Sony Launches 250GB PS3 Slim For $350 in US

Submitted by lalit on October 15, 2009 - 8:58pm.

Following the launch of 250GB PS3 Slim in Europe, Sony today announced that it would offer a 250GB version of PS3 slim in US also. Sony will ship the new 250GB PS3 starting November 3rd for suggested retail price of $350. The new system is almost identical to 120GB PS3 slim except the bigger hard drive.

"The PS3 platform is poised for a tremendous holiday season,” said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of product marketing at Sony. “We kicked things off early with the new price point and sleek form factor and have continued the momentum with this week’s launch of the universally acclaimed exclusive, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The new 250GB PS3 provides consumers with another compelling hardware option and speaks to the growing consumer appetite for digital content from the PlayStation Network – particularly high-def content that showcases the power of the PS3 system.”

Sony also announced that more than 1 million PS3 Slim units were sold in first three weeks after the launch on September 1st, which was 900 percent jump in sales. And, Sony expects that this rise in sales will continue throughout the holiday season.