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SCEA announces MGS4 80Gb PS3 bundle

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Sony's announced a MGS4 80Gb PS3 bundle at a retailer conference today. The pack has remained undated.

"Working closely with our retail and publishing partners and sharing our hardware and software roadmaps at Destination PlayStation gives us a great opportunity to outline some key milestones for the year. In response to incredible demand, we will be manufacturing more 80GB PS3s for North America and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 80GB PS3 bundle is an ideal way to offer that continued value to our consumers," said SCEA chief Jack Tretton. "With Blu-ray having won the format war, our stellar software line-up and a broad product portfolio, we will continue to drive the incredible momentum we've been generating since last fall."

The $499 bundle replaces the Motorstorm pack, and also completely dispels all the talk at the beginning of the month about the 80Gb SKU being phased out in the US. Remember that?

MGS4 was apparently dated for a June 12 American release at the same conference today, but that's still to be confirmed.

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