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Sony releases new PS3 and PlayStation Plus for Vita

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Today was a busy day at Sony; they announced new models of their old PS3 console. However, since no new console will be coming out soon they decided to boost the old model. Just to be clear, old doesn’t mean that it's bad. So users now will have a 250GB model bundled with Uncharted 3 for $270, and a 500GB model that comes with Assassin's Creed III later in October. The 250GB model will be available on September 25th. Besides the GOTY edition of Uncharted 3, buyers will also get a $30 voucher to spend on title Dust 514. The PAL version of the new PS3 will be a little bit different while 500GB model remains the same the 250GB will come as a 12GB flash memory model. Users that buy the 250GB model will be able to upgrade the console to HDD, but at the expense of losing 12GB of internal storage along the way.

Beside the new models, Sony will also implement the PlayStation Plus subscription service into PS Vita. The change will happen in the November, and current PS3 subscribers won’t have to pay any additional fees. The service will be available in North America and Europe with 90-days packages, that will cost $17.99 in US or €14.99 in EU, also a whole year subscription will cost $/€49.99. The subscribers will get access to game and content discounts, 1GB of cloud storage, automatic updates, and unlimited access to a range of full titles. There will be new models for Vita, but the only change will be their color. The Vita will now come in red and blue and will be available on November 15.

Sony also announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops will come to Vita in December, but Soul Sacrifice that should have cross-platform functionality has been pushed to 2013. There are also several new titles that will be available soon, like Valhalla Knights 3, Oboro Muramasa: The Demon Balde and Toukiden, which will be one more cross-platform project.   

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