Sony PlayStation 3 (2012)

Unveiled at TGS 2012, Sony's PlayStation 3 for 2012 is a redesigned model that is slimmer and lighter than the previous version, the PS3 Slim, and now has a top-loading tray covered by a sliding door, 250GB and 500GB HDD storage options, and a choice of either black or white with glossy finishes.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 25, 2012
  • Price at launch: $269.99

What You Need To Know

  • A model with 12GB of flash memory will be available in PAL territories
  • Discs are now loaded from the top

Basic Specs

3D enabled Yes
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray, CD
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Game media Disc

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias CECH-4000A, CECH-4000B
Hardware
Width 11.42 inches
Depth 9.06 inches
Height 2.36 inches
Weight 4.63 pounds
Color Black, White
Exterior surface Glossy
Performance
CPU model Cell Broadband Engine
GPU model RSX
GPU ram 256 MB
RAM 256 MB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Audio / Video
Supported resolutions 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D enabled Yes
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray, CD
Ports
Audio / Video output Proprietary, HDMI, Digital optical
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Wireless connection type Bluetooth
USB 2
Ethernet Yes
Storage
Internal storage 12 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB
User upgradeable Yes
Software
Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Power
Power supply Integrated
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Wireless Controller (Dualshock 3)
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