Satin Silver PS3 is Sony Japan exclusive from March

Sony Japan has outed a Satin Silver version of the PS3, intended as a limited edition for Japanese gamers. The repainted console offers the same functionality as the existing PS3, but suits those for whom the traditional black or previous ceramic white versions haven't been aesthetically pleasing enough.

Sony will also offer matching controllers and a stand to keep the Satin Silver PS3 upright. The PS3 itself will be available in 160GB and 320GB variants, priced at 29,980 yen ($368) and 34,980 yen ($429) respectively, while the stand will be $25. A single silver controller will be included with each console, and they'll go on sale – Japan only – come March 10 2011.