The new slim version of the console, that is 20 percent smaller than its predecessor, will make its North American debut on the 25th September followed by a worldwide rollout in October that includes Japan and Europe.
Other features of the new PS 3 include a decrease in weight of about 25 percent, the choice of two storage options - 250GB and 500GB and a sliding disk cover, with a characteristic curved body design. The console will also be available in black and white.
The post also mentions that:
“Notably, Europe (and other PAL territories like Hong Kong) will be graced with a 12GB flash memory equipped version; that will allow those that have manually swapped their PS3 HDDs for SSDs to gain significantly improved game performance.”