GT5 bundle includes exclusive new blue PS3

Japan only for now, but expect an American equivalent

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I%26rsquo;ll be honest, between the office PS3s and my housemate%26rsquo;s 80GB, I%26rsquo;ve yet to purchase my own PS3, but with Gran Turismo 5 nearly here (fingers crossed, knock on wood, throw salt over shoulder) that%26rsquo;s about to change. Will this sexy Titanium Blue number be the one? Or is Sony planning a completely different American marketbundle?

Currently only set for release in Japan, this sexy "Titanium Blue" 160 GB PS3 Slim comes with a Dual Shock 3 controller and a copy of the game,as well assome additional %26ldquo;Stealth%26rdquo; DLC cars. The package includes the Mclaren F1, Mercedes Benz SLR AMG, and a few others, which means it covers all of the exclusive pre-order content from Amazon and Gamestop. Of course this is a Japanese only release, so I doubt either retailer can whine about it. Converted fromYen, it should cost about $421.Sadly the bundle still does not include an HDMI cable, which is pretty ridiculous considering they cost about $2 online.

While those of you with cash to burn may be interested in the blue bad boy, be aware, you%26rsquo;ll have to get your DLC and updates from the Japanese PSN, and that Blu-rays are still region locked, so it may be too much of a hassle for us Westerners. Even so, if Peacewalker got two special edition PSPs, it stands to reason Sony will be releasing an American GT5 bundle deal. Hopefully it'll be a little flashier, something more like this:


Above: The FFXIII Lightning edition

Even though I'm not a 12 year old girl with a deviantART account, I still think that is one sweet pink/white PS3. We should be careful what we wish for though, I'm already having nightmares of a PS3 slathered in NASCAR livery.

Aug 18, 2010

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