Rumour: PS3 Starter Pack a summer promotion in UK?
- Posted August 7th, 2007 at 12:51 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 7 Comments
According to an email sent to consumers from Sony Computer Entertainment UK, the PlayStation 3 Starter Pack could be phased out in the territory from as early as this summer, despite the firm stating it has no plans to do so in light of the recent announcement for Australian markets.
As reported yesterday on PSU, the Starter Pack is due to be discontinued in Australian territories from August 31st; however, SCEE later told Gamesindustry.biz that the bundle would remain on sale throughout other PAL territories for the foreseeable future.
Despite this, an email sent to customers who expressed frustration over purchasing the original GBP 425 SKU before the Starter Pack was announced seems to indicate otherwise: “I was sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with regards to the launch of the PlayStation 3 Starter Pack. I would like to take this opportunity to stress that this is a summer promotion and that due to the nature of this offer it will end on a predetermined date", it reads.
Again, however, the company reiterated plans to maintain the Starter Pack in the UK, telling Gamesindustry.biz the bundle offering, "will continue for the foreseeable future". Stay tuned for more information here at PSU as it breaks.
Given the ambiguity of the situation, we at PSU would advise anyone in the UK (or other PAL territories for that matter) thinking about taking the plunge for this deal to snap it up as soon as possible - just in case. As ever, we'll continue to bring you all the latest information on the situation as it becomes available.
- 8:00am EDT - August 7th, 2007
This is great News for the UK, Some of my friends have been waiting to get the PS3 but there has been no good deals. Im sure with this pack the PS3 will be flying high.
- 9:04am EDT - August 7th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... this starter pack will stay until about the middle of october then a larger model will be released and i assume it will be 100 gb +
- 9:14am EDT - August 7th, 2007
this is pretty good :-D good for them! but wut we get? CRAP! pos
- 9:55am EDT - August 7th, 2007
promo for them permenant for us<<<<<<<<<<<<<wishful thinking
- 10:34am EDT - August 7th, 2007
I'll buy another PS3 if it has a 200GB+ HDD.
- 3:02pm EDT - August 7th, 2007
cooooooooooooooooooooool news for sony fans in uk
- 4:09pm EDT - August 7th, 2007
Memory isn't that expensive Sony so give us a high quality high rpm like half a terrabite Drive.... so we feel like were in it for the long haul... and we will download none stop making u more money cause of all the room we have ...
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