Retailer Best Buy is poised to release this coming Sunday an 80GB PlayStation 3 bundle that includes the high-profile action games Metal Gear Solid 4
from Konami and Sony's own Killzone 2
for $400, according to online reports.
A photo on weblog Kotaku shows packaging
(pictured) indicating that there is indeed a PS3 bundle with Killzone 2
and Metal Gear Solid 4
ready to hit shelves.
A media rep for Best Buy did not immediately return Gamasutra's call for confirmation of the bundle. An employee at a Midwest Best Buy denied knowledge of the bundle, but an employee at a New York City Best Buy said that the bundle exists, but there is no specified release date. "Hopefully soon," she said.
Metal Gear Solid 4
, released in June 2008, currently retails for $29.99 at Best Buy, while the Guerrilla Games-developed Killzone 2
, released in February this year, retails for $59.99. An 80GB PlayStation 3 retails for $399.99, bringing the value of the bundle to about $490.
Sony has opted to take the strategy of "adding value" to its console offerings instead of initiating an outright hardware price drop. Other games in past PS3 bundles include Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
, Metal Gear Solid 4
(by itself), and LittleBigPlanet