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inFAMOUS: Second Son $570 PS4 Bundle Instantly Tops GameStop's Best Sellers; Titanfall Bundle 23rd

Apparently the hype for inFAMOUS: Second Son combined with the chance to get a PS4 (that is still quite hard to find in stores) in time to play Sucker Punch's upcoming exclusive, are making the newly announced GameStop bundle quite popular between customers.

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Stringerbell943d ago

You'd be better off buying everything separately, as this isn't a deal in the slightest.

Abriael943d ago

Well, not better. It's exactly the same. Wonder if GameStop still thinks the PS4 will he hard to find at infamous' release, and they're banking on that.

Why o why943d ago

Sneaky if they are.....lets hope the customer wins on this

GribbleGrunger943d ago

It does seem as if they're expecting this bundle to sell on availability alone.

nicksetzer1943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

This is the most biased garbage article ever created, and the titles just worsens it further.

Bathyj943d ago

@nicksetzer1
Can you tell me why?
I dont have time to check all the facts in the article right now, are they not correct?

Visiblemarc943d ago

This isn't a savings oriented bundle. This is gamestop extorting people looking for any way possible to get a PS4.

With current shortages, it will probably work.

nicksetzer1943d ago

not that it is even incorrect, but how about titanfall, titanfall collectors edition, titanfall controller, and titanfall bundle all selling more than infamous the GAME why is that not an article as well? the answer it doesn't meet his bias .... he is comparing one PS4 sku (only one available) to 9 sku's for xbox one and acting as if it is surprising.

Unreal01943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

Uh oh.

This is not a good sign for MS. They're really counting on Titanfall to do wonders, considering the amount of money they have poured into that game.

Imagine if Infamous SS outsells it, that would be huge.

morganfell943d ago

In Blazing Saddles voice, "Price drop? We don't need no stinking price drop."

OrangePowerz943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

@nick

We should also take into account Titanfall sticker, ice cream, dog leashe, carpet and mech sales and compare that to the inFamous sales. /s

The comparison is between the two bundles that contain the game. Gamestop is selling the PS4 bundle for a lot more than the X1 is going for and it is much higher in their chart. That shows rather well in what demand the console is while MS makes price cuts in an attempt to increase sales and retailers making even further cuts to reduce the amount of stock they have sitting around. On the other hand you have retailers making expensive bundles and still sell out of units.

Because you don't like the numbers you want to compare Titanfall game, bundle and controller sales with inFamous game only sales. In what world is that a fair comparison? You can compare thr individual things compared to their counterpart, but you can't take 3-4 items pull them together and compare that to the numbers of one single item just to make the numbers work in your favour.

nicksetzer1943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

@orange So you are really trying to say that comparing two GAMES infamous and titanfall (titanfall having both the standard game and collector edition EACH selling more than infamous standard) is unfair but comparing the ONLY PS4 sku to 9 XB1 sku's is fair? You guys on this site are seriously loony.

morganfell943d ago

"...lets hope the customer wins on this"

If the customer buys a PS4 they are winning.

OrangePowerz943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

The comparison is for inFamous bundle and Titanfall bundle. You suggested to throw the Titanfall bundle, games and controller together and compare that to the game only sales of inFamous.

Also inFamous has a collectors edition as well and not just a standard edition. And each Titanfall game version will not sell more compared to the inFamous standard edition. The Titanfall CE is firstly very high priced and secondly relatively limited so that version won't sell much. The sales on X1 for Titanfall might be closer then what you might expect compared to inFamous. The major sales for Titanfall will be on the 360, they will get some extra X1 sales because of the very convenient delay for the 360 version.

If you wish you can add all X1 SKUs together and most likely the one PS4 SKU comes still out on top. What's so hard to admit.that the PS4 is in much higher demand or that Titanfall might not be that CoD killer some people think/hope it will be.

Prime157943d ago

I get what point you're making, however, it does not apply to the overall sales of the game.

Also, you can't compare titanfall sales specifically to infamous sales, simply because Infamous is a true console exclusive whereas titanfall is releasing on 2 consoles and PC.

I understand why you're saying what you're saying, because this is not a true bundle, it is a retailer specific bundle (Aka, a core unit + a game + a controller) all in separate boxes. Yes, this is gamestop taking advantage of the demand for PS4.

However, you can't compare all the X1 SKUs to the preorder Infamous SKU. It has to be preorder SKU vs preorder SKU.

Yes, I highly doubt that MS has really put that many X1 bundles out there, and,in that respect, I agree with you. But you talked yourself into a hole with the rest.

AceBlazer13943d ago

If this isn't proof that price is only a part of ps4's success, small part, idk what is.

Gamer1982942d ago

You know soon as sales start to drop in the slightest Cony will through in a free game to keep them going..

thekhurg942d ago

Well Sony did say they would continue to have availability issues into April, so Gamestop is most definitely banking on that being accurate for this bundle's success.

tommygunzII942d ago

It comes with an additional controller and a year of Plus. It's not that bad of a deal, especially if you're interested in Infamous.

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PONTIAC08G8GT942d ago

I always hate when retailers do this.

"Buy the blah blah bundle! Contains 1 extra controller and 1 game. Price is $520"

Gee, thanks for giving me $0.00 in savings lol.

VENOMACR1227942d ago

^

Agreed

Usually I associate the word "bundle" with some type of special deal or offering. Like buy all this and save $X.XX. But these bundles that are the same price as buying everything individually makes no sense to me. Maybe people get tricked by this and buy it thinking they are saving money.

STGuy1040942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

People have bought bundles based on availability. My local Gamestop didn't have any standalone PS4 systems for sale last month, but they did have a handful of bundles in stock. The employees there were telling me that people were buying the bundles because they couldn't wait any longer for a restock.

Best Buy was the only store in my area that was selling standalone PS4 systems during the month of January. For whatever reason, they don't offer bundles at the store I visit. I'm not sure if this is a local or company-wide decision.

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Abash943d ago

This might be the only way for some people to get their hands on a PS4. And if you were waiting for inFamous: Second Son to buy a PS4, why not just get it?

Thatguy-310943d ago

No ps4's to buy separately. This just goes to show that even though the bundle is priced higher than the xbox one and still manages to reach the peak of the list shows what consumers want.

cervantes99943d ago

Exactly. It goes to show that the disparity in sales between the two consoles is not because of price alone. Sony's track record for providing games throughout the entire life cycle of their product (AAA to boot) from PS1 through PS3 has established a confidence in a PS4 purchase.

M$ arrogance with the X1 is what is hurting them. They should have learned from Sony's mistakes early last gen.

ThePope942d ago

It goes to show that gamestop wants you to buy it so they push it to the top. It also shows that the Titanfall bundle is available at other retailers.

moparful99943d ago

How would you be better?
Console: 399.99
Game: 59.99
controller: 59.99
PSPlus: 49.99
These are the individual prices and all equate to $570, its the exact same...

princejb134943d ago

Lol this is just a way for GameStop to get more money
Instead of buying the ps4 at GameStop than buying everything else at other retailers. They can take advantage at the demand and just sell everything together

Stringerbell943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

Shop for deals! This past week a PS4 controller was 41 shipped posted on slick deals. 12 months of PS PLus for $39- Right there you've saved 30 bucks.

moparful99943d ago

@phoceenatic yrs its feasible to find deals but involves piecemeal buying from this site and that site.. This is an opportunity for people to one stop shop and not deal with shipping and waiting. You all act like someon3 would be silly to buy this bundle but its a great bundle..

ColeMacGrath942d ago

2 controllers actually.
that's another $59.99
So you'll only save $59.99 :)

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jonboi24943d ago

Damn people are willing to be ripped off just for a guaranteed PS4. No wonder the you can't find PS4's in stores, retailers are hording them so they can ripoff consumers and they're falling for it.

S2Killinit943d ago

Yeah PS4 are still hard to come by with the huge demand but the deal isnt so bad if you actually want to spend money on all those items anyway.

Hicken943d ago

There's no ripoff. It's exactly the same price. Look at the moparful's comment above yours.

KwietStorm943d ago

Nobody is getting ripped off. If it's available for the same price, and you want it, then why not? Nobody is entitled to a discount. I don't buy at gamestop, but this is not a rip off.

SilentNegotiator943d ago

Ripoff? It's the same cost of those things individually.

It's not a deal but it isn't a "ripoff" either.

jonboi24943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

@everyone above

While the price isn't a ripoff, you are being FORCED to buy everything else for a GUARANTEED system. For a game that does not need online or does not have local multiplayer that we know of, it's kinda outrageous that Gamestop is forcing you to buy a second controller and PS Plus. At this moment the only way you can get a PS4 GUARANTEED from Gamestop online is this bundle no other way, thus your being ripped off.

I say just wait for the official Sony inFamous bundle you probably save a couple bucks. Though chances of actually getting one is slim as they will probably disappear as soon as they are announced.

Subaruwrx943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

This bundle is not a rip off. It's just you would pay if bought everything separately at retail price. Most people buy a couple of games, an extra controller and the Ps+ membership anyway. Hell, I bought an extra controller, the camera(I could sell that camera for at least twice what it cost me btw) and two games at launch. The extra controller is a good idea because you will always have one charged and ready to go even if you're just a single player. Actually, as far as bundles go, this is one of Gamestop's better deals. They haven't been selling the PS4 alone online since launch. Most of their bundles have included two games, an extra controller and PS+ and cost over $600. At least this bundle includes a game that a lot of people actually want. You can find PS4 retail units at most Gamestops right now - they may sell out quickly but if your local store is out of stock, chances are you will find a store that has them within 50 miles of where you live.

Edit: @joinboi24 - you are not being forced to buy anything. Gamestop doesn't have a monopoly on PS4s. If you don't like the bundle, don't buy it.

SilentNegotiator943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

"While the price isn't a ripoff, you are being FORCED to buy everything"

No you aren't. Just buy the system alone. If you have to wait, too bad so sad.

moparful99943d ago

@jonboi you arent being forced to buy anything.. If you didnt preorder a system you have literally no room to complain about this bundle.. This is exactly why I preordered, I have one just waiting on Infamous..

Kryptix943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

@jonboi24

You can just buy the system alone for $399 if you're willing to wait. An example of "forced" is when Microsoft bundles the Kinect with the Xbox One and there is no other way around it if you want to buy the console. Now...that's "forced" if you mean it that way.

FamilyGuy943d ago

Lol and moments like this are why it isn't entirely bad to be an early adopter. Not having to deal with forced bundles just to get a console in time for the launch of a game you want.

Patients.

People buying this bundle probably just figured that they'd be buying all this stuff eventually anyway. PS+ so the can play other games online, extra controller for co-op on games they might pick up or download too.

A camera option would've been nice but it's hard to find too so early adopters lucked out on getting that as well.

deafdani942d ago

This bundle is throwing you an extra PS4 controller FOR FREE. If you were to buy everything separately, you would have to spend $60 more.

This is quite the opposite of a rip-off.

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solar943d ago

a shame. Sony and MS love you. they give you bundles that arent worth the money.

badz149943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

from my understanding, this bundle is entirely Gamestop, nothing to do with Sony.

the earlier Knack bundle or KZSF bundle with special cover box were Sony's. I don't know about other places, but in where I live, buying the KZSF bundle is cheaper than getting them separately so I went with the bundle.

trenso1943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

the bundle just saves the time and effort of everything. Even though you aren't saving money.

deafdani942d ago

You save money, because it throws in an extra controller. That's $60 less right there.

CrowbaitBob942d ago (Edited 942d ago )

@deafdani

Bundled Items
•PlayStation 4 Console - $399.99
•inFAMOUS Second Son Regular Edition - $59.99
•1 Year PlayStation Plus Subscription - $49.99
•A 2nd DualShock 4 Controller - $59.99

Total: $569.96 if purchased individually

Where do you get this mysterious extra free controller from?

GraveLord943d ago

It's pretty much a guaranteed PS4 console in time for inFamous. They are pretty hard to find right now.(at least in online retailers)

3-4-5943d ago

I was just going to say that.

Buying it separate is cheaper.

badz149943d ago

but NOT at Gamestop. you'll need to scavenge really hard to find a better deal on the PS4 and including all those in the bundle right now because the console itself is still pretty hard to find.

Elimin8942d ago

IKR... $570. vs $520.. You get a sec game or at least control if you buy separately....

zippycup942d ago

actualy if you reed you will notice him saying

On the other hand, looking at the games by themselves, Titanfall is quite far ahead of the competition, ranking 8th against 33rd.

and he even calls the ps4 bundle a rip off

Totoro17942d ago

It's the fact that you'd actually be getting your hands on a PS4 is why they're selling out; not necessarily any sort of deal involved.

otherZinc942d ago

Lol at this.
Infamous Second Son is going to get killed by TitanFall!

Muffins1223942d ago

Like you can find one?Its not like stores are over flowing with ps4s right now....

Muffins1223942d ago

You get 1 year of ps plus($50)
A additional ps4 controller,you have 2 now($60)
The console ($399)
The game ($60)

Its exactly 570 dollars so your not exactly getting a deal but its not a rip off like some of you are acting.This is what happens when you guys just look at the headline

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AKissFromDaddy943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

Lmao, very true but the demand is being met, bundle or not. People want it, so GameStop will bunduru it. GameStop is making bank.

Update: When you compare it to the Titan Fall bundle, you get more from the "inFAMOUS Second Son Bunduru"(South Park word).

Titan Fall Bundle is Xbox One + 1 month XBL + Titan Fall for $500 w/ tax. Add 1 year of Xbox Live Gold and it's $560 w/ tax.

inFAMOUS Second Son Bunduru(that word kills me) is Playstation 4 + extra Dualshock 4 + inFAMOUS SS + 1 year PS for $570.

Now it looks AWESOME, in comparison, right?

GamingNerd013943d ago

Bubble up 4 u sir, ur completely right people just want it and it's not a rip off as it has the game controller and ps plus wich is what u would end up spending anyway if u want all those extras on the bundle. And yes I also agree it's a much better deal then titinfall bundle as u will only be getting the game and a 1 month gold kinda lame y not 1 year gold a extra controller and the game.

zyphee943d ago

Ahh someone has been watching south park

isa_scout943d ago

Everytime I see that word I pretend I'm Yoshida about to face off Gates...lol Classic South Park episode right there :)

Abriael943d ago

I wouldn't call it "crap." I'd call it taking advantage of customer needs in a rather unethical way....

Panthers943d ago

Not really sure how this bundle is a deal at all. Buying seperate makes more sense. Still, it shows the power of the Playstation right now. I think they know the shortages will force people to buy this for the same price as if it were all separate.

KwietStorm943d ago

Why does it make more sense?

Kane22943d ago

you do know that buying these separate is the same price as buying the bundle right?

Evilsnuggle943d ago (Edited 943d ago )

I like your moxie Microsoft but too little too late. The problem with the x1 is not just the price. The biggest problem is that it's reputation has been damaged now . Every one wants the best console graphics to be on the winning team. resolutiongate has damaged The xbox brand. All of Microsoft P.R and lies has come home to Rost. From the power of "THE CLOUD" To we don't know what the resolution of 3d party games lies after lies. Microsoft focus on the casual gamers ,Kinect and the all in one system. Now you are stuck with a underpowered over priced media hub. PS4 will still out sell x1 even with launch of Titanfall the month of March .Microsoft is in deep panic mode