Sony Black Friday bundles drop price of PS3 and PS Vita to $200
Black Friday kind of gives me the heebie jeebies. It's probably thanks to that lady who made headlines when she pepper-sprayed someone over an Xbox last year, but for a while I've found the day after Thanksgiving to be a rather unsettling affair, one in which people engage in a brutal race against one another, all in the name of ridiculously low deals.
But then again, I don't look at it from the perspective of a retailer or a company. Like Sony Computer Entertainment, for instance. SCE knows that the crowds will be flocking to stores next week in alarming numbers–and they will be inching to buy stuff–and so it has revealed some nice new (and cheap) PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita bundles in preparation for the swarming masses and their money.
Three PS Vita bundles will be released on Black Friday and Saturday, one featuring Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, one featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops- Declassified, and one featuring LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. All of them will come with a PS Vita (AC III's will come in white, while the two get a black Vita), while the AC and COD bundles will also come with a 4GB memory card. And the price for each of these bundles: just $199.99, but only on Black Friday and Saturday (them's the brakes, eh?).
While the PlayStation 3 is only getting one bundle, I don't think most gamers will have any reason to complain. At $199.99, the bundle will come with a new model PS3 with 250GB of memory, the Uncharted Dual Pack (which includes Uncharted 1 and 2), the inFAMOUS Collection (which comes with inFAMOUS 1 and 2, as well as inFAMOUS 2's Festival of Blood DLC), and a 30-day PlayStation Plus Trial Membership. With a new PS3, four games, DLC, and PS Plus membership for just $199.99, it certainly earns the name Sony gave it: The Ultimate PlayStation 3 Value Bundle.
A few words of advice if you're salivating at what I have just written. First off, wipe the drool from your face before you wet yourself and your keyboard. But more importantly, if you want to take advantage of these deals, act fast, as they will only be available while supplies last.
Which means you'll probably have to brave the fierce wilderness that is Black Friday next week. If you do, feel free to let us know if you survived in the comment box below.
Source: Sony Computer Entertainment press release
Via: PlayStation Blog
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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