updated 04:50 pm EDT, Tue July 7, 2009
PS3 bundle now shipping
The Sony PlayStation 3 bundle spotted just yesterday is now available at Best Buy. While only available for shipping orders and not in-store pick-up, the offering is significant as it includes the both Killzone 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 for free despite their high profiles and Killzone 2's $60 price. Many in the industry believe Sony launched the bundle in an attempt to clear out some of its PS3 stock to make room for a less expensive, slim PS3 with a 120GB hard drive.
The slim PS3 is expected to launch sometime in the fall, or perhaps as early as August. Competitor Microsoft is also expected to offer similar bundles in order to clear out its stock of 60GB Xbox 360 models and instead sell the 120GB Xbox 360 Elite at the former model's lower price.