We got one of the new 250 GB super-slim PlayStation 3s from Sony today and did what any rational person would do with it: we took it to the roof our New York City headquarters to compare it to all of the other consoles of this generation.
Plus: We tried out its new disc tray!
And: We compared the George-Foreman-Grillnesss of all three versions of the PS3.
This new, redesigned 250GB model costs $US270 and is bundled with a copy of Uncharted 3 and vouchers for digital downloadable content. A 500GB model sporting the same new design will come out on October 30, bundled with Assassin's Creed III. That one will cost $US300.
The redesign brings the PS3 down to a nice size, but moving the disc tray to the side will make a vertical orientation less viable for some people -- you'll need to keep space clear on the left.
As you can see in the video, the new PS3 is far more svelte that most of the other boxes we've had this generation. The Wii tilted back on its stand (not pictured in the video) still presents my favourite console look of the generation; without it, the trim new PS3 is, to my eye, the stylish winner.