Submitted by mathsman 1153d ago | news

New PlayStation 3 Bundle Includes Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition & Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today launched a brand new PlayStation 3 console bundle, presenting a respectable level of value for money in the face of its brand new console design. The package includes the new ‘M-Chassis’ console, 500GB, as well as two of the PlayStation 3’s most critically acclaimed videogame titles: Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. (Gran Turismo 5, PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

Yi-Long  +   1154d ago
Hmmmm.... good bundle....
... but it seems like European gamers are once again denied a WHITE PS3.

So sad.
MadMen  +   1153d ago
Racist, I kid I kid
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TongkatAli  +   1153d ago
The tide is going turn hard now. Good job Sony!!! Let them hate you even more now : D
Anon1974  +   1153d ago
Now let's prepare for the articles claiming this bundle is somehow an affront to all gamers, that Sony's raising prices and how doomed they are in general.
Allsystemgamer  +   1153d ago
Good bundle
banjadude  +   1153d ago
Sounds good, but wouldn't it be "better" to replace Uncharted for Fifa? I'm not saying Uncharted 3 is bad, but isn't football/soccer [super] popular across the pond?
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1153d ago
That makes sense to me. Sony released an NHL 13 bundle in Canada only....yet they won't release a Fifa bundle in Europe?

Anyways, this would be $411.00 USD.

Still way to pricey. Both GT5 and Uncharted 3 are worth $20 now. That means they are selling the 500gb PS3 at $370. I really don't see how this console with a 500gb is worth $370.

To put that into perspective, the 320gb NHL 13 Slim model is $299. You get a better console and a higher priced game. The game is worth $60 so that means the console is being sold at $239. A difference of $131. A $131 for 180gb of HDD? That's pretty expensive. You can buy a MS 250 HDD for $121.00 and even THAT is too expensive.

You can get 1TB HDD's for extremely cheap. Sony should just offer a 12gb model and let the hardcore's buy the HDD's at a cheap cost elsewhere. Casuals are not going to care about the size of the HDD. Pass the savings onto the customers and get more sales.

Sony is simply just trying to capitalize on revenues by releasing larger HDD sizes. That is where they plan on making even more money back aside from their lower manufacturing costs....

Instead of passing savings onto customers with their stripped down Super SLim PS3 SKU, they are actually raising the prices by passing it off with more HDD.

They are also trying to get you to pay for 2 $60 games with this bundle rather then seeing that the games are now worth $20 each.

I am questioning these new bundles Sony is releasing and feel that Sony is charging more for less.
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PSNTomaz  +   1153d ago
You simply cannot convert Euros to Dollars anymore now. Its that bad in Europe. Electronics will cost your more in EU than in NA/
ipe  +   1153d ago
Euro doesnt converts to dollars like that.

There s separate fifa bundle
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1153d ago
@ PSNTomaz and ipe

That's true. I am not considering the standard of living factor. I am simplifying a simple comparision basing this directly off of someone who would be converting USD into Eruo and vise versa.

Electronics may cost more in EU then in US but due to the standard of living in the EU, you would also be making more on average then what people make in the US.


Thanks IRetrouk

So the 500gb Fifa bundle is $249 with just Fifa and this bundle is 500gb with Uncahrted 3 and GT5 at $319. A difference of $70 or...the price of the additional game in the ncahrted 3 and GT5 bundle. So basically Sony IS charging full price for the games even though you can buy them separately for around $20 each at retail. Uncharted 3 being $25 and GT5 being $20.
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IRetrouk  +   1153d ago
There is as FIFA bundle, it's 249 in game for the 500 gig with the game, look it up at game.co.uk
jd666  +   1153d ago
you're trying too hard!
josephayal  +   1153d ago
this is a joke right?
iamnsuperman  +   1153d ago
FIFA would have made more sense but I am not sure but I think deals have to be made to get that kind of bundle and it probably wasn't possible. U3 is great especailly for new PS3 owners however FIFA would have been perfect.

edit Just seen the comment below. Well good move to have the FIFA option
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medziarz  +   1153d ago
there are 500GB FIFA 13 bundles all over Europe, so it's either GT5:AE and UE3 or FIFA 13 to choose from, not everyone plays football on a console and not everyone is interested in shooting and racing :)
banjadude  +   1153d ago
Oh I see, thanks.
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