160GB PlayStation 3 Uncharted Bundle Launches On November 30
We heard about it at E3, but we figured you'd want the finalized details as we head into the holiday season.
One of the best bundle packages on store shelves this fall will be the 160GB PlayStation 3 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune bundle. It features the new PS3 with the massive hard drive, a Dual Shock 3 controller, one of 2007's best titles, and as another little bonus, a PSN voucher for PAIN. At the time of its announcement, we didn't have an exact price and release date, but now we do: according to Punch Jump, the package will retail for $499.99 and go on sale on November 30, just about the time consumers are starting to go nuts. Said president and CEO of SCEA, Jack Tretton:
"As Playstation Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity. 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."
If it seems pricey, remember this- when the PS3 first launched with a 60GB hard drive (and none of the updates we have today, like a vastly enhanced PlayStation Store and Network) and very few games to choose from, it cost $599. Sure, it had backwards compatibility, but that's not as big a feature these days. Now, you get a 160GB HDD, a Game of the Year nominee, one of the new Dual Shock 3 controllers, and a little PSN gift voucher, all for $100 less. Just to put things in perspective for ya...that $600 bare-bones PS3 price tag was less than two years ago.
10/3/2008 Ben Dutka