Sony launched the first volley in this year's "holiday gaming console war" as Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Division announced earlier today the new Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) 120GB Slim Edition. 1/3 smaller than the original PS3, the new slim form factor will also be a third lighter in weight as well as 34% less power usage. House a 120GB hard drive, the new console will provide the best user interface till now with the new system software, Firmware 3.00, also announced today. Best of of all, Hirai stated during the presentation a $100 drop in PS3 retail price to US$ 299, effective immediately worldwide for both old and the new upcoming edition.
Look for the new Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) 120GB Slim Edition when it launches next month on September 1st.
Release Date: September 1st (Tuesday)