Damnit, North American gamers like color, too!
Japan has tons of color options for their gaming hardware, even if other regions don't get the same treatment. Nevertheless, good news for all our friends across the sea:
The Ceramic White PlayStation 3 console has been available in Japan for nearly a year, and it's now coming to Europe and Australia this November. UK gamers will face the standard 250GBP price tag, those in mainland Europe will pay 300 Euros, and the cost in Australia will be $448 AUD. Will this slick new PS3 come to the US? Nah. At least, not yet. We still only have the option of Piano Black, and we're hoping that we get some of those flashy designer colors so common in Japan. You can always import but that's not the best option for everyone.
Yeah, it's just cosmetic but so what? The cosmetic matters, too, ya know.