Gamepro has got all-new photos of the new $400 PS3 40GB -- read on for in-depth comparisons between it and the older models. Is there anything different?
Blu ray all the way, Sony has to let people know that high defintion exists.
While a bundled movie is good (Better than nothing!) I just wonder if it sends the wrong message to your AVERAGE consumer/gamer. When you are looking for a games system and the 360 has 2 games packed in, and then the PS3 has a movie packed in I just wonder if you're average, knows nothing about games mom would get the 360. Just from a marketing stance I wonder how this affects the consumer.
But on the opposite side like Lorenzferus said it serves as a reminder that it is also a full HD movie player.
Now before you go roasting me I just want to say that the above scenario is probably rare as the kids would most likely tell their parents which one they wanted specifically. But I am just stating that you can never underestimate the average dumb Wal-Mart shopper.
Anyways....It's a good bundle and a great value at $399 for a lot of people this holiday season.
I see what you are saying but by now the name Playstation is hand in hand with gaming. Just like Nintendo.
If I had to make the choice on the $399. I would go with blu ray also. I just think people have to know that this plays High Defintion movies.
It's the only thing that really seperates them from XBOX 360 right now.
It doesn't hurt that it's Spider-man 3 either...
yeah, parents continue to be uninformed. on ps3 launch day there was a kid with his mom and she knew nothing about the system or the games, just that he wanted a ps3. nothing else mattered.
I doubt any parent is seriously going to be choosing between two $400 devices for their kid without actually knowing which one the kid wants first before buying. $400 isn't really that much money, but its still high enough of a price to put some real thought into it and not just wander into the store and pick whatever you "guess" your kid would want.
God Darn it! It's black again. I was hoping for a white or platinum system!!
shut up and go back to your failing middle of no where store.
Don't worry white ceramic ps3 probably on its way again. There is a rumor going around that sony filed a new sku on the FCC its probably the white ceramic ps3. Korea and japan got the white ps3 don't worry it will come to North american, europe, and aus.
its gona be soon availible in austraila right now
No BC; no sale.
I'll wait until I can afford the 80 gig for 100 bucks more.
SONY should have opted to push the sales of it's software as well, and buy doing that they should have stuffed the PS3 with both Folklore and Ratchet, or release 2 other bundles in addition to the one already anounced with the spiderman 3.
1 40gig playstation3 + sixaxis + FolkLore at 399 usd
bundle number 2
40gig ps3 + sixaxis + Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD at 399 USD
and Bundle 3
40gig PS3 + sixaxis + Spiderman 3 bluray disc = 399 Usd
and wrap it up with
the 80g bundle
80gig PS3 + sixaxis + Motorstorm/warhawk/HS
those 4 bundles would have drove sales and given people alot of choice
the movie fanatics would quickly go for the spiderman config, while the gamers looking for entry level would get to enjoy ratchet or Folklore, and the ones who want the premium package with BC woud opt for the hundred bucks more 80gig. or 60gig if they could find the 60gig.^^
i should have been head of marketing for Sony. I know that i'd be advertising stuff way more and making sure that gamers and potential costomers would be quite aware of my product.
while sony is making steps to catch up with Nintendo and MS. they just dont have all there apples together. i'm serious people take our complaints to sony on there forums and voice our opinions about there marketing
.....think that the new spiderman film is pretty bad?!I really didnt rate it. I liked the first two. Anyhow this was not a dig at the PS3 or at blu ray i was just stating my own opinion and asking other peoples. This is a good bundle however at a good price that many people will buy.
a lot of people think its the worse out of the 3. I thought it could have had more action less fluff. I'll still get it though because it'll look great in 1080p.
if i didn't have 60gb one already I would definitely get this bundle just for uncharted which is just around the corner.
one of the things I remember hearing not that long ago was how much did you play PS1 games on your PS2 then I thought about it and realized I didn't play any ps2 games on my Ps3 yet
The 60GB is bundled with one extra conroller AND two games here in Europe. The US had an 80GB bundled with MS.
I think the message was pretty clear too.
Now they are bundling it with a Blu-Ray movie. Whats teh problem?
Seriously, you ppl make up so many excuses...its really fun to see.
Sony should of put a Blu-Ray movie and a game that would be a better deal considering that MSFT has two games bundled with its 360. Oh well its still a good buy. They should also use better box art.
movie and a game [or a coupon with money off towards a game] would have been a smarter move
Yea if I would have known about this bundle/price a year ago I would have just waited. The only ps3 exclusive I've really enjoyed so far was resistance. Blu ray has been great though, so I guess theres that and I'm still glad I have my ps3 for upcomming games, but kind of wish i'd waited too.
That box looks way better. I kind of regret buying in at such a high price point and lack of software now :(
I've had many months of awesome gaming.
This package is going to fly off shelves as soon as they hit them. The PS3 is the bomb, and to bundle the highest grossing movie ever with the system is genius. Plus it lets people know tha Blu-Ray is here and not f#cking around. Everyone knows it plays games so know they will know it plays HD Movie too. It makes the 360 Elite look like a big TURD. Plus al the PS3 exclusive this month and Next Month. Ownage. Go get Ratched and Clank shipping on Oct 23rd now!!!! YEahh
Does it say on the box NO BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY?
I like prider-man 3, but probably I am the only one lol. PS is not about movie, not about DVD, just send me GAME GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME.
Just 1 game please please 1. Xbox 360 give 2 games, don't show us what the movies will look like, we don't care, we want to see the power of a game.
BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME BUNDLE GAME.
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