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PS3 Slim Goes White, HDD Increases To 320GB

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There are new versions of the PlayStation 3 coming, with new hard drive sizes and new colours. And as is custom, they're hitting Japan first.

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First things first: in Japan, the PS3 will cease to be made available in 120GB and 250GB sizes, and instead come in 160GB and 320GB versions. These new models will be released in Japan on July 29, and for the first time will see the PS3 Slim available in two colours: the existing black and "Classic White".

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The 160GB model will cost ¥29,980 (USD$340), while the 320GB version will retail for ¥34,980 (USD$400).

As of now, details on this expansion to the PS3 range have been confined to the Japanese market; we'll update should we hear anything of Sony's plans for the PAL regions or North America.

UPDATE - As you'd expect, both Sony Computer Entertainment America and Europe have nothing to say at the moment, telling us "We'll consider every possibility based on the market demands, but have nothing to announce at this point in time."

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DISCUSSION

As a white PS3 owner I must tell you guys to AVOID BUYING A WHITE PS3!

White PS3 is cool, yeah.... at first. Within 6 months, your DS3/SIXAXIS handles and the sockets around the shoulder buttons TURN YELLOW!!!

This is inevitable regardless of you have excessive sweat or not. When it comes to plastic hardwares, stick with black.