Garnet Red And Azurite Blue PS3s Coming In February

By Spencer . January 20, 2013 . 11:20pm

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Living room fashionistas rejoice! Sony announced two more PS3 colors for Japan, Azurite Blue and Garnet Red. Each slim(er) PS3 includes a 250GB hard drive and matching DualShock 3 controller for 24,980 yen ($280).


The Azurite Blue model looks like the same shade of blue in the Zan-datsu Metal Gear Rising: Revengance PS3, but that model also has black panels with the kanji for zan-datsu.


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  • Reki Honoo

    I want these to come to north america <3

  • SerendipityX

    Whelp, been waitin’ a long time for a red grill to cook on.
    (⌐□_□) ( •_•)>⌐□-□ Oh wait, this is a PS3? trolololol I really like the red one though.

    • 3DS had this problem too. I want a GREEN system, dammit. Or some other cool color. D:

      • they never release green… :(
        well, except for special bundles for the ds lite and at the nintendo store.

  • Solomon_Kano

    My Slim works fine, but I’d consider giving it up for one of these. I actually like the sliding grill look, just not in black. I’m leaning towards the red.

    Hopefully, both these and their Vita counterparts leave Japan.

  • Mithfalath

    And these, my friends, are the reason why you do not buy the console at the first quarter of release. In time, they will release a slim, slimmer, and the slimmest versions, and they will have amazing colors, such as these.

    • Personally, I’d rather keep my overweight, dust-attracting glossy black Spiderstation 3. Just saying.

      • BadenBadenPrinny

        Damn straight

      • Steven Reece

        My spiderman ps3 Ylod died last year…

      • Godman

        True I am quite content with my launch PS3; sure it cost $600, but I’ve played it long enough to it was worth it, and still is.

    • Armane

      Unless you wanted PS2 backwards compatibility.

  • Tiramii

    Oh damn those are pretty. <3

  • Lazulis

    Man, the blue one looks pretty nice. I like my slim though. Or…well, what’s it going to be called now?

  • WyattEpp

    “Each slim(er) PS3…”

  • Lord Highawesomeparty

    Perhaps the red one may come to the west bundled with the new God of War and the blue one could come with a sports game. I believe Sony did something like that with the PSP a time or two, so it could happen again.

    I’ve always liked it when consoles come in a bunch of different colors. Everyone having the exact same thing gets pretty boring after a while.

  • ffboi7

    Can we see this stateside please!! Been thinking about getting my own PS3 for my room :D

  • ragingmerifes

    An orange one would be welcome.

  • ShinStar

    I kind of wish Sony went back to making transparent shells. They could match those Target and Wal*Mart exclusive DualShock 3 controllers. =

    • Mr_SP

      Kinda wish Sony had “shell customisation options” for consoles, rather than sell them as whole new PS3s.

  • Ooogly…

  • HassanJamal

    Those are some fancy names for just 2 colors.


  • Raharu95

    Can we please get this Stateside? I want the Blue one so much -_-

  • They do look nice, however I can’t help but feel like Sony is kinda wasting money doing this.

  • i just(finally) ordered my ps3! i am so excite!

  • Godman

    Those are great looking PS3’s and I love the names, especially Azurite

  • kupomogli

    I want a cosmo black 3DS XL. There’s been one in Japan for a long time now.

  • I shall dub them ‘Mercurius’ and ‘Vayeate’.

    It’s a shame companies never release these colorful consoles at launch.

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