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PlayStation 3 Bundles Top Hardware Sellers at Best Buy

When we first heard about a PlayStation 3 bundle that featured Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Killzone 2 - arguably the two best titles available on the machine - we said to ourselves, "this can't miss."

And so it hasn't. According to PunchJump, this Best Buy exclusive bundle has become the best-selling hardware SKU at the retailer's online division. Yep, as of Monday, this great package was ranked #1 in that division, and you only get one guess as to what's #2...it's the other PS3 bundle that includes LittleBigPlanet and a Blu-Ray copy of the movie, "WALL-E." If you've been looking for a replacement PS3 or - for some strange reason - haven't yet jumped onto the Sony bandwagon, either of these bundles is an excellent option. Getting MGS4 and KZ2 for free is our pick, of course, but we leave that decision up to you. If you want more incentive to spend some cash, head on over to Amazon.com, where you will find the freshly discounted inFamous on sale for $44.99. So you can save fifteen bucks on this excellent exclusive if you haven't already played it, and this leads us to the culmination: if you wanted, you could right now pick up the 80GB PS3, MGS4, KZ2, and inFamous all for less than $450, and that's nearly $600 normally. It can be tough to find great deals in gaming, but this is undeniably one of the better ones of 2009.

And the success of these bundles at Best Buy also proves that the PS3 is selling quite well, despite the fact that we haven't hit the holiday heyday just yet.

7/20/2009 John Shepard

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King James
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:25:38 PM
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sounds like wins for all new PS3 owners.

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JMO_INDY
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:27:01 PM

agreed, and future ones.

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Alienange
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:28:40 PM
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Aaaah... Metal Gear Solid 4. Now THAT was a game. Any trophies yet? Ok sorry couldn't resist.

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King James
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:41:02 PM

its ok, alienage. We all got a lil' Trophy whore in all of us.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:51:01 PM

lol

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Midris7
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:19:08 AM

I'm not denying I am one... I am on a quest to get top 1% in Killzone online for the week... Well, see you all later time to jump back in the Warzone. :P

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King James
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:33:14 AM

I admire your passion. I'm nowhere close to as good as I use to be on KZ2's Warzone, so that trophy seems out of the question. But...

I am working on my next platinum trophy. I started back playing Deadspace. That game is awesome, but I never finished it. So I'm gonna finish it tomorrow and get the rest of the Trophies on my next play-through. Then...Platinum Baby!!

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 2:42:24 AM

Trophies ruined my life. I miss the days they were just a novel idea, now Im doing all I can to hear that little "blink" sound....

6 Platinum Trophies BTW

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kevinater321
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 8:30:16 AM

YOU ARE GOD!!! But I say screw trophy whoring I'm in love with blast shard whoring
!"...one....more.....batterie.....core......ahhh got it.......hey look a blast shard!"

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godsman
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:33:22 PM
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I would've jumped on this deal, if i didn't own everything in that bundle already. I'll buy it again, it the PS3 Slim bundles with two games!

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newchef
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 11:02:43 PM
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=,( i kinda wish i didnt have a ps3 just so i can buy it again with free kz2 and mgs4, makes me sad

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 12:13:30 AM

But then you wouldn't have the card readers, B/C and SACD support.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 12:18:07 AM
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Yeh yeh!

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infekt
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 12:23:12 AM
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I found a bundle at Walmart up here in Calgary:
- 160GB PS3
- Uncharted
- Killzone 2
- Little big Planet
- Sarah Conner Cronicles (Bluray)
for about USD 465. Thats slick.

You know a new PS3 SKU is coming..

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big6
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 11:17:41 AM

Hey, I'm in Calgary, too! *woot*
I also read on the Playstation Blog that the girl who made the replica Marksman gun is also from Calgary! lol

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:02:07 PM

I hear there's no 360 overheating issues in Calgary.

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Qubex
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:49:27 AM
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Great bundles; love'm!

Q!

"i am home"

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___________
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 3:49:14 AM
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if you havent played infamous you should be hanged.
that is by far the best game ive played on the ps3.
just do me a favor for infamous 2, when im doing missions can i have less enemies shooting me.
it gets extremely frustrating when im trying to go from point A to B but cant because every time i go to run i have 25 enemies shooting me.
so than i get distracted or frustrated kill all of them than move another meter than theres another 25 enemies.
by the time ive gone from mission start to mission checkpoint 3 hours have passed.

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 7:17:22 AM

You haven't played many PS3 games then I take it?

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 3:52:38 AM
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my first platinum is gonna be infamous :)

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Karosso
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 6:50:33 AM

Hey TEG, how do you get platinum on a game? Do you have to get all Trophies?
I finished KZ2 on the hardest mode (Elite) and only got a gold one for it :(

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 7:15:33 AM

Yep....like the old Pokeman saying "You gotta get em all!"

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Karosso
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 7:20:46 AM

Thamks Timster,
There goes ever getting a platinum on a game. Don't think I can play a single game so many times.

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migabyte
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 9:51:42 AM

My closest was little big planet, but I gave up after I couldn't get the one about playing through all the tutorials when I had clearly done so...that made me quit.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 10:39:56 AM

My only platinum was RE5. inFAMOUS is going to be my next.

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Nynja
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 7:07:17 PM

Yeah, I'm a whore. My first platinum was Uncharted. Didn't really care much about them after that, until one of my friends started bragging that he had 2 platinums.

That was pretty much it. Now I'm a whore.

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Robochic
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 8:47:31 AM
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I was going to get the 160 GIG bundle of Killzone 2 unchartered,LBP for 465 went to go and get it and BAM all sold out :( oh well have to be quicker i guess next time :)

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migabyte
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 9:53:54 AM

Ya, I don't understand it when the sales come out for the PS3 are so low....last year I tried to get the original MGS4 bundle I went absolutely everywhere (and I was living in Toronto), and it was sold out everywhere. I had to settle on the plain old 40GB...was a bit of a mistake, I have since upgrade my HD, but I should have tried harder.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 11:13:21 AM

If you want a suggestion, don't consider the HDD size when looking at potential PS3 models. They are so cheap, and so very simple to swap, HDD shouldn't even be a second thought.

It'll be interesting to see how the Slim is designed. If Sony's smart, they'll keep the HDD's as easy to swap as they are now.

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migabyte
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 8:26:24 PM

Maybe....but 160GB is probably big enough so that you won't have upgrade, and if you do, it's 100$ to buy a HD....so it kind of does matter.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 10:44:24 AM
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I'm not surprised. These are two of the best games on the PS3. Especially MGS4. What a master piece.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 11:05:17 AM
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Waiting for the PS3 Slim.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 1:25:31 PM
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I want this bundle!!! This is definitely tempting me to get a PS3. As for the PS3 slim...I have never once owned a "slimmed-down" version of a Playstation console in my whole life. Why should I this time?

MGS4 + KZ2 BUNDLE HERE I COME!!! Hopefully they are still in stock. I am praying that they're still in stock!

Oh and I don't care about how bulky the PS3 is. To me the original PS3 looks sick as it is. Only problem being that it won't be too portable where you can bring it along with you on a trip or something like that.

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