Sony announces new limited-edition system pack that includes console, latest Call of Duty game, and First Strike add-on.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is already the United States' best-selling game of all time, but next week it's getting something it has never had: a limited-edition system/software bundle.
Sony today announced that beginning May 31, gamers can pick up a $300 Call of Duty: Black Ops PlayStation 3 bundle at retailers nationwide (pictured at right). The pack comes with a 160GB PS3 console, a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and the game's first downloadable add-on pack, First Strike.
Call of Duty: Black Ops--a Cold War-era shooter--shipped on November 9, 2010, and has sold as many as 20 million copies, minting over $1 billion for publisher Activision. The next game in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, is due out on November 8, 2011.
I think this package is for the people who traded in their ps3 for an xbox during the "no multiplayer" stage. Now with multiplayer restored and realizing the xbox sucks they want to trade back ! lol
Broken PS3 from the neighbor = $0 200GB HD from broken PC = $0 PS3 OS download from sony = $0 Owning a free PS3 and still not having anything great to play, POINTLESS For everything else, there's a 360.
You know, Black Ops is a cool game, but then it isn't. For the fanboys getting ready to run me over, I have the game. Not only that, i played it continuously. Prestige 7 level 32 up to now, KIno round 42, and Ascencion 29. So, yes, I still play the crap out of this game. Nevertheless, it has ALOT of things going against it: 1. For starters, the damn FREAKING lack of dedicated servers. To me its unacceptable that the "best-selling franchise of all time" is too damn cheap to put dedicated servers. I have had sour losers in zombies end a game at round 29, and 30. Not counting the endless times it gets ended at round 15, 20 etc. PAIN IN THE ASS. the same in Multiplayer..and that host migration crap does not always work. So just when you managed to start beating that dude that was previously pawning you, just when you call in enemy chopper, you see " Host Migration"....some time passes by, and " Could not find host" Grrrrrrrr!!!! 2. The graphics of Multiplayer are somewhat "grainy". What the Heck!!!! This is a game that supports 1080p, and the graphics truly arent cristal clear!!!!!!! So, yeah, sometimes i think this is a waaay overrated game, overexalted, and careless in many of its important details, Yet I will be purchasing Escalation on day one. Go figure that!!!
@kami_amaya, @RighteousPlank thank you, i am glad tht there are still people who actually cares about single player quality (Y)
@CaptainHerlock Last I heard, they justified it by saying the prices are high because Australia is so large and spread out the shipping and trucking costs are enormous, etc. However, back in the days when games cost around $40 in America, they cost about $80 here. Back then, the aussie dollar was worth about half an American dollar. Now, the Australian dollar is worth more than the American, and our games are twice as expensive. 10% sales tax be damned, LA Noire came out last Thursday and retails at over a hundred dollars. I ordered it on PlayAsia.com, chose FedEx shipping and was playing it by Monday. Total cost: $65.90
@CaptainHerlock "People always take a shot at who ever is on top. Then they sit back with a smug feeling of self assurance, and say "I just knocked something everyone likes, that means I'm so anti-conformist and I'm contributing to it's demise!". It's human nature." That may be true but its not why people take shots at black ops. In my experience almost all the people who dislike Cod are more serious or like experienced gamers on websites like this. Because they like a quality game that's challenging and well designed and so on, which CoD rlly is not. The last 4 games have pretty much exactly the same multiplayer, the graphics are nothing spectacular, the campaigns are really not very good, and there are numerous glitches and irritating cheap exploits. CoD is undoubtedly a fun game, atleast imo, and many others obviously, but its pretty simple and easy to play, which in my opinion is why its popular because it appeals to the casual gamer, but many more serious gamers like a more challenging game, and dislike the flaws the game has and the fact that Bops is the top selling game of all time in the US, because it really does not deserve to be.
Please give some good headset with this bundle to play Online....becoz the company made headset are very cool...Thn its worth to buy..
Lirsumis I think that has more to do with taxes and the exchange rates, rather than the price Sony sets. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Australia have a goods and services tax that's approximately 10% across the board?
[Insert negative comment about the best selling game of all time so people think i'm cool for knocking on a popular item] In any case thats not bad for a ps3 and a game.... IDK who doesn't own the game and would buy it too though..
Man, it's times like this living in Australia kinda sucks. Sony unveils a $300 PS3 bundle. Great. In a local game store, a 160gb PS3 classic will run you $498 without any games. That's about $521USD. Not to mention new games cost around $109.95AUD. My fellow Australians, import, import, import. Show these bastards we won't pay such enormous markups and maybe they'll reduce the price.
@taino1128 People always take a shot at who ever is on top. Then they sit back with a smug feeling of self assurance, and say "I just knocked something everyone likes, that means I'm so anti-conformist and I'm contributing to it's demise!". It's human nature.
Why must people always bash anything that's CoD related? They are doing this because Black Ops is a popular, high selling game. So, they are going to make money off of it. You'd rather put a game in the bundle that isn't going to sell well?
I agree with Captain Herlock. The Call of Duty franchise may be a mass-market shooter, comparable to the genres of music that dominate the top 40 billboard. It's what "in." It may not be a PS3 exclusive, but fan-boys shouldn't get bent out of shape. You still have your Killzone 3 bundle, God of War 3, Ratchet, and Littlebigplanet controllers, the awesome Metal Gear 4 bundle way back. However, the timing could be better. How about PSP emulation 4 years ago so piracy didnt drive all the developers away and leave us with a less-than-mediocre selection of games for a potentially awesome system. I'd give anything to play Peace Walker on my PS3.
@StingrayX5 Who's to blame? Activision and Sony? Or the lemmings that line up at midnight and made Black Ops the biggest things in ALL of entertainment? You can vote down this comment all you like, they're only giving gamers what they want.
@mattg90520 Can you blame developers for making sequels? They SELL, and in massive numbers. Game development has been getting more expensive by the day, and companies want a sure fire hit. If gamers are gobbling them up by the millions, then guess what? That's what they're going to make. If you're one of those who lines up at midnight, then really who's to blame?
Man, more reason to focus on annual sequels than take time to craft deep gameplay, engaging storylines and innovative features.
@Easy1891 Hmn, a mega-popular game and a free addon at really no extra cost. Oh yeah, this is absolutely atrocious (sarcasm). Oh gamers, doesn't the sun ever shine in your world?
This would have been a great idea 6 months ago. They should have included both DLC packages and not just one.
That's great I'm always up for a console with a pack-in game. Plus extra throw ins. But I already have a PS3 slim and Black ops. But a great idea anyhow.
I'm sure whoever wanted a PS3 or Black Ops already got either or both of them a long time ago. So this is pointless for the most part to say the least.
This may be the chance for me to get another PS3. I usually played my certain PS3 titles on my daughter's PS3, but she took that with her when she left, now my few select PS3 games don't seem to work when I put them in the 360.:) I already have Black Ops on the 360, so I don't know if this will be the bundle I'm looking for though. I may just have to wait it out and see what other types of offers Sony dishes out.
Only 1 DLC included... and a new one has already been released, and another one is coming afterwards... If they wanted to make a console bundle with Black Ops, it should have been done towards the beginning of Black Ops' release, or a sort of GOTY edition with all the DLC. Doing this in the middle of DLC cycle just doesn't make sense economically for the consumer.
this is how far sony is behind ms. they finally sold enuff ps3s to ship these bundles stores. ms had a better bundle with the same game on the games launch last year.... . my local walmart still have the same ps3s in the case since feb.. i know because i acted like i wanted 1 and had chalk in my pants to mark the boxes:P
Is it a limited edition "Black Ops Black" PS3!?... Oh wait, it's just a regular slim. Seriously Sony, when will you give us different colored PS3s like those from other regions. I really wanted that FF XIII PS3 from Japan. :(
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