Sony has favorably responded to several user requests and has announced a new color (Classic White) for the PS3 computer entertainment system, bundled with a year-long membership to PlayStation Plus. The device will become available for the first time in the United States and Canada on January 27, 2012 via the Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle ($299.99 MSRP). Those who already have the membership will have theirs extended by one year.
The limited edition Classic White PS3 boasting curved body design consists of Classic White 500 GB PS3 system, 1 Dualshock, 1 year of PlayStation Plus membership, AC power cord, 3 Wireless controller, USB cable and AV cable.
In addition to the 18 games in the Instant Game Collection, PlayStation Plus offers members exclusive discounts on games and downloadable content, earlyaccess to betas and automatic updates for both games and the latest system software. PlayStation Plus also provides online storage of up to 2GB for game saves (1GB on PS3 and 1GB on PS Vita).
Members are already seeing thousands of dollars in value with PlayStation Plus. In 2012, members received more than 50 free and 270 discounted PS3 games, more than 90 add-ons for PS3 and 8 free PS Vita games. Through PS Plus, members also received a combined savings valued at more than $2,472 in 2012.
Top free games offered include: BioShock 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Resident Evil 5, Saints Row 2, Borderlands, inFAMOUS 2, NFL Blitz, NBA Jam On Fire Edition, The Walking Dead Episode 1 - A New Day, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush and Gotham City Impostors.
Sony still seems to spread the holiday cheer and draws attention to PlayStation Mobile platform by dishing out a free game per week for the coming six weeks. In order to access these games, all that the players need is an Android device which is PlayStation Certified or PlayStation Vita.
Owners of PS Vita can access the PlayStation Mobile section available at the PlayStation store while the Android device (PS certified) holders need to just download the PlayStation Mobile Android applications and install them.