Microsoft got the jump on the competition last month by announcing a very effective price drop on its Xbox One console bundles, decreasing the normal pricing by $50 with packages that include Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed Unity, among others. However, Sony is more than prepared to take on its rival for Black Friday.
The publisher has announced that two PlayStation 4 bundles will be available in time for the popular Black Friday selling season, retailing at $399.99 – the current price that the stand-alone system goes for now. In each bundle will be two high-profile games, catering to both mature and younger audiences.
The first bundle will include a retail copy of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V, which will be available at retail tomorrow. This new version of the game features all the content from the previous year’s release, along with a much-heralded first-person mode that could change the way players look at the series. In addition, the bundle will also include a digital download of Sony’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us Remastered.
Those who prefer something a little more kid-friendly should show interesting in Sony’s other holiday bundle, which will also be released in time for Black Friday. This bundle includes a physical copy of WB Games’ Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is available in stores now, along with a digital download of this week’s forthcoming action/adventure game LittleBigPlanet 3.
Unlike Microsoft’s deal, however, Sony will only be offering these bundles for a limited time, probably through the holiday season at best. It’s unknown if the system will see any sort of permanent price drop in 2015, so those interested in a PlayStation 4 console would probably be wise to pick up one of these deals.
While the Xbox One is still slightly lower in price at $350 (for some of the bundles – the Call of Duty one still goes for $450, but that includes a 1 TB hard drive), this does add value to Sony’s system, and the fact two different bundles are available to choose from adds variety to the deal.