Exciting gaming news from Sony out of Germany's Game Convention. Lots of new Playstation product. Who doesn't love new games?
Perhaps the most exciting news is the 160GB PS3 that will come bundled with a Dual-Shock SIXAXIS plus Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. This new bundle will hit the stores in November for $499. The increased storage space makes this a perfect system to go with Playstation Network. This is a great system to contrast with the 80GB system previously announced at E3. Both appear to have the same console as previous PS3s.
There is a voucher packaged with the 160GB for the PS Network game PAIN. Also showed off at Leipzig was the new PSP and PS3 wireless keyboard.
Keep reading for the complete press release.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces
Limited-Edition Uncharted: Drake's Fortune(TM) PLAYSTATION(R)3 Bundle
Featuring New 160GB PS3(TM) System
PS3 Bundle Includes Uncharted: Drake's Fortune(TM),
PLAYSTATION(R)Network Voucher for PAIN and DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless
Controller, Offering Tremendous Value to Consumers
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer
Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced plans to introduce a new
160GB PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system in North
America as part of the limited-edition Uncharted: Drake's Fortune(TM)
PS3 system bundle. The increased storage size enables entertainment
enthusiasts to store even more movies, television shows, and games
downloaded from PLAYSTATION(R)Network, as well as more videos, music,
and photos from their personal collection. Slated to launch in November
for $499.99 (MSRP), the 160GB PS3 system will come bundled with the hit
game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune(TM), a PLAYSTATION Network voucher for
PAIN, and a DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller. The previously announced
80GB PS3 system ($399.99 MSRP) has started shipping to retailers.
"As PLAYSTATION Network continues to evolve with our recently
launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners
are demanding more storage capacity," said Jack Tretton, president and
CEO, SCEA. "Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub
for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music
collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this
growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers
The Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3 bundle includes the following components:
— 160GB PS3 system — The 160GB PS3 is a complete entertainment system
comprising a Blu-ray(TM) Disc player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi
connection, and Cell Broadband Engine(TM).
— Uncharted: Drake's Fortune — A 400-year-old clue found in the coffin
of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on
an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the
discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The
search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and
hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his
companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible
secrets hidden on the Island.
— PAIN PLAYSTATION Network Voucher* — PAIN boldly tackles a rarely
explored area of video-gaming ... comedy. The unique mechanic of the
game allows the player to load a character into a human-sized,
ultra-powerful slingshot, and fire the character into an active,
physics-controlled environment, filled with precarious and humorous
situations. Download PAIN from PLAYSTATION Store
(http://store.playstation.com) to your PS3 system with the included
— DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller — DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller
provides the most intuitive game play experience with pressure sensors
in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive
SIXAXIS(TM) motion sensing technology.
The additional storage space of the 160GB model will benefit
consumers, as several highly anticipated PLAYSTATION Network and PS3
games along with add-on content will be available for download soon,
including PAIN Amusement Park, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for
Booty, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, and The Last Guy.
The bundle is also a great option for consumers who want to utilize Playstation Network's video delivery service, which offers new
blockbuster movies and popular TV shows for download on an ongoing
PS3 momentum has soared in 2008, starting with Blu-ray becoming the
high-definition standard and following the launches of key franchise
titles, including Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Grand Theft Auto IV,
and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. That momentum will
continue into the holidays and beyond, as PS3's software lineup will
offer the most depth and breadth of any platform across the industry,
delivering highly anticipated exclusives such as BUZZ!: Quiz TV,
LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, and
Killzone 2. —Leslie Shapiro
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