PS3 Slim Goes On a Diet



Sony’s updates don’t just beef up the PS3′s firmware. They release some small tweaks and updates to the hardware itself, too. Sony sent out the official word on the changes being assembled to the PS3 Slim console.

Gaming blog Andriasang says that the new slim spin-off, dubbed the CECH-3000B, is based on a 320 gigabyte PS3 Slim. The power consumption is being cut from 230W to 200W while the weight is being cut down by 400 grams. Other tweaks include external changes to the power and eject buttons. One retailer also mentioned the removal of LED lamps, although Andriasang notes that the specifics aren’t quite clear.

One thing that isn’t changing is the price. The CECH-3000B model will have the same ¥ 34,980 price point as the current 320GB PS3 Slim model. The included accessories – Dual Shock 3, power cable, AV cable and USB cable — also remain the same.

The new models will start showing up on retails shelves sometime this month.


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Captain_CHEETO on June 20th, 2011

    hmm, interesting stuff mate. I thought there will be a price cut, but I guess I was wrong. A price cut in the systems market has always been a sign for a next-gen console in the development!

  2. #2 by Pedro on June 20th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’m in favor of removing LEDs. Oh, how I hate those little lights at night.

  3. #3 by FooBear408 on June 20th, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    you think they would add a HDMI cable with the ps3…weird.

  4. #4 by EdEN on June 20th, 2011 [ 131363 Points ]

    Well, some energy saving and lower total weight is nice, but I figured they would be at a 640 GB HDD by now hahaha.

  5. #5 by EdEN on June 20th, 2011 [ 131363 Points ]

    @FooBear408: Yeah, especially since they’re like $2-5 tops from Amazon.

  6. #6 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on June 20th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    i like but have a 320 already

  7. #7 by Tosh on June 20th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Gah, figures right after I make the jump to a PS3 Slim, lol.

    On removal of LED’s mm I kind of like the glowing lights as long as they aren’t very big.

  8. #8 by Captain_CHEETO on June 20th, 2011

    Tosh: Gah, figures right after I make the jump to a PS3 Slim, lol.On removal of LED’s mm I kind of like the glowing lights as long as they aren’t very big.  

    Are they the ones for the HDD and Internet transfers?

  9. #9 by Tosh on June 20th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    mm story doesn’t really mention where the LEDs are removed.

  10. #10 by Jay on June 20th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    oh boy, 400 grams lighter. That’s a lot of weight :P

  11. #11 by EdEN on June 20th, 2011 [ 131363 Points ]

    Well, it converts to 1/5 JayBeard so that IS a lot of weight lost!

  12. #12 by Dean147 on June 20th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    I would be surprised if the LED’s have been removed on the power and eject buttons. since they’re used to indicate the state of the system, on, off, not working etc…

  13. #13 by Markus on June 22nd, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Sweet, I want one. A larger HD would of been nice, price cut even nicer


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