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Sony PS3 320GB Black and 160GB White Game Consoles

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) today announced that the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) (CECH-2500 series) with 160GB and 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) will become available on July 29, 2010 in Japan at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 29,980 yen and 34,980 yen (including tax) respectively. As an additional color to the popular “Charcoal Black,” the 160GB PS3 system will come in “Classic White.” DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller and Vertical Stand for the PS3 system will also come in this new color on the same day in Japan at a RRP of 5,500 yen and 2,000 yen (including tax) respectively. Additionally, SCEJ will introduce a “PlayStation®3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack,” that comprises the 160GB PS3 system (body color: “Charcoal Black”) and “torne,” digital terrestrial tuner and application. The special bundle pack will become available together with the release of the new PS3 systems as a limited offer at a RRP of 36,980 yen (including tax). In conjunction with the release of the new systems, the company also announced that starting from July 7, 2010, the current PS3 system (CECH- 2100A)* currently available at a RRP of 29,980 yen (including tax) will become open price.

The new PS3 systems will continue to offer the cutting-edge features and functions of the current models, such as the ability to enjoy high-definition Blu-rayTM disc (BD) movies and games, as well as stereoscopic 3D games, various content and services downloadable through the network. Increasing the PS3's storage size to 160GB and 320GB, PS3 allows users to store more interactive entertainment content and services including TV programs recorded by using “torne” and more downloadable content from PlayStation® Network.

The cumulative number of registered accounts on PlayStation Network in Japan has exceeded 5 million as of May, 2010. Users are able to enjoy a broad range of on-line content and services, including basic features of on-line gaming, video chat, text messaging and PlayStation®Home with other users on-line, as well as downloading games and video content from PlayStation®Store. Also from June 29, 2010, PlayStation® Plus, a new subscription service package on PlayStation Network, has become available for PlayStation® users, offering more exciting entertainment content and services available from PlayStation Store.

Sony PS3 White 160GB

Exciting and attractive new titles are to be released from third party developers and publishers along with SCE Worldwide Studios, including “White Knight Chronicle” available on July 8 from SCE, “JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2010” available on July 15 from Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., “ModNation Racers” available on July 29 from SCE, “Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes” available on July 29 from Capcom Co., Ltd. and “Another Century's Episode:R” available on August 19 from NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

SCEJ vigorously continues to expand the PS3 platform along with a vast line-up of attractive and exciting entertainment content with the new models.

* The PS3 system with 250GB HDD is a limited offer, and a RRP of this model is unchanged.

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Sony PS3 White 160GB Packaging

PlayStation®3 (CECH-2500 series)

Product name PlayStation®3
Product code CECH-2500A (HDD 160GB, Charcoal Black)
CECH-2500A LW (HDD 160GB, Classic White)
CECH-2500B (HDD 320GB, Charcoal Black)
CPU Cell Broadband Engine
GPU RSX®
Audio output LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM
256MB GDDR3 VRAM
Hard disk 2.5″ Serial ATA
CECH-2500A / CECH-2500A LW: 160GB
CECH-2500B: 320GB
Inputs/Outputs Two Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 1
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)
Controller Wireless Controller (Bluetooth®)
Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT connector1 1
AV MULTI OUT connector 1
Digital out (optical) connector 1
BD/DVD/CD drive (read only) Maximum read rate:
BD x 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD x 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD x 24 (CD-ROM)
Power AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Approx. 230W
External dimensions
(excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 x 65 x 290 mm (width x height x length)
Mass Approx. 3.0kg
Included PlayStation®3 system x 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) x 1
AC power cord x 1
AV cable x 1
USB cable x 1

1 “Deep Colour” and “x.v.Colour (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported. “HD lossless audio format” is supported.
Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.

Sony PS3 320GB Black

PlayStation®3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack (CECH-10011)

Product name PlayStation®3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack
Product code CECH-10011
Release date Thursday, July 29, 2010
Recommended retail price 36,980 yen (including tax)
Included
  • PlayStation®3 (color: Charcoal Black) x 1, hard disk drive capacity 160GB “torne”
  • DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller x 1
  • Power cord x 1
  • AV cable x 1
  • USB cable x1

Sony PS3 DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controller Classic White(CECH-ZC2JLW

DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller “Classic White” (CECH-ZC2JLW)

Product name DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller
Product code CECH-ZC2JLW
Release date Thursday, July 29, 2010
Recommended retail price 5,500 yen (including tax)

Vertical Stand “Classic White” (CECH-ZS1JLW)

Product name Vertical Stand
Product code CECH-ZS1JLW
Release date Thursday, July 29, 2010
Recommended retail price 2,000 yen (including tax)

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