Sony announced the immediate reductionof its PlayStation 3 console whose price has risen from 299 to 249euros. Behind this lies off makes the arrival of a new model of PS3that we had already mentioned last June. This new model has thereference CECH-3001A and brings some significant changes that reducethe production cost of the console.
On this new reference, the activity LEDWi-Fi has disappeared.However, the hard drive activity is stillpresent. The whole console is now mate and part to the bright opticaldrive on the previous models is now mate. The power buttons andejection are not backlit, and a single diode is used to check thestatus of the console. Finally, the console is lighter with 3 kgagainst 2.6 kg, which results in reduced transportation costs, andconsumes only 200 Watts 230 Watts up against the current model.
That's just how Sony arrives to reviewthe price of the console down to attract new customers. Now thePlayStation 3 Slim 160 GB with a Dual Shock 3 is sold 249 euros,whether the new model or old. Sony's console is thus placed at theXbox 360 Slim 250 GB sold about 240 euros, but Blu-Ray.