The PS3 bundle includes Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, a PlayStation Network voucher for Pain, a DualShock 3 wireless controller, and, of course, a 160 GB PS3.
August 20, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced plans to introduce a new 160GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system in North America as part of the limited-edition Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3 system bundle. The increased storage size enables entertainment enthusiasts to store even more movies, television shows, and games downloaded from PlayStation Network, as well as more videos, music, and photos from their personal collection. Slated to launch in November for $499.99 (MSRP), the 160GB PS3 system will come bundled with the hit game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, a PlayStation Network voucher for Pain, and a DualShock 3 wireless controller. The previously announced 80GB PS3 system ($399.99 MSRP) has started shipping to retailers.
"As PlayStation Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers significant value."
The Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3 bundle includes the following components:
The additional storage space of the 160GB model will benefit consumers, as several highly anticipated PlayStation Network and PS3 games along with add-on content will be available for download soon, including Pain Amusement Park, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, and The Last Guy. The bundle is also a great option for consumers who want to utilize PlayStation Network's video delivery service, which offers new blockbuster movies and popular TV shows for download on an ongoing basis.
PS3 momentum has soared in 2008, starting with Blu-ray becoming the high-definition standard and following the launches of key franchise titles, including Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. That momentum will continue into the holidays and beyond, as PS3's software lineup will offer the most depth and breadth of any platform across the industry, delivering highly anticipated exclusives such as BUZZ!: Quiz TV, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, and Killzone 2.
PlayStation 3 160GB Specifications:
*1 A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector.
*2 This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. audio is output from a 5.1 or lower channel.
*3 "Deep Color" and "x.v.Color (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver1.3a are supported.
* PlayStation Network registration is required. User responsible for all applicable Internet fees. Voucher for Pain expires March 30, 2009.
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