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New PS3 Model Due, Consumes Less Power

Felix Kemp
Games news, PS3, PS3 Slim

New PS3 Model Due, Consumes Less Power

It appears Sony has a new line of Playstation 3 models in the works and primed for release. We're not talking a revision akin to the Slim, more a polishing of the internal parts and performance. The new model is set to be lighter, consume less power and feature a mammoth 320GB hard-drive to boot.

Codenamed CECH-3000B, the new PS3 demands much less power, requiring only 200 watts, which is sure to delight eco-friendly gamers. It's lighter, too, clocking in at 2.6kg, despite that whopping 320GB hard-drive. The CECH-3000B is set to release in Japan later this month, retailing at a price of ¥34,980, which is about £269.

Furthermore, Namco Bandai have announced a special Tales of Xillia X Edition PS3 bundle, featuring the new CECH-3000B model, albeit with an 160GB hard-drive instead. So far, we've yet to hear any news that Sony is prepping a standalone 160GB model of the new PS3, but I wouldn't be surprised if such an announcement pops up in the near future. [Andriasang]

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ODB  Jun. 21, 2011 at 09:49

So whats different about it apart from power consumption and it being lighter??

320GB have been available for months now

My concern here is I'm going to buy a new PS3 320GB, so how do I know its a new one?? Also why is it a higher price than the 320GB thats currently available?

Must be more to it than just this?

Jonathan Lester  Jun. 21, 2011 at 11:28

Fail0verflow, one of the original groups behind the PS3 hack, famously stated that "The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware. Sony will have to accept this." It looks like Sony agrees.

I would assume that this new model has been built from the ground up to be much more difficult to homebrew/hack. Hardware configuration will probably be subtly different, as well as completely rebuilt encryption and firmware. And, hey, it's the perfect excuse to make a few quid on a new SKU.

ODB  Jun. 21, 2011 at 12:37

So they are charging for the privilege of having an unhackable console?!? So they are basically charging us to screw us even more

Sony must fast becoming the worst company in the world!

Gunn  Jun. 21, 2011 at 14:20

Its not unusual for a new SKU to cost more, the old one will get discounted till sold out. A less power is something of an indirect saving.

RiKx  Sep. 19, 2012 at 05:45

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