Sony Ships Flash-Based 12GB PlayStation 3 Console For Under $200

While the PlayStation 4 is just around the corner, Sony's still milking its existing console a bit. Granted, the PS2 lived a very, very long life, so this is nothing new in the home console universe. If the existing PS3 units are still too pricey for your liking, a different kind of PlayStation is now available to U.S. users. The 12GB PS3 Slim system is now on sale, offering a sub-$200 price for those who aren't really interested in local storage. The 12GB system is highly unique in that it uses flash storage instead of a conventional HDD.

On one hand, load times should be improved dramatically, but on the other, you won't be storing much internally. This could be an issue for those with larger game libraries, where you're required to store certain parts of the game internally.

The 12GB PS3 was actually supposed to launch exclusively in Europe and Hong Kong, but for whatever reason, Sony has seen fit to ship it Stateside as well. It's hard to tell who exactly will buy this. After all, used PS3 consoles are everywhere for far less than this, and the low storage space could cause confusion and anger from those who aren't versed in what it all means. That said, you can hit the Via link below to buy one if it fits your needs.
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