When you look at products available in the gaming industry it is astounding how advanced gaming has become. Built-in cameras, motion sensors, voice recognition, connection to the Internet, and huge storage capabilities; gaming console giants Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are continually competing with each other and as a result gamers and keep-fit enthusiasts get a fantastic console experience.
The PS3 by Sony has some terrific features; Blu-ray, a 320 GB hard drive, low power consumption and a sleek charcoal black case. This is the 11th model and it is predicted that by the end of 2012, more than 45 million PlayStations will have been sold.
Just like in previous years, the Sony PlayStation and PS3 bundles will be one of the most sought after items and at the top of the list for many who begin queuing hours before the shop doors open. Here we take a look at some of the PlayStation discounts that were available in 2010 and 2011.
2010 Deals for PS 3 + Move Bundle
In 2010, on Cyber Monday, Walmart offered a Sony PS 3 bundle with the 160GB PS3 console, two games, a choice of Blu-ray movie, and a Sony Blu-ray remote for $388. This was a saving of around $120!
Amazon shoppers could purchase one of a selection of PS 3 games and get a PlayStation Network card with a value of $20 for free. There was also a $20–$25 off PS3 games sale, and if you bought two video games you got a $10 Amazon gift card thrown in.
2010 was a great year for gamers with substantial savings on the console and PS3 games. There were also some terrific bundles, though you had to be an early bird to grab one of these as they were in limited supply.
Best Buy had a 160GB PS3 system, with ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition and Cars the movie on Blu-ray for $299. This would usually retail at $349.
GameStop stores were selling the 160GB PS3 system, with the God of War: Collection and a copy of God of War III for just $299.
2011 online shoppers got some huge savings on PS3 games including Bulletstorm for just $8 from Best Buy. This usually retailed at $30. Amazon offered Batman: Arkham City for $40, a saving of $20, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for just $10 instead of the usual $30. GameStop customers could get Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition for $20, a huge $40 saving off the regular $60 price tag.
Black Friday 2011 bargain hunters at Best Buy could pick up the 160GB Console Bundle With Little Big Planet 2 and Rachet & Clank 4 for just $200, a saving of $170 of the usual $370 price ticket. The PlayStation 3 Move Motion Controller that sold then for $50 had a 50% discount and was snatched up by gamers at Best Buy for just $25.
GameStop had some great PlayStation deals in 2011 – the Playstation 3 160GB system with a dualshock 3 controller, Little Big Planet 2, Ratchet and Clank 4 for $200, $199 cheaper than the regular price. Or shoppers could get the PS3 320GB Console Bundle with Uncharted 3 and PS Plus for $200, which was also a saving of $199.
Target had the same $199 reduced price on 160GB Console Bundle With Little Big Planet 2 and Rachet & Clank 4, and shoppers could also save $14 on the PS 3 Video Game Controller, which was valued at $40 instead of the usual $54.99.
If the 2011 deals on the PS are anything to go by, we can also look forward to some excellent savings in 2012! Stay tuned!!!