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Already bored of looking at your generic black PS3 Slim? Colorware can help.

The PS3 Slim might be proving ultra-popular, but its painfully generic black finish does little to excite the senses and offers no avenue for the Sony faithful to express themselves.

This is where Colorware comes in, allowing PS3 Slim owners - or at least ones that live in the US - to customize their console for the measly sum of $150 or to buy one directly for $450.

Now, third party modifications aren't anything new, but it's quite the modification that costs the same as two and a half new games, especially when it's purely cosmetic. But if you have some spare cash and fancy a pink and lime green PS3 Slim, check out Colorware's site here.

Source: Kotaku

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...Orange?
Really?

If I were going to buy a PS3, I'd buy one because it's pretty in black.
Nothing looks good in orange.

Also that is an absurd amount of money et cetera.

A deep purple one would be awesome.

But not worth the money when the black actually looks great

PS3 is definatly the prettiest console of this generation.

For $150 I'd rather get some new games. I don't even look at my PS3 when I don't need to.

150 Bucks for a paintjob? No thanks, I actually prefer my totally black PS3 Slim. All my technology (except the 360, which is dirty-white from age, it's like a stain in my room) is black with the occasional silver accent and the PS3 fits perfectly in that pattern.

coxafloppin:
A deep purple one would be awesome.

But not worth the money when the black actually looks great

PS3 is definatly the prettiest console of this generation.

With Ian Gillan dressed as Jesus right on the side of it.

Actually this sounds pretty cool, but I've already got the hulking behemoth that is the original so I won't be doing this I guess...unless mine kicks the bucket in a spectacular way

Who would pay that much money for a colored console? Mine sits on a shelf below my sight line, as long it plays games, and doesn't break (I only have a 360), I'm happy.

IdealistCommi:
For $150 I'd rather get some new games. I don't even look at my PS3 when I don't need to.

Yeah, this.

Unless it comes in metallic silver or chrome. I'd so buy that.

MaxTheReaper:

Nothing looks good in orange.

Oh really? Bulldozers. Excavators. Cranes. Gordon Freeman's suit. The city of Mirror's Edge. Forests in autumn. Must i go on?

On topic,it's too pricey,but idea is good.

The yellow interests me, and I've wanted to make my macbook green for a while now but the prices are just crazy :O.

Sorry, but no. The problem isn't with the color of it, but the material. It looks like plastic.

It is nothing compared to the badass metallic chrome surface of the ordinary PS3s.

EDIT: Also, you can just take it apart and use spray paint on the case. It's significantly cheaper.

well, I have to admit, the customisable colours is quite impressive (since previous PS3 patterns and whatnot only had specific plates to attatch onto the console), but I'd like it to have more colours, and possibly some patterns, too. Also, its way way WAY too expensive.

nilcypher:

So what kind of twisted business sense must you have to go:

-Hmm... What service/good should I offer, in this time of economic difficulties where the majority of prospective PS3 buyers had been clamoring for a price drop for months?
...OH! I know! A choice of colors (and only colors) for 50% of the entire console's price!

I'll wait till they add a cylon chrome option with a pulsing red eye.

Mr.Tea:
So what kind of twisted business sense must you have to go:

-Hmm... What service/good should I offer, in this time of economic difficulties where the majority of prospective PS3 buyers had been clamoring for a price drop for months?
...OH! I know! A choice of colors (and only colors) for 50% of the entire console's price!

I'm sure a decent portion of the price tag goes to the licensing fee Colorware has to pay Sony for use of their name. Not just anyone can slap a PS3 logo on their stuff and sell it. That's copyright infringment.

I suppose this is for people who really want to be individualistic with their ps3s? Other than that I'm pretty sure that you could give yourself a decent paint job for less than 10% of that price. Either way, I can still see people taking them up with this offer.

It's only for Americans, and I don't expect they'll be branching out any time soon. I'll stick to black, and keeping my AU$200.

paypuh:

Mr.Tea:
So what kind of twisted business sense must you have to go:

-Hmm... What service/good should I offer, in this time of economic difficulties where the majority of prospective PS3 buyers had been clamoring for a price drop for months?
...OH! I know! A choice of colors (and only colors) for 50% of the entire console's price!

I'm sure a decent portion of the price tag goes to the licensing fee Colorware has to pay Sony for use of their name. Not just anyone can slap a PS3 logo on their stuff and sell it. That's copyright infringment.

My question still stands; As some executive trying to sell a product, knowing it's going to cost your customers half-a-PS3 just to change the color, how can you still think it's a good idea?

Looks nice, but I could do it myself for much cheaper. Also would rather wait until the waranty has expired before I void it just for a different colour.

Mr.Tea:

paypuh:

Mr.Tea:
So what kind of twisted business sense must you have to go:

-Hmm... What service/good should I offer, in this time of economic difficulties where the majority of prospective PS3 buyers had been clamoring for a price drop for months?
...OH! I know! A choice of colors (and only colors) for 50% of the entire console's price!

I'm sure a decent portion of the price tag goes to the licensing fee Colorware has to pay Sony for use of their name. Not just anyone can slap a PS3 logo on their stuff and sell it. That's copyright infringment.

My question still stands; As some executive trying to sell a product, knowing it's going to cost your customers half-a-PS3 just to change the color, how can you still think it's a good idea?

Delusions and insanity? And the fact that the average consumer is dumb as hell? That's my guess.

OK, why on Earth would you spend $150 on making your PS3 Slim look a bit better? Do you honestly spend half the time looking at the thing every time you're playing a game? It's the game which is important here. Alright, if you want to show it off to your friends, fine, that's your decision. For me, it's just a waste of money. It's about the game, not how the console looks.

IdealistCommi:
For $150 I'd rather get some new games. I don't even look at my PS3 when I don't need to.

Exactly.

scotth266:
Sorry, but no. The problem isn't with the color of it, but the material. It looks like plastic.

It is nothing compared to the badass metallic chrome surface of the ordinary PS3s.

Also a good point.

The yellow/orange/gold one looks amazing.

coxafloppin:
A deep purple one would be awesome.

But not worth the money when the black actually looks great

PS3 is definatly the prettiest console of this generation.

If you like a car door.

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It's cheaper just to buy coloured sleeves for your PS3.

I wish I had a PS3 Slim so I could have it coloured metallic purple :D

Looks nice, but way too expensive. If i bought a ps3 slim the only bit i'd want coloured is a metallic red logo and the rest just plain black, but for that i'd only pay a max of £30 ($50).

Edit: mind you i did spend £50 on stickers for my PS3 which i bought from the US which probably proves how much of a sucker i am for this kinda thing

Edit2: still at least i can still peel them off when i get bored of it.

Not worth it really, but the level of customisation was pretty damn cool. I'd do it if I had the money though

People have spent a hellof a lot more on pimpin' image before
and will continue to
But seriously
$150...thats a little steep

I might've cared if the PS3 Slim wasn't so god damn ugly already as it is. The price for getting it recolored is way too high anyways.

Hum. So instead of having the all mighty black, I can have one that looks like a tropical fruit?
Eeeh, no. Never touch on a team that is winning.

Why would anyone pay $150 for a cosmetic change, thats just ideotic.

Make it like $30-$40 and we'll talk...

I don't have a slim, I have the huge black monalith that is the original. And even if I did have a Slim, I prefer the black, especially since they don't offer any awesome, shiney designs. Plus the thing costs 50% of what I would paid for a Slim

Niiiice. I think that's a bit too steep though, and I prefer the glossy black. Hell I even put my Wii in glossy black, if I were going to get a console in another colour it would probably be a 360 if I had one. I do hate the way the black slim looks though, I really do.

Kollega:

MaxTheReaper:

Nothing looks good in orange.

Oh really? Bulldozers. Excavators. Cranes. Gordon Freeman's suit. The city of Mirror's Edge. Forests in autumn. Must i go on?

On topic,it's too pricey,but idea is good.

The city of Mirror's Edge? Did I miss most of that game? I do remember orange parts though, no doubt.

Pimp my PS3 Slim

You know I made this image as a joke a while back.

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I didn't think It'd actually become relevant in some backwards way.

coxafloppin:
A deep purple one would be awesome.

For the amount of money they're charging they should have it play the opening riff to "smoke on the water" when you power it up.

ChromeAlchemist:

Kollega:
Oh really? Bulldozers. Excavators. Cranes. Gordon Freeman's suit. The city of Mirror's Edge. Forests in autumn. Must i go on?

On topic,it's too pricey,but idea is good.

The city of Mirror's Edge? Did I miss most of that game? I do remember orange parts though, no doubt.

I dunno. Orange seemed abundant - not a main color per se,but it was evenly spread out through most of the levels. Chapters 4 and 6,for example.

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