SCE today announced the new PlayStation®3(PS3®) computer entertainment system, featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available in the UK on September 28th and October 12th. The new PS3 will come in two models, a 500GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) version (launching September 28th), and a newly added 12GB flash memory model (launching October 12th).
Completely redesigning the internal design architecture, the internal volume and weight of the new PS3 is reduced by more than half compared to the very first PS3 model with a 60GB HDD, and by 20 % and 25% respectively compared to the current PS3. By adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PS3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved simple body design, which fits various places in the home and enables users to enjoy an array of entertainment content.
With the extra HDD capacity which has been extended from 320GB and 160GB, users can store and enjoy more and more entertainment content including games, music, photos, and video on the new PS3. In addition, the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory offers opportunities to experience the world of PlayStation® at an affordable price point. Users can also expand the storage capacity of the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory by connecting a dedicated HDD (250GB) to be released concurrently with the new PS3*1. In addition, a variety of accessories will be introduced by SCE to meet various kinds of needs from users including a vertical stand that offers more flexibility in how the new PS3 can be displayed*2
Since the launch of PS3 in November 2006, the number of Blu-ray based titles has reached more than 3,300 titles and downloadable PS3 games to 4,100*3 titles worldwide, with the support from a broad range of third party developers and publishers. In addition to this extensive software title line-up, exciting and attractive new titles are to be released from third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios, including Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (Activision Publishing, Inc.), Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Entertainment.), FIFA 13(Electronic Arts Inc. ),PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale, LittleBigPlanet Karting, God of War: Ascension (Sony Computer Entertainment), and more.
SCE will further accelerate the expansion of the PS3 platform which is in the 7th year of its lifecycle, by continually releasing a vast library of exciting and attractive software titles and offering users a choice from a variety of hardware models.
*1 When using dedicated HDD, flash memory cannot be used as inner storage
*2 Users will need to use the separately sold “Vertical Stand” to set the new PS3 in vertical position.
*3 Includes PS one® classics and free of charge content (downloadable demos).
PlayStation®3 (CECH-4000 series)
UK: September 28th, 2012 (HDD 500GB)
October 12th , 2012 (Flash Memory 12GB)
CECH-4000series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)
Cell Broadband Engine™
LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
CECH-4000A : Flash Memory 12GB
CECH-4000B : HDD 500GB*1
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless Controller ?Bluetooth®?
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT connector*3
AV MULTI OUT connector
Digital out (optical) connector
drive (read only)
Maximum read rate
BD × 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4
(excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)
Approx. 2.1kg *5
PlayStation®3 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1
*1 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.
*2 Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.
*3 “Deep Colour” and “x.v.Colour (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.
*4 Power changes depending on countries or regions.
*5 PS3 with flash memory 12GB weights approximately 2.0kg
*6 For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.
Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.
Vertical Stand (CECH-ZST1J)
UK: September 28th, 2012
Recommended Retail Price
Vertical Stand ?CECH-ZST1? × 1
Approx. 120 mm x 17.5 mm (diameter × height (thickest part)
* The “Vertical Stand” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000 series) and cannot be used on the current model.
Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation®3 (with attachment) (CECH-ZHD1)
Dedicated HDD (250GB) for PlayStation®3 (with attachment)
October 12th, 2012
Recommended Retail Price
HDD 250GB ?CECH-ZS1? × 1
Approx. 88 mm x 18 mm x 260 mm (width × height × length)
* The “Dedicated HDD(250GB) for PlayStation®3 ” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4000A) and cannot be used on the other models.