updated 08:30 pm EDT, Tue August 18, 2009
250GB PS3 Slim on its way
An FCC filing indicates that Sony has created a 250GB variant of the recently-announced PS3 Slim. Despite efforts to conceal the company name as "Sand Dollar Enterprise, Inc." and the product as a "Computer Entertainment System," the documents were still spotted by PS3 News.
The 120GB PS3 Slim, labeled CECH-2000A, was confirmed on Tuesday, while the unannounced 250GB variant is listed as CECH-2000B. The Slim consoles utilize smaller Cell and RSX processors, helping to cut the weight and volume down while retaining all of the PS3's standard features.
Pricing and launch dates for the 250GB Slim remain unknown, although customers will be able to purchase the 120GB model for $299 beginning in September. Reports suggest the current 160GB PS3 will see a price reduction down to $399. [via Engadget]