220w ago - Update: As expected, SCEA denies the photo (just like the PS3 Slim ones) and told Engadget that there's no bundles being planned for America, but that they can't speak for other regions (e.g. Europe, Japan).
Following the PS3 Slim 250GB bundle rumor from last week comes another- Engadget (linked above) is reporting that a 250GB PlayStation 3 Slim Uncharted 2 bundle has now surfaced.
To quote: "No sooner do we get a 250GB Xbox 360 on the horizon does this image land in our tip box, showing a PlayStation 3 slim bundle for Uncharted 2 that just so happens to have that 250GB hard drive we spotted in the FCC last month.
We've been able to independently confirm that it's legit, but beyond that we've got no clue when it'll be announced or any price / release date information. We wouldn't be surprised to see this hit stores in mid-October alongside Uncharted 2, but that's just a guess on our part.
With any luck, SCE exec Kaz Hirai will be shedding some light at his Tokyo Game Show keynote next week - c'mon Sony, don't keep us in the dark too long."
220w ago - Microsoft is set to release a limited edition Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 console on November 10th.
In addition to the unique look, the console will also pack a 250GB hard drive (cannot be purchased separately), two wireless controllers, a headset and a standard copy of Modern Warfare 2.
To quote: "The company is partnering with video game studio Infinity Ward to release an Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition console alongside the launch of the first-person shooter on November 10.
The console will include a 250GB hard drive, two wireless controllers, a headset and standard copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, published by Activision. The 360 will also sport a sleek, black design created by Infinity Ward."
221w ago - A few weeks back we broke the news of the PS3 250GB Slim model CECH-2000B being uncovered at the FCC Site.
Today Eurogamer (linked above) reports that a 'trusted retail source' let them know it will indeed arrive as early as October, as part of three console-plus-game bundles.
To quote: "Unlike Spain, the UK will combine either Assassin's Creed II, Gran Turismo 5 or Uncharted 2 with the 250GB PS3 Slim. And each bundle will cost £299.99.
Sony has not backed this up in writing, which is why our source wished to remain anonymous.
Although the bundle will arrive in October, perhaps only Uncharted II - released on 23rd October - will appear then. Assassin's Creed is due on 20th Novmember, and Sony has only officially narrowed the date for GT5 to Q4 2009."
223w ago - Recently two different retailers released a listing for a new Xbox 360 bundle with a substantial hard drive boost.
Amazon Germany listed a 250GB Xbox 360 Elite as well as South African site XboxGaming.co.za, both with the same new SKU.
To quote: XboxGaming reports (via Kotaku), a sales sheet from BT Games shows what they call a "Super Elite" 360 bundle, which comes with a 250GB hard drive and two wireless controllers packed in, for R4199.95 ($646).
XboxGaming further reports that they confirmed with "local 360 distributor" Comztek that this bundle is indeed coming, along with one that also includes Turn-10's upcoming Forza Motorsport 3 as well.
All this comes only a day after Amazon Germany posted a listing for a new 360 bundle that similarly comes with a 250GB hard drive, two controllers, and Forza 3.
224w ago - Today we uncovered a second PS3 Slim model CECH-2000B (not to be confused with the already known CECH-2000A 120GB model) on the FCC site that Sony tried to hide under a company called Sand Dollar Enterprise, Inc. of 1518 Ascension Drive in San Mateo CA.
Now, Sand Dollar Enterprise, Inc is represented by SCEA's General Council, Riley Russell.
This house is actually a private residence, but whomever lives here filed the documents with the FCC, most likely on the behalf of Sony, as they would be much harder to find with a different FCC ID (XCE) than that of Sony (AK8).
This means that some time in the future (for probably a premium, maybe $349 or so), a new PS3 Slim may come out featuring a 250GB HDD. There is not much of a difference, but expect it to be bundled with a game or so, right in time for Christmas!
Also, for the DEVs listening - two new PS3 TEST's were hidden in these documents, thats right, Slim Line DEBUG stations!
The models DECH-2000A, features a 150GB HDD, and should be adorned...