By Marcus Lai:
Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle held a sold out status at Best Buy Co. Inc.'s online division on high demand for the product.
Bestbuy.com disclaimed a sold out status to online customers as of Wed. 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.