Now that the PlayStation4 has been released, many expect Sony (NYSE:SNE) to announce another price cut for the PlayStation 3. While the company has not announced such a deal, a leaked GameStop (NYSE:GME) ad reveals a bundle that would indicate a deep discount.
According to the leaked GameStop Black Friday flier, courtesy of BlackFriday.com, a PS3 250GB super slim console with “The Last of Us” and “Arkham Origins” will cost $199.99. The leaked flier includes a discounted “The Last of Us” for $39.99 while “Arkham Origins” is not discounted and costs $59.99. A current PS3 250GB bundle with “Uncharted 3: Game of the Year” is priced at $249.99 at GameStop.
The deal is part of Black Friday, which means the heavily discounted bundle may not reflect an immediate price drop. The flier is also touting a midnight opening on Nov. 29, and some GameStop stores may carry additional PS4s, but it suggests contacting your local store for more details.
With no announcement yet from Sony, some are predicting a PS3 price drop, but for now that is mere speculation and wishful thinking. The PS3 will be well-supported with new games well after the launch of the PS4. December sees the release of “Gran Turismo 6,” while 2014 features “Dark Souls II,” “Watch Dogs,” “Destiny,” “Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns,” “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” “Dying Light” and “The Evil Within,” which shows there is still plenty of variety and life left in the “last-gen” console.
If you are committed to getting a new PS4, trading in your PS3 to Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) could make the console more affordable. From now until Nov. 23, any user can trade in their working PS3 for a minimum $100 gift card. According to the Best Buy, “Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Device must power on to be considered working. Devices that are cracked, have a broken factory seal or have water damage are not considered working for purposes of this offer.”
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.