The PS3 is primping it up in Japan with newly unveiled Garnet Red and Azurite Blue colors, The flashy glazes for the 250GB Slim come with a matching DualShock 3 controller, and are available from February 28 at ¥24,980 ($279).
The colors also cropped up in Europe on across the weekend via Amazon.de, the listings
for 500GB consoles with 2 DualShock 3 controllers, priced at €329.95 ($439). There's been no word on these colors coming to North America as yet.
Since you asked, azurite is a type of copper carbonate which traces its name to the Persian word 'lazhward.' Garnet, of course, traces its name all the way back to Final Fantasy 9