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Rumor: Black Friday PS3 Superslim bundle w/ 2 games $200 (Confirmed!)


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#1 Logical Dolphin

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:22 AM

My local GameStop Manager informed me that (like last year) Sony will have a 2 game superslim PS3 bundle for $200 for Black Friday. He got this information from the Sony rep. No details on what the games are, or how big the hard drive is inside the PS3.

I was thinking that the PS3 Superslim in this bundle may very well be the 16GB Flash version, that was already cleared by the FCC...


UPDATE 10/26:
Just saw this today at my local Fry's store:

A new Sony produced 250GB PS3 superslim bundle containing 4 games (2 collections of 2 games):

The Infamous Collection (Infamous 1 & 2 and all DLC)
Uncharted 1 & 2 dual pack

The bundle (like the superslim Uncharted 3 bundle) sells for $270.

However, I believe this may very well be the Black Friday bundle, since Sony hasn't made an previous announcement about this bundle like they did for the superslim Uncharted 3 & Assassin's Creed 3 bundle. It fits the profile for a Black Friday bundle containing at least 2 games. Also Fry's tends to get the new Sony hardware SKUs much earlier than any other store...

Here is what it looks like:

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According to the link below the price for this bundle is $223.99, close to $50 less than its original price.
http://www.antarespr...1719990345.aspx

11/2/11

Ad confirmation from Shopko (thanks to ndheah):
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11/5/11
Radio Shack ad has been leaked. Same PS3 BF bundle selling for $220.

http://bfads.net/Ad/RadioShack-2012

11/7/11
Sams Club is selling it for $250 (includes extra controller)
http://bfads.net/Ad/...Club-2012/Page2

Best Buy lists the bundle for $200
http://blackfriday.c...urce=newsletter

11/8/11
Walmart lists this bundle at $199
http://blackfriday.c...rs/black-friday

11/9/11
Target: $199.99
http://bfads.net/Ad/Target-2012/Page2

11/10/11
Toys R US: $199.99 (includes PS3 Air-Flo controller)
http://bfads.net/Ad/...R-Us-2012/Page8

11/13/11
Hastings: $199.99
http://bfads.net/Ad/...ings-2012/Page2

Meijer: $199.99
http://bfads.net/Ad/Meijer-2012

Edited by Logical Dolphin, 14 November 2012 - 04:12 AM.


#2 Kaiser499

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:24 AM

Nice, will be good for people who don't own a PS3 yet.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:25 AM

And this is a deal how?

Got a time machine or something?

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#4 Nintendonly

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

And this is a deal how?

Got a time machine or something?


Really, guy? Really? This isn't an "MSRP is not a deal" thread.

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#5 JohnWayne

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Thanks OP!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

16GB!? Are HDD easy to swap out of the Slimmer PS3s?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:29 AM

I thought the 16GB flash version was European exclusive? Or did I get it reversed?

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#8 Fukurou

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

Not interested in the superslim one. I'm hoping the 320 GB one gets under $200 on BF.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:40 AM

What does the FCC have to do with this?

Nevermind

This Would have been a good option for me since I had a 500GB hard drive. Well now I have a extra 250GB HD from the one I just bought. I wonder what 2 games.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:43 AM

Can the memory be upgraded in the new 16GB model?
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

It won't be the 16GB model. 16GB is exclusive to Europe.

#12 aircobra

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:55 AM

Not really surprised. Last year it was $199 as well.

#13 Nintendonly

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

It won't be the 16GB model. 16GB is exclusive to Europe.


That's what I thought.

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#14 Logical Dolphin

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

That's what I thought.


The 12GB was exclusive to Europe, Sony filed a 16GB version to be evaluated to the US FCC months ago. I don't know what the HDD size for this bundle will be, I'm just stating it could be this 16GB flash version of the PS3...

#15 Logical Dolphin

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:17 AM

It won't be the 16GB model. 16GB is exclusive to Europe.


The Sony press release stated that Europe was initially going to get the flash memory version of the PS3. This doesn't rule out a US release, and Sony has that option since they filed that model with the US FCC...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:28 AM

16GB!? Are HDD easy to swap out of the Slimmer PS3s?


From what I understand, if you put a HDD in once of these models you lose access to the 16GB flash memory...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:37 AM

So many deals on here have started like this. The OP will be praised when this deal happens.

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#18 bojay1997

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

The Sony press release stated that Europe was initially going to get the flash memory version of the PS3. This doesn't rule out a US release, and Sony has that option since they filed that model with the US FCC...


I think it's unlikely they will include the flash version in a $200 bundle considering last year they offered a $200 bundle everywhere with the HD and two games on a unit that was more expensive to build. I could see them doing a $150 deal possibly without games.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:51 AM

Not really surprised. Last year it was $199 as well.


yep and it was *awesome*. Finally got mine from amazon with that deal. Then right after Target misprinted the 1 year PS+ cards for like 13 bucks. :D

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#20 meta460085

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

Wonder if the flash memory might be Sony testing waters for ssd storage for next generation console.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:22 AM

From what I understand, if you put a HDD in once of these models you lose access to the 16GB flash memory...


Wow.. just... WOW. I knew these new PS3's were pieces of shit just by the general design. I mean they seriously look like a Chinese bootleg PS3 instead of a real ps3. Im amazed that cheap disk sliding thing was green lit. BUT, the fact that theres a 16gb model and now hearing this is just unbelivable. With how much space PS3 games take with their mandatory patches and installs that 16gb will be gone in about 4 or 5 games easily!

Honestly this seems like a shitty ass deal to me. I was hoping they would clearance out the good 160gb models for about $125-$150 or so. I know my local BBY has an absurd ammount of them. Maybe theyll have something going on BF

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:27 AM

Time to turn the $180 from my 60gb Fat into this when BF rolls around ... good times

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

I just want some sorta deal on a 160gb before they're gone. Even if it's just a $50 GC. Sony really screwed up with these super slims and their sliding cover

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:36 AM

Wow.. just... WOW. I knew these new PS3's were pieces of shit just by the general design. I mean they seriously look like a Chinese bootleg PS3 instead of a real ps3. Im amazed that cheap disk sliding thing was green lit. BUT, the fact that theres a 16gb model and now hearing this is just unbelivable. With how much space PS3 games take with their mandatory patches and installs that 16gb will be gone in about 4 or 5 games easily!

Honestly this seems like a shitty ass deal to me. I was hoping they would clearance out the good 160gb models for about $125-$150 or so. I know my local BBY has an absurd ammount of them. Maybe theyll have something going on BF

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Um, I am waiting for the 16GB model. It's a flash drive like an SSD. The PS3 operating system boot-up and PSN games would load incredibly fast. This model allows you to hook up a giant USB external drive for any other games, like the Wii U is doing. Just keep any of your currently playing games on the flash drive and it's all good. Imagine instead of waiting 30 seconds in between each loading screen, it was 3 seconds. Installs would takes only seconds. My Windows 7 PC with an SSD boots in 15 seconds ready to go.

Edit: Apparently the BD speed is still going to be a bottleneck for retail games.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:42 AM

Um, I am waiting for the 16GB model. It's a flash drive like an SSD. The PS3 operating system boot-up and games would load incredibly fast. This model allows you to hook up a giant USB external drive for any other games, like the Wii U is doing. Just keep any of your currently playing games on the flash drive and it's all good. Imagine instead of waiting 30 seconds in between each loading screen, it was 3 seconds. Installs would takes only seconds. My Windows 7 PC with an SSD boots in 15 seconds ready to go.


I think your under some delusions as to the issue with PS3 load times. The issue was not the HD speed, the issue was the BD read speed. They load quite a bit slower than DVD drives and stuff like that. Installing to the HD just helps with the load times for some games, for others its basically manditory. You cant actually do a full install to the HD and bypass the slow BD player. And if you have to install all your games on a USB external drive, how will that help at all? If anything that would load slower than an internal HD. You only have 16gb of internal memory, thats NOTHING for a PS3 where most games have about a 4 gig manditory install.

Seems like a huge hassle to constantly have to rotate 2 or 3 games on and off the internal memory. Like i said im really hoping for a 160gb sale. Looks like a few others are too

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

I think your under some delusions as to the issue with PS3 load times. The issue was not the HD speed, the issue was the BD read speed. They load quite a bit slower than DVD drives and stuff like that. Installing to the HD just helps with the load times for some games, for others its basically manditory. You cant actually do a full install to the HD and bypass the slow BD player. And if you have to install all your games on a USB external drive, how will that help at all? If anything that would load slower than an internal HD. You only have 16gb of internal memory, thats NOTHING for a PS3 where most games have about a 4 gig manditory install.

Seems like a huge hassle to constantly have to rotate 2 or 3 games on and off the internal memory. Like i said im really hoping for a 160gb sale. Looks like a few others are too

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Yes, but I play PSN games almost exclusively, see my sig. Hence why a bunch of space isn't an issue for me. I'm currently using less than half of my phat 60GB and could easily delete a bunch. The 16GB isn't for everyone. I had indeed overlooked the BD speed issue of the PS3, as I install all my 360 games to the HDD and play them that way. It looks like this is a really good excuse to start buying digital download retail games instead of disc based retail games if I can buy one of these.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Wow.. just... WOW. I knew these new PS3's were pieces of shit just by the general design. I mean they seriously look like a Chinese bootleg PS3 instead of a real ps3. Im amazed that cheap disk sliding thing was green lit. BUT, the fact that theres a 16gb model and now hearing this is just unbelivable. With how much space PS3 games take with their mandatory patches and installs that 16gb will be gone in about 4 or 5 games easily!


That's why you put your own HDD in there. Many people have laptop HDDs sitting around not being used that they can throw in there. If not, a 500GB drive costs about $60, and a 1TB drive costs less than $100.

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I think it will be the same bundle that is out right now that comes with uncharted 3 GOTY and dust.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

I think your under some delusions as to the issue with PS3 load times. The issue was not the HD speed, the issue was the BD read speed. They load quite a bit slower than DVD drives and stuff like that. Installing to the HD just helps with the load times for some games, for others its basically manditory. You cant actually do a full install to the HD and bypass the slow BD player. And if you have to install all your games on a USB external drive, how will that help at all? If anything that would load slower than an internal HD. You only have 16gb of internal memory, thats NOTHING for a PS3 where most games have about a 4 gig manditory install.

Seems like a huge hassle to constantly have to rotate 2 or 3 games on and off the internal memory. Like i said im really hoping for a 160gb sale. Looks like a few others are too

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No, the harddrive read speed is definitely responsible for quite a good amount of loading times. Putting an SSD in a PS3 makes many games just fly. Texture popup can also be practically eliminated. And of course, any games downloaded from PSN will be completely reliant on the SSD/HDD in the console.

But the 16GB internal memory probably isn't like an SSD. It'd be closer to the internal memory on stuff like smartphones and tablets, which is pretty slow. But the 16GB model is a prime candidate for putting an SSD in, so it works out anyway.

But all of this is pretty irrelevant when we have no idea if this PS3 model would even be the 12/16GB version or not.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:13 AM

No, it's very likely the 16GB model will not accept any HDD. It might accept a bigger SSD though, maybe.


Uhh, that doesn't make any sense. SSDs and HDDs use the exact same enclosure and connectors, it's literally impossible for it to work with one if it doesn't work with the other. The European 12GB model is exactly like the standard PS3 that includes a harddrive, except that it has flash memory that's used when a SATA drive isn't connected. They didn't remove the drive bay.

And again, the internal memory definitely isn't an SSD. They don't even make 16GB SSDs.