By Chris Barylick | 09-19-2012 | 1:30PM
During the Tokyo Game Show this week in Japan, Sony announced the release of a smaller, lighter PlayStation 3 model arriving in two variants -- one with a 250GB hard drive and another with a 500GB hard drive -- which are approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PlayStation 3 Slim. Both new PS3 models will be available before the holiday shopping season begins in earnest this Thanksgiving.
The 250GB model, which will be available on September 25th for $269.99, will be part of a limited edition bundle and include a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Game of the Year Edition as well as a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content for the massively multiplayer shooter, DUST 514.
The 500GB PS3 variant will be available in a limited edition bundle on October 30th in conjunction with the release of the much-anticipated Assassin’s Creed III, although final retail pricing for the 500GB unit has yet to be announced.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available, and be sure to check out our high definition screen gallery of the sexier new PS3.