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New PlayStation 3 Bundle Packs MGS4, Killzone 2

The current rumor is that Sony is secretly preparing for the launch of a redesigned PlayStation 3 sometime this fall. But before it can do that, it has to clear its channels of existing stock, particularly the 80 GB SKU.

To give customers and incentive to buy, but without cutting to below a certain price point, it's common practice to bundle in some free games – and the latest PS3 shipment comes with a very attractive bundle.

Kotaku received pictures from a Best Buy employee showing off a new bundle that includes the 80 GB PS3 packed in with Killzone 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 – two of the most impressive looking and sounding games that are exclusive to the Sony console. Best of all, it's still at the same $399 price.

Of course, as attractive as this may be, there are rumblings that a newer, slimmer, smaller PS3 will be hitting in just a few months. Those of you in the market for a PS3 will have to decide between the attractive offer of today against the possibility of newer hardware in the near future.

  • jerreece
    Were I planning to buy a PS3 (which I'm not) I'd probably wait to see whether they is an actual hardware upgrade coming. Ultimately, a better performing PS3 would mean more to me than a couple of good games (which you'd probably buy anyhow since those are big titles).
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  • afrobacon
    hope the update comes with a built-in camera...
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  • Honis
    jerreeceWere I planning to buy a PS3 (which I'm not) I'd probably wait to see whether they is an actual hardware upgrade coming. Ultimately, a better performing PS3 would mean more to me than a couple of good games (which you'd probably buy anyhow since those are big titles).While you're waiting with no intention of buying the product, you can take English 101 with the author!
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  • krazyk12
    theres no hardware "UPGRADES" other than the fact, that the CPU is supposed to be shrunk to a 45nm process. Smaller, Cooler, More Efficient. Thats what u will get out of the new PS3.
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  • aweadam
    Backwards compatibility?
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  • apmyhr
    If I wanted to get a PS3, I would wait for the slimmer one. I know it won't have any performance benifit, but the slimmer design and lower energy profile should make it last longer.
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  • krazyk12
    aweadamBackwards compatibility?
    a possibility. its not set in stone yet tho
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  • Darkness Flame
    Didn't Sony just pass a patent for a PS2 software emulator that can run on the Cell? It'd be useful, because the older PS3s that do emulate on software, can only play certain titles. Giving them a better emulator would resolve all those problem. Now, if they kept this new emulator to the slim version only, then I'd be upset. That, or if they charged money for it.

    Regardless, every PS3 can already play PS1 games, so technically, every PS3 is backwards compatible, just not in the way some people want.
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  • hakesterman
    You don't have to worry about it lasting any longer, It already lasts 3X longer than a
    Xbox360 and it's the same price with better games.

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  • eklipz330
    that is a bad ass combo! although i still prefer xbox live... and i'd rather wait for the slim... but this is awesome!
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