PlayStation 3 platform holder Sony has told MCV that it has nothing to say concerning the possibility of a PS3 hardware bundle to accompany the upcoming release of Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
r u gay? i mean its alright if u r, i hav nothin against that
@Patchstation 3 ?? dude get a life
release the bundle of uncharthed 2 sony ;)
nah i dont think thatll affect him. Find a pen*s
might have peni5 bounce for for Patchstation since it was not put in for LATD. Oh wait, no sixaxis.
LOL MS didn't have the guts to put an exclusive in... they put a multiplatform instead... Sony will be smart enough to just do the U2 bundle with 250gig HDD. Or do both!
Don't hold your breath though...
i've heard about this somewhere im pretty sure there well be one though
Yeah, it's highly likely.
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Honestly at 299 they dont need it as much to win the holidays. But if they did it would be a great boost.
I am curious how Sony will respond to Microsoft's newly announced $399.99 250GB Modern Warfare 2 bundle: MW2 limited edition 360 with 250GB HDD Extra controller MW2 basic edition Considering how little the effect was from lowering the price yet again for their console, this bundle seems a move possibly from desperation to try and convince the public 360 is a better value than the PS3 at a comparable price. You can be guaranteed Sony's 250GB L.E. bundle will come with a game (maybe a Fat Princess voucher) as well, but what game?
I don't know... Are non exclusive titles ever in bundles? It's Sony's own developed games 99% of the time.
@snoogins so basically a company who creates a bundle is desperate. So Sony was desperate when they made the Metal Gear 4 bundle? Do you think that MS and activision only agreed to make the bundle after the announcement of the slim? please this is a normal move for the holiday season. It was clearly planned before the announcement of the slim, so it would have happened anyways. Also, Sony will make their Bundles as well.. lets see if you call them desperate then. That said, I dont think Sony needs a bundle this Holiday season.. their slim and the $300.00 price is more than enough to push hardware. If anything MS should lower the price at least $50.00 and/or make live free. I dont see this bundle pushing hardware for MS. peace
You make a very good point, Dread, and I wouldn't be so blind and ignorant to claim Sony or any other company hasn't had to make desperate sacrifices in a heavily competitive market as well. Holiday bundles are inevitable indeed and I didn't consider that the season is approaching.
It might not of been decided b4 the ps3 slim. youll be suprised how fast deals can be pushed through with money involved. MS would of went straight to work on how to counter the lower price PS3 slim. I think theyll have something else up their sleeve along with halo odst. MS will have a good holiday period. Better than PS3. Who knows
I don't need another PS3. I already have a couple of them. As for MW2, I can't wait to get my hands on that game despite the idiocy at Activision.
Sony should give that away to MS. They have their own bundles coming, that would be UC2, FFXIII and GT5 (and I hope a R&C bundle). MW2 in a bundle won't have as big of an impact for the PS3 as it will for the 360. Its actually a great deal for the 360 with two controllers and a bigger HDD - if you plan on buying a new 360. But I don't see pulling in the crowds who would usually look at the bottom line. 100K in the bundle won't really make an impact, the majority will be (MW2) disk sales anyway. A bundle shouldn't be more then $349, IMO (even though $399 with bigger HDD, second controller and game might yield the better value). I'm on a boycott of Activision, but that damn MW2 is very tempting...
Usually when Sony won't comment on something or say they don't know about that then it is true.
i'll be the first to say I was wrong about HHG calling it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only person that said this would happen was him. I clowned him for it like all of us did. I don't know how effective a Modern Warfare 2 bundle would be. Do you really think there are that many people that want Modern Warfare 2 but don't own either of the next-gen (or current-gen depending on what you call it) consoles? I don't.
Meh, they just need a Gran Turismo 5 bundle and they're set.
IW's community manager gives the impression the 360 is the only platform they are developing for, the complete lack of love the PS3 and PC get.
That 360 bundle is sexy though. If would mind parting with $400 for it. Where can it be preordered though?
Dont mix turn like MW2 with de Ps3 stick wid U2 and GT5 I dont think multiplats should b bundled wid "the console of choice" its given the wrong message (in my opinion) The GT5 bundle alone will shift a hell of a lotta consoles
It's the Microsoft "trying to fool you into believing this game is 360 exclusive" ad treatment that RE5 got. Advertising it only for the 360, only showing at Microsoft events, getting a custom console, etc. Probably can't legally happen for Sony at this point. Beatles Rock Band is going through the same thing, but it didn't get a console bundle. Doesn't even show a Nintendo or Sony logo at the end of the commercial, only 360.
Sony doesn't generally do this with multiplatform games...its always big exclusives, be it 1st or 3rd party (motorstorm and MGS4 for example this generation)... the fact that MS partnered with Activision for this doesn't really mean anything in terms of 'who is desperate'...although it is a little strange that they wouldn't bundle their system with something you can only play on the 360, right?...I would have figured an ODST bundle before this, although there already was a Halo 3 bundle and limited console...so whatever... the 250gb $399 or $350 PS3 is all but confirmed to be with uncharted 2 next month...with rumors of a FFXIII bundle for japan later this year, and the possibility of a GT5 bundle as well...thats how Sony does it...thats how they always have...MS could do this too if they had more big exclusives coming this year...har har...sort of kidding; i promise...
Meh Sony should just leave that to M$ and IW. They should just concentrate on bundling their own exclusives. GT5 and Uncharted 2 bundles will attract more people in my opinion.
Uncharted 2 would sell more than MW2? Are you delusional young monkey? GT5 wouldn't even have the selling power of MW2 in my honest opinion. Modern Warfare sold several million of copies and whilst GT5 is a franchise title, I don't think a racing simulator has the same mass appeal as an arcade online shooter that's probably become the best known franchise this generation
Speaking logically and being one that greatly anticipates Uncharted 2, I agree that MW2 would interest more people. As amazing as I found the first Uncharted, it just didn't catch on among gamers as I felt it should and I don't know if people will actively look into UC2, no matter how beautiful or perfect it is. However, I disagree that MW2 would do as well as GT5 (though PS3+360 sales combined it's possible). The reason I say this is because Gran Turismo is the most popular console racing sim in the world (the Japanese and European markets LOVE IT!) and GT5p sold a significantly larger amount than GT4p with only a fraction of the install base. The franchise and price point of the PS3 would really push a lot of hardware.
MW2 will sell anyway. It won't move consoles (BTW: It makes more sense on the PS3 given its big focus on online and the free PSN). GT5, UC2 and FF-XIII, however, will move consoles.
GT3 sold a total of 14.9 million on just the PS2 alone. If I were Sony, I would choose the GT5 bundle over the MW2 bundle ANY DAY. Not to mention, every single Gran Turismo game has sold over 10 million each. While COD4 only sold 5 million on the PS3.
Meus Learn how to read and comprehend man. He didn't say it will sell more he said they would attract more. I happen to agree with him. COD is alread a well know franchise. It has it's own fanbase already so teh upside is low. Uncharted however is a new ip and the first one did great so there is much more room for new gamers to jump on board. Seriously after like what 6 or 7 COD games if you haven't jump on board yet they you never will. I personally will be skipping cod mw 2 until i can get it used cause i want to fvck activision and their douche leader.
Gran Turismo 3 = 14.89 million total http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Call of Duty 4 = 12.27 million combined total http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
I agree with the numbers but there is one thing missing the install base GT for the PS2 has a 100+ million install base, COD 4 MW only has around a 55 million base (PS3 and 360) less at the time. Based on that MW has a higher percentage of sales to base. I think both games will sell fine just wait for the numbers at the end of the holiday season to find out who takes it.
Not the Selling power? It doesn't have to, It's only on the PS3 While MW2 is Multi, GT and UC are Exclusive, That's Selling power right there and It'll move consoles.
@ Blades08 The PS2 released in NA in October 2000 and GT3 released in NA in July 2001. The PS2 install base was no where near 100 million at the game's release. It's going to take you a lot of month by month or at the very least year by year research to prove your theory.
Not with all their 1st Party games dropping this holiday, and like I said before $400 wont fly any more.
yeah its kind of apparent that Sony doesn't need a bundle with a multiplat at all...MS?...well apparently they do, since the deal was already made...
Both companies have released bundles before, especially for the holiday season and Sony are already rumoured to be doing specific ones such as PES2010 and FIFA 10. It is clever and would sell, especially knowing the popularity behind these games. If MW2 is the game your friends are playing, and you see it bundled with a PS3 Slim - that's probably going to attract you more than seeing a Slim on one end of the store and MW2 on the opposite end
Not sure why people wouldn't just go out, buy a console for $299 and through in the game for $59 (=$358) and go play. Same experience as the $400 bundle (well, sure no second controller and smaller HDD). I never really understood bundles, though...
My PS3 bundles prediction: For NA: -PS3 Slim - MW2 -PS3 Slim - Uncharted 2 For EU: -PS3 Slim - PES2010 -PS3 Slim - Uncharted 2 Maybe with the PS3 Slim 120GB at $299 or the rumored 250GB SKU
I think they have enough first and second party titles and a few third party exclusives to market this fall and Modern Warfare is doing a good enough job of marketing itself. If MS wants to chip in, all the better. It's really not worth Sony's time or money to put out such a bundle. An Uncharted 2, God of War Collection or LBP GOTY bundle to replace the current 160GB bundle would be pretty rad though.
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Know that's an impressive Japanese commercial.
will allways copy ms.
Hmm...even though Sony has been in the console business a LOT longer than Microsoft? Sure thing, kiddo!
The only reason why is if they don't the ChatBots will claim and it will look like it's only on the xBox 360(i know, they are 1st class retards, but what can you do!!!) ;-D
Sony only bundle first party games to get rid of the stock that doesn't sell. KZ2, LBP, Resistance 2, MGS4 all dropped in price after 4 to 8 months of its release. KZ2, LBP sold about 2 mln. including those bundle 'sales', Resistance 2 got stuck on 1.5 mln. Microsoft has a different approach. They sell their games on a normal way and bundle the biggest CHristmas hit with their console to drive their hardware sales instead of the other way around. Now THATS smart. Sony = the way how to loose money Microsoft is having the 360 to make money EDIT @ The one below Whats a better investment: Putting 60 mln. dollars in an engine to match CGI E3 2005 and don't have the best gameplay aka KZ2 with only 2 mln. sales or Having a 3rd party dev put 10 mln. in a game, that scored higher then KZ2 and sold about 6 mln. copies aka Gears of War Furthermore, I don't see the point of 1st party games when they don't sell and aren't marketed, getting rid of them through bundling with the PS3. 360 still has a library of games over 700, PS3 around 400, 360 has the most console exclusives on or over 9 out of 10 and is the best gaming device overall. Just saying MS's strategy is the better one. Let the biggest Christmas hit drive your hardware sales as a bundle and don't every game to just get rid of the stock when you're not marketing them well like Sony forgets...
Between Sony and MS, Sony got first party studios, MS gives money to strangers and still, they will be beat so hard even if the ROD was released one year before.
Microsoft is (more like) making money off idiots by overcharging. thanks for all the beta testing though Mart. i know you'll be the one we all can count on for future testings too. we need you mart, sadly.
Your rant was mostly speculation. Many of these PlayStation 3 games you say dropped in price 4-8 months after release still sit at full MSRP (Killzone 2 announced for Platinum only recently, and that's only in Europe, and MGS4 at 12 months), whereas many 360 exclusives' prices fell rapidly in mere months of release (GeOW2, Fable 2, Banjo, Last Remnant, Infinite Undiscovery, etc.). Sony may have invested "$60 million" (I thought it was only 40?) into a game that sold 2+ million copies (which earned back), they invested that money in a poprietary gaming engine to be used in-house and licensed. Microsoft foolishly invests money into third-party exclusives which end up going to the PlayStation 3 in most cases instead of building a strong portfolio of 1st-party studios and a game engine that shows the alleged power of their system. Sony doesn't only bundle 1st-party/2nd-party titles, either, unless Devil May Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto IV, MGS4 are considered 1st-party. Now how about some humble pie a-la-mode?
@ Snoogins Wrong. I bought MGS4, the platinum edition around the end of March this year. It dropped in price on the official version 4 months after its 2008 release overhere. KZ2 became platinum @ 29,99 about a month ago, about 6 months after its release. LBP dropped in price after about 4 months of its release and you can get it overhere in The Netherlands for 19 Euro ATM. The highest rated PS3 exclusive on 9.5 out of 10 that was out 8 to 9 months when this price was given to it. Resistance 2 got the 29,99 platinum price this summer. Its happening to every single 1st party PS3 exclusive. And sorry dude, I haven't seen Halo 3, Gears of War 1 and 2, Fable 2, PGR3/4 drop that fast in price at all. Not too forget, MS doesn't bundle every single 360 exclusive 1st party with a bundle because otherwise the sales would dissapoint without them. They sell millions on its own. Big, big difference. Oh and if you like to get some games 1 to 2 years after its first relase on the 360 and play old stuff, be my guest. Those who want to play fresh games, will buy a 360. And I didn't knew yet that Gears of War was about to get released on the PS3 BTW... Want LBP (great game) for 19 Euro if you're Dutch: http://www.intertoys.nl/gam...
Accidentally posted without "Reply" so #6 is also part of this response. For the record, MS has bundled Halo 3 & Fable 2 (together), Halo 3 & Halo Wars (together), GeOW2, Project Gotham Racing 4 as well as other 1st party exclusives with the 360, making my argument just as valid as yours. What 1st-party exclusives does that leave? The rest of my response is covered in comment #6.
Don't tell Mart this, but Microsoft announced that Halo DLC will be bundled with the 360 this holiday. Because you know, only Sony is supposed to bundle 1st party games with systems. Dumb bots....they really have a serious Napoleon complex.
A few days have passed since our discussion and 2 more 360 bundles have surfaced: 120GB Halo 3 & ODST; 250GB Forza 3 bundle. There's 2 more bundles featuring 1st-party software. I thought only Sony does this?
The GT5 bundle will rip the market apart.
is useless. Sony got the Assassin's CreedII/Tekken6/Uncharted 2/GT5 pack. Oh by the way GT is an exclusivity which sell 10 millions or more The biggest joke here is the price for this MW2 (a 600p game).
How much do you think those PS3 bundles you named are going to cost? Most likely $399.99. Personally, the more expensive bundles were worth the price when they included backward compatability for PS2 games, though, I admit an extra 130GB and a game (possibly PSN title voucher extra, like PAIN! and echochrome with previous bundles) is worth it too. The $299 core system will be more attractive to the mass-market whereas the bundle not so much, but that is why it'll be limited.
you think Gt5 will sell 10 millions ?!! dont you know how much ps3 sold so far? and when look how many GT3/4 you should look at how many PS2 sold too despite the piracy
His claim of selling at least 10 million units of GT5 is very possible when considering the years of accumulated sales. Of course, this may also depend on the success of the Forza franchise, which I admit is looking rather impressive.
Im a halo 3 fan,but Im not interested in picking up ODST,yet,I'd like to see ODST whuups MW2's ass in sales cuz I think Activision needs to have a slice of humble pie.like Nintendo,who are after saying they dont need a pricecut,are slashing prices cuz of the ps3 slim.
Why bother having one, COD doesnt sell too well on the PS3 anyway especially when you compare it to the 360 version. Sony would be better off with a GT5 bundle at least in EU anyway.
Yeah i know I mean the PS3 is already going to outsell the 360 at the holidays. But a bundle would widen the gap even more.
get some new material......or change account again as its way beyond lame.....bring bladestar or pog back.
and according to IW who plataform have the biggest COD4 online community?....nuf said. And yes COD4 xbox 360 version outsold PS3 version. The bundle is exclusive for xbox 360. Just facts
And how does all this effect us as gamers? I have both an xbox 360 and a Ps3 already. I am sure you guys do too so why in here bickering like siblings and shiat? When you go pick one of these up don't forget to get teh xbox live for the year and teh wireless adapter which will bring the total to voila... $550 plus tax almost $600. And don't forget you DON'T get an hdmi cable now. Wow Ps3 price is going down and xbox 360 price going up. But you guys would defend them until the very end.
somehow equates to 'COD doesnt sell too well on the PS3 anyway' i guess ill never understand fanboy logic.....am i surprised that tatotiburon AND omega both understand this logic ..... ¬_¬ guess it musta sold 5-7 million more units on the 360 or something to match that ratio right? ? ? Facts you say!
Sony should release more ps3s with custom paint job would love a limited edition uncharted 2 ps3slim. Sure omega ohh god you are such a droid why dont ya stay in the open zone where you belong.