Sony’s TGS 2012 Press Conference Recap


Sony wrapped up their TGS 2012 presentation with a few announcements last night. It all started when Andrew House, President and Group CEO of SCE, got on stage unveiling a new, redesigned PS3. The new PS3, approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3, will be available in 250GB and 500GB models on September 25th in North America. The 250GB will go for $269.99, as part of a limited edition bundle featuring Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year edition, and a voucher for more than $30 worth of digital content for Dust 514. As for the 500GB model, it will be available in a limited edition Assassin’s Creed III bundle on October 30th in North America. Both models will be available in Black and White.

The New PS3 Slim Uncharted 3 bundle, available for $265 on September 25th

Sony announced October 3rd for the launch of PlayStation Mobile in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France, with more to follow in the future. According to Sony’s press release, 30 games will be available at launch.

In addition to the news of new e-store, Sony announced a PlayStation Mobile Developer Program for launch in November. The new program will allow developers to access the PlayStation Mobile SDK (software development kit) to create their own games for distribution on the PlayStation Store for Certified devices as well as the Vita. The PlayStation Mobile SDK will cost $99.99 annually.

Click for Press Release

PS Plus will launch on the PS Vita this November. If you are an existing PS3 PlayStation Plus subscriber, your subscription will carry over to the Vita. In addition, PS Plus members on Vita will receive access to a brand new Instant Game Collection:

Instant Game Collection will bring you Unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of the full versions of games, as long as your membership is active.

Vita owners will also gain access to free and discounted games, exclusive content, cloud saving, automatic updates, automatic Trophy syncing and more.

Sony also showed off two new colors for the PlayStation Vita, Cosmic Red and Sapphire Blue, which will be available only in Japan on November 15th, 2012.

Click for Press Release

Sony also announced a bunch of new titles coming for the Vita in 2013. Titles such as Tecmo Koei’s new game “Toukiden”, a dark fantasy, samurai action title available for PlayStation Vita and PSP sometime next year.

As for Soul Sacrifice, a much anticipated title developed by Marvelous Entertainment and SCE Studios Japan, unfortunately, TGS 12 brought some bad news. Series Creator, Keiji Inafune, confirmed the game has been delayed until 2013 in Japan.

On a related note, Sony released Firmware Update 1.81 yesterday for the PlayStation Vita. Although we don’t have much information regarding the new update, you may want to download it to avoid being interrupted with a forced firmware download.

For more information and footage from TGS 12, stay tuned to PS3Blog.net.


Written by: Cheeto - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Oly on September 19th, 2012 [ 132130 Points ]

    Snap into a slim slim!!

  2. #2 by Oly on September 19th, 2012 [ 132130 Points ]

    oh, and why the hell would they put UC3 in with it?? Not only is it a year old, you can get it for $19 brand new at Walmart, and there is an AC3 option!! FAIL!

  3. #3 by Cheeto on September 19th, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    I don’t get the slim model. It is ugly, not to mention the price! I’ll stick with what I have, thank you very much. As for the Vita Plus deal, it is tempting!

  4. #4 by Eddie on September 19th, 2012 [ 44542 Points ]

    I’m all about some Vita Ps+ services.

  5. #5 by kingdagreat32 on September 19th, 2012 [ 255 Points ]

    First off let me say that this will be my first ps3 and to be honest this console looks DOPE!!! I just watch an IGN unboxing of it and it looks sweet. I need so help though, does anybody know if the 500gb console can be pre ordered. I check on gamestop.com and they have them for pre order, I went to my local gamestop but they didnt have them in their system. So I had to pre order the 320gb bundle and when that arrives i can swap it out for the super slim bundle since their the same price. My thing is why wasnt the 500gb super slim ready for pre order?? Thanks

  6. #6 by Cheeto on September 19th, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    My guess is that the 500GB bundle with Assassin Creed 3 will be out later on October “Game release date I believe”.

  7. #8 by kingdagreat32 on September 19th, 2012 [ 255 Points ]

    Thats the thing they both come out the same day. Im so confused????

  8. #9 by Jay on September 19th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    Hey Andre, I thought you had a PS3 a long time ago? Where have you been anyway? Did you forget your login info for your old Royalty32 or Royalty2132 accounts?

  9. #10 by Cheeto on September 20th, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    Thanks for the link Oly!

  10. #11 by Kane112 on September 20th, 2012 [ 34187 Points ]

    dont mind the look of the new one though i will be sticking with my phat

  11. #12 by pedrolabate on September 20th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’m not excited about any of these news, new PS3 looks cheap, Vita colors are ugly and delayed game is never exciting news. On a side note, that game does look awesome.


You must be logged in to post a comment.

Like trophies? Like giveaways? Want to speak your mind? Register here!