Console gamers who still haven’t been swayed by Sony’s PS4 sales dominance have been given a reason to re-consider: a juicy price-cut right before the holidays.
It’s been well-documented just how well Sony’s newest console has been doing, with reports surfacing over the weekend that the PS4 won Black Friday by a sizable margin. For gamers who missed out on those deals, however, all is not lost: Sony is bringing back a few of its more exciting Black Friday deals for an extra two-week stay in December. Sony announced today that there will be two different PS4 bundles available for $299.99 USD, which is $50 below the console’s retail price.
The two bundles in question are the Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition bundle and the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection bundle. Both bundles come with a 500 GB PS4, a black DualShock 4 controller, and a digital copy of the respective theme game. The Battlefront bundle has some added value for Star Wars fans, as it also features Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars Bounty Hunter, and Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter as PS2 games available via PS4 emulation, a feature Sony will be using more in the near future.
Although the Battlefront bundle appears to offer a bit more value, especially if gamers agree with the largely positive reviews of Star Wars Battlefront that have surfaced since its release, the Nathan Drake Collection bundle offers its own unique options to PS4 owners. Despite the huge success of the Uncharted series, a whopping 80% of PS4 owners revealed they had never played an Uncharted game. As surprising as those numbers are, the Nathan Drake Collection bundle offers a good starting point for those who have never played one of Naughty Dog’s best game series.
It might seem like the PS4 is the current console generation’s media darling, but if it is, it’s for good reason. Beyond dominating sales, Sony has also done its best to keep up with its competitors when the PS4 has lagged behind in certain technical or performance aspects. The recent news that the newest PS4 update would give developers more power during game creation is an example of this. While Microsoft did it earlier this year, Sony made sure the gap in processing power lasted only for a few months.
Between the extended Black Friday sales and the constant quality-of-life improvements made to the PS4, it appears that Sony can do no wrong in the video game industry currently. Whether or not that holds true through the video game industry’s holiday season and into the new year, however, remains to be seen.
Did you want a PS4 on Black Friday and missed out on the bundle? Is a PS4, Xbox One, or Wii U on the short list of gifts you’d like to receive this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.