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Europe to get "PS3 Starter Pack"; SCEE announcement still to come


MaxConsole.net is reporting that they have received news of a new bundle for the European region. The "PlayStation Starter Pack" will allegedly contain a 60GB PS3, Resistance: Fall of Man, Motorstorm and two controllers for the "no-changes-there" price of €600. Those hoping for a price drop may be disappointed. Technically. Though if you think about it, you're essentially getting the 60GB and controller for €430, after deducting the price of the games and extra controllers.

Sounds like an ok deal to us, though it doesn't help the people who just can't afford that sort of money. It might push a few fencesitters over the edge, though. We'll keep you updated with SCEE's planned announcements as and when they happen. Price information aside, we're hoping for some juicy PSN news. We've heard rumblings.

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1. sounds like a bundle gamestop would push, not sony. but if they are charging 100 buckaroos for motostorm and 20g for the new sku it doesnt sound to far fetch at all.

Posted at 12:26PM on Jul 12th 2007 by pete

2. An official console bundle that requires you to be 18+ to purchase. Interesting....

I'm sure this will make an impact on sales, but not near as much as the US deal. Keep in mind that the 60gb units will be sitting around at $500 while we wait till late next month for the 80gb to come out. So for the next 2 or 3 weeks there will only be one PS3 and it will be $500.

Posted at 12:31PM on Jul 12th 2007 by OrganicShadow

3. sweet

Posted at 1:25PM on Jul 12th 2007 by bajanboss

4. I agree with 4, this would be a stunning price for Brits, if not the continent.

Shame we'll get the Sorry, Your British tax on top of the EU price.

Posted at 1:29PM on Jul 12th 2007 by Hammer

5. Admins, nuke #3 for advertising spam.

Posted at 2:13PM on Jul 12th 2007 by Popfrogs

6. I was hoping that it would be a general price drop just like in the US, this certainly is a good deal, I highly doubt it'll be £406 in the UK though, thats too good to be true, £425 i could understand (and its still an absolute bargin, £50 worth of games and £20 controller).
Hopefully we'll see this released and the original version will be sold off cheap to get rid of stock as appears to be the case in the US now.

Posted at 11:56PM on Jul 12th 2007 by P

7. It's a good deal but people like choice, so a basic 60Gb machine with 1 controller and no games for... lets say £349 would probably be just as big an enticement.... i mean, you don't buy a house fully furnished now do you!

Posted at 6:17AM on Jul 13th 2007 by Neil

8. I don't think this package will be something European gamers are interested in.

In Europe, neither of the two games packaged with the PS3 were rated very highly.

In fact, Eurogamer rated Resistance: Fall of Man only a 6 out of 10.

Sony is making a mistake by now allowing the consumers to select which games they want when they purchase a game system. It is also very foolish of Sony to put Resistance: Fall of Man in with the system, because that is a Mature Rated game, and it even has public relations problems with religious organizations because of a church displayed in the game.

I think this is yet another mistake that is being made by Sony.

Posted at 6:34AM on Jul 13th 2007 by John Beamont

9. Here in Finland it's 699€. It happened quite fast because it's already on sale.

Posted at 7:32AM on Jul 13th 2007 by DePetri

10. Spare a thought for us chumps in the UK who paid out £425 for the console and £40 a pop for these games at launch.

Granted some kind of added value or price cut was needed, but we're not even talking 4 months from launch yet. Of course it stings to be an early adopter, but I'm surprised to see Sony rubbing quite so much salt into the wound.

Posted at 9:48AM on Jul 14th 2007 by Nick

11. I think Sony must realize that there is a thing called exchange rate, 499$=361€
resistance and cane be bought new at now more than 54€ each (or used at 30€) and a sixaxis for 50€ that makes a total of:
361+108+50=519€ to the end user, it can be reduced to 499€ easily..
Good move Sony, hire some new marketing directors or send them to some coaching as they desperately need it!

Posted at 10:29AM on Jul 14th 2007 by mastervezza

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