New 250GB PS3 bundle Little Big Planet: GOTYE, HDMI cable - Retail Radar

Amazon lists Sony's latest hardware-software combo packing high-def cord, Media Molecule's acclaimed platformer for $350, due June 12.

Though Media Molecule is hard at work on Little Big Planet 2, the developer and its publisher clearly have continued ambitions for its predecessor. If an Amazon listing proves to be accurate, Sony is ready to release a new 250GB PlayStation 3 system bundle next week with a packed-in HDMI cable and a copy of Little Big Planet: Game of the Year Edition for $350.

Purportedly launching next Saturday, June 12, the Father's Day bundle will be the first PS3 offering to include an HDMI cable. With the system's Blu-ray drive, good for game and movie playback in high definition, the addition of the HDMI cable will allow gamers access to the full power of the system.

Little Big Value.

The 120GB PS3 Slim went on sale in North America September 1, 2009, for $299, and after selling more than a million units in less than three weeks, the company announced a 250GB model bearing a $349 price point. However, neither system had a bundled game or an HDMI cable.

Little Big Planet: Game of the Year Edition became part of Sony's PS3 Greatest Hits line in April, and it follows Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, MotorStorm, and others in receiving the bundle treatment. Little Big Planet: GOTY Edition includes seven content packs previously released as downloadable content, bringing with them additional costumes, stickers, objects, levels, and more.

As of press time, Sony had not responded for comment regarding the authenticity of Amazon's listing.

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Marky360
Marky360

@CaptainHerlock all I'm saying is if I wanted a game that looks like it was meant for a 5 yr old I would have bought a WII

Madman19
Madman19

Gamestop has a father's day bundle including 250g ps3, GoW3, little big planet (don't think it is GotY), and Infamous for $400

mr-misio
mr-misio

I got Final Fantasy 13 250gb bundle made only in japan :)

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Would buy this in a heart beat if it had BC. Just can't bring myself to download games I still own. I've spent enough money re-buying titles I had when I was younger and couldn't keep my systems.

wahyudil
wahyudil

stilll ... don't have any HD TV yet .... my money is only enough to buy either PS3 (or xbox360) or HD tv but not both ... I'll stick with my wii longer I think ... especially when Last Story and Xenoblade been released ....

buckybuckster
buckybuckster

This explains why we haven't been getting in the 250s in at work. Shocked that they are including the HDMI cable. It cool that whatever system floats your boat, everyone can now pick up an excellent money saving bundle or two if so inclined. Hopefully supply won't be as strained as the 120's currenly are. They are so hard to get in stock and when we are fortunate enough to get them in, they sell out in a few days. It's funny that a system that was so lambasted for most of the first two years of it's existence, is now (at our store) selling at almost a 1:1 ratio to the new black Wii bundle ( the white one on the other hand....we've sold nada since it's release..although it's nice that the big N is giving it's fans a choice, I personally would have gone with something like blue or red....maybe something to look forward to this holiday season...maybe pack in the new Zelda with it...now wouldn't that be sweet!!!). And before all you haters get your neck hair in a huff, my comments on sales are not meant to be general comments on what's happening with the overall industry, just what I have PERSONALLY experienced at work. I know things could be totally different elsewhere....o.k.?!!

jamesm7786
jamesm7786

tasty offering, but I would rather have a GoW bundle!

quiksurfer
quiksurfer

hell yea just give us the gow bundle period

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

How 'bout a Heavy Rain and God of War Bundle?:)

grungeman91
grungeman91

I guess you can never have too much space, Funny thing is my 80 gig is not even halfway filled up yet.

takreem95
takreem95

@ Solid_Azeus Actually, its sometimes the shopkeepers. My retailer kept me waiting for a lot of days. If you can, try to buy it from online websites, you'll get a good discount if you order from Amazon, atleast I did.

crippla87
crippla87

Are you kidding me?! I JUST BOUGHT a 120GB PS3, LBP & a HDMI cable last week! If only I knew.... :(

Flint247
Flint247

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godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I liked the slim PS3 at first, but once I got to actually mess around with it, I think I actually prefer the older model better. The slim feels cheaper. Anyways, still a good deal for someone who doesn't own a PS3.

mrklorox
mrklorox

I shoulda waited for this deal. Just the 250gb model isn't worth $350 and that's all I could find for months, so of course I jumped at the one 120gb model when I had a chance. Oh well. To anybody who does not own a PS3 already: take advantage of this deal.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

PEOPLE $300.00 dollar 120GB PS3 silm or $350.00 dollar 250GB PS3 slim. SO the extra game and HDMI cable is FREE. . . . As in nothing paid over the normal 250GB Slim!!! You tread crashers really need to learn how to read. If you did not think that the 250GB HDD was a good deal and neither is this then at least you could clarify, because some post seem like they have to pay extra for the HDMI and Game.!

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I wish they'd bundle KZ2 and Heavy Rain.

danielwd
danielwd

When I got my hdmi cable the scanner made a mistake and it only cost me £1.27

TXGAMER7
TXGAMER7

its pretty messed up they wait till NOW to include an HDMI cable. dang

envybianchi
envybianchi

I wish it was bundled with God of War III, Super Street Fighter IV, Final Fantasy XIII or even Bayonetta. I already have LBP & don't really need an HDMI cable so bah!

KittenNipples
KittenNipples

HDMI should be included with EVERY PS3 not just this one...

happyfatman021
happyfatman021

@blackace: If you just want to get a 120GB PS3, then maybe you're right, but this bundle includes the 250GB model, which is $350 by itself. Then they throw in the game and the HDMI cable, and you have a really good deal.

atopp399
atopp399

Awe man!!! I get thumbed down for recommending a really good website for cables. I have no affiliation with them but I hate seeing people get ripped off on cables especially cables that transfer a digital on/off signal.

blackace
blackace

This really isn't a deal. PS3 Slim $299, LBP-GoTY ($30) and HDMI Cable ($20). You could actually get a decent HDMI cable for $10. So where is the savings at here? Ok, you're getting 130GB more of memory, but that's about it. It would be a good deal if you could play PS2 games on it as well.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@daveg1 Give away a game people like? Or give away a game YOU like? Just because you don't enjoy Little Big Planet doesn't mean nobody else does. I know how gamers think "if I don't like it then nobody else does", but that is a false assumption to say the least.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@Marky360 Yes, because it takes such maturity to blow away and dismember non-descript enemies in a colorless wasteland for no apparent reason. I know there's this gamer snobbery when it comes to stuff like Little Big Planet, but it's actually LESS mature to play endless killfest after killfest, catering nothing more than your basic instinct and predisposition to violence.

Solid_Azeus
Solid_Azeus

Good Lord I live in 300000 populated city and can't seem to find a PS3 anywhere. The stores say the supply has been very thin and everyday atleast 10 people come looking for a PS3 but find none. What is going on with supply Sony????

leeko_link
leeko_link

Finally a good gift for my dad on dad's day. Just hope he like the Sackguy or else I'll be very disappointed.

warrner11
warrner11

@ GamerofMario1 then i guess the 360 must be in a desperate state then....

warrner11
warrner11

Hmm i didn't think there were still people out there that are clueless as a someone pushin on a pull door, but Marky360 proves otherwise.

Marky360
Marky360

wow this might be have actually been worth a pick up if it weren't for the game packed in being LBP. I'm really don't like little kiddie games.

DarthShake
DarthShake

Hmm ill have to think about this. Im getting a PS3 this month but I already have LBP GOTY and I hardly played it...They are problay putting it in their because the next one is coming out soon and they want new people to try the first..

hisnamesd00m
hisnamesd00m

Granted HDMI Cables have went down in price. But I prefer Monster cables due to their lifetime replacement and they have a ranged performance. If you have never compared a "ripoff" 20-25$ to a cheapo 5$ one than you wouldn't know that they actually differentiate also if you aren't playing on a true 1080 LCD 120+ mhz HD TV then you prolly wouldn't notice the difference but if you are you can truly tell a difference between.

atopp399
atopp399

Yep, www.monoprice.com for the best cable quality/prices around.

AStriegel75
AStriegel75

HDMI cables is no deal and if you pay more than 10 dollars for any HDMI cable you got ripped off. Go online and buy them there! Yeah Best Buy and other places if more convenient but you'll pay easily 10 times more for the cheapest and 30-40 times more for the expensive ones.

punanisher
punanisher

Excellent bundle. If I didn't already own a PS3, I would buy the crap out of this.

hisnamesd00m
hisnamesd00m

@solidsnake726 i don't know whewre your buying your HDMI cables but if you are getting themfor less than 3$ lemme know where. Kinda wish I waited to get the 250gig. oh well I prefer little big planet as my on-the-go game using my PSPgo (which is in dire need of a large price cut)

Loucetios
Loucetios

@djwood84 Technically it's not a new version just a new bundle, a new version and new bundle are two different things

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

@amaan4ever The new PS3's can play PS1 games, but cannot play PS2 games. You have to find a used "Fat" model PS3 to have a chance at Backwards Capatibility.

solidsnake726
solidsnake726

Great deal! Including Littlebigplanet for free is a fantastic idea. The HDMI cable, i dont really care too much. You could easily get one for $3 or less.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Sony should do a larger variety of bundles. Like Microsoft does with certain game releases. Sony could sell through some additional consoles if they did more like the custom Final Fantasy XIII PS3. Sony should also include at least a 3ft HDMI cable with every PS3. I am hoping that this is an announcement at E3, but I don't have high expectations for it. _

atopp399
atopp399

The deals are getting a little better. I would still prefer to leave out the game and cable and sell the cheapest PS3 with the smaller HD at $250. That is the price point that I will buy one. Hopefully by Christmas they will have one at that price or a store like Walmart will give away a $50 or $100 gift card with a PS3 purchase making the effective price $250 or lower.

TruthOpinionSpk
TruthOpinionSpk

I mean, I guess you're paying for the extra hard drive space, because console + game you buy yourself = just about the same price. If this was for $300, that would be a win price.

fkbwii
fkbwii

Great bundle! If you haven't experienced LPB, then you're missing out on a lot of fun

tapout03
tapout03

hmm.... what a bundle. hahaha it would be a decent bundle for the price if it actually came with a game worth playing.

DeMoN_SouL_666
DeMoN_SouL_666

great bundle! i got my 250GB slim a month ago.it came with KZ2 and inFamous, not a bad deal either.

WalterPeck
WalterPeck

I was going to applaud Sony for not pretending that HDMI cables are worth more than $5, but then I saw the price. $50 for a $30 game and a cable that cost $2? Pass.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

RIPOFF! Then you have to waste money to buy a headset. The only time I play games is with buddies. Can you even cross-game chat on the PS3 yet. $350, really?

djwood84
djwood84

Am I the only person tired of Sony/Microsoft releasing 6,000 different versions of their console?