By adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PS3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved body design
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that the new PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system (body color: charcoal black / classic white), featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, is now available across Europe. The new PS3 comes in 3 models including extended built in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity of 500GB model and 250GB model, and a newly added 12GB flash memory model initially for Europe only.
Thanks to a complete redesign of the internal architecture, the volume and weight of the new PS3 has been 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. A video showing the new PS3 is locally mirrored.