Sony has been hesitant to release a low-storage Playstation 3 console for a while now due to the rising popularity of digital gaming and downloads, but it’s finally broken down and released a flash-based version that offers 12GB of storage for $199.
If you do happen to buy the low-storage option, you don’t have to worry about being stuck at 12GB. Should you find yourself needing more memory, you can always use the USB ports and external hard drives to increase your Playstation’s maximum capacity.
Honestly, it’s not much cheaper than the 120GB Slim model that sells new for $249 and refurbished from Gamestop for $229. I’m not entirely sure why anyone would buy a Playstation 3 right now when the Playstation 4 is only a few months away, but if you’re going to get one then you might as well pay a little extra for a lot more storage.
Also, the new flash-based model is built a bit differently. The Slim model is by far the most reliable and best built Playstation 3 model on the market. The 12GB model could be better, but I don’t see a reason to risk it.
In the end, the choice is yours. What do you think about the new system?
Source – The VergeFiled Under: Design News, Gaming News, Playstation, Technology News