As translated by Andriasang , Sony plans to introduce a new CECH-300B PlayStation 3 model in Japan this month. This revamped machine will only be available in Charcoal Black but it saves on power: the console has a lower power consumption (200 watts compared to the old 230 watts) and a lower weight (2.6kg compared to 3.0kg). Plus, it'll come with a new 320GB hard drive, thereby doubling the capacity of the previously standard 160GB HDD. The price is the same, of course, but sadly, consumers will still see the same accessories inside the box…we keep thinking that eventually, Sony will wise up and toss an HDMI cable in there. It's a high definition machine; don't make those who want true HD buy something else.
Oh, and for all you JRPG fanatics, Namco Bandai has announced the Tales of Xillia X Edition hardware bundle. It only has the 160GB machine but it's still pretty slick-looking; check it out through the link above. No word on when the more efficient PS3 will hit other regions, and the chances of seeing that Tales of Xillia X Edition in the US are…well, slim.