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Colorware Gives Your PS3 Slim a Paint Job

Those of you who plan on purchasing a PS3 Slim will have no choice but to accept that the gadget you're buying comes in black and only black. However, don't get yourself down over something silly like color because if you're willing to fling money at the problem, ColorWare will make it go away.

The company is offering custom paint jobs for PS3 Slims. You can purchase a pre-painted PS3 Slim from ColorWare for a price of $449. Failing that, you can send them your own and have them paint it in-store for $149. The nice folks at ColorWare will even paint your controller to match. Unfortunately, if you have more than one (and who doesn't, really) it's going to cost you an extra $30 per controller. Ouch!

Anyone even a little tempted? While I wouldn't spend the money myself, I'd be super pleased if someone were to buy me this as a Christmas gift. *puppy dog eyes *

  • jellico
    Sorry, Jane, I wouldn't even do that for myself. Having my game console painted just isn't that high on my list of things I'd like to have.
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  • doomtomb
    I think this is for someone who has too much money to throw at video games. Wouldn't anyone just want to buy more games instead of painting your PS3 slim that will eventually become obsolete.
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  • FlayerSlayer
    Wait, $150 to color the console? Couldn't that buy me a couple of new games and a controller? Or if I go to GameStop and pick up either used or older games, couldn't that get me 4 games pretty easily, maybe more?

    Let's see, Blue PS3, or Black PS3 but 100 hours of more gaming entertainment... tough one...
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  • hellwig
    $149? Ouch. You can get a can of Krylon at walmart for like $5.

    And why does the screenshot say they must be region 1 encoded? I can't send in a Japanese PS3 for painting? That seems odd. What are they doing, renting out a console during that time?
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    hellwig$149? Ouch. You can get a can of Krylon at walmart for like $5.And why does the screenshot say they must be region 1 encoded? I can't send in a Japanese PS3 for painting? That seems odd. What are they doing, renting out a console during that time?
    They probably don't actually spray your one but give you back one that someone else has sent in, switching the hard drives if necessary. Doing so would mean they could have a much faster turn around per customer since spraying them and waiting for them to dry probably takes a while or they probably do them in a big batch. Having them all the same region would make logistics far easier.
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  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    Why doesnt Sony just offer different colors and patterns...

    It might cost them a 1$ more to manufacture it in southeast asian country lol.
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    This really does seem like a waste of money for most people, however, $150 extra to make a console match someone's $10,000 lounge remodel isn't a big deal. If you're earning enough money for this to be small fry then you'd likely be interested. Colorware have been around for a looooong time charging these kind of amounts for spraying all kinds of things. They obviously get enough customers to be able to make a healthy living.
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  • Hanin33
    spanky deluxe: yep, especially since the serial is unimportant since the warranty is right out the window when they apply paint to the casing... seems logical..
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  • -unknown-
    spanky deluxeThey probably don't actually spray your one but give you back one that someone else has sent in, switching the hard drives if necessary. Doing so would mean they could have a much faster turn around per customer since spraying them and waiting for them to dry probably takes a while or they probably do them in a big batch. Having them all the same region would make logistics far easier.While it would make logistics easier, unfortunately each PS3 HDD is paired to the specific PS3 unit. You can't 'swap' HDD's and just boot-up the PS3, it will ask you to format the drive first which means the customer would lose all their data.

    They must really paint your unit on the spot but I'm not sure how long you'd have to wait for the job to be done + the paint to dry. At any rate, $149 is a hefty price to pay for a paint job. Heck, its half the cost of the console.
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  • Hanin33
    -unknown-While it would make logistics easier, unfortunately each PS3 HDD is paired to the specific PS3 unit. You can't 'swap' HDD's and just boot-up the PS3, it will ask you to format the drive first which means the customer would lose all their data.
    that sux.. one of the things i like about the 360 is being able to take my HD to a friends and bootup and play my saved games with my expansions and themes or minigames i buy in the arcade...
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