Sony Singapore Announces New Slimmer PS3 11 Oct 2012

Sony has announced the new PlayStation®3(PS3®) computer entertainment system (body color: charcoal black / classic white*1), featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available in Singapore on 23rd Oct (Charcoal Black) and 22nd Nov (Classic White) respectively.

The new PS3 will come in 2 models including extended built in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity of 500GB model and 250GB model. Availability of models, prices and launch dates of the new PS3 system in Singapore are as follows.

Storage sizeColorModelRecommended Retail PriceLaunch Date
HDD 500GBCharcoal BlackCECH-4006CSGD399October 23rd
HDD 250GBCharcoal BlackCECH-4006BSGD369October 23rd
HDD 500GBClassic WhiteCECH-4006C LWSGD399November 22nd
HDD 250GBClassic WhiteCECH-4006B LWSGD369November 22nd

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 25% and 20% 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, a variety of accessories will be introduced by SCE including a vertical stand*2 and DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller (body color: Slate Grey) to meet various kinds of needs from users.

Since the launch of PS3 in November 2006, the number of BD-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 Tales of Xillia 2(NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.), Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (TECMO KOEI GAMES CO.,LTD), RYU-GA-GOTOKU 5(SEGA Corporation), PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale, LittleBigPlanet Karting, God of War: Ascension (Sony Computer Entertainment), and more.

Sony 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 – The new PS3 in classic white will become available in Japan from November. Other regions and countries will follow this
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-4006series)

Product namePlayStation®3
Product codeCECH-4006series (Charcoal Black / Classic White)
CPUCell Broadband Engine™
GPURSX®
Audio outputLPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
Memory256MB Main Memory, 249MB Graphics Memory
Storage sizeCECH-4006B : HDD 250GB

CECH-4006C : HDD 500GB#1

Inputs/

Outputs#2

Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0)
2
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)
ControllerWireless Controller (Bluetooth®)
AV outputResolution1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT connector#31
AV MULTI OUT connector1
Digital out (optical) connector1
BD/DVD/CD
drive (read only)
Maximum read rateBD × 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
PowerAC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz#4
Power consumptionApprox. 190W
External dimensions

(excluding maximum projecting part )

Approx. 290 × 60 × 230 mm (width × height × length)
MassApprox. 2.1kg
Included #5PlayStation®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 For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.

Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.

Vertical Stand (CECH-ZST1J)

Vertical Stand
Product codeCECH-ZST1J (Black)

CECH-ZST1J LW (White)

IncludedVertical Stand × 1
External dimensionApprox. 120 mm x 17.5 mm (diameter × height (thickest part))
MassApprox. 200g
SupportsCECH-4012 series
Launch DateCECH-ZST1J(Black): 23rd Oct 2012

CECH-ZST1J LW(White): 22nd November 2012

Recommended Retail PriceSGD19.90

The “Vertical Stand” is for the new PS3 system (CECH-4006 series) and cannot be used on the current model.

DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller(Slate Grey)

Product nameDUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller (Slate Grey)
Product codeCECHZC2H BJ
Weight (approx.)(g)180
Launch date12th October 2012
Recommended Retail PriceSGD59.90

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