During Sony's conference at E3 tonight, a GTAV console bundle exclusively for the PS3 was announced. The bundle contains a 500GB PS3 console, a copy of GTAV, a GTAV branded headset with a dedicated GTA sound scheme, and 30 days of PlayStation Plus. This package will be available on the same day the game is released, September 17th, and will cost $ 299 in the US. We'll let you know if any further details come through such as international availability and pricing.
We're not sure how many people are still in the market for a current-gen console, especially with the PS4 and Xbox One releases imminent, and $ 299 does seem a lot for an old console, but nevertheless this will be available for those who want it.
I should sound off, I'm currently bidding on a replacement BluRay so I can fully use the PS3 I bought as defective for originally. I bought a second (really my third PS3 in all) which was a 60Gig original again, but the board was dead, so a mobo replacement and BD drive seem effected operationally. As mentioned though comparing Xbox One and PS4 pricing, there's a hundred dollars difference favoring the more open and used game market friendly PS4 this time around, nearly reversing the situation Sony faced releasing PS3 against the then new, but already out on the market 360!!
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