By Marcus Lai:
Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle this week held a sold out status at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online division on high demand for the product.
Walmart.com disclaimed an 'Out of Stock' status to online customers as of Sat. evening. The item is not available for in-store pickup.
The MGS4 PS3 80GB SKU includes a copy of the Metal Gear Solid 4 game and a Dualshock 3 controller for $499.99.
The product has held in the top three sales at Amazon.com on steady availability at the retailer.
Sony this month recorded a Q1 profit of $50.5 million (5.4 billion yen) profit in its game division compared to a loss of $273.3 million (29.2 billion yen) one year prior.
Sony has sold 14.4 million PS3 units worldwide to date.
The electronics giant will retail a new $399 PS3 80GB SKU this fall, representing a $100 price cut from the current 80GB model.