Sony to bring GTA IV PS3 bundle to Blighty
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Sony has jumped onto the Grand Theft Auto IV bandwagon and created a PlayStation 3 bundle pack that includes game and console, to ensure would-be gangsters opt for PS3-based drive-bys.
Aside from a copy of the game, the package also includes a 40GB PS3 and one SixAxis wireless controller – minus the rumble.
Sony's bundle includes the game, a 40GB PS3 and one SixAxis
Sony’s fond of creating bunch packs as pre-packaged ways to sell PS3s on the back of a popular game launch. The company recently bundled together the 80GB PS3 and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
The GTA IV PS3 bundle will be available when the game’s released on 29 April and will cost €440 (£352/$697).
re: 'tard PS3
"Why are Sony still releasing the 40Gb CECHG01 aka the 'tard PS3?"
Because "'tards" asked them to make a cheaper one, which they duley did. You sir are an idiot, you had the chance to buy the 60GB, but were so wound up in your Sony hating, and crying about it being to expensive, that it passed you by.
As far as I'm aware, there's no 'optional' hard drive install on the 360 version of GTA4, no. It will, however, quietly use the cache partition to improve load partitions on any 360 with a drive, just like plenty of other games (Oblivion being one particular example where the loading times are noticeably worse for owners without HDD).
It doesn't do as much cacheing as the PS3 does, but it's enough to make the game run just as smoothly, and there's no sitting around thumb-twiddling the first time you try to play it, nor being down on space until you manually clear the data, since it happens automatically when you try to play a new game - there are three partitions, and when you play a fourth game it clears the cache of the first to make room.
Si - your numbers are correct, if (a) you actually want all those things, (b) can't get them cheap in a bundle, and (c) don't want me to find the most expensive HDMI cable I can find to make your PS3 output HD to the TV. Whether or not people need the extras is up to them; I've had my 360 for at least 18 months without buying a controller charger or wireless adaptor, for instance.
360 > ps3
xbox premium = £200
xbox live gold = £40
wireless adaptor = £60
controller charger = £15
Total = £315
PS3 = £300 with twice the disk space and blu ray support
I've got an xbox 360 and I really like it but it does work out more expense than the ps3, AND it's noisy DVD drive is starting to drive me insane
Why are Sony still releasing the 40Gb CECHG01 aka the 'tard PS3?
I won't buy one until the full-functionality of CECHC01 aka 60Gb PS3 is restored.
"The 360's DVD drive transfers data twice as fast."
Want to back that up with real evidence? I can show that the PS3's Blu-ray drive is actually faster than the 360's DVD.
The numbers and sources here are irrefutable fact.
As usual, the Xbots have nothing but FUD left in their ammunition..