PS3 expands Greatest Hits offerings

Metal Gear Solid 4, Ratchet & Clank Future, Army of Two among half-dozen catalog titles given new $29.99 price point.

While next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 is set to give gamers a peek at the biggest releases of holiday 2009 and beyond, they might need something to tide them over in the meantime. To that end, Sony today announced the latest additions to its PlayStation 3 budget-conscious line of Greatest Hits titles, games from years past that have "reached a significant sales threshold," according to the company.

$30? Hoo-yeah!

Sony is adding six games to its line of $29.99 Greatest Hits: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Battlefield: Bad Company, Army of Two, Devil May Cry 4, and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Those titles are still available in their standard releases, but the Greatest Hits-branded versions will begin to arrive in stores June 16.

This is the second batch of PS3 titles to be dubbed Greatest Hits, bringing the catalog of budget blockbusters up to 16 games. Sony revealed the first wave--including titles like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, and Resistance: Fall of Man--at its 2008 E3 media briefing. They were easy to spot on store shelves because the Greatest Hits editions came in eye-catching red-tinted Blu-ray cases.

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phil-_-meh
phil-_-meh

FINALLY SONY i've been waiting for this for sooo long, the last time you expanded the list was a year ago, BUT WHERE IS UNCHARTED, that should seriously be there, even GTA4 cuz that game came out before MSG4 and has all the right to be on there, hell replace Army of 2 with GTA4 :P

odoyle420
odoyle420

@10679 You are wrong metal gear solid 3 subsistance was NEVER on the x box. The only mgs game on the x box was substance. The whole mgs series has been on a playstation conlsole so it is a sony game. There have only been 2 mgs games on another conlsole mgs 2 substance and the mgs the twin snakes. If you include the new one it is 3 but it is still on the playstation.

perfection1000
perfection1000

yay for more "greatest hits" that are already lower than $29.99 everywhere. The only game that wasn't was R&C. Are they too incompetent to find out that their so-called GH are already lower than $30. Plus didn't GT5: prologue already was around $30. LOL! And also...YAY for more ugly looking red boxes. I am just gonna go and find a copy of MGS4 before they put that awesome game in an ugly red box.

10679
10679

@lawman80 "The whole MGS franchise from MGS1-MGS4 is the best game ever produced for all the SONY PS consoles." you are wring about because the remake of mgs1 was on the gamecube and mgs2 was on xbox and mgs3 subsistence was also on xbox.

lawman80
lawman80

The whole MGS franchise from MGS1-MGS4 is the best game ever produced for all the SONY PS consoles. I just wish every game is like MGS..... After playing MGS1 on PS1.... no other game could match it until MGS2 on PS2.... and then MGS3.... Now that I've played MGS4 on the PS3.... there isnt any other game that I'm really interested in playing as much as MGS4.... I just hope Kojima makes MGS5 and continue on the franchise... or at least make more games like MGS!!! Kojima has increased the standard in stealth action games, I remember playing Splinter Cell... and got bored of it after the first mission.... Nothing really compares to MGS!!! I brought my PS2 becoz of MGS2 and my PS3 becoz of MGS4... Respect to Kojima!

Harerazer
Harerazer

Ha! Battlefield: Bad Company and Army of Two are under $20 at Walmart.com and Walmart stores now. So making it a Greatest Hits game INCREASES the price? Way to go, Sony!!! EA was probably the consultant on this move.

IcedEarthaholic
IcedEarthaholic

ryan69969, Ninja Gaiden Sigma is already a Greatest Hits title, already got it in a red case, and damn, it actually looks good in it's red case, one of those instances where I've gotta say it looks better that way as opposed to the original clear case.

ryan69969
ryan69969

Just in time for the E3 announcement of MGS4: Substansistance. I agree more titles would do well as Greatest Hits: Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, Ninja Gaiden Sigma

TheJoeyness
TheJoeyness

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots for $29.99? Sounds good to me! I'll be sure to pick it up. I am a little disappointed that Uncharted isn't on that list, but I'm sure it'll come to pass soon enough.

trollkind
trollkind

I'll still hold my breath for an extended version of MGS 4, like they did with every MGS before.

shkar
shkar

MGS4 is worth every penny of it

Um_Wut
Um_Wut

@samswet you're right, that game bites it hard.

samswet
samswet

I own it and wonder why Heavenly Sword has retained its value for so long...

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I root around for the best deals for games so it is pretty easy to find those games for less than that already, brand new. Still, to those people who don't root around these are a good deal and would make a fine addition to a games collection.

Rey_Sword
Rey_Sword

Uncharted is allready Platinum for 30 bucks

Rey_Sword
Rey_Sword

Metal Gear for 30 Bucks? Looks like a good deal

Solidus35
Solidus35

MGS4 for 30 bucks is a steal of a deal. Worth every penny of 60 imo.

dashizy666
dashizy666

Metal gear solid for $30. that should put some butts in the seats. This for any gamer is simply highway robbery. Now a price drop is what sony really needs but it is a step in the right direction to just mark down a game that could have been $60 for another year or two like they did with uncharted. Then again it is in the 160 GIG package. Otherwise that is the only title on this list with the exception of R&C tools of destruction.

DFBTG
DFBTG

MGS4 is pretty much the only game worthwhile for putting on the "greatest hits" list, at least in terms of price. Every other game in this new batch can usually be found on sale for AT LEAST that cheap. Usually much cheaper. Heck, there's been multiple times were I've seen DMC4 going for $9.99 and BF:BC going for under $20. The other games I see usually hovering between $25-30. So, really the only benefit of this is those that don't look for sales. Which, I suppose there are some people out there that aren't as money conscious...or don't like looking/waiting for sales.

the_requiem
the_requiem

I think they'll drop price on Unchartered after Unchartered2 comes out.

FlakeyCrust
FlakeyCrust

If you can afford a PS3, the cost of the games should be nothing. Srsly

wwonka666
wwonka666

Its a pretty crappy list. GT Prologue for $30, it was only $40 when released so $10 is an insult, that one should have went to $20. Devil May Cry 4 went for $10 in Best Buy's big game sale in April. Where are games like Bioshock, Uncharted and others, i'm sure they sold many, many copies to qualify for Greatest Hits status. I want to play Bioshock on PS3 even though I already played and beat it a few times on 360. In this economy, if Sony really wanted to be successful, they would do something like temporarily lower their part of the licensing fees and sell their games for $5 cheaper than 360 or give the option to just download new games so there are no shipping/disc production costs and sell it for like $10 cheaper. I would love to just download the latest and greatest on day/date release date with retailers while saving a few bucks in the process. Sony will overtake 360 by the time all is said and done, as the console really is great and 360 is starting to show it's age, but that still doesn't change much because I will still buy every multi-console release on 360 instead of PS3 because I like points towards my Gamerscore over the pathetic Trophy system. Home is starting to mature and it really is going to be something special in the end that MS and Nintendo will end up HAVING to copy in one form or another in future generations of their consoles.

BioSoldier3
BioSoldier3

MGS4 and BC both deserve to be up there

cid_007
cid_007

Nice work. It's about time for the latest batch.

ColtFanTim
ColtFanTim

@beny_pimpster: you are one pathetic fanboy zealot.. so sad

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

It's annoying that EU and US get different Platinum/Greatest Hits titles. Uncharted is at a discount price over here, but games like Ninja Gaiden Sigma are still as expensive as new release games.

Police08
Police08

were i live uncharted is still pretty much full price which is surpricing seeing it came out in 2007

jay_883
jay_883

Darn no Uncharted, well at least I can finally pick up Ratchet and Clank.

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

MetalGearUGA347: Way to waste your money, the only difference now is that it says 'greatest hits' on the cover...

ratm247
ratm247

where are uncharted and heavenly sword? army of 2, wtf?

smokz69
smokz69

um... mgs4, battlefeild, gt pro and dmc 4 are already $30 dollars where I live and army of 2 is $20.

shalashaska88
shalashaska88

And they still want to sell Uncharted full price.

MetalGearUGA347
MetalGearUGA347

i already have mgs4, but im gunna buy the greatest hits as well cuz that game is so amazing

x_madsin_x
x_madsin_x

I can finally get my hands on RACHET and CLANK. My strategy is working now, just wait for a few months or a year for the price to go down. So as BIOSHOCK. When they first came out their prices were $59 and up, the used ones were $45 and up. So waiting for the price to drop is really worth it. Saves you money too. Dont worry about not playing it right away. CHEERS!! ;o)

Guzthon
Guzthon

"Excellent idea Sony, but you should cut the PS3 price (for the love of the video game fans around the world)".

batmanboy11
batmanboy11

Wow what a deal! MGS4 is even worth it for $60 and now half price!

mjk_1
mjk_1

Good move Sony... Keep it coming

dragonballzmanx
dragonballzmanx

@ theodosis21r You really think Sony makes any money on the PS3, or any console for that matter? That's just not how consoles work man. Nearly every console (except the Wii) gets sold for much less than it takes to make them so the company takes a big loss. They make this money back by selling as many games as they can.

Steveo1313
Steveo1313

@ theodosis21r plasticbox is right, sony has been selling the ps3 at a loss for a while because they had to compete with the xbox's and wii's lower price points. over time, as the price of the hardware in the ps3 get cheaper, sony starts to lose less money for each system, eventually breaking even. microsoft had to do this for a little bit, but the cost to make an xbox eventually got cheap enough that microsoft began to make a profit for each xbox sold. so there.

MarcRecon
MarcRecon

Smart move by making those AAA games budget titles...considering they are not dropping the price on the PS3 anytime soon.

theodosis21r
theodosis21r

plasticbox1990 I dont think any reasonable company would sell it's product without having profits! and you are telling us that sony is selling ps3 and has losses on every ps3 sold, it's not even funny man. I pitty you

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

@munkeypoo45: than you have to reccomend it to everyone who asks or has a PS3 and when they dont have a PS3 yet tell them buy the 160 GB version so it comes with that...teell them if they do buy it buy the new version and not the used...that'll help...Uncharted is a great game, it was the first game i bought for my PS3 and if someone doesnt have it and needs a game to enjoy and get soe pretty good decently easy trophies in the process then Uncharted is a game you have to have...