Sony Launches Lighter, Less Power Hungry PS3 (in Japan) - HotHardware
Sony Launches Lighter, Less Power Hungry PS3 (in Japan)

Sony Launches Lighter, Less Power Hungry PS3 (in Japan)

Nintendo just announced a next generation console -- the Wii U -- at the E3 Expo, Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling an Xbox 720 (or whatever the Xbox 360's successor will be called) at next year's E3 Expo, and Sony? Well, Sony is again rehashing its PlayStation 3 system, this time with a version that's lighter and a little easier on Mother Nature than previous versions.

According to a new listing on Sony Japan's website, the new CECH-3000B PS3 Slim will weigh nearly a pound lighter than before at 5.7 pounds versus 6.6 pounds. It will also consume less energy at 200W versus 230W and come with a 320GB hard drive.


Not bad, especially since the new build will sell for the same price as before (¥34,980). Sony plans to launch the CECH-3000B later this month, but only in Japan, at least initially. No word on when, or even if, this one is destined to land stateside.
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Are there people who carry around their PS3s? It is always nice to see a product get a little bit greener and I would hope that it would land stateside because everyone should conserve where possibly. Though this is certainly not a reason to upgrade... Shouldn't Sony be concentrating on more important things.

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1 pound less of material per unit,, or 14% less materials,, however you look at it, cheaper to make +1 for sony, less materials +1 for earth. now if they can offer a recycle program to send back old sony products that no longer work or are very outdated, that would be +1 for the corporate world

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"Yeah MonkeySweat, a lot cheaper for Sony to produce which equals to better profit, and the quality is a lot better. NIce Nick name MonkeySweat. "

-Optimus

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Interesting. I'm sure those PS3 fans that have sticked around after their personal info was stolen and Sony poorly handled the situation would love to save a few bucks on their power bill.

I'm going to guess that it'll cost a lot to import that baby.

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Either way, good or bad, a lighter, slimmer, less power hungry gaming device is a great way to go. Save Mommy Nature! :)

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So minus 0.90 Lbs? Big Woop :P I am sure it will be twice the price!

I like my electronics big and clunky! So they are harder for people to steal! Give me a TV the size of a Honda civic, and a gaming system the size of a microwave! That way when you bolt them to your wall and someone steals them, they will only be able to lug one thing down the street at a time! And it wont be quiet :P

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