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No Killzone 2 PS3 Bundles For U.S.

Last week, we learned of the very slick Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 bundle scheduled for Europe, and everyone hoped it would also arrive for North America. Heck, we just flat-out assumed it was coming.

Unfortunately, PS3Center has confirmed with SCEA that there are no current plans to bring a KZ2 PS3 hardware bundle to the U.S., and although that may disappoint consumers here, we imagine Euro gamers are having a little chuckle. Typically, Europe often misses out on the special stuff; this time, one of the most appealing hardware packages of the generation so far appears to be exclusive to Europe! We haven't seen the official details for that bundle, but we assume it comes with a copy of the game, a Dual Shock controller, and perhaps a special KZ2-themed PS3. The only silver lining of this report is that it's "subject to change" in the future, so it's possible that North America could receive a Killzone 2 bundle at a later date. Let's add this to the fact that "mainland Europe" gets Guerilla's masterpiece a couple days earlier (February 25), while the UK and US get it on February 27. So apparently, it seems to help that Guerilla is a European-based studio. And finally, finally, our buddies across the pond have a little something to brag about. Who ever heard of Americans being jealous of Europeans in this industry?

Well, what goes around comes around...or something like that. So you guys enjoy that bundle - even if it hasn't been officially announced yet - and we'll just play the role of the jealous gamer for the time being.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/11/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (20 posts)

SaintX
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @ 10:15:30 PM
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Really unfortunate for the US. However, it is great that Sony is releasing these special themed PS3. The Yakuza themed PS3 looked really good. I wonder how this killzone 2 themed one gonna look like? perhaps the helghan's logo?

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Zorigo
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 1:53:27 AM

unfortunate as it is, i'm glad Europe is geting something finally. man europe gets sidelined. but they need to do somet4hing else bar bundles, alot of people already have a ps3, where's theier reward. my friend has a DAY ONE 60GB, he has never ever got anything special.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @ 10:47:46 PM
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I've been jealous for a few weeks now, Euro Playstation Store has Savage Moon =( I want it, lol also still in the dark how bundles work. Does Sony lose money on the PS3 by selling it less to add up with the 59.99$ game? Or does the Developer lose money by making there game 'Free' with ther purchase? Or does it not matter since these are First-Party studios, since that mean's they're owned by Sony, right?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @ 11:10:21 PM
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This is kind of a bonehead move, the one thing PS3 needs is sales, so let's not bundle THE 2009 killerapp with it because we don't care about pushing our console.

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Banky A
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @ 11:31:18 PM
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Hmmmmmmmm

:S

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 1:19:46 AM
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If they were to do some type of Killzone 2 Silk screen design on it they'd be selling me my second ps3!

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Jove
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 1:44:57 AM
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ben you have a ps3 already you have nothing to be jealous of lol

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 2:19:47 AM
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AAAAAAAAASHAHAHAHA NYUK NYUK!

about time we started getting better deals than the US, im still pissed we didnt get th US special edition of Resistance 2.

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Fenrir
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 2:47:21 AM
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Hi Ben,

thanks for being fair. Itīs true we missed out so much in the past time. Many European users wrote to Sony, knocking head that they will lose a lot of customers here, if they keep this behaviour up. Seems like our complainment worked. :-)

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Blaiyan
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 5:10:30 AM
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Well they deserve it. They support PS3 more.

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daizycutter
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 6:05:36 AM
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they prolly have sumthing planned for the US this game is a console seller ..it would be bad marketing if they didnt, especially as they need to sell more units ..its the first time a bundled editon has appealed to me killzone2 written with bulletholes emblazened on the side of it would be nice..

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Troy Powers
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 10:36:19 AM

And no one would ever accuse Sony of bad marketing.

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GoldenShadow
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 7:11:58 AM
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Too bad for us here in the U.S., I already have a PS3 so I don't care but my friends are going to be disappointed when I tell them.

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Gone
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 8:57:51 AM
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I'd rather have a price drop, because in a year these bundle games will be $20.

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dveisalive
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 9:00:05 AM
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I lied to myself saying that I was going to wait until this year to get a PS3 (had mines since Oct "07") because of games like Killzone 2 GT5 etc.... then there could of been a possibility of a Package like Killzone 2 bundle, then it doesnt so I can say it was a close call! Now if there was going to be a bundle that I know that is going to never happen, that would be Grand Turismo 5 now that would of made me wait, but a boy can dream cant he?

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Robochic
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 9:12:32 AM
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I would love to see either a final fantasy bundle or the resident evil 5 bundle, it's not just what comes with the bundle they also do a really cool dessign on the console. My friend has the metal gear solid bundle and the design is amazing on it. if the resident evil bundle comes to canada or even everywhere i will be defently getting it.

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mastiffchild
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 10:39:19 AM
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It's scant reward for the loyal already PS3 owning Europeans like myself that still, yues still even now can't buy SF2HDTR a full two months after the US and ALL 360 owners! It's a joke the way SCEE do business-why no video service?Why less in Home? Jeez, I'm English so I don't even get to buy KZ2 the same time as the mainland. Also we pay more(in most Euro countries) for a PS3 anyway.
Being honest though, I think they'll be quicker with the price drop in the US where they seem to struggle more it makes most sense-not bundles. Also, I've got a friend who works for a rep of Nvidia and he says that all the estimates of how much it costs to make a PS3 are crazy out of date and he'd knock another 60 to 70 dollars off the $320 estimate doing the rounds currently. If that's true will Sony drop the price quicker or try to make more per sku for a while til the production cost becomes more well known?
Oh and anyone hoping for a FF13 bundle might have one hell of a wait!

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NULL
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 10:58:48 AM
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You still have the massive addition of the video store, lower prices (console & software),ealier releases and more content even though ps3's are more popular here!

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MetalHead09
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 2:44:04 PM
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well i guess if the ps3 is more popular in eu then they deserve it. if ms werent brain washing so many people in the us then we would probly have one to but the us consumers can easily be swayed unfortunately. me im happy i waited to buy a ps3 and not an xbox. i love sony.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 5:27:22 PM
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Its all good, ill just wait for the 500 gig Uncharted 2 bundle.

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