New PlayStation 3 SKU Pops Up In Best Buy Database
One of the big pre-E3 rumors is that Sony will announce another PlayStation 3 model at the show. Some believe it will be a redesigned Slim PS3 while others think it will have the same cosmetic design, but will boast different features.
Well, we still don't know the specifics but this leaked pic of the Best Buy database (courtesy of Joystiq) essentially confirms that a new PlayStation 3 SKU is on the way. It's set to go active after E3 next week and while the price is still set at $399 for an 80GB machine, it's also labeled as a "Limited Edition" bundle. This package will include two unknown games and it quickly reminds us of Target's PS3 bundle they offered after the GDC; it included both Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm. The release date is listed as June 9, which is less than a week after E3 concludes. Now, this news may be disappointing to those of you who are hoping for a price drop announcement, but any new bundle deals are always appreciated by the savvy consumer. This package may also be exclusive to Best Buy - although we can't be sure at this point - which means it may or may not make a big splash at Sony's E3 press conference. There's really no way of knowing the specifics at this point but even when a manufacturer wants to hide everything, the retailer can't always control the flow of info...
Anyway, it's just something else we'll be on the lookout for during Sony's conference next week. 'adds it to an ever-growing list that's over ten feet long already'
5/26/2009 John Shepard