- New Look PlayStation 3 Console 500GB
- Grand Theft Auto V game
NEW LOOK 500GB PS3
With all the great games and features you love now wrapped up in a sleek new design, there's never been a better time to get your hands on PlayStation 3.
PlayStation 3 offers the ultimate in gaming and home entertainment at brilliant value for money, and it's now available in an eye-catching design that is bound to turn heads in your living room.
Available from 27 September 2012, the new PS3 system is available in a wallet-friendly 12GB version (AU$299.95RRP) and a whopping 500GB model (AU$399.95RRP). So whether you're after instant access to memorable, fun-packed evenings with the family, or want to load up your system with tons of fantastic entertainment, we've got the right PS3 for you.
The new console offers you the flexibility to tailor your PS3 experience to suit your needs: start off with the 12GB model and then from November ramp up the capacity by connecting a dedicated 250GB Hard Disk Drive.
To tie in with the launch, PlayStation Store for PS3 is set to get a new look from October 2012 too, making it even easier for you to find and download the content you love from the comfort of your sofa.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.
All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto’s darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
Los Santos & Blaine County
Our largest open world yet - by far - and spanning vastly diverse cultural and geographical areas, the entire world of Grand Theft Auto V is open from the very beginning of the game to explore. Visitors to the greater metropolis of Los Santos and the countryside of Blaine County will encounter faded celebrities, meth heads, party people, violent gangs, hikers, bikers and every other manner of colorful denizen. You'll be able to traverse everywhere from the tops of the mountains, through the streets of Los Santos and to the depths of the ocean floor.
Three playable protagonists - Michael, Franklin and Trevor may live in different parts of town, have their own issues, attitudes, lifestyles, desires and goals - but they do know how to work together. They also each have their own unique skillsets to bring to the table when it's time to get the job done.
He's a veteran bank robber, and an expert with the kind of knowledge that only comes from years as a successful career criminal. Now retired and living comfortably in an unofficial sort of witness protection, Michael's not without his own problems though - he has a wife who can't stop spending money and two spoiled kids he doesn't understand at all. Michael made it out and got everything he wanted, and he's still miserable.
A former street gangster now looking for real opportunities and serious money, Franklin works as a repo man for an Armenian luxury car dealership that runs scams on ambitious young hotshots with new money, selling them expensive cars they can’t afford. When they can’t make their payments but want to keep their cars, it’s Franklin’s job to get them back.
Not interested in living by anyone else’s rules, Trevor's a habitual drug user and extremely volatile individual that's prone to destructive outbursts and violent rampages. A former criminal colleague of Michael's from long ago - the less that's said about him the better.
The open world of Grand Theft Auto V is not just massive in scale, but will offer more to get into than ever before. For recreation, play a bit of golf or tennis, zen out with some yoga or cycle through the countryside... For adrenaline heads, parachute over the city, or customize your Cheetah and take it to the streets to race suckers for money... Or earn cash the old fashioned way, by taking it - whether by ripping off liquor stores or by buying and taking over businesses that will earn you dividends... Even minding your own business having a stroll you may meet one of Los Santos' weirdos, junkies, drunkies, or starlets and find yourself off on a wild misadventure you never expected...
Petty crimes, hustling and stealing cars can only get you so far in Los Santos. To score big, Michael, Franklin and Trevor will work together to pull off grand Heists - big, multi-part missions that require careful preparation, recruiting, and precise (and often explosive) execution. Cash is king in GTAV and while there will be plenty of ways to acquire and spend it - heists are the way to earn the big bucks.
Grand Theft Auto Online
Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto community. Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental Grand Theft Auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.
In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.
Players can invest in their character through customizing their appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchasing personal property, and taking part in missions, jobs and activities to earn reputation and cash to open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks. The world of Grand Theft Auto Online will constantly grow and change as new content is added, creating the first ever persistent and dynamic Grand Theft Auto game world.
Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V and launches on October 1st.
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Updatable system software
PS3 will evolve continuously with the system software updates, further improving the operability and enhancing the user experience available through the network. PS3 owners will be able to enjoy new features by simply updating the PS3 system software via the System Update function on the XMB.
Bravia Sync Feature
The new PS3 system is also equipped with the Bravia Sync feature. By connecting the new PS3 system and a Bravia TV with the HDMI cable, users are able to directly operate the XMB on PS3 using the TV remote control. Other functions include System Standby that will automatically turn off the PS3 system when the Bravia TV is turned off.
Cell Broadband Engine & RSX Graphics Processor Unit
As its digital soul, the Cell Broadband Engine represents the tour de force in parallel processing, which means gaming experiences beyond what you know today. Its built in Blu-ray Disc drive delivers a whole new generation in High Definition gaming and unmatched digital media storage. Whether it's Gaming, Blu-ray Disc Movies, Music or Online entertainment services - This is Living, with PlayStation 3.
Blu-ray Disc - Welcome to High Definition
Next generation entertainment needs a next generation format to store the vast amounts of data required to render High Definition game worlds and movies. Blu-ray Disc is that format - and it's fully supported by PlayStation 3. The huge amount of data storage offered by Blu-ray makes it ideal for High Definition. The ability to access more data means that game makers can embrace the demands of next generation development - ensuring that PlayStation 3 will cater for the most ambitious entertainment experiences in the years to come.
Connect Your PlayStation 3 to a High Definition TV & Enjoy Your Games, Movies & Photos in Amazing Detail
Create a perfect partnership by connecting PS3 to an HDTV. Scenes are rendered in amazing detail, all the way up to the best resolution that today's technology can offer - 1080p. Seeing your entertainment in this kind of detail transports you to the scene of a movie, and makes games feel far more immediate and realistic. What's more, High Definition means you can show your digital photos off on an impressive flat screen display - which is quick and easy with PS3.
Free to access for all PlayStation 3 owners, PlayStation Network brings a wealth of connected entertainment to your living room.
When you sign up for free access to PlayStation Network (broadband required), you gain access to a wealth of services that really add to your PS3 experience. Feeling sociable? Try playing your favourite game online - at no additional cost - or chat with your friends via text or voice.
If you're after something new, browse PlayStation Store - your gateway to full games, demos of forthcoming blockbusters, and all kinds of HD trailers and game add-ons. Or sit back and surf the Internet from your sofa via the built-in browser.
PlayStation has always been home to great games from the world's most skilled game developers - and the story is no different with PS3. What has changed is the sheer potential that such a powerful system brings.
With a Hard Disk Drive and Blu-ray Disc storage as standard, developers can now create worlds of previously unimaginable size and detail, while the processing speed of the Cell Broadband Engine allows for advanced physical simulation and Artificial Intelligence.
Combine it all with advanced High Definition graphics, and you get games that are more impressive and immersive than ever before.
Connectivity - PlayStation 3 and PSP play well together!
Remote Play enables digital content to be shared between PlayStation 3 and PSP wirelessly. You can access PS3 Home Menu options and files saved on the Hard Disk Drive remotely, everything from games and movies to music and the Internet. Preparing the PlayStation 3 and PSP to work with each other is straightforward. Within a matter of minutes, you'll be able to use your PSP to access content on a PlayStation 3 system using both devices' in-built Wireless functionality.
In the Box:
PlayStation®3 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1
Grand Theft Auto V software x 1
|Product Type||PS3 Console|
|Packaged Weight||4 Kg|
|Model||PS3 (New Look)|
*1 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.