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Rumor: New PS3 Bundle Features LBP, HDMI Cable

It has long since been a sore point amongst consumers with the intention of buying the PlayStation 3: why doesn't a system designed around high-definition gaming come with an HDMI cable?

This was an even more prominent question when the system first launched at its disagreeable $599 price point but it remains a perfectly legitimate question at half that price tag. But perhaps Sony is finally remedying this issue; at least, so far as a specific bundle is concerned: according to PlayStation LifeStyle, new SKUs are coming to retailers and they boast an HDMI cable. The 250GB PS3 is priced at $349.99, which isn't bad considering you get twice the HDD storage space as the standard 120GB version but now, a new SKU says a 6-foot HDMI cable and a copy of the Game of the Year Edition of LittleBigPlanet will be included...and for no extra charge. Yep, still $350. Obviously, if SCEA had officially announced this bundle, we would be reporting this based on the press release, but it seems as if one retailer "already has this bundle to sell," and they're just waiting on the green light from Sony.

You can see the pictures that help to semi-confirm the rumor through the link above and we have to say, it sounds like a darn good opportunity for those who either don't yet have a PS3 or perhaps had one that just recently suffered a breakdown. We still want to see HDMI cables included in all PS3 boxes, though.

6/2/2010 10:19:39 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (58 posts)

iPwn_3G
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 10:31:41 AM
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HDMI FTW!!!

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 10:58:46 AM
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thats awesome, more ppl should at least try LBP.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:12:04 AM
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I thought Sony already had a LittleBigPlanet bundle. I swear they had a PS3 bundled with LBP and WALL E on blue ray.

Guess this is good for those who missed out.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 12:02:34 PM

dunno if it was the GOTY LBP though...

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 12:10:11 PM

No it wasn't, your right.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:28:07 PM

His right? What right?

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Qubex
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:16:50 AM
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Well this will no doubt boost sales somewhat as it represents a more complete package for the end user. I suspect more PS2 owners will upgrade now. The package is more complete so to speak and everything you need is in one box :)

Have to say it also illustrates how much "cost cutting" Sony has managed to do, in order to be able to absorb the cost og adding a HDMI cable to the overall package. I also believe the move is to make it easier and more compelling to hook your PS3 to an HDTV "out the box" for the ones who are still sitting on the fence undiceded. It may compel newbies to purchase a HDTV set simultaneously, knowing their new PS3 bundle is HD ready from the get go... It's easier for people to digest the fact that they can now play 3D games and movies "out the box".

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:23:39 AM
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Gee it takes a long time for Sony to get the message sometimes. People have been calling for them to include an HDMI cable in the box for years now.What's the cost to Sony of an HDMI cable? $5? And yet it's somehow a psychological barrier gone now. Finally.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:29:01 AM

Seriously, and they sell their brand name HDMI's by themselves for close to or at $39.99.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:29:20 PM

I doubt the cost of the HDMI cable is $5 to Sony when I've purchased 10' gold HDMI cables for $1.50. Anyone that pays more than $5 for a cable is a monkey. Oooh! Oooh! Aaah! Aaah! AAAH!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:43:51 PM

Give me a banana then. ha!

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:48:21 PM

I think the banana filling is LV's department. ;)

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:01:48 PM

lol!

oh, by the way Fluffer, i think you said you like Bad Religion yes? Did you get their free live record?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:25:46 PM

Yes I did! It's live tracks from when they played HoB in LV, LA and Anaheim back in March. Quality stuff but of course, not as good as the real thing.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 6:00:39 PM

Good stuff indeed.

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faraga
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:32:21 AM
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I've seen "greater" deals though:
A friend of mine recently bought an X360, just because he couldn't let this bargain slip:
A local toy store offered a 360 elite with the games Pure, Halo ODST, Forza 3 and LEGO Batman for just 200 Euros!
Kinda shows how worthless the 360 is becoming.

*Edit* 200 euros is about 245 dollars right now, but not that long ago I saw a clean xbox arcade for that price. It also is especially cheap because almost all companies take their American prices and put a €-sign in front of it.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 12:10:12 PM

Had to laugh when I saw Playdotcom selling 360s for 70 Pounds. You can spend 45 on a game! ...That is one cheap heater :)

ps. Don't try and slip any Pound or Euro signs in on this site, they must mean something rude in America.

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faraga
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 12:47:10 PM

You're right, RH, the Euro sign I put there just transformed into something else.
I looked into that site, they sell the 360 core for 129.99 euros, while 70 pounds is 84 euros.
Why do the people from the Euro region always get ripped off?

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:13:02 PM

When was that, when was Play(dot)com selling £^) for 70 Pounds??? I missed that deal sh*t

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:30:44 PM

It depends on what languages your browser can handle. If you don't implement the right ones, then you'll get some funky stuff showing up.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:42:54 PM

It was a while back, maybe Christmas time. I've just checked and they don't sell them anymore. Only used, for the princely sum of 25 quid.

Faraga - xbox fire sales aside, we generally pay more in the UK than does the rest of Europe.

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faraga
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:47:49 PM

@ fluffer nutter
That might be it, I just recently bought this computer in the USA and I'm running Mozilla Firefox, which I downloaded before I took it back to the Netherlands.

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JMO_INDY
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 8:43:46 PM

I bought a 120 GB 360 Elite with 8 games including Kung Fu Panda, LEGO Indiana Jones, Left 4 Dead, COD MW2 and WAW, Army Of Two, Viva Pinata, and HALO :ODST and two 6' HDMI cables one being a Monster HDMI cord for all $50 haha He said he had his PS3 and never plays the 360 so he said I could have it all for $50!! so now I have both systems, you dont just pass up that kind of deal. and the system has been played less than two times.

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 8:56:38 PM

@ RadioHeader
I feel sad now :(, because I was In the UK at X-Mas time but I didn't hear about it. blimey me is it aright ????? the spelling I mean !!! I LOVE UK :)

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faraga
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:37:59 AM

@ JMO_INDY
They're just trying to match the price with the quality. They're coming really close already, but it still doesn't make up for the online fee.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:33:40 AM
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I always thought Sony was under the impression that consumers wouldn't know what to do with an HDMI cable or that their TVs wouldn't support it. Nice to see them come around with the times.

.....and long live Sony bundles that include a game with their console!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:33:33 PM
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I know there's a profit factor involved, but....
Sony should also do their 250gig bundles, complete with 2 controllers, just like all the 250gig "Bot Box" bundles do now.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:37:42 PM
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Am I missing something here? Bundles are nice, but let's get our priorities straight here.

Message to Sony...YOU DON'T NEED BUNDLES AT THIS POINT, YOU NEED TO FILL THE SHELVES OF STORES WITH YOUR MACHINE!!! (sorry for the unabashed shout fest)

Sony, I can't remember the last time I saw your machine, a 120G or 250G on the store shelf. People are not screaming for an HDMI cable, or a bundle, they are screaming for a new system that they can buy, take home, and make love to, err, I mean play cool games on, maybe an occasional BluRay movie. When the Slim first came out, I remember several times seeing a guy coming out of Best Buy with a Slim and a game or two, and me being jealous. Not becuase I didn't have my own Slim, but because that lucky SOB was going to have some serious fun that night. When I got my first 160G Fatty, it was a blast unboxing it, setting it up, and playing Uncharted for the first time. The days of me seeing those lucky SOB's was MONTHS AND MONTHS AGO. I don't see it anymore, because there are no machines to buy.

There is something to the idea of striking while the iron is hot, and right now you are smokin' baby. E3 is coming, and you don't know what ole' M$ has in store for you. Rumors of a price drop in conjunction with their "own" slim model. You have this window of perfect opportunity to get more units into homes, and I feel that, if these past 12 months were like a football game, you are ahead in the game 34 to 10, but you could be up by another 4 touchdowns had you been able to meet this rabid demand. M$ is not going to take this beating laying down. They are not stupid. (ponders RRoD and Natal) Ok, let me rephrase that, they are not COMPLETELY stupid, they have a few tricks up their sleeves, and you may just be wishing you had done a LITTLE more to meet demand while the demand was at a fevered pitch. Impulse buys can fade, or be refocused somewhere else. If M$ lowers its price, or copies the marketing model that YOU SONY created by rolling out a cheaper spiffed up model, your future customers might just say, "Hey, me wants that instead". Come on, speed up that production line please!

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:55:51 PM

Please Sony, give this guys a job!
Couldn't agree more. What are they thinking? to make bundles they have to hold the systems longer, like they did with MGS4 and right now its nearly impossible to find a PS3 at all.
Sony has made so many mistakes when it comes to the PS3 that sometimes I wonder how it did not flop completely, my best guess is that the product is just too good to fail but, their handling of if has been atrocious at best...
They should be thinking about bundles for the holiday season and for when GT5 comes out, now is not the time for it. Want to include HDMI cables with the system? be my guest but, just get them out while you are still the hottest ticket in town.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:00:08 PM

No machines to buy? I see them regularly in the stores on the shelves. Maybe they're hiding them from you?

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:03:43 PM

Fluff, where do you live? I am in Seattle. Maybe M$ is buying off the retailers here to not put them out. It is M$'s home turf after all. lol. But seriously, where do you live that the stores are not selling out as soon as they put them on the shelves?

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tankerkevo
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:09:00 PM

So funny you bring this up today. Over the weekend I decided I was going to buy another PS3 so I didn't have to move the one in my family room around when other peeps were using the family room TV. I searched EVERYWHERE in the Tampa Bay area, including the SONY STYLE store. You would think Sony's own store would be selling its own product, nope. My buddy was saying just to order it online, no way. I'm still an OTC buyer when it comes to things that have a set price no matter where you buy it. I see it as: have it now, or not have it now and pay extra to get it shipped...and then sit have it sit at my front door until I get home from work while hoping it didn't rain or no one snatched it up.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:18:08 PM

Tank, I agree with you there, on such precious cargo as a PS3, I would much rather buy it in person.

And for you, you can afford to take your time until you find one on a shelf since you are not in dire need for one as it will be more of a convenience buy rather than it being your first PS3.

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:19:25 PM

@Fluffer
NYC does not have any. My best friend who used to live here in NYC and now lives in Uruguai, came over a few weekends ago and we went to three Bestbuys, five Gamestops and a few Target's and could not score one. On his last day here he was buying some clothes to his little daughter and got lucky in a mall all the way down in Long Island. But yes' its almost impossible to get your hands on one right now.
The funniest thing was that when he got to the airport in Uruguai, they had a bunch on the duty free section, for the same $299 Hahahaha other countries seem to have more stock than we do :)

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:28:46 PM

I'm in the LA area and see them quite often. Many of the stores get PS3 shipments at least twice a week. It's a big market so I'm sure they want to keep the consumers happy.

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johnld
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 4:07:05 PM

i dont get why you're complaining about a ps3 bundle? a ps3 bundle is the same as putting another ps3 on the shelf. the only difference is that consumers will see all the free stuff and gravitate to it. my guess is sony is getting rid of their stock right now and preparing for a massive restock after some kind of E3 announcement.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 4:27:02 PM

John, no one is complaining about a bundle. If you read my comment, I said "bundles are nice".

My point is bundles are used to spur sales. Sony does not need to spur sales in the slightest. They can't sell what they don't have on the shelves.

And your guess is they are trying to get rid of their stock? Surely you jest. What stock is there to get rid of? You can't mean PS3 units, since there are none.

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 9:08:38 PM

Spot on dude spot on

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Ichigo40
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 1:59:08 PM
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Father's day bundle on Amazon.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 2:01:38 PM

Yeah, I fear there will be a lot of unhappy PS3less fathers out there in a few weeks, cuz mothers won't be able to find any PS3s.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 3:12:09 PM
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Well, I am hoping the bundle is around (or equal to) come the holidays.

It'll be Playstation #3 in the house.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 5:07:57 PM

Max, if you take that extra step, you will be buying THREE versions of every game, instead of two. Can you handle that? lol I think I remember you saying you have two sons. If not I stand corrected. Good day to you sir.

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CharlesD
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 4:16:50 PM
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This would be a great thing to include in a bundle. Certainly took some time for them to actually put it in action, and it's still a rumor soo...

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 4:32:51 PM
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My "Dream Bundle" would include:
ICO/SotC HD Remake 1080p/3D, The Last Guardian,white PS3 slim with watermark imprint of one of the Badies from SoTC or the characters from The Last Guardian... One can dream right?
Hope they get their act together by the holiday season, better not waste a good chance to get back the crown from MS soon.

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tlpn99
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 5:14:17 PM
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6ft HDMI Cable lol that would go round my room at least once. Good idea they are introducing one but 6ft seriously lol :)

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faraga
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:40:07 AM

6 ft is like two meters right? How big is your room? The average toilet cubicle?
J/K

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SnipeySnake
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 6:52:29 PM
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Sweet, i was planning to get a another ps3 anyway and this is perfect!

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Russell Burrows
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 7:29:52 PM
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HDMI cable is good that its being included.

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Milonakis
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 9:00:30 PM
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Oh boy, throwing in a $2 cable with your PS3.

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 9:14:33 PM

ha ha u cracked me up TBH XD

but I don't believe it's about the 2 $, it's just about principle, PPL will be more enthusiastic about paying for a ps3 with hdmi cable. not that i care i bought my free HDMI PS3 proudly :)

U get a thumb up from me :)

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DickyDick1969
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 11:42:23 PM
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6 foot HDMI cable? You americans should use the metric system! ;-)

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faraga
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:38:33 AM

Agree.

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___________
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 4:36:51 AM
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i certainly hope its not the sony certifcied ps3 one!
i bought one of those with my slim got it home and had lines running across the screen!
80 bucks and the cheap piece of .... is not even gold plated!!!
i got a monster HDMI cable which are the best of the best, monster make the best cables! for 120 bucks and my games have been looking better ever since!
best 120 bucks i have ever spent!!!!

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 3:10:50 PM

Cool story, bro, but you wasted your money.

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___________
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 8:55:51 AM

i dont think so, ive had a bad run in with cheap cables.
i bought foxtell IQ2 a few months ago and it came with a HDMI cable not gold plated of course and the picture was crap!
i went down to myer to buy the same one i got for my ps3 and it now looks 10 times better.

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Robochic
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 4:49:01 AM
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Cool bundle the none HDMI in the box never bothered me I picked up a 20 buck cable that works amazing, better than the 80 buck on I got for christmas which likes to but lines on the tv. DAMN monster!

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StangMan80
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 12:25:55 PM

It never bothered me either but I guese it would be nice to have if you can use it. Which at this point I think most of us can so maybe it's about time to add this cable in the box even if it doesn't include a game or is a bundl
e.

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StangMan80
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 12:22:54 PM
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The only bundle I want to see that I will buy is a GT5 bunlde I'll diffently pick it up on the first day I realy need a second PS3 and I love GT and been waiting for GT5 forever.

Heres to a GT5 bundle this holiday season.
Plus there will sell like crazy.

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