Sony will cease to offer the Playstation 3 80GB bundled with “Motorstorm.” Instead of “Motorstorm,” newer bundle releases will include “Metal Gear Solid 4” and a DualShock 3 controller. According to an article by Joystiq, Sony stated that retailers would not longer receive any new inventory of the 80GB Motorstorm bundle.
There will be two PS3 bundle packages available. A limited-edition gunmetal grey 40GB PS3 will retail for $600 and include “Metal Gear Solid 4” and a DualShock 3. But reports indicate the limited-edition will NOT be compatible with Playstation 2 games.
A standard-edition black PS3, however, will come MGS4, a bigger 80GB hard-drive, and will be able to play older PS2 games. At $500 for the standard-edition, you tell me what the better deal is.
The scheduled release for the new PS3 bundles is June 12, 2008.