Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune 160 GB PS3 bundle announced

If you own a PS3 and haven’t picked up a copy of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune yet, shame on you: it’s one of the best games to come out for the system yet. If your excuse is that you don’t own a PS3, you won’t be able to use that one for long either, seeing as Sony has just announced an excellent new bundle that includes the game.

For $499.99, you’ll score the new 160GB PS3, a copy of Uncharted, a PSN voucher for Pain, and the Dualshock wireless controller. Of course, you could always grab the previously announced 80GB, but you wouldn’t get all the cool extras.

As much as I love Uncharted, the real item of note here is that big daddy PS3. If games like Siren: Blood Curse are any indication of where the future of downloadable content is headed, we’ll need every ounce of space we can get to not have to delete and redownload at every turn. Would you consider replacing your current PS3 with this model just for the sake of having more storage?

Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Limited-Edition Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune(TM) PLAYSTATION(R)3 Bundle Featuring New 160GB PS3(TM) System


PS3 Bundle Includes Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune(TM), PLAYSTATION(R)Network Voucher for PAIN and DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless Controller, Offering Tremendous Value to Consumers


    FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced plans to introduce a new 160GB PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system in North America as part of the limited-edition Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune(TM) PS3 system bundle. The increased storage size enables entertainment enthusiasts to store even more movies, television shows, and games downloaded from PLAYSTATION(R)Network, as well as more videos, music, and photos from their personal collection. Slated to launch in November for $499.99 (MSRP), the 160GB PS3 system will come bundled with the hit game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune(TM), a PLAYSTATION Network voucher for PAIN, and a DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller. The previously announced 80GB PS3 system ($399.99 MSRP) has started shipping to retailers.

    “As PLAYSTATION Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers significant value.”


    The Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune PS3 bundle includes the following components:

      160GB PS3 system — The 160GB PS3 is a complete entertainment system comprising a Blu-ray(TM) Disc player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, and Cell Broadband Engine(TM).

      Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune — A 400-year-old clue found in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.

      PAIN PLAYSTATION Network Voucher* — PAIN boldly tackles a rarely explored area of video-gaming … comedy. The unique mechanic of the game allows the player to load a character into a human-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot, and fire the character into an active, physics-controlled environment, filled with precarious and humorous situations. Download PAIN from PLAYSTATION Store (https://store.playstation.com) to your PS3 system with the included voucher.

      DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller — DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller provides the most intuitive game play experience with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive SIXAXIS(TM) motion sensing technology. 



    The additional storage space of the 160GB model will benefit consumers, as several highly anticipated PLAYSTATION Network and PS3 games along with add-on content will be available for download soon, including PAIN Amusement Park, Ratchet & Clank(R)Future: Quest for Booty(TM), SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, and The Last Guy(TM). The bundle is also a great option for consumers who want to utilize PLAYSTATION Network’s video delivery service, which offers new blockbuster movies and popular TV shows for download on an ongoing basis.

    PS3 momentum has soared in 2008, starting with Blu-ray becoming the

high-definition standard and following the launches of key franchise titles, including Gran Turismo(TM) 5 Prologue, Grand Theft Auto(TM) IV, and Metal Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots. That momentum will continue into the holidays and beyond, as PS3’s software lineup will offer the most depth and breadth of any platform across the industry, delivering highly anticipated exclusives such as BUZZ!(TM): Quiz TV, LittleBigPlanet(TM), Resistance(TM) 2, MotorStorm(TM) Pacific Rift, and Killzone(TM) 2.




    PLAYSTATION(R)3 160GB Specification


    Product name                        PLAYSTATION(R)3                   

    CPU                                 Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (Cell/B.E.)

    GPU                                 RSX(TM)                             

    Sound                               Dolby 5.1ch, DTS 5.1ch , LPCM 7.1ch,

                                        AAC, others *1 *2                    

    Memory                              256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 


    HDD            2.5″ Serial ATA                        160GB               

    I/O            USB 2.0                                 x2                 

    Communication  Ethernet             X1 (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

                   IEEE 802.11 b/g                    Included              

                   Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)                Included              

    Wireless controller (Bluetooth)                   Included              

    AV Output      Screen size               480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p   

                   HDMI OUT                              x1 *3               

                   AV MULTI OUT                          x1                  

                   DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)                 x1                 

    BD/DVD/CD      Maximum Read Speed   BD 2x (BD-ROM)                  

    Drive                               DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)                

    (Read Only)                         CD 24x (CD-ROM)                 

    Dimensions                          Approximately 12.75in(W) x 3.86in (H)

                                        x 10.8in (D)                      

    Weight                              Approximately 11 lbs            



    *1  A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a

        similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector.

    *2  This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. audio is output from a 5.1 or lower


    *3  “Deep Color” and “x.v.Color (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver1.3a are supported.


Colette Bennett