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PS3 Slim Bundles Revealed For 2009, Gran Turismo 5 Included!

The PS3 Slim has turned many heads but if you're still not convinced, you might want to wait until the various bundle deals drop for the holidays.

It's a given that a few are definitely on the way, but it seems European site Play3-Live has revealed all the Slim packages that are scheduled for the remainder of 2009. We can't say this is 100% concrete - we never say that until Sony has made the official announcement - but we certainly like what we see. There will be PS3 Slim bundles that include Need for Speed: Shift, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Assassin's Creed II, Tekken 6, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, and...yep, Gran Turismo 5, sitting right there with a December 4 release date. Now, even if these are accurate, all these bundles may not see the light of day here in North America; we'd be surprised if that PES 2010 package launches in the US, for example. But for something like GT5, one would have to assume that bundle will be on store shelves in all three major regions around the world. You will also notice the shipping unit amount for each bundle; the GT5 package has the biggest number, with 75,000. That should be an initial number; hopefully, we're not talking about the only packages that will ever be made.  Don't want to make 'em too "Limited."

But above all else, this is just more evidence that GT5 will indeed release this year. We've had plenty of info on this matter so far, and this is just another indication that one of the most anticipated titles of the generation is imminent!

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

9/1/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (65 posts)

OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:39:11 PM
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Man, Sony is like a steam-train at the moment. The competition will be left obliterated with the GT5 bundle, FANTASTIC!

It is unlikely the PES bundle will be released in the US, yet it will sell like hot-cakes here in the UK.

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kprambo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 9:43:48 PM
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Its funny how sites like this one "that I love btw", Have a bad effect towards sony. Sony does not want you to wait to buy a ps3 and thats what happends when news like this gets out. I think its great for the readers who get there info like me, But it sucks for sony everytime sites talked about price coming soon, coming soon, coming soon, It hurts Sony. There is a reason they hold things back. PS I love both my ps3's and I feel that they will be doing a great job with an amazing line up and great hardware to boot. Enjoy your ps3 fat and slim people the best is yet to come.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:07:50 PM

You make a good point but as consumers and as a news site we should be informed and Ben should inform us.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:18:23 PM

In such a case I don't think Sony is any worse off than any other company regarding rumors and whatnot. Remember the bulk of the public doesn't even research what is coming up before making a purchase, they care about right now.

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:29:01 AM

I kinda agree with you. I was going to get a ps3 slim soon but if they're going to bundle Uncharted 2 in 2-3 months then I'm going to wait.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:11:33 PM
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I am considering buying a ps3 slim, mostly becuase my "phat" ps3 gets to hot, and I am also considering getting Gran Turismo 5.(if the Charger SRT 8 is in it)
So if everything falls into place correctly(SRT8 in GT5) the GT5 bundle is a day 1 purchase for me.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:12:43 PM

Oh damn I sure regret buying my Slim on Oct. 25th.




NOT!

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ThePearlJamer
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:22:15 PM

The Challenger SRT8 is what I want...

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:27:03 PM

If you complain about how hot the fat ps3 gets then you'll really be complaining when you get the Slim =)

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:41:05 PM

The slim generates quiet a bit of heat in the rear but the console itself doesn't get hot. My fatty on the other hand is WARM.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:34:09 AM

Vertigo is living in the future!!!!!

Did they ever release the DLC for Fallout 3?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:45:03 AM

HUSH or I'm never letting you borrow my time machine again.


In the future Fallout3 is banned due to not being a true RPG, true FPS, or a true Fallout game. Everyone seems VERY happy about the decision.

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Corak
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 2:56:18 AM

I had other questions, but now I know the future will be all good!

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:22:10 AM

LegendaryWolfeh may have a bunk system, my slim is nowhere near as hot as the phat. I can leave mine on overnight downloading games and still feel the airconditioning blowing

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Imagi
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:44:33 AM

The future is good, right up to the point we all die.

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bOnEs
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:50:18 AM

if they don't release fallout 3 DLC's soon, i'll release some nukes myself...

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somethingrandom
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:39:38 AM

Yeah, new chargers are ugly, I like the challenger much better. Of course, neither can match the pure muscle and beauty of the Shelby GT500 Mustang. New with 540hp for 2010!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:19:57 PM
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They should have a Slim + PSP bundle. Maybe with both versions of GT5. :D

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:21:28 PM

Microwave + Oven bundles sell like hotcakes here.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:38:06 AM

it would be more like stove + hot plate bundles with two near similar tea kettles included... lol =)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:42:21 AM

Damn you, your idea is better! :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:46:07 AM

haha, errg!

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:43:03 AM

World
Your other avatar ( the priceline negotiator one ) is the coolest.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:13:27 PM

lol, what?

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:15:33 PM

Where your in a parking lot looking like your doing a William Shatner karate chop. ( not intended to be an insult )

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:32:02 PM

( you're ) correction on the grammar

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:52:13 PM

ohh, lol, yeah I'm using one of those in the forum, I'll cycle them since I have identity issues anyway. But the swords stays for now.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:24:41 PM
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I knew it! Totally called it! w00t! Man, if I didn't have a PS3 already, I'd be all over it like stink on a carcass.

Enjoy all you GT5 lovers!!!!

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Banky A
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:49:17 PM

Yes brother!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:41:48 PM
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It IS coming out this year!

By the way just played the crap out of GT5Prologue today, fun fun fun!

Can't wait for this gem!

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mustang750r
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:53:02 PM
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I am soooooo getting this.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:24:29 PM
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With all the excitement and anticipation of Gran Turismo 5 being released, I don't think the Need For Speed: Shift bundle will look as appealing next to a GT5 bundle. That's another bundle I find questionable.

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Dingodial
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 4:10:18 PM

NFS Shift doesn't stand any chance. That game is so FAKE- I saw a video of NFS Shift that showed a BMW 3 Series racing against a Ferrari F430! GIVE ME A BREAK.

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godsman
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:37:10 PM
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The demo sold like 4 million itself. Most of the existing PS3 owners bought that GT5P bundle before. This GT5, I can't imagine the staying power. It is one of the games that I will not wait for a price drop. First day purchase for me.

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cadpig
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:38:51 PM
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Wow, Sony is stepping up their game in the console war. Those are some killer bundles.

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Diggity Dan
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:41:28 PM
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Bahhh...GT5 is a sequel. As has already has been stated, sequels suck and are irrelevant :|

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Banky A
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:50:04 PM

Will be the one of the suckiest games ever because the sequel number is 5! ^_^

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ShadowRunner
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:33:03 AM

Maybe English isn't your first language, but Ben's previous article never meant sequels suck or that they're irrelevant.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 9:05:37 AM

Dan was joking, again, and it was missed. I am a fan of the GT series and it's great sequels. Sequels worry me because the developers can either use the same formula that made the original a hit or they try to make a game with lots of different elements and completely miss the mark. If they make it too much like the original with not enough new things, they get chastized. If they make the game with lots of new elements that people don't like because the game strayed from the original, they get chastized.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 9:22:19 AM

Some people just don't get sarcasm.

I, however, will admit it is easier to pick up on sarcasm while talking to someone instead of in writing.

Apparently you need a finely tuned "sarcasm sense" to pick it up in writing.

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Banky A
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:51:22 PM
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Yayyyy.

The NFS: SHIFT bundle sounds awesome too. That game 'looks' more fun than Forza 3 to me, but we'll see >_<

The more people joining into the Gran Turismo world the better.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:54:48 PM
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I new they'd do a GT5 bundle. I wonder why Sony chooses to focus on Japan and Europe with cool bundles. Has the US got any other bundles besides Uncharted? That FFVII Advent Children PS3 kicked ass and I think Europe got a Killzone 2 and inFAMOUS bundle no?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:34:33 AM

You forgot to edit your second word. :)

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:50:32 AM

I blame the iPhone. Booooob!

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:07:19 AM

yea, killzone and infamous bundles were everywhere but not anymore

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:31:41 AM

Jawknee
Maybe Sony thinks everybody here in the U.S. is sitting on top of a giant bankroll, and we don't deserve good bundles.

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furbiesmustdie
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:31:35 PM

ps3 80gb, cod 4, killzone, assassin's creed and a hdmi cable... epic! i love you eb.

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dveisalive
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:24:09 AM
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Slim is small great and affordable, just go for it. I will buy Grand Turismo 5 separately. Grand Turismo 5 is my most anticipated game to play like crazy!!!!!!!!!!

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King James
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:33:20 AM
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GT5 drops...forget the holiday season...M$ gets outsold for the whole year.

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furbiesmustdie
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:24:57 PM

gt5 gets december release date and you won't see me outside ever again.

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OriginalSin
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:56:24 AM
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I think I will get my Slim with the Uncharted Bundle and then wait and see if the have a collectors edition GT5 and get that... either way I will get GT5 on the day it releases here.... hopefully it will also be in this year still....

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:18:36 AM
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Damn you Sony......
U2 bundle or GT5 bundle?!?!?!?!

I'm gonna have nightmare starting tonight...........

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:23:16 AM
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Are you bloody kidding me?!!! The Fallout3 DLC is FINALLY coming out this month. Either way I want GT5 so bring it! What is wrong with a sequel? They can be good you weirdo.

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pyrobomber70
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 4:04:16 AM
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I want the first bundle that is released that isn't NFS: Shift. That game is going to suck because they took out the cops. That is what makes the game so fun. The rest of the bundles are going to be worth it though. EA made a big mistake by taking out the cops and robbers fun. Maybe there going to make a new cops and robbers game...I hope so otherwise I will never buy there racing games again!

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Imagi
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:00:27 AM
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Looks like GT5 will be reving its engine at the Tokyo Game Show then. If an 09 date is going to be announced it will be there.

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DGo8
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:09:59 AM
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I think im going to pick up the Uncharted bundle..or GT5...probly the GT5 as im going to pre-order Uncharted.

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:16:08 AM
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Speaking of PS3 Slim, there's this tidbit about the loss of Linux/OtherOS option:

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/08/28/sony_ps3_slim_linux_install_loss/

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:41:20 AM

Which is exactly the reason I gave last week. The Hypervisor costs money, so it was removed since about 1 tenth of a percent of all PS3 owners ever used it.

Of course, it also makes it harder to boot up the system to play an ISO image from the hard disc, if you can't load another OS. That should stop any other shenanigans that people trying to pirate games might partake in as well.

Just like making the battery in the PSP Go a non-removable one potentially ends the piracy problem there. Because, without the ability to use Pandora's battery to force a PSP into service mode, there is no way to get CFW on the PSP Go. No CFW means no game copying.

Anything that stops piracy helps everyone else in the long run because it protects the investment of Sony and the game developers, and in the end that means more games for gamers.

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DGo8
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:35:18 AM
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i think this will be real...because in euros its 339...& in pounds its 297 Pounds Bring on GT5 bundle

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VersusAlby
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 5:41:39 AM
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they absolutely need this kind of bundles
price drop + excellent games + marketing
win

the 360 elite is 199 GBP in the UK and sold very well
I hope the price drop doesn't become useless

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:36:46 AM
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They should concentrate on getting this game released, then worry about enticing people with bundles. Does anybody give a sh*t anymore about the people who have dropped the cash on the system already.

I have a psp, but I refuse to buy the psp version first. It will be an afterthought to me, the one I've been waiting on keeps getting held up by silly marketing crap.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 7:06:15 AM
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nice to see europe getting more.
although with these bundles, they should have two games instead of just one, but then again what'll probably happen is you buy a said bundle; lets say the slim+GT5, and the store where you buy it bundle in another game. i saw tonnes of that with the likes of GT5P and GTA4 bundles.
also, two controllers, not just one.

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Andysw
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:09:04 AM
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I like to see more of this in the future.

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Danny007
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 1:43:49 PM
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I wanted a PS3 Slim now, but I'll wait for the Uncharted bundle

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furbiesmustdie
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 8:23:18 PM
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wait didn't assassin's creed have a march 2010 release date? i'm a bit skeptical about this don't get excited yet...

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