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Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 & God of War PSP Bundles Announced

GDJustin

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EDIT: I've uploaded high-res, unresized pics of the PSP:
http://www.modojo.com/news/20080226/1333/scea_announces_deep_red_god_of_war_psp_bundle/ and if you wanna toss a digg that story's way... (digg)


Sony Computer Entertainment America Introduces Metal Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of
The Patriots PS3 Bundle Available in Late Q2 2008 in North America

Company Also Announces Limited-Edition God of War(R) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack
and April Availability of DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless Controller for North America

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual retail and
publisher conference Destination PlayStation, Sony Computer Entertainment
America (SCEA) announced details of upcoming PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) and
PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) (PSP-2000) hardware bundles with two of the
most highly anticipated 2008 titles. The company also announced the April
2008 availability of DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller in North America.

To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal Gear
Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots in late Q2 2008, SCEA will introduce a PS3
bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear
Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for $499
(MSRP).


SCEA also announced the June 2008 availability of the limited-edition God
of War(R) PSP Entertainment Pack for $199.99 (MSRP). The God of War
Entertainment Pack will include a "Deep Red" PSP with God of War himself,
Kratos, silk-screened on the back of the unit, a copy of the highly
anticipated upcoming God of War: Chains of Olympus game for PSP, the hit
comedy movie from Columbia Pictures, "Superbad(TM)," on UMD(TM) (Universal
Media Disc), and a PLAYSTATION(R)Network voucher to download Syphon Filter(R):
Combat Ops from PLAYSTATION(R)Store. The stand-alone version of God of War:
Chains of Olympus launches on March 4, 2008.


"Working closely with our retail and publishing partners and sharing our
hardware and software roadmaps at Destination PlayStation gives us a great
opportunity to outline some key milestones for the year. In response to
incredible demand, we will be manufacturing more 80GB PS3s for North America
and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 80GB PS3 bundle is an ideal
way to offer that continued value to our consumers," said Jack Tretton,
president and CEO, SCEA. "With Blu-ray having won the format war, our stellar
software line-up and a broad product portfolio, we will continue to drive the
incredible momentum we've been generating since last fall."

SCEA will introduce the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for the first time
in North America in April 2008 for $54.95 (MSRP). DUALSHOCK 3, which
incorporates both rumble and motion sensing SIXAXIS(TM) technologies,
maintains the award-winning design and precise, responsive features of
PlayStation controllers. The added rumble feature, combined with the SIXAXIS
system, enhances the gamer experience with more interactive, intuitive and
immersive game play experience and will work with more than 100 current PS3
titles.

In additional news coming from Destination PlayStation, SCEA announced
Metal Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots will be available in North America
in late Q2 2008. A Metal Gear Online "Starter Pack" will also be launched to
support online game play. Gamers can select a single player experience or take
the action online with up to 16 players and battle it out using the latest
weapons and stealth techniques. For those eager to take on Solid Snake's
nemesis, Liquid Ocelot, a nationwide pre-sell promotion will enable gamers to
pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and be guaranteed access to
a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.
 

dark steve

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Someone please remind me, because I haven't been paying attention - 80GB is the model with hardware backwards compatibility, right? Or have they release some without?
 

~Devil Trigger~

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dark steve said:
Someone please remind me, because I haven't been paying attention - 80GB is the model with hardware backwards compatibility, right? Or have they release some without?
80Backwards
404wards
 

Soroc

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Liquid Ocelot, a nationwide pre-sell promotion will enable gamers to
pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and be guaranteed access to
a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.
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Woot!

and

SCEA will introduce a PS3
bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear
Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for $499
(MSRP).
Will be mine :D
 

Nizz

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And supposedly the 80gb was dead.... Good effort from Sony to push the PS3 further...
 

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For those eager to take on Solid Snake's
nemesis, Liquid Ocelot, a nationwide pre-sell promotion will enable gamers to
pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and be guaranteed access to
a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.
That's actually a really good idea for promoting sales.
 

sh4mike

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Didn't expect Sony had enough 80 GB systems left to run a campaign like this. Great deal for PS2 folks looking to jump in.
 

rollingstart

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wow, that PSP deal is pretty damn good. Two games and a good movie.

MGS4 PS3 is even better, although it would have been cool if they included MGS1 installed on the PS3 HD.
 

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dark steve said:
Someone please remind me, because I haven't been paying attention - 80GB is the model with hardware backwards compatibility, right? Or have they release some without?
The 60G and 20G are the ones with the hardware BC. The 80G has the software BC.
 

Guy Legend

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So arstechnica was wrong, no 120/160gb system...

I'm guessing that the 80gb will still have it's premium features - BC, card readers, 4 usb, etc.
 

tanod

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Wait wat? The PR makes it look like that MGS4 could come out sooner than June 12th!

:O
 

John Harker

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woa!
Those are both awesome deals.

Since I bought both recently, I now regret it.

Well, the PS3 way more than the PSP. I got the 40gig, and only have Eye of Judgment.
The early PSP was worth every penny for Final Fantasy Tactics
 

Guy Legend

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DMPrince said:
Limited time offer? Sounds like they are trying to remove the 80gb from existance and this is a sure fire way to do it quick.
Wrong, read the press. They are now manufacturing more due to high demand. The current supply was already nearly finished.
 

Kinitari

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izakq said:
The 60G and 20G are the ones with the hardware BC. The 80G has the software BC.
well actually, the 80gb uses a combo software/hardware emulation method. If it was strictly software there would be nothing stopping the 40gb from playing ps2 games.
 

neojubei

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SCEA will introduce a PS3
bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear
Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for $499
(MSRP).

Hmm, a second ps3....hmmm..

Jim said:

Kratos looks so much better than Vader on the back of the psp.

Gets as well.
 

Elios83

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Interesting, other than for the bundle news, the fact that Sony has probably changed their strategy relatively to the 80GB SKU which is probably back in production because of demand.
Moreover with a third party game and DS3 in, there's a 15-20$ more in value compared to the old 80GB Motorostorm pack.
Maybe there will be an other announcement soon about an other 80GB bundle with a different first party game (Uncharted or Ratchet are the most probable candidates).
 

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Isn't it a bit too early to announce a MGS4 bundle, not to mention the price too?

Red PSP is fucking hot! Too bad I already have a Slim... :(
 

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Psychotext said:
Did Sony just do serious damage to their sales until this bundle is released?
Why would they? It's not like the majority of the on-the-fence buyers actually update themselves about stuff like this.
 

GeoramA

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Wow, Sony wants to dominate this summer I guess...

Both bundles are excellent. Glad I held out for a PSP slim.
 

izakq

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Kinitari said:
well actually, the 80gb uses a combo software/hardware emulation method. If it was strictly software there would be nothing stopping the 40gb from playing ps2 games.
lherre said:
60 GB and 20 GB - launch --- EE and GS
80 GB -- GS
40 GB -- None :lol
I stand corrected.
 

DeadGzuz

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DMPrince said:
Limited time offer? Sounds like they are trying to remove the 80gb from existance and this is a sure fire way to do it quick.
I thik they mean limited as in the bundles, just like the Motorstorm and Spiderman 3 bundels.
 

sonycowboy

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Sony, Sony, Sony...


Why would you announce a bundle, thus giving folks a reason to NOT buy a PS3 now? And announce it will come with the DUALSHOCK controller.

Joe Blow: I'll just wait for the bundle...




Way to "kill" PS3 HW sales for the next 3 months
 

trh

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and here i am contemplating when to get a ps3 and a psp. made up my mind when i read the thread title
 

test_account

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So you're basicly getting a DS3 controller and a copy of MGS 4 for free? (PS3 80GB is $499 today, right?). Thats a great deal!
 

neojubei

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June NPDs will be insane.

hyonoid said:
OMG DS3 + MGS4 + PS3 80 GB = 499

True win.
I honestly thought sony would go to the 699 price for this bundle, glad they are playing this smart.
 

Greg

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sonycowboy said:
Sony, Sony, Sony...


Why would you announce a bundle, thus giving folks a reason to NOT buy a PS3 now? And announce it will come with the DUALSHOCK controller.

Joe Blow: I'll just wait for the bundle...




Way to "kill" PS3 HW sales for the next 3 months
Joe Blow doesn't know about upcoming bundles.