Sony today announced that it will soon offer a white PlayStation 3 console in the U.S. The Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle will include the white model of the redesigned PS3 slim and will be available starting January 27.
For $300 gamers will get the console, which has a 500 GB hard drive, and a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus. For those who already have PlayStation plus, the extra year subscription will be added onto their current subscription. It's nothing particularly fancy, but the white cover may fit some households' entertainment system color schemes better than others.
The Classic White bundle is has decent price for those who are looking to get into Sony's gaming world. For gamers who only had an Xbox 360 or a Wii during this console cycle, it could be the perfect way to catch up on all the Uncharted or God of War action they may have missed over the past few years. Of course, it is very late in the current console cycle. Just this week, price and release date rumors for the next generation of video game consoles began to heat up. Both Sony and Microsoft are expected to launch their next console this holiday season. Saving the $300 that could be spent on a white PS3 bundle would almost certainly ensure gamers will be able to scrounge up the $400 to $600 that the PlayStation 4 will likely cost this fall.