Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, launching this fall in black and white!

A few years ago, Sony pulled the curtain back on a slimmed-down version of its PlayStation 3, and yet another Japan-only version since then.

Today at the company’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press event, the latest rumored redesign to the PS3 was announced. The new duo gets even smaller in stature and will arrive in stores with both black and white offerings, available in 250GB and 500GB models.

The “charcoal black” one is given a September 25th launch date for the 250GB bundle (with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition) and a $269.99 price tag, while the “classic white” model arrives on November 22 (at least in Japan — this is a TGS presser after all). For those looking for more storage space, the 500GB, charcoal-only option will be available on October 30th in conjunction with the Assassin’s Creed III release — no word on pricing just yet, though.

Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House introduced the new model, calling it 50 percent smaller than the original (rather large) PS3, and 25 percent smaller than the slimmed-down version.

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