Here is another version of the PS3. I bet you didn’t know about this one. This previously-unavailable version of the Sony PlayStation 3 has will be making its way to North America, though it was already available in Europe and Hong Kong.
The 12GB flash model, shown by the company late last year, has been spotted on the Future Shop website with a price of $200, but it has been removed now. This seems like a weird move for Sony. After all, Engadget was told by SCEA vice president of marketing John Koller in September that “The smaller Flash drive isn’t coming to North America,” saying that the lower-capacity model would be a problem for gamers purchasing downloadable content.
There is also an image that shows the 12GB model in a Kmart somewhere in the United States, with a sticker advising the seller not to display or sell the model until the 18th of August. So it looks like we will see it soon enough.
The 12GB “super slim” PS3 has the option to slide in a 2.5-inch hard disk, alongside the 12GB of storage. This could allow device owners to add their own high-capacity drives to the console, giving them faster loading times for content stored on the flash memory, as well as high storage quantities. The best of both worlds. Or would you rather just wait for the PS4?