Barring an unforeseen and highly regrettable change of plans, it would seem the 40GB Ceramic White PlayStation 3, first launched in Japan during November of last year, may be headed to US shores and stores. The information comes from an FCC filing concerning the fairer model, signaling the possible arrival of choice for those unsatisfied with the standard black monolith. Since the Ceramic White model included a Dual Shock 3 controller, it seems likely that the Sixaxis successor will arrive at the same (currently unknown) time.

As Sony hasn't made any announcements regarding further PS3 SKUs, we're awaiting official comment and will update this post accordingly.

Sony responds: "As you may know, there are many FCC filings like this each year. We haven't made any announcements about upcoming PS3 plans, but are comfortable with our current two sku strategy. We are continually evaluating the market trends and consumer input to determine the appropriate PS3 models for our territory. "

[Via Engadget, GamesIndustry.biz]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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