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MGS4 PS3 Bundle Rockets Up Amazon

Many analysts and game journalists were wondering if Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would spark a significant PlayStation 3 hardware sales surge, and that question has - for the most part - been answered. We don't yet have exact numbers from everywhere, but if the latest Amazon response has been any indication, MGS4 is a definite system seller.

First of all, the online retailer sold out of the Limited Edition MGS4 PS3 bundle almost immediately, but perhaps more telling is what happened when they managed to restock. As soon as they did so, sales of the bundle shot up 4,033%, which meant the package landed firmly up at #6 in the Video Games division for Amazon. Obviously, a whole lot of people were waiting for Konami's masterpiece before taking the next-gen leap with Sony. On top of which, if they weren't able to land this nifty package - it includes a Limited Edition copy of MGS4, a Dual Shock 3 controller, and the 80GB PS3 - it's obvious that more than a few gamers were willing to wait for a restock. It did take a while for many retailers to get more of these bundles, but as soon as they do, they're disappearing out the door.

It shouldn't have been any surprise to see Konami and Sony teaming up on this bundle in the first place; MGS4 is a massive exclusive for the PS3, and they simply wanted to remind everyone of that one simple fact. If you don't have a PS3, you can't play MGS4...and that's like some form of sacrilege if you're an avid gamer.

7/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Goobers
Friday, July 11, 2008 @ 11:21:32 PM
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it's not a limited edition copy of the game

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Deleted User
Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 8:32:59 PM

Yes and real fans have to get the limited edition.

It's got a cool case with an extra blu ray filled with bonus making of and comes with a cd of the soundtrack.

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Goobers
Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 9:21:48 PM

love it... all i said was it's not the limited edition of the game... since that's what Ben said. and i get two negs... yay.

it's a limited edition of the BUNDLE. the bundle includes a regular version.

did i say anything about people wanting the limited edition?

if he changes the article, he's more than welcome to remove my posts... in fact, i hope he does.

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fatchad420
Friday, July 11, 2008 @ 11:35:07 PM
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yay

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Mystearica
Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 12:36:43 AM
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Obviously - good news and glad to hear it

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alexmac77
Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 4:06:31 PM
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I got the bundle the day it came out. walked into Wal mart around 11:30 AM, and three bundles were just sitting there. SWEEEEET. I got it, plus they gave me a $100 gift card because it classifies as a blu-ray player and they were having a promotion. I RULE!!!!!!!

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:17:34 AM

That $100 gift card is an awesome deal.

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