PS3 Slim Upgrade and Color Option Hits Japan
Colored versions of game consoles are big in Japan while the US is typically left with the Henry Ford approach: “You can have any color so long as it’s Black” – at least initially. So news that the White PS3 Slim, sans Final Fantasy XIII branding is now available in Japan may or may not mean things will change here in the US or Europe. Along with the new color option, Sony is bumping the storage levels up a bit to include a 320GB hard drive. It’s unclear at this point if any of the other rumored hardware upgrades will happen as well.
Why do American and European readers care? Well what happens in Sony now usually hits the US in 6-8 months. The new PS3 models go on sale July 29th in Japan. Of course, if you want different colored consoles and have deep pockets, there is always Colorware as an option.