Sony preps Blu-ray boosting PS3 bundle
And a separate package for gamers
Now that HD DVD is effectively dead, Sony is going on the Blu-ray offensive and targeting potential customers with a specialist PlayStation 3 starter pack for film fans.
According to a number of online reports, the pack consists of a 40GB console and Blu-ray versions of the films Spiderman 3, 300 and Casino Royale. Sadly, Sony’s only throwing one SixAxis controller into the bundle rather than the upcoming rumble-enabled DualShock 3 unit.
Sony has confirmed that anyone who's all gamer will soon be offered a 40GB bundle pack based on the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue game. The bundle doesn’t come with any films, but at least the Blu-ray drive’s there if you fancy buying some at a later date. The GT5 bundle also comes with the SixAxis controller.
If the film fanatic pack is legit, then it's expected to appear on 19 March for €400 (£305/$610), while car-crazy gamers will have to wait until 29 March to hand over the same fee. It’s worth noting that US customers already have a 40GB PS3 bundle for $400 (£200/€295), but it only includes one Blu-ray film, Spiderman 3.
Why not make a remote that is any good.... why did they feel the need to turn things on their head with a Bluetooth remote.. i will have to buy some stupid USB dongle to make my Harmony Remote work properly as EVERY OTHER DEVICE i have is infra red only and works perfectly well.
Be nice if they chucked in the official remote too. Then it feels like a proper movie system.
Expect a rounding down
The current, nothing free at all, pack costs €400 already, so I imagine these bundles will stay £299 in the UK shops.
Personally, I suspect I'll go for Movietyme's "£399 for a bundle with Spidey 3 and 9 other movies of your choice" offer, but part of me is tempted to hang on until the DualShock gets thrown in instead of the obsolete SixAxis, given the extortionate price Sony have announced for a standalone controller.