White superslim PS3 coming to UK too, in shape of God of War: Ascension bundle

Sony Computer Entertainment UK is bringing the much sought after white variant of the superslim PlayStation 3 to this country, it has announced. However, it won't be a standalone product like the garnet red and azurite blue versions, but will be part of the God of War: Ascension bundle pack.

In addition, the DualShock 3 controller bundled will be specially skinned to go with the game and will have a gold effect.

The "Classic White" PS3 will be a 500GB model and identical inside to the existing conventional black console. The bundle will come with the Special Edition steelbook version of God of War: Ascension. It also contains the audio soundtrack, multiplayer double XP unlock, and an exclusive PS3 theme and PS3 avatar.

It will hit stores in the UK on 15 March, with price yet to be revealed. As an indication, Game lists the forthcoming garnet red PS3 for £250, but without the game bundle.

The white superslim PS3 first appeared on Pocket-lint's radar in January when Sony announced a North American version. However, that model comes with the usual white controller and a year-long membership to PlayStation Plus rather than the latest God of War.

It's also available in Japan alongside the black, (and soon to come) red and blue versions, although they have 250GB in storage space.