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By 20 June 2011 | Categories: news

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Apparently Sony still isn't satisfied with the PlayStation 3's recent dieting success, with the company announcing the release of an even slimmer console.

According to Andriasang, the new CECH-3000B model of Sony's famous console will have its weight reduced from 3.0 to 2.6 kg, in addition to cutting power consumption from 230 W to 200 W. This is the second time Sony has revised the PlayStation 3, with the console undergoing a makeover in 2009 to give us the PS3 Slim, and Microsoft's Xbox 360 undergoing a similar operation in 2010.

The new model will not sport as many aesthetic changes as the Slim did, but will feature new power and eject buttons in addition to doing away with its LED lamps.

The new consoles will sport a 320 GB HDD, and initial reports suggest the pricing will remain the same as for the current PS3 Slim.

Sony has only confirmed the new PS3 for Japan thus far, adding that it's set to launch later this month. If console revision history is anything to go by though, the new model will probably be offered overseas as well in the coming months.

Let’s just hope the next Sony device we see carrying the PlayStation brand is called the PlayStation 4, and not the ‘super mega slim PS3’.

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