NHL 14 PS3 bundle coming to Canada

"What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously," Sony writes.

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Sony today announced an all-new NHL 14 PlayStation 3 bundle that will be released only in Canada.

The $250 bundle includes an Azurite Blue 250GB system, matching blue DualShock 3 controller, and a copy of NHL 14, which was originally released in early September.

"What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously," Sony wrote.

The NHL 14 bundle is available through EB Games brick and mortar stores and online beginning this week. It will roll out to "major" Canadian electronics retailers in mid-November, Sony said.

For more on NHL 14, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

69 comments
DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Is it bad for me to say that I don't like maple syrup or hockey? (Please don't kill me!!) :P

FlavethesonPE1
FlavethesonPE1

They should do an American bundle with Madden

Something like " What do Americans like more than Guns and Cheeseburgers? Nothing, but they like football too"

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

I'm Canadian and I have never eaten poutine before. I do fucking love hockey though. I sold this game after a week and put the money towards Beyond though. Glad I did. Chel games need a revamp.

kohle36
kohle36

Wait, is this what EA meant by leveling the Sony support?

DaWarthog
DaWarthog

That looks like NHL 1 to me. They figure Canadians are the only ones dumb enough to buy that copy & paste game.

xcollector
xcollector

This is stupid. If it is going to be a Canadian bundle they could have at least put a Canadian team on the box. I personally would rather want bundles with exclusive games than an EA Sports title. 

RepoxMan1225
RepoxMan1225

If this was Microsoft, they'd be accused in 2000+ comments of being stereotypical and anti-Canadian. 

DrKill09
DrKill09

Replace PS3 with PS4, and Canada with USA, and we have a deal. 

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Now we just need a video game where you play as a Mountie.

zerofrust
zerofrust

And bagged milk, you forgot about the bagged milk!!!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This would have been nice if it had included 2 controllers. Azurite Blue PS3 SuperSlim 250GB console with just 1 Azurite blue controller and NHL 2014 as the pack in game. I guess you could just buy a Blue Dualshock 3 controller. Even though it would be slightly off color. but 2 controllers for the old school NHL 1994 ish Arcadey 2 player Versus mode. Still for $250.00 it is O.K but given that the Superslim launched at the price of $269.99 for the 250Gigger with UnCharted 3 GotY edition and Dust 514. 

But the flimsy build quality of the superslim PS3 console is questionable. I had a launch 250Gigger SuperSlim Die on me after just 21 days. The console was replaced without an issue. But this is the first time a PS3 has died on me. A Brand new console died after 21 days.

I have a Phat and regular slim they have not given me any problems. One of them is the fabled and famous for up and dying 60gigger. Even that still works like a charm. But Superslim top loader did not last 22 days. 

Maybe the Superslims have been sorted out by now? 


thanxforplayin
thanxforplayin

the french canadians love there maple syrup and love there poutine, the rest of canada likes our hockey.

racist asian sony marketing commitie

thanxforplayin
thanxforplayin

"What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously," Sony wrote.

FUCK YOU SONY

chesed
chesed

Best sports game series, hands down. And I live in the U.S.

Canada has great taste in sports.

TomoEK9
TomoEK9

Its technically a racist stereotype and yet.....I'm not offended. We Canadians love our Hockey for the most part. Though it still seems to be an odd thing to bundle together and honestly the price point isn't quite there.

s3as3a
s3as3a

Lol, that all seems "racist" in a non-offensive way.

blackace
blackace

Meh.. I hate the new PS3 design and quality. I haven't played an NHL game in like 7 years. I'm more into NBA Basketball and NFL Football then anything else. At this point, I don't really need another PS3, unless my 60GB Fat PS3 dies on me.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

I've been needing an NHL game for a while now (last one I got was NHL 11) and I may just hold out until 15 for PS4.

And yes we do love our Hockey!

malokevi
malokevi

If NHL 14 came to next gen, and there was an XB1/PS4 NHL14 bundle for next gen consoles in Canada... I know a shitton of people who would instantly be on board. Missed opportunity... I would love a next gen NHL. Gonna have to wait for '15

whiteagle18
whiteagle18

"What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously,"

I'm Canadian born and I don't like Hockey or Maple Syrup (it's ok but not amazing). Poutine's ok but I can think of other food I'd rather consume.

zerofrust
zerofrust

@Bellum_Sacrum 

It might be a stereotype but it's not based on race.Canadian isn't a race,it's a nationality.

Seriously some of you guys need to stop throwing that "racist" word randomly  left and right....

FlavethesonPE1
FlavethesonPE1

@Bellum_Sacrum "What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously," 

Dude this isn't racist...It just true...we like those things, and we like hockey the most.

hystavito
hystavito

@TheCyborgNinja Heh, interesting, has there ever been such a game?  At some point it must have happened, maybe in a kids/cartoon type game?

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

This is no doubt SCEAmerica making this bundle. As most Japanese people have no clue what hockey is.

thanxforplayin
thanxforplayin

sad thing is EA has been putting out the same game for years know with minor changes and different physics somthing not hard to do in a simple update, the canadians that love hockey bought it the day it came out.... just racist is what this is lol can you imagine if they marketed basket ball in the US for black people who like deep fried chicken 

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

@s3as3a Well I mean if you can brush off the bit about maple syrup and poutine it's not wrong. Canadians do like Hockey an awful lot.

blobby-blobby
blobby-blobby

@blackace  

Super Slim is great. Light as a feather and doesn't make any noise. Great system.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

@blackace Mine did, a day before GTA V, sucker had to die on a big release upcoming. Though it did last me since launch, it had a good run. Went and bought a few month old ps3 from a friend since i'll be moving forward with the PS4.

Horndawgie
Horndawgie

@whiteagle18 Beaver? Lot's of beaver up there. Been to Vancouver and Montreal myself. Some wild beaver for sure.

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

Fuck off. I'm not from Quebec. Last I checked, Quebec ain't the only place in Canada.

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

Not as much as America loves Football. Or Spain/England loves Football.

whiteagle18
whiteagle18

@Horndawgie @whiteagle18  Lol, I've only been to like 3-4 Canadian cities (in my 22 years of life): The one I live in, St. Thomas, Quebec City (grade 8 field trip), Brantford (I think),  and some Random city near Barry Bay (maybe Barry).

zerofrust
zerofrust

@Llama345 @zerofrust @thanxforplayin 

Given the past English/French relations there,i'm not really surprised.

whiteagle18
whiteagle18

@malokevi Maybe it Wasn't Georgian Bay but the community of Barry's Bay that I was talking about. Meh, doesn't matter anyways.

malokevi
malokevi

@whiteagle18 @Horndawgie lol... GEORGIAN BAY no doubt. You were probably in Barrie.