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Metal Gear Solid 4 80GB PS3 Bundle Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced details of an upcoming PlayStation 3 hardware bundle with one of the most highly anticipated 2008 titles. The company also announced the April 2008 availability of DualShock 3, a wireless rumble controller for PS3.

To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in late Q2 2008 (April 1-June 30, 2008), SCEA will introduce a PS3 bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and a DualShock 3 wireless controller for $499. Previously Motorstorm has been bundled with the 80GB PS3.

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“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 Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “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 have been generating since last fall.”

SCEA will introduce the DualShock 3 wireless controller for the first time in North America in April 2008 for $54.99. DualShock 3, which incorporates both rumble and motion sensing SixAxis technologies, maintains the design and precise, responsive features of PlayStation controllers. The added rumble feature, combined with the SixAxis system, enhances the gamer experience with more interactive, intuitive and immersive game play experience and will work with more than 100 current PS3 titles.