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Madden NFL 11 PS3 Bundle Outed But Not Confirmed

You can't hide. You can try to hide in a "dead category" in a database somewhere, but someone is gonna find you.

The rumors of a Madden NFL 11 PlayStation 3 bundle package are apparently true. They started when a Best Buy employee leaked the SKU number of the bundle to Kotaku, and then became pseudo-confirmed when the site located an actual pic of the package. Evidently, retailer Best Buy tried to hide this bad boy in a dead category of the company's database, which is often done "to mask a product from searches before it's been officially announced." The bundle will include a copy of the game in question and a 250GB PS3 model, but it may only be available in Canada (although that doesn't make much sense). For the record, we also know about a PSP bundle for EA's newest football entry, but that one has been officially revealed. It seems we have to wait for either Sony or EA to unveil this PS3 package, but they don't have much time...it's supposedly slated to arrive on the same day as the game: August 10.

It's sort of an odd choice for a bundle, in our estimation. It's hardly exclusive to Sony's machine and we find it hard to believe so many have been waiting to buy the system for Madden NFL 11. But what do we know?

Tags: ps3, playstation 3, ps3 bundle, ps3 package

8/4/2010 8:46:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

kraygen
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 10:48:06 PM
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How weird. Of all the games to bundle with ps3 this seems like a really silly choice. Of all the great exclusives that didn't get a bundle they bundle madden? Not exactly a system seller in my opinion.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 10:07:10 AM

it makes sense. casual gamers love madden. i have a friend who plays nothing but sports games, so this'll be perfect for him.

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kraygen
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 7:33:02 AM

But who is going to buy a ps3 bundle just for madden?

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 10:48:57 PM
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From business strategy point of view, I think it's a brilliant acquisition from Sony.

I'm not from USA, but even I know about Madden being the biggest sports game in the world. To bundle it would be a great strategy for casual gamers or sports enthusiasts who are yet to upgrade to a current generation console.

I hope the copy of Madden is free though, not an extra 30 or 40 bucks on top of the console for the separate SKU. A free copy of Madden 11 with your PS3 would be icing on the cake for casual gamers or even people upgrading from the 360 to PS3.

Go Sony!!!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 2:41:31 AM

Dancemachine55,
The copy is free. It's included inside the PS3's box.

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Orvisman
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 10:17:44 AM

If Sony charges $399, which it will, instead of $349, it isn't really free, more like $10 cheaper.

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Orvisman
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 10:41:59 AM

Edit:

Unless, of course, Sony will be introducing the 250GB PS3 as the default model at $299, killing the 120GB model, and making the 320GB model the $349 model.

I think this is what Sony might be doing with this Madden bundle. This new pricing and model scheme still means the copy of Madden isn't free but $10 cheaper.

250GB model $299

250GB model with Madden 11 $349

$320GB model $349


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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 12:39:45 PM

hope Sony can drop the price on the 120GB model like $199-$249 and sell the remaining units until they can adjust the prices on the newer models.

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godsman
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 11:10:14 PM
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What happened to the 320 gb console?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 11:50:18 PM

Go to Japan if you want one now. ;)

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Gone
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 10:43:00 AM

Or you can go to play-asia dot com

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Hezzron
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 11:25:38 PM
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A lot of people buy Madden....A LOT! (even Canadians...the one I know said so!). So this isn't as odd as it first seems. Good for EA, Sony and Canada if this is real!

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 11:46:28 PM
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I tend to believe this because I have been seeing Madden 11 ps3 commercials lately. Anyone else?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 11:50:57 PM

Seen it quite a bit, lately. At least two dozen times now.

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 12:24:31 AM
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This is an odd bundle, I can't see Madden 11 selling consoles.
I just hope for a LBP2 and GT5 bundle. Now those games will sell many consoles.

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The X Factor 9
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 3:39:10 AM
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EA and Sony are playing buddy buddy this generation. I love it.

Lately, EA's games have been getting better and better with each iteration. The changes in Madden 11 were for the better in my opinion. That box needs to include 2 controllers and an HDMI cable for $399...

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jaybiv
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 1:30:26 PM
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its actually a smart move. the one area xbox controls is joint marketing. xbox usually has their mark on the big multi plats. this move will blunt xbox's tv spots tying them to madden.

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RebelJD
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 9:18:18 PM
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PS3 needs to get on the ball and start bundling the heck out of its games. One bundle every year isn't going to cut it. They should put one out as often as the "other" system does. Seriously, start putting together more bundles! Stay super cool.

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