The PS3 Slim has turned many heads but if you're still not convinced, you might want to wait until the various bundle deals drop for the holidays.

It's a given that a few are definitely on the way, but it seems European site Play3-Live has revealed all the Slim packages that are scheduled for the remainder of 2009. We can't say this is 100% concrete – we never say that until Sony has made the official announcement – but we certainly like what we see. There will be PS3 Slim bundles that include Need for Speed: Shift , Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , Assassin's Creed II , Tekken 6 , Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 , and…yep, Gran Turismo 5 , sitting right there with a December 4 release date. Now, even if these are accurate, all these bundles may not see the light of day here in North America; we'd be surprised if that PES 2010 package launches in the US, for example. But for something like GT5, one would have to assume that bundle will be on store shelves in all three major regions around the world. You will also notice the shipping unit amount for each bundle; the GT5 package has the biggest number, with 75,000. That should be an initial number; hopefully, we're not talking about the only packages that will ever be made.  Don't want to make 'em too "Limited."

But above all else, this is just more evidence that GT5 will indeed release this year. We've had plenty of info on this matter so far, and this is just another indication that one of the most anticipated titles of the generation is imminent!

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

Man, Sony is like a steam-train at the moment. The competition will be left obliterated with the GT5 bundle, FANTASTIC!

It is unlikely the PES bundle will be released in the US, yet it will sell like hot-cakes here in the UK.

kprambo
kprambo
11 years ago

Its funny how sites like this one "that I love btw", Have a bad effect towards sony. Sony does not want you to wait to buy a ps3 and thats what happends when news like this gets out. I think its great for the readers who get there info like me, But it sucks for sony everytime sites talked about price coming soon, coming soon, coming soon, It hurts Sony. There is a reason they hold things back. PS I love both my ps3's and I feel that they will be doing a great job with an amazing line up and great hardware to boot. Enjoy your ps3 fat and slim people the best is yet to come.


Last edited by kprambo on 9/1/2009 9:45:02 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You make a good point but as consumers and as a news site we should be informed and Ben should inform us.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

In such a case I don't think Sony is any worse off than any other company regarding rumors and whatnot. Remember the bulk of the public doesn't even research what is coming up before making a purchase, they care about right now.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

I kinda agree with you. I was going to get a ps3 slim soon but if they're going to bundle Uncharted 2 in 2-3 months then I'm going to wait.

Charger7302
Charger7302
11 years ago

I am considering buying a ps3 slim, mostly becuase my "phat" ps3 gets to hot, and I am also considering getting Gran Turismo 5.(if the Charger SRT 8 is in it)
So if everything falls into place correctly(SRT8 in GT5) the GT5 bundle is a day 1 purchase for me.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Oh damn I sure regret buying my Slim on Oct. 25th.

NOT!

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

The Challenger SRT8 is what I want…

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

If you complain about how hot the fat ps3 gets then you'll really be complaining when you get the Slim =)

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

The slim generates quiet a bit of heat in the rear but the console itself doesn't get hot. My fatty on the other hand is WARM.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Vertigo is living in the future!!!!!

Did they ever release the DLC for Fallout 3?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

HUSH or I'm never letting you borrow my time machine again.

In the future Fallout3 is banned due to not being a true RPG, true FPS, or a true Fallout game. Everyone seems VERY happy about the decision.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/2/2009 12:47:11 AM

Corak
Corak
11 years ago

I had other questions, but now I know the future will be all good!

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

LegendaryWolfeh may have a bunk system, my slim is nowhere near as hot as the phat. I can leave mine on overnight downloading games and still feel the airconditioning blowing

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

The future is good, right up to the point we all die.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

if they don't release fallout 3 DLC's soon, i'll release some nukes myself…


Last edited by bOnEs on 9/2/2009 10:50:55 AM

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

Yeah, new chargers are ugly, I like the challenger much better. Of course, neither can match the pure muscle and beauty of the Shelby GT500 Mustang. New with 540hp for 2010!


Last edited by somethingrandom on 9/3/2009 1:40:30 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

They should have a Slim + PSP bundle. Maybe with both versions of GT5. 😀

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Microwave + Oven bundles sell like hotcakes here.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

it would be more like stove + hot plate bundles with two near similar tea kettles included… lol =)

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Damn you, your idea is better! 🙂


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/2/2009 12:42:39 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

haha, errg!

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

World
Your other avatar ( the priceline negotiator one ) is the coolest.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

lol, what?

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

Where your in a parking lot looking like your doing a William Shatner karate chop. ( not intended to be an insult )

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

( you're ) correction on the grammar

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

ohh, lol, yeah I'm using one of those in the forum, I'll cycle them since I have identity issues anyway. But the swords stays for now.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

I knew it! Totally called it! w00t! Man, if I didn't have a PS3 already, I'd be all over it like stink on a carcass.

Enjoy all you GT5 lovers!!!!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yes brother!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

It IS coming out this year!

By the way just played the crap out of GT5Prologue today, fun fun fun!

Can't wait for this gem!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

I am soooooo getting this.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

With all the excitement and anticipation of Gran Turismo 5 being released, I don't think the Need For Speed: Shift bundle will look as appealing next to a GT5 bundle. That's another bundle I find questionable.


Last edited by Hezzron on 9/1/2009 11:25:06 PM

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

NFS Shift doesn't stand any chance. That game is so FAKE- I saw a video of NFS Shift that showed a BMW 3 Series racing against a Ferrari F430! GIVE ME A BREAK.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

The demo sold like 4 million itself. Most of the existing PS3 owners bought that GT5P bundle before. This GT5, I can't imagine the staying power. It is one of the games that I will not wait for a price drop. First day purchase for me.

cadpig
cadpig
11 years ago

Wow, Sony is stepping up their game in the console war. Those are some killer bundles.

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Bahhh…GT5 is a sequel. As has already has been stated, sequels suck and are irrelevant 😐

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Will be the one of the suckiest games ever because the sequel number is 5! ^_^

ShadowRunner
ShadowRunner
11 years ago

Maybe English isn't your first language, but Ben's previous article never meant sequels suck or that they're irrelevant.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Dan was joking, again, and it was missed. I am a fan of the GT series and it's great sequels. Sequels worry me because the developers can either use the same formula that made the original a hit or they try to make a game with lots of different elements and completely miss the mark. If they make it too much like the original with not enough new things, they get chastized. If they make the game with lots of new elements that people don't like because the game strayed from the original, they get chastized.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Some people just don't get sarcasm.

I, however, will admit it is easier to pick up on sarcasm while talking to someone instead of in writing.

Apparently you need a finely tuned "sarcasm sense" to pick it up in writing.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yayyyy.

The NFS: SHIFT bundle sounds awesome too. That game 'looks' more fun than Forza 3 to me, but we'll see >_<

The more people joining into the Gran Turismo world the better.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I new they'd do a GT5 bundle. I wonder why Sony chooses to focus on Japan and Europe with cool bundles. Has the US got any other bundles besides Uncharted? That FFVII Advent Children PS3 kicked ass and I think Europe got a Killzone 2 and inFAMOUS bundle no?


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/1/2009 11:55:37 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You forgot to edit your second word. 🙂

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I blame the iPhone. Booooob!


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/2/2009 1:51:01 AM

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

yea, killzone and infamous bundles were everywhere but not anymore

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

Jawknee
Maybe Sony thinks everybody here in the U.S. is sitting on top of a giant bankroll, and we don't deserve good bundles.

furbiesmustdie
furbiesmustdie
11 years ago

ps3 80gb, cod 4, killzone, assassin's creed and a hdmi cable… epic! i love you eb.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

Slim is small great and affordable, just go for it. I will buy Grand Turismo 5 separately. Grand Turismo 5 is my most anticipated game to play like crazy!!!!!!!!!!

King James
King James
11 years ago

GT5 drops…forget the holiday season…M$ gets outsold for the whole year.

furbiesmustdie
furbiesmustdie
11 years ago

gt5 gets december release date and you won't see me outside ever again.