Sony announces Pick N Mix PS3 bundle

A new 40GB PlayStation 3 deal offering the choice of two from a selection of 12 games is coming to the UK January 18 for £349.99.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced a new PlayStation 3 console bundle for consumers in the UK.

The original version of the PS3 in the region, the 60GB, was given a price cut just before Christmas--although shortly afterward an announcement was made that the model would be discontinued. A 40GB machine was also announced, sans backward compatibility and other functionality, but with a lower price tag.

Now, for the new year, there's a new bundle for the 40GB model, called the Pick N Mix. The bundle includes a 40GB console, plus two games from a list of 12, for £349.99. The offer will launch on January 18.

The games are: MotorStorm, Resistance: Fall of Man, Genji: Days of the Blade, Formula One Championship Edition, Ridge Racer 7, Heavenly Sword, Lair, Folklore, Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, Warhawk (with headset), Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and SingStar (with microphones).

The 40GB PS3 has a recommended retail price of £299.99 on its own, with the games on the list costing in the region of £39.99 and £49.99--the most expensive being Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and SingStar with two microphones, for those determined to get their money's worth.

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abbasreza
abbasreza

60 GB's still the best in my opinion, id rather have ps 1/2 compatibility rather than a larger hard disk.

CheeChee_Macko
CheeChee_Macko

I don't envy the our fellows in the UK. £349.99 isn't cheap.

Daeman_Uhr
Daeman_Uhr

Sony needs to pack in MGS4 with the console. That would skyrocket sales incredibly!

Taoninja
Taoninja

Nice! But have my 60 gig already...

richnvom
richnvom

i got my 60gb with two games and spiderman 3 on bluray from hmv in late october when i heard they were discontinuing the 60gb for the same price they are quoting here basically means i got a blu ray backwards comp memory card reader and 20gb more hdd for the same price - sony are NOT lowering prices - this is just marketing bs

Geetarman42
Geetarman42

Is this coming to the U.S? Please let me know!

bombfanatic
bombfanatic

good idea. its a good deal but i already have a PS3

ctg867
ctg867

Holy crap, that's an awesome deal. Damn Brits, lol. Lucky bastards.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Well, I guess if someone was going to get a 40GB anyways, this bundle does save some money. But then again, the 80GB would be worth it if the player would do a lot of PS2 BC gaming.

MC_Raptor
MC_Raptor

what a rip-off, this was the deal with 60GB version everywhere... how is this a deal? £349.97 u can get this already with two kick ass games, COD4, assasins creed or any other games you desire!! not worth it am not convinced! If the console came with an extra controller, an hdmi lead, and two games... for £300, now thats a deal.. And is sony going to release a new console in the uk/europe? because the 40Gb just does not cut it, wheres the 120GB? or even 180GB? thats what gamers want, 80GB isn't a big enough step up! I really want a ps3, but the console and offers currently available, just dont cut it! my personal message to sony, sort it out... make the sales fair, not different consoles for different regions, not different prices for different regions, there is no reason for this! Why should Japan have the white console? with dualshock 3? and NO ONE else? Why does america have an 80GB ps3 for £250 with motorstorm??? Come on Sony, buck up your ideas!

SP1DER-P1G
SP1DER-P1G

sounds graeat might have to pick 1 up now that i have the money

theKSMM
theKSMM

Price drops on the PS3 are great and all, but I really think Sony should have at least one PS3 with PS2-compatibility in every market on the globe. I still can't understand why the 40 GB models don't have software emulated compability at least. I'm almost inclined to believe that they want gamers to keep purchasing the PS2 console. Two games is a cool addition, but I would think that most PlayStation gamers would still have more PS2 games than PS3 games at this point.

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

Good promotion, but I prefer 80GB or 60GB console...

rogue_OGR3
rogue_OGR3

right on. But i really wanted an 80 gig.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I'd rather be able to play PS2 games than have 2 PS3 games in the package

Irve
Irve

Considering that most shops pack in a free game or 2 already ... and that it's the same price as the Backwards compatible 60gb version was with 2 games AND a second controller this is a big step backwards .. Thanks alot sony .. but no thanks .... and by thanks i mean shove it ! I'm still waiting for a proper price drop to be honest ... either that or some AAA titles ... till either of those things happen you can keep your bundles !

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

so no BC at all in the EU region from now on :( thats a shame

diablobasher
diablobasher

Bruuin: When did the freakin POUND become the EURO?!!!? OMG JEESE, how ignorant do you want to be?! And to the rest of you, it doesnt matter who's economy is in what state right now. The fact of the matter is, money is worth different amounts, and yours, is worth nothing, meaning you get stuff cheaper. Just because your wages dont match up to the worth of ours doesnt mean balls. Your stuff is cheaper, and Sony is making shedloads of profit by selling this stuff in pounds sterling, while giving us less choice and an inferior product. Nintendo managed to keep things within a reasonable price, why can't Sony? Hmm?

indyano
indyano

This deal should be world wide, effective as soon as possible.

GANGSTA287
GANGSTA287

wow... $700? how much does a console outside of the bundle go for?

ultimameteora
ultimameteora

They should have done this before Christmas, they need to bring this deal to North America right now.

GamerDude911
GamerDude911

This just makes me wish i waited till now to get my ps3!! :( id get Uncharted: Drakes Fortune and Warhawk.....

GamerDude911
GamerDude911

This just makes me wish i waited till now to get my ps3!! :( id get Uncharted: Drakes Fortune and Warhawk.....

colts8898
colts8898

i think this is even better than a one hundred dollar price drop because u get 2 games n will be worth $120! i hope this comes to the US

alberto2045
alberto2045

ummm I dont even know why I read this lol Sony is awlays coming up with new surprises

Pete5506
Pete5506

sounds good, but I have a ps3

smitoraj2008
smitoraj2008

I hope they bundle rachet and clnk and resistence together.

TwistedMetalFan
TwistedMetalFan

Sounds like a good deal to me, hope it comes to the US soon.

p0rkp1e74
p0rkp1e74

something the US should follow suit to help move more PS 3's in the coming months maybe?!?!?!?

Bruuin
Bruuin

If I was getting paid in Euro's and didn't already own a PS3, I'd be all over that sort of a deal. Save for Genji, Lair (depending on your opinion) and Sing Star (which I know nothing about) that's a really solid list of PS3 exclusives! Uncharted all the way for sure and then anything else on top of that is a quality bonus.

nate1222
nate1222

Eventually, I'll own a PS3 and Wii. I'm getting a XBox360 in a month. I'm getting a 360 in Feb. '08 simply because it's cheap ($280) and Wii can't be found. But while I like some 360 exclusives (Mass Effect in particular), I fully acknowledge Microsofts issues: (1) Most quality FPSs from the original XBox DON'T have emulators! (2) Titles like UT3 are being pushed back rediculously (8/2008?)! It's as if Microsoft is trying to nullify any significant competition to Halo. It reaks of cronyism/corporate politics. If kissing up to Bungie is that important, I guess I'll ride it out with 360 until I've got a good bargaining chip towards a PS3.

henry4th
henry4th

jesus, by the end of this year, if US economy really take off like many economics predicts, and see double digits growth, Euro-Dollar value will change. Remember, Euro to Dollar used to be 1.2 : 1. If it happens again, will you then complain that US consumers are paying more for the ps3? Will you complain that you are paying the same damn beans imported from USA a lot in England? Conversion rate is floating, and you can't complain about it. Because while you are admiring US customers about paying less for their PS3, you forgot that they are suffering in economy. Would you be happy that one day, US dollar becomes really strong against Euro so that you could pay for a cheaper PS3? Don't forget, when that happens, Europe economy will be down and you might be the next one to lose your job.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Hope there are no PS2 games on the list of 12

BlackPlague1
BlackPlague1

why get resistance when sequel already been confirmed. plus warhawk is the better multiplayer buy. then probally ratchet and clank cause well there awesome/

Ozzie234
Ozzie234

Yup 700$ ...and then you forget the obligatory HD TV needed to enjoy those 1080p starting at 900$ ....... just cough 'em up son! :)

gin_rummy89
gin_rummy89

sweet deal i'll buy a ps3 eventually

DFalcon999
DFalcon999

Hmm, wonder how long this will last? If it's still into play later in the year, I might finally cave and get one. I already have every other console so why not?

starwarsbeasts
starwarsbeasts

definitely uncharted, warhawk, and heavenly sword

kyo_tetsuei
kyo_tetsuei

Wow, not a bad deal. I'd definitely go with Warhawk for one of those, that Bluetooth headset is nice. (even though I lost mine)

decoy1978
decoy1978

I would get Resistance and Drakes Uncharted

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

the ideal choice would be resistance and warhawk. And damn i want ratchet, but good job britains, thats a AAA list

woofie13
woofie13

That's a great selection of games.