Already released as a series of bundles in the UK, Sony has announced a November release date for the North American 250GB PlayStation 3 Slim.

The new system goes on sale on November 3rd, just in time for holiday shopping. The unit is the same size and shape as the 120GB PlayStation 3 Slim, only with slightly over double the hard drive capacity. The system seems to be priced a bit lower than its UK counterparts at $349.99.

Every day my $600 60GB PS3 launch purchase looks more and more ridiculous.

NEW 250GB PlayStation 3 System Available November 3 [PlayStation Blog]