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PS3 Legacy bundle offers two games and 500GB HDD for $300

Tuesday, 7th May 2013 01:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has unveiled a new PlayStation 3 retail bundle with some pretty impressive pack-ins.

The newly-revealed Legacy bundle included a PS3 Super Slim with 500GB hard drive, one Dual Shock 3 controller, and all the usual accessories and cables.

It also brings two games to the table – Gran Turismo 5 with bundled codes for all DLC to date and InFamous 2 – as well as 30 days’ subscription to PlayStation Plus, which nets you free access to games and discounts for the life of your subscription.

The whole thing goes for $300 which is fairly pleasant. The bundle has only been announced for the USA as yet.

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  1. lexph3re

    That’s a sexy bundle

    #1 12 months ago
  2. theevilaires

    meh should have been $250. I’m tired of this console floating around the $300 mark. And Legacy? What legacy? You wanna give me Legacy stop manufacturing PS2′s and make the PS3 fully backwards compatible again with the emotion engine chip. Now thats legacy baby. GT5 and infamous are more like 4th of july sale bundle or something.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Tea +1

    #3 12 months ago
  4. theevilaires

    Lol thanks OG. Seriously though this bundle is a joke. Infamous 2 is $20 so is GT5, even less if you buy it used from gamestop. How dare they call this the “Legacy bundle” Ummm wouldn’t it make sense to bundle the PS3 with the MGS Legacy collection with 1 year PS+ and call that the “Legacy Bundle”.

    SONY you sure can be stupid at times. Some kid/guy is gonna activate his free 30 day PS+ membership and have a physical copy of Infamous 2 as well as the free PS+ digital download option….fucking ass clowns. Horrible idea SONY. And put a 1TB HDD in there you cheap bastards if you’re gonna float around that non impulse buy of $300.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. OlderGamer

    I wonder tho, if there isn’t a corperate worry that if current gen systems are priced lower(where I think they should be) then that could hurt potential sales of their next gen systems. If someone could buy a PS3 for 100usd, selling them a 400usd PS4 might be a hard sell.

    I had read that Stingray was going to target 100usd when it launches.

    I think the current systems should be 100usd – 150usd, and they should drop the “Bundle” crap. Let the consumers pick their own games. However the bundles appeal to some because they think they are getting value. And ofc to the company selling it keeps the profit margins higher. But in terms of sales… I think a 100usd PS3 would sell like a mofo.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. DrDamn

    What’s the regular price for a 500GB PS3 slim in the US?

    Agree proper mass market prices are around the £100/$150 area. Got to be a number of factors keeping the current gen stuff above that though.

    @OG I don’t think a cheaper PS3 can be too much of an issue PS4 wise. In fact it could end up having the reverse effect. They need consumers to think PS4 is a decent step up from PS3, so there needs to be a decent price gap to reflect this.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. theevilaires

    I see your point OG but anyone whose really into gaming has a PS3 or 360 by now and they want something new regardless of price. SONY would be stabbing themselves if the have a $300 PS3 next to a $400 PS4. Parents would just get the cheaper system if their kids don’t have either.

    The current gen systems should all be sitting at $200 comfortably right about now. This is the PS3′s 7th year and 360′s 8th on the market (in NOV). That 10 year life span will be a lot easier at cheaper price points. SONy needs to stop all these old game bundles trying to inflate the sale of their franchises in a sneaky way and just make a $200 PS3 with a free 30 day sub of PS+.

    Because once consumers get a taste of PS+ and know what it offers by the end of that 30 day free trial they will be willing to plunk down another $50 for a year sub. Now SONY just sold that PS3 for $250 not just $200 and they can offer infamous 2 and GT5 apart of PS+ instant game collection. If the consumer likes it that much then they might want to go buy the disk version so they can have a physical copy or give as a gift to a friend or relative.

    Thats how you do smart business. Not by shoving unnecessary old shit down peoples throat with added cost.
    $300 LMAO….I’ll wait until black friday and go to Best buy or target and get the same deal with more games,a year of PS+,and an extra Dualshock 3 for $200. Kiss my ass SONY. http://www.blackfriday.fm/deals/video_games

    #7 12 months ago
  8. NightCrawler1970

    I bet $50 bucks, when PS4 comes on the market PS3 will be $199,- even after the black-friday….

    and yes i agreed with OG about bundles…it would be nice to add an extra controler, why only 1 controler?

    #8 12 months ago
  9. Osric

    I will buy the PS3 MGS Legacy Bundle for sure (as I sold my damn PS3 to get money for other stuff) for $250… if it ever comes out.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. Digital Bamboo

    ” I’m tired of this console floating around the $300 mark.” Me too.
    I waited until 2011 to buy a PS3, in part, because I thought I could snatch one up for cheap. Nope. 2 years on, PS4 around the corner, and they’re still asking 3 bills. Unbelievable.

    “they should drop the “Bundle” crap. Let the consumers pick their own games.” Yup. Bundles don’t add value if you aren’t that interested in playing the bundled games. Why are they trying to play mind reader, guessing what the consumer wants to play? And if someone is just picking up a PS3 now, why would they want the 3rd game in a series bundled in–Uncharted 3, Assassin’s Creed III–might they not want to play part 1 & 2 first? For that matter, is ACIII even worthy of it’s own bundle? Out of the entire game catalogue on PS3, ACIII=cream of the crop?

    All 500GB PS3 bundles in Canada are currently the same price as this one, and they only come with one game. Incredibly, the NHL13 bundle is $300 too, and it’s only 320GB! It would seem that, for whatever reason, Sony is committed to this $300 price point, and unwilling to budge for the foreseeable future. Of course, you can now get a refurbished PS3 (with a smaller HD) for around $200, or even $150 for a tiny HD, and spend your savings on several used games of your choice.

    #10 12 months ago