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White PS3 bundle listed for North America with price, release date and more

A new white Playstation 3 console bundle (with pricing, release date and more details revealed) has been listed by online retailer, Amazon.com, for North America.

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1upgamer991389d ago

Ouch, $299 still. I only paid $349 for mine 3 years ago. This makes me wonder why people complain the Wii U is over priced. The hard drive is small, but it is compatible with any hard drive.

-Mika-1389d ago

That because this is a bundle. You're getting 1 year of PSPlus which values at $50. You're getting 3-4 free games every month.

You're also getting a 500 gb Harddrive. Buying a 500GB External HDD from amazon cost $70. So that adding to the basic WiiU and the premium WiiU cost. So that would make the Basic WiiU come up to $370 and the premium $420,and I didn't even buy a game yet.

So excluding the PS3 library of games. What honestly is the better deal?

PS3Freak1389d ago

Holy crap I agree with Mika.

2012 is going to happen. We're all dead.

1upgamer991389d ago

First of all it is not even available for 2 months. I have and love my PS3, I have seen a 500 gig HD, for less than $45 (often), More Modern tech, A gamepad (that makes the games much better) With Internet integration that BLOWS my PS3 out of the water. Those are just a few things that Make me scratch my head at the PS3 price.

cee7731389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

@1upgamer99

you wont find a decent(you get what you pay for) 500gb these days for under 60$ no where. because of the Thailand disaster HDD's are just now becoming the prices they were 2 years ago in stores were talking $90+

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1389d ago

I will take ps4 without psn+ for that price. I remeber seeing white ps3 in 2005 reveal. I don't need one just before ps4.

Disagree or not this should of happened 3 years ago.

olLANDSHARKlo1388d ago

Don't fall for the PSN plus that mika speaks of, the games you get for free are trash, and if you ever decide you don't want PSN plus anymore, them games are no longer playable, so you are renting trash games as long as you keep PSN plus, I had it for 1 yr. and stopped, gave me nothing I was interested in.

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MostJadedGamer1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

This is further evidence that the PS4 is not coming out til 2014. If the PS4 was coming out next year the PS3 wouldn't still be $299.

bwazy1389d ago

Umm not really. If anything keeping the PS3 price consistent would only keep the sales of the console somewhat stable if the release of its successor were to be announced.

Think about it, how many people (in this technological driven age) would go out and buy a PS3 when the PS4 (or Omni) is literally just around the corner.

GraveLord1389d ago

500gigs, 12 months of PS+.
Only $299.

I'd say that is a fair price and there this model isn't limited from what I understand so look out for price cuts closer to the holidays.

kingPoS1389d ago

It's even better when you stack the psn+ voucher on top if you already have psn+.

That 500gb HDD won't go to waste.

Oh_Yeah1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

I paid 150 two years ago for my barely used 160 gb slim, still had the box, manuals, controller, the account on there only showed one game played. Gotta love pawnshops.

DarkHeroZX1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

1upgamer99 says:
"First of all it is not even available for 2 months. I have and love my PS3, I have seen a 500 gig HD, for less than $45 (often), More Modern tech, A gamepad (that makes the games much better) With Internet integration that BLOWS my PS3 out of the water. Those are just a few things that Make me scratch my head at the PS3 price"

Okay show me any gaming PC or other platform with a bluray player for cheaper or close to that price. Also show me any service bundled with that price that give me a year of free games and game discounts? Also I wanna play all the PS3's exclusives as well? I bet you think the Wii U and 3DS are worth their price tag and aren't over priced lol.

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DivineAssault 1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

so sexy n clean.. Damn, this n a white vita would be awesome but itd get dirty n worn out from me playing out of work.. Maybe later on after PS4, ill pick them up as novelty items after significant price drops

xursz1389d ago

white vita would definitely look nice in there. :)

AznGaara1389d ago

I am SO HAPPY I didn't buy one on Black Friday! I'll keep my 60gb phat ps3 to play my ps2 games :)

kingPoS1389d ago

Good luck with that beautiful beast. To be honest I'd get another ps3 and transfer to that while you still can.

I had a working 60gb six months ago that was strictly used for streaming & blurays, only for it to tap out when my niece got a hold of GTA4. >_>

AznGaara1389d ago

I meant I'm glad I didn't buy another Ps3 on Black Friday so I can no buy this white one. I'll still keep my 60GB (which had been upgraded to 250GB) to play my Ps2 games on my TV which doesn't have composite outputs.

Rockubot1389d ago

Is Sony trying to copy the Xbox 360 since it has White to.

Gamehard1389d ago

Right.... I guess the same way MS copied Sony when they released black 360s? Seriously -_-

SonyStyled1389d ago

glossy piano black with chrome and built in wifi to top it off

BattleAxe1389d ago

Or when the 360 copied Sony by adding a touch sensitive power button and a shiny black finish....

ceballos77mx1389d ago

Oh and the 360 "slim" can't forget that.

AznGaara1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

There is so much fail in this comment its not even funny. White Ps3s have been around since 2007. Oh and your little white xBox, yeah... That was this year.

http://www.engadget.com/200...

Did I mention there was a white Ps2 singtar bundle? Oh and a white PsP. Recolors aside there was this little white console called the Dreamcast, so are both Ms and Sony copying from Sega?

auen11389d ago

looks sexy/stylish. i wouldn't mind getting it if it came with a free game.

G20WLY1389d ago

That's the beauty of it; it comes with LOADS of free games, because they're throwing in PS+ subscription with it ;)

auen11389d ago

for a limited time only though. if you don't renew, you lose them :-/

throw me a bone: ac3, uncharted collection, something like that.

G20WLY1389d ago

For a limited time? It's for A FULL YEAR! lol

And you get appx. 45 full games during that time. How many games out of 45 do you still want to play a 12 months later? 1, maybe 2?

All you're asking for is 1 free game (to keep); you get LOADS of free games (for 1 year), plus many discounts (to keep) and other benefits. Can't you see that you win with this package, more so than with 1 bundled game?

Go on! You know you wanna!! ;D

:) Sorry - your choice, of course and I respect that, but I had to point that out (rather than minding my own damn business, which I'm sure you would prefer!)...

auen11389d ago

weren't they doing the same thing with a bundle recently where they gave you a year free of psn+ and a game? for the same price (or less)

tiffac0081389d ago

You do not need to worry about losing those free PSN games. You just simply need to reactivate your PSN account to play them again and with the 1yr Plus subscription added in the bundle. I think you would have finished a lot of them before your subscription expires.

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