Sony today has begun with the selling of its lowest-priced PlayStation 3 in the U.S. The gaming console was just priced tagged $199 ahead of the PS4 release date scheduled in November. The PS3 on sale with a 12 GB flash storage. It is made available on the e-commerce site of Sony U.S. Last week this version of PS3 was debuted in North America and went on sale in Canada for the same price tag.
The low-cost PS3 console features 2.5-inch flash drive, a Blu-ray player, a wireless controller and support for the 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. Apart from being sold online by Sony, the console is also being listed by other retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy and Future Shop.
Sony’s website presently reads the product is temporarily out of stock, but Best Buy now tries to lure customers with a bundle of Uncharted 3 and The Last of Us for $259.98, which it says to be a deal of $40 savings.
The new PS3 beats last year’s super-slim PS3 in terms of price. The super-slim PS3 is priced tagged $269 and is equipped with 250GB of hard drive. It was unveiled in September 2012.
PCMag.com writes, “If 12GB of memory isn’t enough, the new model supports external storage via USB ports. Or you can pick up the Legacy Bundle for an extra $100, snagging the 500GB Super Slim PS3, as well as Gran Turismo 5 XL and Infamous 2.”
The flash-based PS3 as well as Super Slim PS3 were unveiled last year at a press conference of Sony’s Tokyo Game Show. Later in October the first console was launched in Japan and PAL territories.
PS4 release date is nearing. This year in June Sony revealed some details about its upcoming PlayStation 4 and said will be retailed at $399. Remember, the PS4 is cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One, which is priced tagged $499 and will be shipped in November this year.