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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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Stringerbell1269d ago

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

Abriael1269d 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 why1269d ago

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

GribbleGrunger1269d ago

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

nicksetzer11269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

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

Bathyj1269d 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?

Visiblemarc1269d 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.

nicksetzer11269d 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.

Unreal011269d ago (Edited 1269d 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.

morganfell1269d ago

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

OrangePowerz1269d ago (Edited 1269d 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.

nicksetzer11269d ago (Edited 1269d 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.

morganfell1269d ago

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

If the customer buys a PS4 they are winning.

OrangePowerz1269d ago (Edited 1269d 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.

Prime1571269d 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.

AceBlazer131268d ago

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

Gamer19821268d ago

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

thekhurg1268d 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.

tommygunzII1268d 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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PONTIAC08G8GT1268d 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.

VENOMACR12271268d 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.

STGuy10401268d ago (Edited 1268d 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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Abash1269d 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-3101269d 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.

cervantes991269d 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.

ThePope1268d 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.

moparful991269d 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...

princejb1341269d 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

Stringerbell1269d ago (Edited 1269d 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.

moparful991269d 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..

ColeMacGrath1268d ago

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

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jonboi241269d 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.

S2Killinit1269d 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.