Remember when the PS3 first made its debut in 2005? It featured whacky looking boomerang-shaped controllers, and the first press photos showed it off in black, white, and silver. It also had two HDMI ports, three ethernet ports, and six USB ports.
Quite a few things have changed since then, including several hard drive configurations. But until now, we have only seen a black version and (in Asia at least) a white version. Today, Sony announced the availability of a Satin Silver version in Japan.
The Satin Silver version (Model # CECHH00SS) is only available in 40GB, and is packaged with a silver SixAxis (not DualShock 3) controller (Model # CECHZC2JSS). The console is the same price as the 40GB Black and White versions, at JPY 39,980 (about $371 USD). The standalone DualShock 3 controller will be JPY 5500 ($51 USD).
There’s obviously no word on when (or even if) this will be made available outside of Japan. My guess is that it will arrive in other Asian regions shortly, where they already have both the black and white versions (and even Gran Turismo 5 in Chinese). Keep an eye on the usual import gaming sites if you want to get your hand on one (remember, PS3 games are not region-locked).