Sony will introduce a 12GB Flash-based PlayStation 3 in North America as early as this Sunday, according to leaked advertisements from retailers in Canada and the United States.
As spotted by Engadget
, Canada's Future Shop began selling the unit for $200 today, though the product page has since been pulled.
The site was also provided an image of the 12GB PS3 from a Kmart stockroom with a "do not sell until" sticker suggesting it will be on sale this Sunday, August 18.
The 12GB PS3 was introduced in Europe and Hong Kong last fall. A Sony representative was not immediately available to comment.
In September 2012, PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller said the 12GB unit would not be coming to North America.