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Posted on Feb 26th 2008 at 08:53:01 PM by (hXd)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Sony, Playstation 3, PSP, Metal Gear Solid 4, God Of War, DualShock 3

Sony has just sold me on a PS3. This was announced on recently:

MGS4 Bundle Announced
Anticipated game to be packaged with 80GB PS3 and DualShock 3.
by Jeff Haynes

February 26, 2008 - For months, Metal Gear Solid fans have eagerly been looking forward to a release date of the upcoming title from Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid 4. Since its delay last fall, the only thing fans have known is that the game is expected to be released later this year. Earlier today at Destination PlayStation, a retailers only conference for Sony products, Sony announced that a Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle pack will be released in Q2 2008.

The bundle will include MGS4, an 80GB PS3 and a Dual Shock 3 included for an MSRP of $499.99. It will also include an Metal Gear Online "Starter Pack. For players that pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4, there's an added bonus: they'll be guaranteed access in the multiplayer beta of Metal Gear Online in late April.

"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 of 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."

Sony FTW.


EDITOR EDIT: That wasn't the only thing to come out of Sony's Playstation Destination event today.

Metal Gear Solid 4 comes out June 12. One can only assume the bundle comes out on that same day too.

In addition, Sony announced a new God of War PSP bundle. The bundle will be $200 and will come with God of War: Chains of Olympus, Superbad on UMD video (hahahahaha, Superbad and UMD are both hilarious...for totally opposite reasons), and a free download of Syphon Filter: Combat Ops from the Playstation store. Expect it on retail shelves in June.

Finally today, the much awaited vibration-enabled DualShock 3 will be hitting store shelves on April 15 for $55. More than I had hoped for, but still a good deal cheaper than importing it.

So, it looks like Sony decided to save all the big announcements for this little conference instead of saying everything at GDC. Looks like the bad news of Phil Harrison leaving Sony is being balanced out.

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That's a tempting deal.
I updated the article with some more information...

Great news today! I'm really excited about everything they have to say today. I can't wait to get that God of War PSP!
Finally, a PSP with a decent colour. If it gets released here I'll be getting one as well. I've contemplated a PSP for a good 2 years now.
Actually, I misread it. That PSP comes in June, not March.

I don't know now. I might get the Daxter pack...
hXd on the front page FTW.
If I had money for such nonsense...

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