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Breaking News: 160GB PS3 Uncharted Bundle For North America!

Less than an hour ago, the 160GB PlayStation 3 was officially announced for PAL regions. However, we just now got even bigger news from a Sony press release that will appeal to just about anyone still considering a PS3 purchase.

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced their plans to introduce the 160GB PS3 to North America, and it will first arrive in the form of a Limited Edition Uncharted: Drake's Fortune bundle. It will have the most agreeable price of $499.99 and will be on store shelves in November, just in time for the crazy holiday rush. As a bonus, Sony will be including a PlayStation Network voucher for PAIN along with the expected Dual Shock 3 wireless controller.

"As PLAYSTATION Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers significant value."

How's that for a holiday statement from Sony? There's no doubt that with Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet dropping at the end of the year, this bundle (that includes one of the system's best titles, by the way) will get a whole lot of attention from those who have been waiting to pick up the PS3. Great news, indeed.

8/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (32 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 11:40:04 AM
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hooray. im very happy that they gonna release a new bundle. finally i can buy a second ps3.

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wiiplay
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 5:36:10 PM

I know what you mean! I am going to buy it too.
Now I will have 5 PS3s.
And in case you are wondering, I have 2 Wiis, 1 360 8 PS2s etc.

Anyways, Best of luck getting your PS3!

-Wiiplay.

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im4vivisection
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 12:07:43 PM
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HOLY S**T!! I should have waited lmao

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Gogaku
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 12:31:23 PM
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I don't really understand Sony though. You're gonna release a new machine in November, after LBP has been releases, and you make a bundle with the year old Uncharted in it? It doesn't make any sense... Make 3 bundles, Resistance 2 bundle (include a cool headset), LBP bundle (include a voucher for some spexy sack-suit), and a monster Gran Turismo 5 bundle with the GT-wheel and everything included!

People like bundles, get with the people Sony!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 12:49:38 PM

It makes perfect sense. Those who don't yet have a PS3 already know of several games they'd like to catch up on, and I'm pretty sure Uncharted would top the list for many. Besides, it means you still have to buy LBP and Resistance 2...why pack one of those in if you're gonna buy it, anyway?

That's just the business standpoint. ;)

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Gogaku
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 1:27:59 PM

But I believe that a LBP bundle would sell a whole lot better than an Uncharted-bundle. I mean, Sony is gonna adverstise LBP like crazy I can believe. People are gonna want that game, and if one doesn't have a PS3, then at least I would like to have a bundle with the game in it. Not a game that's over a year old... then I would probably go for a non-bundle instead and buy Uncharted when it's out in "platinum".

I think Sony is too slow with getting out bundles all together. One bundle with every huge exclusive. Give people some choises!

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 12:08:57 AM

Ben has a point, from a business perspective, they really shouldn't have to do that, people will buy those games anyways.

This bundle gives those who dont have a ps3 a chance to experience Uncharted cuz lets face it, those who buy a ps3 now are more than likely to forget about Uncharted with so many other great games out there and coming, but since its coming with the system, they will get a chance. Its not like they are packaging the system with Resistance or Genji, now those are old games

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Wolfmaster
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 12:42:14 PM
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I don't know what the big deal is over 160gb hd. If you want a bigger hd put one in yourself. Mine has 250

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SpinningBeat
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 1:53:38 PM
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So which version is this one? The one with the card ports and bc? Or is it bc-less?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 2:11:36 PM
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It has the same specs as the 40 (or new 80GB) model. No b/c.

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www
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 4:48:45 PM

Ben, am plannin on gettin the 80 gb model whilst my cousins use my 60gb,but i trust my 60gb so much because it has been reliable n i don't know if i should keep the original 60gb n hand them the new 80gb.Which should i take?

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Gogaku
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 6:41:39 PM

Keep the 60 gig, you know how much that's worth on ebay these days? :)

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Jed
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 11:23:08 PM

keep the 60gig

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 2:48:23 PM
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omg.. i feel really bad for the 20 gb ps3 owners now.LoL.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 12:10:17 AM

why? most likely they upgraded their HDDs by now

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 3:19:03 PM
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Yea I do to.Well Im thinking this is more on the Pschology side on thigs.Over the past year the popularity of the 80gig grew through the perspective that it was 500 clams.Now that Sony is showing u can get a 500 dollar system with all the bells and wistles with a DS3 they are gonna sell like hotcakes!!

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arctic00
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 3:28:52 PM
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So if Sony continues to ship the 80GB MGS bundle to retailers when this 160GB UDF bundle starts to ship in November, there will be 3 different PS3 boxes at 2 price points. The 80GB low-end (no b/c, 2 USB, no mc slot, no game), the 160GB mid-range (no b/c, 2 USB, no mc slot, UDF PAIN games), and the 80GB high-end (b/c, 4 USB, mc slot, MGS PAIN games).

Another blog mentioned that Sony promised a more energy-efficient PS3 so I wonder if any of these will use the newest and smaller chips.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 6:41:54 PM
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remember that ever since the 40/80G models were released, they feature CELL with 65nm arch. which saves energy, so the new models have that. the only ones that are still with 90nm are the 20 and 60. I have the 60G model and I'm proud of it. =)

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murdaface
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 6:51:08 PM
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just when i get my 40gig they come out with the 160... gah i want it lol

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www
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 6:51:56 PM
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BEN DUTKA!!!! LISTEN TO ME FOR ONCE,whoops! soory for shoutin but answer this:

am plannin on gettin the 80 gb model whilst my cousins use my 60gb,but i trust my 60gb so much because it has been reliable n i don't know if i should keep the original 60gb n hand them the new 80gb.Which should i take?
(I don't really care bout backward compatibility.)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 7:45:02 PM

We try to read every comment, but we ARE busy. :)

Anyway, in answer to your question, I really don't think it makes a difference. The reliability of all PS3 models are the same.

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Draguss
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 7:08:03 PM
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I think I'll stick with my 80Gb model, too many PS2 games to give up on them, I do still regeret not having waited until the MGS4 bundle though, now I ain't gots no cash, so I can't buy it yet.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 7:40:55 PM

i play my ps2 games on my ps2, easier and graphics are even better than the 20/60 model.

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Naiman17
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 7:55:00 PM
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well i think it is good to pack this bundle with one of the systems great games, but it does make sense for them to release such a bundle. this is making me want to buy a next ps3 but im still gonna get LBP when it comes out.

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phade2blaq
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 6:00:25 AM
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Sony has so many variations of the PS3 that it's sickening ! And now we have another incarnation of the core PS3 bundled with a game that is now on the PS3 greatest hits list ! Nice move Sony keep confusing consumers ! You can upgrade your HD easily !

They still don't have BC in these new PS3 models and sadly some people have bought the 40GB thinking it has BC only to find it doesn't !

Come on Sony you've been around long enough to know what your gamers want so appease them and do the right thing and add BC ! It couldn't cost much more than a bundled game costs !

Adding back the components for BC couldn't cost much more than the free bundled game that Sony is including !

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CKaz
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 1:40:27 PM
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couldnt agree any more phade2blaq

I've been just waiting for the right package to get on board now that blue-ray has been decided, but I don't need it, and I have a xbox360 hooked up to my HD TV already.

I have a great ps2 library though and games I enjoyed playing with the wife - the system playing PS2 games, hooking up to the HD TV appropriately, and adding wireless controllers would be win win win.

Then I'd start digging into all the other goodies the ps3 itself brings, but honestly it's a mess keeping track of the skus, what will and won't do backwards compatability now, and apparently I'll have to catch up regarding MC slot and 'PAIN' games, don't know what that's about. Sheesh.

I give Sony props for usable USBs/bluetooth and web browsing, I'd love to use a wireless keyboard with it, and they certainly have some interesting bits. But PS2 backward compat is huge - I have the old one, no wireless controllers as it stands, don't have the desire nor # of inputs for the systems separated, let alone more of periphials, etc.

xbox360 backwards compatability has been a bit goofy but it IS there, has expanded over time, and has been available on every system - yes this is a plus.

SONY - get HOME out, and give us an updated REASONABLE SKU for backwards compatability, and then you'll hit a HOMERUN...

Until then I'm not really hurting, just odd as I continue to try and find a way to give you my business, but apparently you don't want it.

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Loogs
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 5:40:59 PM
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Great price for the game and HDD size, but still, lacking one of the best selling points: backwards compatibility. I sell new and used PS3s everyday, and at least 80% of all the customers are concerned with being able to play PS1 and PS2 titles. Half or more of those people will then walk away from the sale (40GBs) because it does not have backwards compatibility. I don't know the national statistics, but my company's chain has seen an incomparable amount of more sales on the *used* 60GBs/80GBs then the *new* 40GBs. Even when we still sold the 60GBs/80GBs new, those were out the door a hella lot more often.

I wonder if consumer America will think "bigger HDD PS3=better PS3". Kinda like a rich guy buying a fast sports car. Sure, the car looks great, but his "hardware" lmao isn't bigger/better because of it; he's still an unhealthy, balding, high-cholesterol, "unequipped" human. Anyways, retail = mankind's fascination with money, power, and "bigger=better" ideologies, whether it's bigger console HDD sizes or better looking sports cars... 160 is a bigger number but it's still not packin' the hardware!

I think I'm going to quit my retail job soon, I'm sick of dealing with the American public lmao. If I've had customers yell at me and accuse me of lying because I'm letting them know the HDDVD player add-on for Xbox 360 is not a "mini-Xbox 360 that plays all 360 games by itself" (one of hundreds of stories), I just can't WAIT for these new PS3 SKUs to hit the store!

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Jed
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 11:30:21 PM

I'm in the business too, and I know exactly what you mean, lol.

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Jed
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 11:24:54 PM
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Did everybody forget that you can put a bigger hard drive in the ps3 you have???

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rpg4me
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 12:34:30 PM
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YEAH!!!

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rpg4me
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 12:35:29 PM
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as in YEAH your right!!! I'd rather get a 40 gig!!! and put a 500 gig in for $75

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Big Fruitness
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 9:16:38 PM
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Uncharted 160GB PS3 bundle
is now available at
www.systemswholesaler.ecrater.com

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