White 40GB PS3 hitting Japan

As if we didn’t already know about the 40GB PS3 making its debut, we, however, were unaware that a white version would be loosed into the concrete jungles of Japan with DualShock 3 controllers. That’s right, folks, a 40GB console is set for a November 11th launch sans memory card slot and SACD reading function, which means no backwards compatibility. The four USB ports on previous models have been nixed in half. The white and black models will retail in Japan for about $341.

What about us? We’ve heard November 2nd is the date for our $399 PS3 to debut.

Press Release [SCEJ]