Costing just under YEN 40,000 (around £190) the 40GB machine will also include a silver version of the new rumbling Dualshock 3 joypad.
The Dualshock 3, as well as both this new Silver PS3 and last year’s Ceramic White console, have yet to hit any other territory outside of Sony’s homeland.
The PS3 platform holder also confirmed that it will indeed launch a PS3 budget software range in Japan, called The Best. It kicks off on March 19th with the release of Ridge Racer 7, Gundam: Target in Sight, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, Reistance: Fall of Man and FolkSoul.
Again, no word on the company’s Euro plans.