According to our colleagues from Kotaku.com, Sony Computer Entertainment is launching the 40GB PS3 in Japan on November 11th.
Sony will present two color versions of the console, Clear Black and Ceramic White. Same as the European 40GB PS3 version, these two version will feature only two USB ports and will come without the memory card slot. The 40GB PS3 will ship with the SIXAXIS controllers with corresponding colors.
The 40GB console in Japan will retail for ¥39,980 ($341), and the 20 and 60GB version will get a price cut of ¥5,000 (US $43). So that puts the 20GB in retail for ¥44,980 ($384) and the 60GB for ¥54,980 ($469).
It looks like that Sony will release the DualShock 3 in Japan on the same date, November 11th. According to Kotaku.com, it will retail for ¥5,500 (US $47).