Azurite blue PS3 coming to GameStop

New PlayStation 3 will be available in US at GameStop and in Canada at EB Games beginning October 8; available for preorder today.

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Sony today announced that Europe's Azurite blue PlayStation 3 model will launch in the United States and Canada on October 8 exclusively at GameStop and EB Games.

The $250 bundle will include a super slim console, matching blue DualShock 3 wireless controller, and a 250GB hard drive. Preorders for the console are now open online and at all GameStop locations.

The system will only be available "for a limited time," GameStop said in a statement. The new color option launched in Europe earlier this year.

Sony's PlayStation 4 launches in North America on November 15, November 29 in Europe, and in 32 countries total by the end of the year.

Discussion

97 comments
Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

In the neighborhood to buy a PS3 for all the exclusives I've missed since I only have a Xbox 360. I do love the color, but for $30 dollars more I could have a GTA V bundle with a 500GB hard drive. Seems to me it would be better to wait till the holidays to buy a PS3 because of the people probably trying to get rid of them on account of the PS4 launching.

tidus55
tidus55

I'm quite happy with my red ps3....and $250 seems a bit much to me for a 250 gig.

udmatador
udmatador

i always wanted a blue ps3...boy was i wrong....

orangesonic
orangesonic

why blue??

so awful ugly... and it looks like a LEGO toy

Danny_KickAzz
Danny_KickAzz

As a PS3 owner, that is really really ugly looking. 

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

This is just useless now, dont you think? 

LexLas
LexLas

$250 ? WHy not the same price $199 ? This was gonna be a reason for many to just buy it, but when you raise it a bit, you loose quite a bit of people who just needed that one small reason to buy another.

CrimsonCorp
CrimsonCorp

I'm on my 3rd PS3 thanks to YLOD, screw you Sony. 

Besides, it's kind of ugly.

SOLDIER-No2
SOLDIER-No2

I may not need this for a while if ever. I'm still enjoying my day one PS3 fat with PS2 backwards compatibility.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

Blue is my favorite color; but... damn that's ugly...

iamllamapie
iamllamapie

Had my Azurite Blue for some time. It's a sexy thing but the dust it collects is horrible

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

$250 for a 7 year old console that is near EOL games wise but a brand new PS4 is $400 that will have 7-8 years of life left in it? Ya......how about you drop the price to $179 for the 250GB version already. Who buys these consoles for $250? 

xolivierx
xolivierx

come on, make the GTA bundle a blue one!!!!!!!!!!

Triton
Triton

Do we really care at this point. Everyone that is a gamer already has one.

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

too late. wouldve bought if it came out for the 1st batch of slims.

skunkpants
skunkpants

Stock clearance at Sony warehouses?

JOTLD
JOTLD

I don't get it, what's the point? the PS4 is coming out this year, why not just make the PS4 have a limited edition blue make?

hadlee73
hadlee73

My eyes! I came here via an RSS feed in which that picture is *really* large, and my eyes were suddenly filled with light blue, lol

Collectonian
Collectonian

I really hate that it's a GameStop/EB Games exclusive...I dislike giving GS my business, but I am finally getting a PS3 around that time and it is blue which is so awesome.  Gonna be a hard choice though, $250 for beautiful blue or $50 more and settle for the red with  500 GB. Though does kill my hope for a price drop with the PS4 coming a month later :-P

Just how much space does the average save game for RPGs take on a PS3? Hmmm....

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

What do you mean you want a PS4 now and don't give a rat's ass about the PS3 anymore???  What if we made it blue, huh?  WHAT THEN???

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

wheres the bundle part? it sounds standard with a new coat of paint

alldaelong
alldaelong

Or i could wait a month and put that money towards PS4 games....hmmmm

Hawkeye747
Hawkeye747

Sales of PS3 and the 360 are plummeting downwards (as you'd expect).  So now they'll have a nice variety of colors to NOT sell.  MS should join the party and release a green 360.

limelight022
limelight022

For $20 more you can get the GTAV bundle. Has the game, 500GB and 30 days of PS+

OmegaFlare18
OmegaFlare18

and I still have my 40 gig from 2008, HA! take that MS and your red rings

Johny_47
Johny_47

That's a nice looking thing.

halvedlife
halvedlife

That is an ugly ass color.   The newest PS3 looks cheap as is.  That just multiplies the cheapness by a factor of 10.

VGjunkie87
VGjunkie87

@Penguinlord1 Well PS3 games won't be compatible with the PS4, so in essence they are completely irrelevant to one another.  I just pre-ordered the Super Slim PS3 500GB w/ GTA V for 269.99, which I believe was a great deal came to about 295 with tax and all.  Like you I've always been about the 360 but the PS3 simply has too many exclusive titles to miss out on.

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

@JOTLD for fucks sake there are still freaking PS2 games coming out! almost 13 years after its release!

Sony always supported their old platforms long after the launch of a new generation. ALSO this version is out in europe for quite some time now. they just thought it may be a good idea to also release it in NA

iamllamapie
iamllamapie

@JOTLD Do you recall the PSone/PS2 launch. The PSone outsold the PS2 for a bit

deathstream
deathstream

@Collectonian 

Given that they just launched a 12 GB flash model at $200, I don't think a price drop was in their plans this year anyway.

freedom01
freedom01

@Collectonian just buy the smallest HDD space and upgrade it to 1tb, since 500GB will run out quickly if you buy tons of games for it.

plasmadood85
plasmadood85

@Collectonian Go for the bigger HDD. Don't give GS any extra business if you can, & it's not just save data that clogs up the PS3 disk. It's also game installs, either from most of the disk games or games from PSN. Trust me, you'll use up that 250 fast, might as well get a bigger one right now if you can.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@alldaelong you are no fun do what I did preorder everything! Gta v ps3 bundle got it! Ps4 watchdogs bundle got it! Ps3 version of batman arkham origins ce got it! Ps vita walking dead bundle trying to get it! Thieves at my place got it!

freedom01
freedom01

@Hawkeye747 actually they would sell, there are great games for both the PS3 and 360 that the PS4 and X-1 will never have.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@OmegaFlare18 you must not have many digital games too bad some real gems on there like rainbow moon.

Latiran
Latiran

@halvedlife How the hell does a colour make it look cheaper exactly? you're a bit stupid really aren't you :S

Hawkeye747
Hawkeye747

@freedom01 @Hawkeye747  Of course they're going to sell.  The point is that they are not going to sell well and definitely not going to increase sales figures that have constantly been dropping since the next gen announcements.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

@LatiranColours can do a lot of things... Including making an 'already heavy on the plastic' console look even more tacky.

Calling someone stupid without understanding something can make you seem a bit stupid really.