Over the past couple days, rumors have been flying around the net related to a new PS3 model that would soon begin shipping to retailers across the world and today it has been made official via Sony Japan’s Official Product Page. Now before you get too excited, I will go ahead and inform you that this is not a notable hardware update. Expected to begin shipping later this month, the new PS3 model (CECH-3000B) will be available in the standard charcoal black containing a 320gb hard drive. The new 3000B console will cut down the power usage of the console from 230W to 200W and the weight will drop from 6.6lbs to 5.7lbs with changes made to the unit’s power and eject buttons, along with the removal of LED lamps. No further details are available on the new PS3 model (CECH-3000B) at this moment, but stay tuned as I am sure the details are imminent.