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U.S. PS3/MGS4 L.E. Gunmetal Bundle Pack officially announced


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#1 Watchman

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:16 PM

Well, the gunmetal edition has been announced on the Konami website:
  • Gun Metal Gray PLAYSTATION®3 with a 40GB Hard drive
  • Gray DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition
  • The Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots game, which includes Metal Gear Online, enabling you to take part in the ultimate multiplayer squad based tactical shooter
  • Exclusive Blu-ray disc including over 2 hours of additional content - "Hideo Kojima's Gene" a behind-the-scenes vision of Hideo Kojima's production team & game and "The Making of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" documentary
  • The official Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots CD Soundtrack, including 16 never-before-released tracks by Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Armageddon, The Rock), Nobuko Toda, and Ennio Morricone
All for the low low price of $599+shipping.The breakdown then for the two versions:

Regular bundle pack:

Cost: $500
Memory: 80 gig
Included: MGS4 regular edition, (2) documentaries, 16-track soundtrack
Accessories: (1) Dualshock 3 controller
Addditional features: Backwards emulation for 85% of PS2 games


Limited Edition bundle pack:
Cost: $599+shipping
Memory: 40 gig
Included: MGS4 Limited edition, (2) documentaries, 16-track soundtrack
Accessories: (1) Dualshock 3 controller
Addditional features: Gunmetal finish

I think you can see what's the better deal, CAG's.
Think about this: You're paying for the exact same console as the current standard 40 gig, with a $60 game thrown in and a slightly more expensive controller. Does it justify the roughly $130 extra for a differently shaded mold?
I am a dyed-in-the-wool hardcore MG fan since 1988-- but I'll be an absolute fool to pay an extra $100 for half the memory and zero backwards compatibility. The real irony is you wouldn't be able to play either MGS 2 or 3 on this, only MGS. I'll be getting the regular bundle edition, then buying a copy of the LE game, and then reselling the copy that comes in the package at around $50...and I'll still save money.

I could care less about the finish for that price. I'll just buy a skin that dulls the look like that if I want.
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#2 Sockey

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:20 PM

Quite a dissappointment. I was planning on buying the GunMetal due to the high future resale value. With a $100 LE Premium, half the memory, and no backwards compatibility I think I will have to skip this. I guess I will be getting the regular bundle next month.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:26 PM

LE bundle looks similar to what the Europeans will be getting, an overpriced 40gb package. I think they just get a sixaxis controller though instead of the dualshock O.o

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:27 PM

I'd actually buy it if I had the money. :)
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#5 OGHowie

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

I'm still getting it and giving my 60gb to my brother.

I don't play PS2 games anyway.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:34 PM

All for the low low price of $600.


I believe you mean five hundred ninety-nine US dollars.

I'm not in the habit of buying collector's edition consoles, but I have to admit the gunmetal DS3 could be cool. Too bad getting one by itself for a reasonable price will be out of the question.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:46 PM

I'm really tempted to get one but i'm not sure. If it was a 80 gig or $100 less it would be a definite but as it is I am going to have to think about it.
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#8 Watchman

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:47 PM

I believe you mean five hundred ninety-nine US dollars.


Fixed, AND added "+shipping". So now it's over $600. Don't nitpick.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:15 AM

absolutely ridiculous, I was soooo looking for this and now am sooo disappointed.

80 gb bundle all the way

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

absolutely ridiculous, I was soooo looking for this and now am sooo disappointed.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:35 AM

Fixed, AND added "+shipping". So now it's over $600. Don't nitpick.

Maybe it's just CA, but there's tax too. That's like $700. I'm so bummed, I really wanted this. I'm contemplating exactly how much of a sucker I am...
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#12 Watchman

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:38 AM

Maybe it's just CA, but there's tax too. That's like $700. I'm so bummed, I really wanted this. I'm contemplating exactly how much of a sucker I am...


Not just tax, but the recycling tax might be instituted too-- all tv's and consoles bought in CA fall under it.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:52 AM

Not just tax, but the recycling tax might be instituted too-- all tv's and consoles bought in CA fall under it.


What is that? I've never paid for anything like that when I bought the 360 or Wii systems in stores and I live in SoCal.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:21 AM

I wonder if those gray controllers will be available outside the bundle.
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#15 Watchman

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:28 AM

What is that? I've never paid for anything like that when I bought the 360 or Wii systems in stores and I live in SoCal.


Apparently it applies to items with screens using cathode or LCD for imaging, so perhaps it isn't inclusive of consoles, though I had read they were. I'd have to check my reciept later to verify it wasn't slapped on my console purchase.

Here's the breakdown from the official page on the issue:

Viewable screen size, measured diagonally
Greater than 4 inches but less than 15 inches $6
Greater than or equal to 15 inches but less than 35 inches $8
Greater than or equal to 35 inches $10


I wonder if those gray controllers will be available outside the bundle.


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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:34 AM

Wouldn't it be cheaper just to get your PS3 custom painted?

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:42 AM

I was planning on picking up the regular bundle. Come on tax rebate!
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#18 JetTone

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:01 AM

Wouldn't it be cheaper just to get your PS3 custom painted?


Probably, and in the color of your choice too.

Okay the price is higher, but this is a limited edition console, with the limited edition verison of the game. Honestly I knew it was going to be more than $500, probably at least $550, but what absolutely killed it for me was that it's a 40 gb unit and not the BC 80 gb.

Shit, the limited edition Metal Gear PSP was going for around 400-450 imported, so not a big surprise here.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:11 AM

Wow, way to overcharge your customers.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:13 AM

Probably overcharging to make the in-store bundle look A LOT sweeter.
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#21 Ivanhoe

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:17 AM

what a royal screw up.

A crappy 40gig version??????? for 599??????????????????????????????????????????????

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:27 AM

I was going to do whatever I could to get one of these, but now that its the 40GB one, I can save that money. I'll just get a cool skin for my 60GB I have now.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:01 AM

I know I'm not the model CAG member, but I'm getting two of these.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:24 AM

Wonder if Target will have these. Would be great to use the 10% off for signing up for their credit card.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:23 AM

Wonder if Target will have these. Would be great to use the 10% off for signing up for their credit card.

These are only going to be sold on konami's website. Sucks, I was looking forward to getting this gun metal version but there's no way in hell I'm forking close to 700 dollars for it. :hot:

 


#26 Watchman

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:14 PM

These are only going to be sold on konami's website. Sucks, I was looking forward to getting this gun metal version but there's no way in hell I'm forking close to 700 dollars for it. :hot:


I fear to see the shipping charge. Even if I was interested in trying to make a fast buck off of this, I think you'd be lucky to find a buyer at even a 25% markup. As I said before, there's a limit-- and I don't need to "collect" this, even at the asking price.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:28 PM

Was very much looking forward to this bundle and I figured the ~$600 price tag. Would have bought if not for the 40G version. Guess should have known since the Japanese limited editon was 40G as well.

Tempting but I'm going to have to pass at $700 out the door, CA tax/shipping.

I'm sticking with the standard MGS4 bundle. Severely disappointing.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:35 PM

I was planning on picking up the regular bundle. Come on tax rebate!


Exactly!! My tax rebate money has already been set aside in my savings account to purchase the 80gb bundle. Might actually buy both and ebay the gunmetal gray limited edition.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:22 AM


Tempting but I'm going to have to pass at $700 out the door, CA tax/shipping.

I'm sticking with the standard MGS4 bundle. Severely disappointing.


Yeah, tax is the extreme killer. I am a huge MGS fan and have all that is rare of MGS, but I may and probably will pass on this.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:34 AM

I'm getting the 80 gig bundle. I'm glad I waited to buy my PS3- this 80gig bundle is nice.

Any word on pre-orders for the 80gig bundle? I hear it is supposed to be pretty common in stores, like of like the other bundle the PS3 was selling before. I hope it is true, I don't want to miss out on this bundle!
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