Sunday, December 4, 2011

PS3 320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle From Sony

PS3 320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle

PS3 320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle
From Sony

Price: $363.99

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Average customer review:
(21 customer reviews)

Product Description

PlayStation 3 is the only gaming machine that delivers a complete high-definition entertainment system with a built-in Blu-ray player, hard drive, Wi-Fi, and full range multi-media capabilities. And now the PlayStation 3 Uncharted 3 Bundle brings you even more entertainment for just $299.99.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #197 in Video Games
  • Brand: Sony
  • Model: 98438
  • Released on: 2011-11-01
  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.15 pounds


  • PlayStation 3 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Bundle with 320GB hard disk drive to store all your games, music, videos, and photos
  • Watch high-definition movies with the built-in Blu-ray player for the most pristine picture quality available
  • Play Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in stereoscopic 3D and experience the next dimension of entertainment as your favorite characters come to life
  • Access PlayStation Network to compete in online multiplayer, play game demos, download additional game content, and watch videos*
  • Stream thousands of your favorite high-definition movies and TV shows from Netflix and Hulu Plus*
Editorial Reviews Product Description

The PlayStation 3 320 GB Uncharted 3; Drake's Deception bundle provides the action and adventure, as well as the unique blend of entertainment, excitement and fun that PlayStation 3 is famous for. The bundle consists of a PS3 loaded with a huge 320 GB hard drive, a matching DualShock 3 controller and a copy of Uncharted 3; Drake's Deception, a PlayStation Plus 30-day voucher and standard cables required to get playing (HDMI cable not included). Couple all this with the advanced audio-video features of the PlayStation 3, which includes access to Netflix,¹ Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter, as well as a 3D gaming option,² and you have the perfect means to enjoy the world of modern digital entertainment.

PS3 320 GB Uncharted 3 bundle
Start a PS3 entertainment experience with a top-of-the line console and one of the best-reviewed games of 2011.
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What's Under the Hood

The PlayStation 3 320 GB system features an IBM "Cell" processor and a co-developed NVIDIA graphics processor that together allow the system to perform two trillion calculations per second. Yet the 320 GB system manages to improve on this with its 45nm version of the processor, which although running at the same 60+nm speed as previous PS3 versions, uses less energy. This makes the unit's "slim" size and quieter fan possible. Along with the traditional AV and composite connections, the 320 GB system also boasts an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TVs and projectors. (The system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience) This console also provides for an extreme sound experience by supporting Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, as well as Linear PCM 7.1. Finally, it features cross connectivity with your PC network and PlayStation Portable (PSP) handhelds and its huge pre-installed, 320 GB hard drive allows you to save games, as well as download content from the Internet.

PlayStation 3 320 GB console with DualShock 3 wireless controller
320 GB of PS3 power paired with a DualShock 3 controller.
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Hero shot of Nathan Hale from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Go along with Nathan Hale on a search for the fabled 'Atlantis of the Sands'.
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Nathan Hale on the move in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Exciting Uncharted gameplay, now with a multiplayer component.
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PlayStation Plus 30-day free membership included in the PS3 320 GB Uncharted 3 bundle
The included trial membership provides access to free games, huge discounts and great exclusives.

Blu-ray, PlayStation Network Downloads and Beyond

PlayStation 3 utilizes the Blu-ray disc media format, which gives you the best high-definition viewing experience on your television, by way of the format's ability to hold six times as much data as traditional DVDs. This tremendous capacity, combined with the awesome power of the system's processor and graphics card, promises an endless stream of mind-blowing games and other multimedia content. This doesn't mean though that the PS3 is limited to Blu-ray discs. It also supports CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. In addition, PlayStation 3 system software includes BD Live support that allows you to play discs that support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (BD-LIVE), meaning you can also connect to the Internet while playing discs that support this format to obtain additional features. And of course PS3 owners also receive free access to the PlayStation Network (PSN), where through the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home, they can download games, game demos, movies and other content, as well as chat with friends, play mini-games, compete in tournaments and explore dedicated game spaces.

A Sensational Controller

The matching DualShock 3 wireless controller included with the PlayStation 3 320 GB system provides an intuitive gameplay experience, with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive Sixaxis motion sensing technology. Each hit, crash and explosion is more realistic when the user feels the rumble right in the palm of their hand. The DualShock 3 can even detect natural movements for real-time and high precision interactive play, acting as a natural extension of the user's body. DualShock 3 utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless game play and the controller's detachable USB cable to seamlessly and automatically charge the controller when connected to the PlayStation 3. By integrating all of these features into the popular PlayStation controller design, the DualShock 3 further enhances the advanced gameplay experience only available on the PlayStation 3 system.

Video Streaming

The PlayStation 3 320 GB system is fully compatible with a range of video streaming options to suit every taste, including Netflix,¹ Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter (required subscriptions for each service sold separately). The PS3 also supports some movies and TV shows in 1080p high definition with Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound.

Synch with Your Other Sony HDMI Devices

The PlayStation 3 320 GB system features HDMI + Bravia Synch functionality. Bravia Synch allows connectivity between Sony HDMI products, without having to utilize multiple remote controls. This means that with the push of one button users can control compliant Sony devices connected to your PS3 via HDMI cable.

Console Specifications

  • CPU / GPU - Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) / RSX
  • Sound - LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTs, DTS-HD, AAC
  • Memory - 256 MB XDR Main RAM, 256 MB GDDR3 VRAM
  • HDD - 320 GB 2.5" Serial ATA
  • Networking - Ethernet (X1 (10BASE-T,100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)); IEEE 802.11 b/g certified; Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
  • Controller - DualShock 3 wireless controller included
  • AV Output - Resolution (1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)); HDMI OUT + Bravia Synch (1); AV Multi out (1); Digital out optical (1)
  • BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only) - BD 2x (BD-ROM); DVD 8x (DVD-ROM); CD 24x (CD-ROM)
  • USB Ports - 2
  • Backwards Compatibility (PS1 and PS2 games) - No
  • Netflix Video Streaming¹ - Yes, disc-free; 1080p high definition with Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound supported
  • Additional Streaming Video Content - Additional HD streaming content available through Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter (subscriptions sold separately)
  • 3D Gaming² - Enjoy Stereoscopic 3D gaming and movies with your PS3 system, 3DTV and 3D compatible software

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a unique third-person Action-Adventure game for play exclusively on PlayStation 3 that incorporates significant Shooter and Platformer gameplay mechanics resulting in another must-have game for PS3 players. The third game in the Uncharted franchise, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception continues the adventures of the swashbuckling treasure hunter Nathan Drake, this as he finds himself in a new variety of challenging environments. Features include: interactive cinematic experience, stereoscopic 3D, an epic single player campaign and multiplayer support online as well as offline.

Key Game Features

  • An interactive cinematic experience that blurs the lines between games and Hollywood films
  • Nathan Drake's journey will put you through new challenges and take you to stunning locations around the world, from a derelict chateau in France, to the merciless Arabian Desert
  • Epic single player campaign with evolved signature Uncharted gameplay
  • A new breed of Action-Adventure multiplayer that brings the exciting cinematic elements of the single-player campaign, into the multiplayer
  • Experience the thrill of Uncharted in stereoscopic 3D

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is a premium subscription through PlayStation Network that delivers free games, huge discounts and great exclusives. The service normally cost just over $4/month, but with your purchase of the PS3 320 GB Uncharted 3 bundle you get your first month free. To access PlayStation Plus content go to the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 3 console and click on the PlayStation Plus category.

¹ Sufficient broadband Internet connection and Netflix Unlimited account required.
² 3D gameplay requires PS3 system software v3.30 or higher, as well as player-supplied HD 3D television with compatible 3D active glasses and highspeed HDMI cable.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

85 of 93 people found the following review helpful.
5From an Xbox owner
By Danial Vereb
Okay, the hardest part of any review to me is an introduction. I am primarily an Xbox 360 owner, and that is what I use for most online games such as Battlefield or Call of Duty. However, I can now confidently say that spending $300 for a PS3 is worth it just for the sake of the Uncharted series alone. I would literally throw down that kind of money just for these three games, something I have not done since the original Xbox when Halo came out. I played the first two games on my buddies PS3 a few years back, but only recently decided to claim actual ownership over a PS3 system with the purchase of this bundle. I like the system, its controller feels great, feels reliable (basically it doesn't feel cheap). I like the fact that the system is silent when playing games, I also like that the online is free (but I feel Xbox Live is more organized, and yes I'll admit, there is a bias to my statement, sorry guys).

I'm going to go ahead and close this review, making it a short one. Why? Because I feel I summed up that I obviously like the system and the Uncharted series. I also feel that there are already plenty of reviews that go into explicit detail over the system, online, Blu-Ray and games. If you don't own a PS3, but want to jump into the PlayStation community, while experiencing a great game series such as Uncharted, buy this bundle. Playing Uncharted has done something to me that no other game has done since Halo ten years prior or Shenmue for the Dreamcast twelve years prior, and that is spend hundreds of dollars to play one game. That comment alone I believe sums up this review and any review from any individual or game site. Uncharted is the PlayStation's Halo - its "killer app", and to me, worth spending the money to experience.

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5Drake Just Awesome
By GujuGangstar
"Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a triumph of storytelling, visual magnificence and aural bliss. I defy anyone to play through Uncharted 3 and not feel as though they have experienced something that they dreamt of as a child, to go to the wildest, most exotic locations and be the hero, shoot the bad guys Or Just Knock Them Off They feet using ur bare hands Or Weapons, and climb the tallest buildings,This game is just an Awesome Series

Bottom Line: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a brilliant romp. The controls can be frustrating at times, but the overall journey is exceptional.
Recommendation: Pick up the first two if you haven't already, then saddle up and enjoy the ride. Uncharted 3 will make you glad you that you own an PS3.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5If you haven't bought a PS3 yet, this is the bundle to get.
By Dogsport
It took a deployment to Afghanistan to finally break down and purchase a PS3, but I'm glad I finally made the decision.

The 320GB Uncharted 3 bundle is perfect for the adventure/action game types that really aren't interested in the Move bundle. I already have the Kinect for the 360 back home, and while neat, I found it to be a bit of a gimmick. Add in that space is a premium out here, I felt that the Move was an unnecessary premium.

I owned the original PS3 a few years back and I have to say that the fit and finish of the lighter slim doesn't seem as nice as the original (IE, satin black versus the nicer looking Piano Black) but I wouldn't go so far as to call it cheap. It seems this time around, it's just the basics, but you have to ask yourself: How often are you staring at your gaming console anyway?

I probably don't have to tell you that the graphics are on par with the 360. I haven't had the two side by side, but nothing has been so significantly better to stand out from what you'd expect from the competing console. Really these days, with an exception of a few rare exclusive games, your decision is probably more on what controller you're more comfortable with.

Speaking of controllers, the tried and true wireless Playstation controller is still mostly unchanged and feels like it could still take the beatings that most controllers do.

But that's enough about the console.

Uncharted 3 is probably one of the most enjoyable bundled games I've played since the days when Sonic 2 and Super Mario World were the standard issue. The controls are easy to pick up, the storyline is intriguing, action packed, and character development is quite good. I hadn't played the first two games, but with the plot of the 3 installment being pretty self contained, I was able to step right in without feeling lost in the events. I likened the game to Indiana Jones or The Mummy, set in modern times. You follow the footsteps of Nathan Drake and his friends as they searches for lost treasure by puzzle solving, fist fighting, and shooting their way across the globe. Throughout the game, you wonder if he also moonlights as a parkour champion, as you spend a good deal of your time climbing and making death defying leaps over obstacles in your way. The game's pace is very good at going from highs and lows, and not staying in either for too long. You may find yourself solving one of the game's many puzzles only the next to end up in an epic shoot out as you try to escape a burning building. I will say that the game is not for the faint of heart. Even on normal, you may find yourself dying... a lot. There are just certain ways to do some things and the game doesn't always reward brute force. Despite this, the single player campaign gets a 5 out of 5 in my book.

Multiplayer, for a tack on feature is actually pretty fun. I haven't tried any of the online features yet, but the split screen offers co-op modes of a separate story line, as well as deathmatch-like scenarios such as capture the flag, base defense, and survival. It's no Halo or Modern Warfare, but I'd give the multiplayer a high 3 out of 5.

So in conclusion, if you have been on the fence about the PS3, love adventure/action games, and not really interested in gimmicks like the Move, this is definitely the bundle for you.


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