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Robinspain
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(09-04-2007, 10:51 PM)
Coming later this month, a new starter pack will be available in Europe



PS3 + Heavenly sword + f1 + 2 sixaxis for (still) 599 e.
Flo
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(09-04-2007, 10:52 PM)
You're saying goodbye to your job security!
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(09-04-2007, 10:52 PM)
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$599 lives on!

lol
valkillmore
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(09-04-2007, 10:53 PM)
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It's 60GB. Curious.
GenericPseudonym
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(09-04-2007, 10:53 PM)
Heavenly Sword is demoted to pack-in that fast!?
Mmmkay
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
F1... Getting on a bit now isn't it? I suppose they want to ride off the current season's British performance but eh it would help if the game knew who he was.

Uh wait hang on, they're giving you two controllers when neither game has a split screen option?
Last edited by Mmmkay; 09-04-2007 at 10:59 PM.
Jtyettis
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)

Originally Posted by aztrex

It's 60GB. Curious.


Not all 60GB SKUs shipped confirmed.
Gadfly
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
Wait, it says 60G on the box.
Amir0x
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
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That's the starter pack, huh.

It comes with a deck of cards and a special limited edition holographic "Riiiidge Racer"/"$600" card mana pull +50
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
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Solid
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
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The first pack with motorstorm + resistance is better.

wtf sony :/
KachoMakura
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
They need to trade out F1 for something else and that would be an awesome deal.
DeceitDecide
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(09-04-2007, 10:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by GenericPseudonym

Heavenly Sword is demoted to pack-in that fast!?

Demoted, huh? You doubt the power of the pack-in? Wii Sports says "hi."
qirex
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(09-04-2007, 10:55 PM)
You'd think the effect of the price drop on US sales would tell them something...
REV 09
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(09-04-2007, 10:55 PM)
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i'm not familiar with the euro pricing...is there any value in the pack? or is it the same as buying all of that separately?
TheKingsCrown
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(09-04-2007, 10:57 PM)

Originally Posted by DeceitDecide

Demoted, huh? You doubt the power of the pack-in? Wii Sports says "hi."

:lol @ comparing Wii Sports to this.
Kildace
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(09-04-2007, 10:57 PM)
Resistance + Heavenly Sword would have been much better. I also think that overall the first starter pack was more bang for your buck.
Anerythristic
(09-04-2007, 10:57 PM)
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That's a pretty solid deal for 599 in the U.S.
beerbelly
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(09-04-2007, 10:58 PM)
2 Controllers but neither game have 2 player modes.
Manmademan
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(09-04-2007, 10:58 PM)
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It's actually a pretty good value- the euro PS3 was 599 euro to start with, wasn't it? two games plus a controller for free isn't a bad deal.

That being said- DAMMITSONYBRINGTHEPRICEDOWNALREADY
Amir0x
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(09-04-2007, 10:58 PM)
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if the other game was Uncharted, and they waited a few months and it was 499 i'd hit it in the US
DemonSwordsman
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(09-04-2007, 10:58 PM)
its like getting a controller and the game for free. Its an amazing deal.
Ceb
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(09-04-2007, 10:58 PM)

Originally Posted by qirex

You'd think the effect of the price drop on US sales would tell them something...

The starter pack has boosted PS3 sales in Europe.
Burai
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(09-04-2007, 10:59 PM)
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Two games I don't want and the console isn't white.

I want to buy one of these this Christmas for LBP, yet they are going out of their way to put me off. This isn't how it's supposed to be.
Jtyettis
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(09-04-2007, 11:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Amir0x

if the other game was Uncharted, and they waited a few months and it was 499 i'd hit it in the US


Looking at $815 US.
LOcKY
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(09-04-2007, 11:00 PM)
looks like they are going for the PSP way of selling hardware.

im sure everyone remembers their packin game bundles.

how did that do for PSP?

I guess they need to get rid of those excess copies of F1 somehow but really Sony please stop raping us with this stupid overflated prices.
Visualante
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(09-04-2007, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by GenericPseudonym

Heavenly Sword is demoted to pack-in that fast!?

Microsoft does it too. First party games are designed to shift the system at any cost.
[Nintex]
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(09-04-2007, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by REV 09

i'm not familiar with the euro pricing...is there any value in the pack? or is it the same as buying all of that separately?

69(HS)+69(F1)+40(Sixaxis)+599(PS3)=778 this costs 599.
test_account
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(09-04-2007, 11:01 PM)
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I wonder if the current starter pack with Motor Storm and Resistance will still be avalible. Really cool box for the pack by the way :)
fistfulofmetal
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(09-04-2007, 11:02 PM)
They should start selling PS3's with God of War 2 packed in.
Green Biker Dude
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(09-04-2007, 11:02 PM)
When I read Starter Pack, I thought it was going to be cheaper. Then again, I have to ask myself why. It's not like Sony has done anything right lately.
Gigglepoo
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(09-04-2007, 11:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheKingsCrown

:lol @ comparing Wii Sports to this.

Well, they are both short lived tech demos.
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(09-04-2007, 11:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by [Nintex]

69(HS)+69(F1)+40(Sixaxis)+599(PS3)=778 this costs 599.

yeah, it is much better deal than $100 off...
Crisis
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(09-04-2007, 11:03 PM)
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It's a good value no question. But a lot of people will still balk at that price.
Barry Lightning
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(09-04-2007, 11:03 PM)
i like the box, it's much more bold now. the spiderman font still trips me out tho no matter how many times i see it
Grayman
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(09-04-2007, 11:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Jtyettis

Looking at $815 US.

After tax it cost me about that much to get a PS3, RR7, and second controller at costco.
GenericPseudonym
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(09-04-2007, 11:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Visualante

Microsoft does it too. First party games are designed to shift the system at any cost.

Heavenly Sword isn't even out yet! Its debuting as a pack-in! No MS first-party title to my knowledge is like that.
Amir0x
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(09-04-2007, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grayman

After tax it cost me about that much to get a PS3, RR7, and second controller at costco.

Grayman, no! :(
Diablohead
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(09-04-2007, 11:04 PM)
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At this rate i'll be looking at getting a ps3 with FFXIII and three controllers packed in if they want the console to stay at this price.
RiskyChris
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(09-04-2007, 11:04 PM)
I was praying that Sony wouldn't be trying the PSP model of increasing the "value" of the SKUs. Please don't let this be their business model for much longer.

=(
Danne-Danger
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(09-04-2007, 11:04 PM)
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Ah come ON!

F1, really? :/
fistfulofmetal
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(09-04-2007, 11:05 PM)

Originally Posted by GenericPseudonym

Heavenly Sword isn't even out yet! Its debuting as a pack-in! No MS first-party title to my knowledge is like that.


You act as if it's not being sold separately.
Zombie James
(09-04-2007, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by RiskyChris

I was praying that Sony wouldn't be trying the PSP model of increasing the "value" of the SKUs.

So adding two games plus an extra controller for the same price isn't adding value to the package? I'm curious, what's your definition of value?
The Faceless Master
(09-04-2007, 11:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

So adding two games plus an extra controller for the same price isn't adding value to the package? I'm curious, what's your definition of value?

the problem is the price isn't lower, and people value money more than anything else
Visualante
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(09-04-2007, 11:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by RiskyChris

I was praying that Sony wouldn't be trying the PSP model of increasing the "value" of the SKUs. Please don't let this be their business model for much longer.

=(

Until MGS4 they will increase the perceived value of the system by bundling first party crap.
Before MGS4 I expect to see PS3 + MotorStorm, Resistance, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and F1 for whatever this is going for.

Microsoft had some crazy bundles before the Elite. Crackdown, Gears, PGR3, Bomba Pinata, Live Arcade disc, extra controller all for just over the standalone asking price.
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(09-04-2007, 11:07 PM)
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This makes sense as they are value adding to the console. Not ideal, but it makes business sense.
Amir0x
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(09-04-2007, 11:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by _leech_

So adding two games plus an extra controller for the same price isn't adding value to the package? I'm curious, what's your definition of value?

No i think he was saying the problem isn't "value", it's that most people can't afford the $600 dollars for a videogame console even if they thought it WAS worth it. The problem is not "value", it's the sticker price... it has to go down to $399 or less and soon or Sony is officially out of the running for anything but distant third.
shagg_187
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(09-04-2007, 11:08 PM)
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Should have been Heavenly Sword and Lair...
itsgreen
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(09-04-2007, 11:08 PM)
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If I can find it for 550e, I might actually buy it.
Ashhong
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(09-04-2007, 11:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

the problem is the price isn't lower, and people value money more than anything else

and people that value money wont like the money thats saved in buying this bundle?

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