Along with Metal
Gear Solid 4, Grand Theft Auto IV
is one of the biggest titles yet for PlayStation 3 – the only difference with MGS4, of course, is that GTA IV isn’t a platform exclusive. But
that’s not going to stop Sony from treating GTA
IV as one of its very own, and creating a new system bundle around the
Announced today by both Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
and Australia is an official Grand Theft
Auto IV bundle that will pack the game in along with the 40GB PlayStation 3
model. “We are delighted to offer the millions of PS3 and GTA fans the ultimate
gaming package,” said David Reeves, president of Sony Computer Entertainment
Unfortunately for those hoping to get the latest
DualShock 3 controller model with the new bundle, Sony indicated that the GTA IV bundle will include the outgoing
SIXAXIS controller only. Such news may be the most disappointing for
Australian gamers, who will have to purchase the DualShock 3 controller separately
for a mindboggling
AUD$99 (USD$92) when it releases this week. Gamers in Europe have yet to
hear of an official launch date for their rumbling controllers.
The Grand Theft Auto
IV PlayStation 3 bundle will retail in Europe at €439 (USD$696) and in
Australia for AUD$749.95 (USD$715).
Gamers also considering paying the premium for the Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition game
package will want an early
sneak-peek of the game from an unknown retailer.