Sony confirms new CECH-3000B PS3 model

By Staff, Monday, 20 June 2011 01:09 GMT

Sony has confirmed the new CECH-3000B model of PlayStation 3 following earlier Japanese retail reports overnight, but “nothing to share” on a European release.

Sony’s opened up a website for the new model, confirming it will weigh 2.6kg, will feature a 320Gb HDD and a lower power consumption from 230 watts in the present model to 200 watts in the new one.

The new model will ship in charcoal black for ¥34,980, but will also have a 160Gb version for the hardware bundle for Tales of Xillia when it launches in Japan on September 8 for ¥37,980.

It’ll begin shipping on its own this month.

The CECH-3000B was first reported overnight.

Despite the new model Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s told VG247 the information released so far was “for Japan only and we have nothing to share at this time” in regards to a European launch.

[Story by Brenna Hillier, contribution by Johnny Cullen.]

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