The Classic White PlayStation 3 was originally released in Japan and a little later in Canada, but eager PlayStation fans in the US can now get in on the action because Sony has launched a new bundle that comes with a Classic White PlayStation 3, a 500GB hard drive, and one year of PlayStation Plus, specifically for US gamers.
The bundle will be priced at $299 and will become available starting on January 27. The new console is Sony’s third redesign of the PlayStation 3, and the second redesign of the slim model. While it unfortunately comes with the old-school top-mounted disc drive, the console sports the largest HDD capacity on any PS3.
Sadly, the bundle doesn’t include any games — just the big hard drive and the PlayStation Plus subscription, which will allow you to get a whole bunch of free content anyway. PlayStation Plus provides subscribers with all sorts of discounts, demos, cloud storage, and games, including LittleBigPlanet 2, inFAMOUS 2, and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
Sony also says the 500GB hard drive is large enough to store quite a bit of data, including either 3,750 games, 297 movies, 198,437 songs, or 80,000 photos. And of course, the bundle wouldn’t be complete without a matching white DualShock 3 wireless controller. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled come January 27 in order to get your hands on the new bundle.