Wallet-friendly 12 GB PS3 Coming to North America on August 18

August 15, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony’s cut down version of their PlayStation 3, which will cost $200, is coming to North America on August 18.

The ‘wallet-friendly’ 12 GB device will be flash-based, say rumors. The stripped down model is aiming at budget-level customers in the North American shores.

At present, Sony is selling its PlayStation 3 at a price of $269 with a 250 GB hard drive.

The company released the wallet-friendly 12 GB model in Europe on October last year, with flash-based memory, which is different from the conventional hard disc drive used in its other gaming consoles.

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The company, on the release of the 12 GB model, had said that it will be exclusively for gamers in Europe and Hong Kong. So, the present news , which is yet to be confirmed by the manufacturer, is a bit surprising.

The 12 GB model is a variant of third generation PS3, which consumes less power and is light weight. The relatively small storage is sufficient for small game installs, so it won’t be a problem for the gamers.

The successor of the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, is going to release in the last quarter of the year. Now, the company will be aiming to increase their console business in US and Canada by the introduction of the budget model.

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