Earlier today Sony announced that a new PlayStation 3 model, 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the current models, has been released. Sony Australia has just confirmed these consoles will be released in Australia, and informed us of the price you'll be paying locally.
The console will be available on September 27, with the 500GB model retailing at $399.95, while the 12GB version is on-sale at the cheaper price of $299.95. Australia will not be receiving the 250GB model.
Both the charcoal black and classic white colours will be available at launch, and EB seem pretty quick on the ball -- it's already offering trade in prices and bundles with the new console.