$599 MGS4 HLE bundle online-exclusive

"Highly Limited Edition" package of 40GB gunmetal gray PS3 and Kojima-developed stealth-action game only available via publisher's Web site; preorders start Monday, May 17.

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The "Highly Limited Edition"

Buried in yesterday's pile of Konami announcements--which included reveals of Rock Revolution and the obligatory passel of DanceDance Revolutions--were new details about a highly anticipated product. One month after revealing it was releasing the Metal Gear Solid 4 PlayStation 3 hardware bundle in North America, the Japanese publisher has now priced the package. For $599.99, gamers will get a gunmetal gray 40GB PS3, matching DualShock 3 controller, and a copy of what is being billed as antihero Solid Snake's final adventure.

Unfortunately, those wishing to leisurely pick up an MGS4 PS3 bundle at their local game store are out of luck. First, the bundle will only be available via Konami's online store. Second, the bundled is being billed as a "highly limited edition," with Konami playing up the fact that very few will ever be produced. Third, preorders begin sometime on May 19th, meaning those hoping to buy the console will have to repeatedly check the product page and be ready to pounce the moment it goes on sale.

Luckily those who can't acquire a limited MGS4 PS3 bundle can still get the regular MGS4 PS3 bundle--which is arguably a better deal, since it is $100 cheaper than the LE and includes a backward-compatible 80GB PS3 that can play previous MGS games. GameStop is also exclusively selling a limited edition of the now-gold game, which goes on sale in North America on June 12. For more information, check out GameSpot's new preview of the game from Kojima's recent press event in Tokyo.

Discussion

315 comments
Jshaw71
Jshaw71

a 40 gig model that has limited availability? don't sound that great to me...

suspect97
suspect97

i think it would be awe- some if you love the MGS series and you dont have a PS3

itwiz90
itwiz90

This edition of the bundle is for the die hard MGS fan with plenty of disposable income, and cares not that a better configuration of the game system with twice as much HD space is a available. This edition is cool don't get it twisted, if you have the cash go for, it make a great collector's catch. Especially if this is the last one Kojima might do.

froggypimper
froggypimper

people people...sisters, brothers...this bundle 4 $600 is just 4 CRAZY individuals who want a gray PS3...go 2 gamestop and get the $500 bundle which includes the game, a 80GB ps3, and a controller...its the better deal...period...the 40GB can't even play old ps2 games only ps1 games which SUCKS!!! so that makes the gamestop deal even better...not sure if this deal will be offered other places...

agentnoone
agentnoone

there is no x360 version of this game its a PS3 exclusive. lol, thought everyone knew this

towelie892
towelie892

40GB PS3 = $400 MGS4 = $60 Dualshock 3 = $50 Grand total = $510 So basically, you're paying $90 extra to get a gray PS3. Whoop-de-freakin'-do. Much more reasonable to buy them separately.

DRXgamer93
DRXgamer93

LOLLOLOLOLOLOL andy polack you lost part of your brain this game is Ps3 exclusive LOLOLOL " ill wait for it on 360" LOLOLOLOLOL

akiwak
akiwak

Highly limited edition so this is only for the most hardcore of fans. I know i'm hardcore for MGS4 but not this much.

snakes3425
snakes3425

$600 DOLLLARS???? The PS3 is expensive enough the way it is, and it's just 40 GB???? Hasn't Sony learned that it's the PRICE that's scaring people away from the PS3

kkkkknaruto
kkkkknaruto

why does it say on gamestop that the limited edition is exclusive to gamestop when in toronto i could pre order it at ebgames, futureshop and bestbuy. i know ebgames and gamestop are the same but what about bestbuy and futureshop? im pretty sure wal-mart has it as well also toysrus

grigjd3
grigjd3

$600, this is a rip off. The 40GB PS3 only costs $400. So the game and an ugly paint job on the machine totals to a $200 increase in price!?! If I were going to spend that much, I could get the PS3, MGSIV and two other games and still save $20. Better yet, that's the cost of a Wii with four controllers, Wii Play, Super Smash Bros Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy. Or you could get the intermediate level 360 with four games - let's see, how about Mass Effect, Oblivion, GTAIV and CoD4. This has got to be wrong.

swisdwag
swisdwag

'I'll wait for it on the 360.' ROFL, me too! :D

Myzz617
Myzz617

When i bought my PS3 in DEC06 it came with 2 controllers. But I payed like 1100 for my bundle. I would rather buy the 80gig version if anything. Also @ andypolack this is NOT coming to 360!!!

loi88
loi88

in ksa yhe ps3 is expansive hes 2200sr

Sokol4ever
Sokol4ever

Quite pricey, I guess only the hardcore metal gear fans would go for it, of course if they can afford it. ^_^

Neo2199
Neo2199

I literally called Konami and they stated to me directly that there would be no MGS4 PS3 bundles in America, period, from anyone including Sony. The Konami rep on the phone didn't know what he was talking about. But I guess you would actually need to read what I wrote to get that.

infidexus
infidexus

Just a heads up, when you order this you will get charged an extra $500.00 insurance fee. Grand total came out to $1163.98 with next day shipping, the $500.00 insurance fee will be reimbursed when it ships.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Serious rip off. At least throw in another controller! I'm talking about both packages.

MotherBuster
MotherBuster

Of course Konami would never state another company's plans, that's why they simply say they're not releasing another bundle. They don't say "it will not exist", they say "they won't be releasing it". "There won't be another bundle... from us" see the difference? As for the website presale, I got to the point of placing the order, just for kicks (but didn't obviously). A minute later, Konami.com crashed. These consoles will go out REALLY fast. There will be just about enough fans and people in the industry interested enough to spend the $600. But not many more people, I guess. Average Joe will go for the 80Gb, no?

Neo2199
Neo2199

I never said there wasn't an 80GB bundle, I said that Konami's official statement is that there wasn't going to be one which is obviously bogus now. It's just a case of the left hand not speaking to the right. Besides, how can Konami make official press releases or statements for other companies? Pretty stupid but it happens. @v_rfranco Thanks for the links, I signed up for that notification as well! Btw, it's now 2:05pm and still can't pre-order this version, which I wouldn't at this point knowing that there is a $100 cheaper, 40GB larger, backwards compatible edition coming out in piano black that matches my Samsung 1080p LCD :)

MotherBuster
MotherBuster

@Neo2199: Of course Konami denies the 80GB, as it is not being released "by them", it's being released by SCEA. So, they take cover saying "Konami is not releasing another bundle", they just don't also say "but Sony IS releasing it" so you just buy that edition from them. Hope they're delaying the presale re-thinking the model, and surprise us tomorrow changing plans and making the gun-metal gray an 80GB console. One can only hope.

Warrax
Warrax

I saw the same bundle at 499$ but with a 80gig PS3 instead, scam us more please.

ibonedayu
ibonedayu

Since when has a 90-day warranty been new? Last time I checked, it's been industry standard for a long while. Fail.

Djc8a3Pgh8syv
Djc8a3Pgh8syv

IT ONLY HAS A 90 - DAY WARRANTY ! ! ! ! For real ! Look at the page, click where it says "# Please review our Return and Warranty policies before purchase." "This Konami product is sold "as is," without express or implied warranty of any kind, and Konami is not liable for any losses or damages of any kind resulting from use of this program. Konami agrees for a period of ninety (90) days to either repair or replace, at its option, free of charge, any Konami product, postage paid, with proof of date of purchase, at its Factory Service Center. This warranty is not applicable to normal wear and tear. This warranty shall not be applicable and shall be void if the defect in the Konami software product has arisen through abuse, unreasonable use, mistreatment, or neglect." 90 DAYS !! WTF. so if it breaks 3 months into owning it, too bad you just own a doorstop then. A LIMITED EDITION $700 (600+100 shipping) overpriced Doorstop.

LURCH87
LURCH87

just buying tha game already got a ps3.8)

Neo2199
Neo2199

I've spoken directly with Konami. They COMPLETELY DENY the existence of the 80GB MGS4 bundle being released in America. They say that this weak 40GB, NON-backwards compatible, edition is the ONLY bundle they will release to the U.S. and Canada and that this version of the bundle it is ONLY one available to the U.S. and Canada. If you go to their website and click on the Konami Support FAQ, this is 100% supported by their website as well. They only offer two items, MGS4 regular edition and the 40GB limited edition PS3 bundle. As of May 19, 2008, 8:25am PST, I am STILL unable to make my Pre-Order on this bundle through their website :( It's just sitting in my account with a grey "Wish List" button and no green "Pre-Order" button despite my rabid refresh clicking. However, if you go to amazon.com you can sign up for the obviously 80GB edition (according to the screen shots). I know numerous local Gamestop managers and they all say there IS going to be an 80GB, BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE, Black Finish MGS4 PS3 Bundle available. My best guess is that Konami was given a handful of these 40GB editions to refinish and pump out and brand as "HIGHLY LIMITED". And as a consequence we get this lame 40GB, NON-backwards compatible edition. Sony is probably making their own release but there is absolutely ZERO confirmation of an 80GB MGS4 PS3 Bundle being released to us Americans. My problem is that I knew about these bundles for several months and I've waited and waited and waited. I've got a 52" 1080p LCD that's dying for Blu-Ray. If Sony delays this 80GB MGS4 Bundle for a Christmas 2008 release (which is most likely at this point to milk fanboys), that would seriously blow.

the_monkey_god
the_monkey_god

@bstclair1 sounds like the 360 with the halo edition..... Ya except it only cost like $30 more and came with gamer pics, cool paint job, exclusive controller, and a HDMI input. While the bundle cost $100 more for a paint job that is just another color black. I just saying if you get a ps3 to play MGS4. Save you money and get them separate. You have to be stupid to waste your money on this thing. Expecialy with gas prices going up!

Nineball2112
Nineball2112

Yeah, if I needed to get a PS3, I'd definately get the regular MGS4 bundle 80GB PS3. Not only is it $100 cheaper, but the backward-compatibility it offers is the clincher. I'm a big PS3 fan (obviously) and even I think Sony is making a mistake by not offering backwards-compatibility with all models. Yeah, MOST people might have a PS2 already, but some don't and they might want to only to get the 40GB model.... Anyways, they MGS4 bundles look sharp! I like the gunmetal gray... it really looks good.

Myzz617
Myzz617

I would rather paint my PS3 than buy a 40Gig piece of you know what.

nuclearbomb2000
nuclearbomb2000

PSdual_wielder except this package COMES WITH THE GAME!!! lol. --- Very true lol, i got the freaking halo edition only to be suprised as hell that it didnt come with the game lol

NDegree
NDegree

What about Europe? I know that $599 is not a small amount but man this colour is sick.

shockster4life
shockster4life

the metal gear pregnancy test!? lol id be careful with that ya never know what kind of nanomachines they'd put in there;)

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

bstclair1 ~ "sounds like the 360 with the halo edition....." except this package COMES WITH THE GAME!!! lol.

bstclair1
bstclair1

sounds like the 360 with the halo edition.....

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

Can't Wait Until This 80 Gig Comes Out With MGS4 I Don't Need A 40 Gig....Oh And People At Eb Games Told Me How They Would Only Be Getting 2 For Each Store Giving Some Bull How Only A 1000 Would Be Released In North America...

akiwak
akiwak

Normally I'm the kind of person that sees anything Metal gear related and I buy it. I would even buy the METAL GEAR pregnancy test but this..... 40gig, game, Rumble control, w/ no BC but has a different black color. Yeah no thanks....!

_guenter_26
_guenter_26

snake_9909 gun metal doesnt cost so much to were the ps3 needs to be $600. you are crazy if you would pay a lot of money for a ps3.

snake_9909
snake_9909

monkey god gun metal costs more to use and who cares id pay 10,000 for a ps3 (god knows i only payed 9,000 less)

_guenter_26
_guenter_26

Did they really think many people woould buy this?

the_monkey_god
the_monkey_god

Oh wait a ps3 is regularly $399. Holy cow its $140 MORE !!!!! Can you say rip off.

the_monkey_god
the_monkey_god

I dont get it why would yo pay 40 dollars more for a this. And dont count the controller as $40 more because rumble should have been added from the start. This is just stupid. If I want one I will buy it seprate and save my money for better things than nice box art.

other44
other44

i wanna get one of each!

goldeneye_basic
goldeneye_basic

@MjD23, the preorder starts on the 19th. The bundle will ship when MGS is released on June 12th. If I were you, I would save $100 and get the game separately with the standard 80GB PS3, which looks better because it is shiny black. Plus you won't have to wait for it to be shipped to you. You would be able to play right away.

DesertClawX2X
DesertClawX2X

To be honest, I'd just buy the regular MGS4 bundle instead of getting the "limited edition" one. So it's limited. Big whoop. Limited isn't always better.

siranikita
siranikita

hmmm, yeah, i'll keep my money and use it for other things....like food and stuff...