Sony phasing out 80GB MotorStorm pack
- Posted May 31st, 2008 at 07:25 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 16 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has confirmed that it is phasing out the 80GB MotorStorm bundle, with retailers no longer receiving new inventory for the high-end SKU.
“Retailers aren't getting any new inventory of the 80GB Motorstorm bundle," a Sony representative told gaming blog, Joystiq.
The company was keen to emphasis that only the MotorStorm package is no longer being supplied to retailers, with the firm instead shifting its focus to the upcoming 80GB bundle containing a copy of Konami’s highly anticipated stealth game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
Still, this move should come as little surprise to regular readers, seeing as how multiple sources in past months claimed that the MotorStorm pack would be phased out in order to accommodate the new bundle.
The MGS4 bundle is due out alongside the game on June 12, 2008.
- 3:10am EDT - May 31st, 2008
IGN UK give MGS4 9.9!! It's not 10 just because it's only in PS3!! Fu*k IGN!!
- 3:19am EDT - May 31st, 2008
I think you are an idiot TBH.
On topic, this is an obvious move. Chances are the Motorstorm demo wasn't helping to shift PS3's at this late stage in the games life, so its likely they phased it out for the MGS4 bundle with some relief
This isn't knocking on Motorstorm in the slightest...I really enjoyed that game and Im looking forward to MS2...it was just too old to be used as a promotional package.
- 3:23am EDT - May 31st, 2008
motorstorm is a brilliant game and was the 1st game i gt on launch day bt i dnt play it anymore and the hype for this game is gone bt 2wards end of this year ill be xtremely hyped!!!!! MS2!
- 3:34am EDT - May 31st, 2008
It comes to no suprise that Sony would made this movedue to the fact that Motorstorm is old and they want MGS4 to be the new promotional package showing off the raw power of the PS3
- 3:48am EDT - May 31st, 2008
Good move.. If they shift there attention to MGS4 bundle they will sell more. nd when Motorstorm 2 arrives, they can make another bundle. I think more people will buy the MGS4 Bundle Deal than the Motorstorm one.. Seeing as they can buy Motorstorm for real cheap now. =]
- 6:18am EDT - May 31st, 2008
HazdoTT, your grammar is atrocious. Could you please try to be more legible.
Back on topic. This does seem logical, i mean, why push a fun, but dated game? start focusing on working on the sequel and the advertising for it.
- 7:56am EDT - May 31st, 2008
This is great! I have ten friends who will be getting an 80gb PS3 bundle in July
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- 8:05am EDT - May 31st, 2008
ihsanqueen... a 9.9 is f___cking amazing. Quit your b____tching.
- 8:31am EDT - May 31st, 2008
this has been known for awhile at least i knew they were doing this
- 8:45am EDT - May 31st, 2008
thats to make room for anothergame like metal gear. My idea would be to do one for each type of game. a raceing pack, a shooter, a mmo, a fighter, and even a kid pack.
- 10:44am EDT - May 31st, 2008
they should have use a more up to date game then motorstrom in the first place to push sales. But better now with MGS4 to hit the big sales. i wont be picking up mgs due to the fact when i bought it on ps1 i got to disc 2 and it didnt work, tried to send it back they told me they couldnt help me. still hot bout that cause i had to work hard for that game, but might pick it up later this year. psn id" I95SOUTH <-- Come on and ride with a G
- 1:50pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
out with the old in with the new
- 7:36pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
They gave gta4 a god damn 10/10
Mgs4 definetely deserves a 10 aswell.
- 8:18pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
It was expected. I hope nobody really thought this was a bummer.
- 12:59am EDT - June 1st, 2008
they should do this more often; new bundle every six months or so, but they need to have newest and most anticipated titles. perhaps a resident evil 5, resistance 2 or killzone 2 bundle? however, they should have bundles with games for younger players and "casual players".
- 2:08pm EDT - June 1st, 2008
Probably getting ready with the new bundle for MGS and something along those lines around winter.
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