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