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New Sony CECH-3000B 320GB PlayStation 3

Sony has released a new SKU, under the name of CECH-3000B.

The SKU will feature lower power consumption, a little lighter and will pack a 320GB Hard drive but the main feature of the SKU is not in the reduced weight, power consumption.

This is not to be confused with the reduction in the size of the PSU from 230w to 200w like many other sites have done. When idle on the XMB the new 3000 unit draws 61w compared to 65w of the 2500 model.

Similar small savings in power are also found in-game with consumption when playing Final Fantasy XIII being rated at 72-79W for the 3000 model against 73-80w against the 2500 model, no surprise really given that it appears that they are both running the same fabrication process for both CPU and GPU carrying the same 45nm/40nm size for the Cell and the RSX, respectively.

The main interested thing is, this is the first and only Slim model of the PS3 to bring back the ability in Launch Model (FAT) 60/80 GB PlayStation 3′s to play PS2 games (Original of course).

The system itself is ready for sale and is probably exclusive to Japan as always and will soon hit US retail outlets in the coming future, for now players can look into the new SKU and enjoy the PS2 games they have in their closets once more!

Sony CECH-3000B Specifications:


  • Cell Broadband Engine


  • RSX

Sound Output

  • LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.


  • 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

Hard disk

  • 2.5 “Serial ATA 320GB 1

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  • Hi-Speed USB (compliant with USB 2.0) × 2


  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × an IEEE 802.11 b / g Bluetooth ® 2.0 (EDR)


  • Wireless controller (Bluetooth)

AV output

  • Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i HDMI output terminal one 3 × × a AV MULTI OUT connector × 1 optical digital output

BD / DVD / CD drive (read only)

  • The maximum reading speed speed BD 2 (BD-ROM) Speed DVD 8 (DVD-ROM) Speed CD 24 (CD-ROM)


  • AC 100V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

  • Approximately 200W

External Dimensions

  • Approximately 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × depth) (excluding projections)


  • Approximately 2.6kg

Package Content

  • PlayStation 3 × 1 unit
  • Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK ® 3) × 1
  • Power cord × 1
  • AV cable × 1
  • USB Cable × 1


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