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Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 747d ago | news

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. (PS3)

1upgamer99  +   747d 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-  +   747d ago | Well said
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?
PS3Freak  +   747d ago
Holy crap I agree with Mika.

2012 is going to happen. We're all dead.
1upgamer99  +   747d 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.
cee773  +   747d 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+
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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.
PHIBALNATION  +   746d 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.
MostJadedGamer  +   747d 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.
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bwazy  +   747d 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.
GraveLord  +   747d 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.
kingPoS  +   747d 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_Yeah  +   747d 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.
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DarkHeroZX  +   747d 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  +   747d 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
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xursz  +   747d ago
white vita would definitely look nice in there. :)
AznGaara  +   747d 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 :)
kingPoS  +   747d 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. >_>
AznGaara  +   747d 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.
Rockubot  +   747d ago
Is Sony trying to copy the Xbox 360 since it has White to.
Gamehard  +   747d ago
Right.... I guess the same way MS copied Sony when they released black 360s? Seriously -_-
SonyStyled  +   747d ago
glossy piano black with chrome and built in wifi to top it off
BattleAxe  +   747d ago
Or when the 360 copied Sony by adding a touch sensitive power button and a shiny black finish....
ceballos77mx  +   747d ago
Oh and the 360 "slim" can't forget that.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   747d ago
Copying colours...lawl.
AznGaara  +   747d 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?
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auen1  +   747d ago
looks sexy/stylish. i wouldn't mind getting it if it came with a free game.
G20WLY  +   747d ago
That's the beauty of it; it comes with LOADS of free games, because they're throwing in PS+ subscription with it ;)
auen1  +   747d 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.
G20WLY  +   747d 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!)...
auen1  +   747d 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)
tiffac008  +   747d 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.
Starbucks_Fan  +   747d ago
If this is true I will sell my PS3 for this. It'll look nice next to my white Star Wars Xbox :)
josephayal  +   747d ago
Im probaly going to sell my White Wii u for a White PS3, It looks awesome
Brownghost  +   747d ago
Why buy a wiiu in the first place?
bloodybutcher  +   747d ago
hmm, maybe should get this for my lady...we could finally play some coop games!
edonus  +   747d ago
I always felt sony missed an opportunity by not releasing some standard different colors. Even if they were seasonal. MS came out with some cool looking special consoles over the years. My favorite would have to be the Star Wars bundle. The MW3 one was pretty sweet too.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   747d ago
I am tired of this "North America favor". Aren't they getting most of their money from Europe[i am not saying they should favor Europe either.]?
Why can't it be world wide!!!
Hicken  +   747d ago
Too bad this doesn't happen until after Christmas...
metroidfusion2  +   747d ago
Wii u>ps3 its as simple as that ha
DarkHeroZX  +   747d ago
used toilet paper>>>>>>W ii U

Sorry but the Wii U is just Nintendo's way of catching up into this gen.
BlaqMagiq24  +   747d ago
PS4 and 720 will be a thousand times better than the Wii Underpowered

Wii U mad bro?
Starbucks_Fan  +   747d ago
Anyone know where I could get the most money for a 320GB PS3? I'm probably going to try eBay or Craigslist.
Oldman100  +   747d ago
:)
I'll probably get one to match my white vita. Now all they need to do is make a white PS pulse wireless headset.
gamern4g  +   746d ago
That is a bit expensive.
BuffMordecai  +   746d ago
Meh. I got a white vita and loved it but I'll pass on this. I just prefer the build of the previous slim so much more.
Hallow  +   746d ago
For some reason I just can't take a white console seriously, don't know why, just prefer black I guess.
ACEMANWISE  +   746d ago
Sony should sell the console like a cell phone. Offer a free console (or discounted one) with a PS+ contract. I still think the PS3 would be generating more income having more customers buying products from their store and services after the fact...instead of keeping their doors closed through higher console prices.
Pillsbury1  +   746d ago
What m$ is doing is retarded, who wants a contract with a console? Cell phones are different you use their network and subsidize the phone. I use t mobile monthly 4g its post paid, I'm against contracts.
Pillsbury1  +   746d ago
40gb fatty still going strong. Long live play.
GamerElite  +   746d ago
mY original 8OGB just passed away about two months ago.

2007-2012

Gone But Not Forgotten.
isyourhouseonfire  +   746d ago
$299 for a white blu ray player? Eh, pass.
Moerdigan  +   746d ago
I was really disappointed that they didn't release the white model this fall, but it looks like they had a strategy.

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