Based on several user requests, Sony has finally announced the 500GB Classic White PS3 special limited edition bundle for gamers in the US. The bundle is priced at $299 and will be available across the nation on January 27.
Announcing via the PlayStation Blog, the company is also offering a one-year PlayStation Plus membership for the buyers of the limited edition bundle. That means in case you go ahead and purchase the bundle, your membership gets extended by a year.
The contents of the limited edition white PS3 bundle include PlayStation 3 System Classic White 500GB, 1 year of PlayStation Plus, 1 Dualshock 3 Wireless controller, an AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable.
Here's a look at some of the exclusive PS Plus features that players can access with their PS Plus membership:
A regularly refreshed library of 12 PS3 games including LittleBigPlanet 2, inFAMOUS 2, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and more, with additional titles added each month
6 Additional games to play on your PlayStation Vita system including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, WipeOut 2048 and moreExclusive discounts of 10% - 75% on the PlayStation Store
1 GB of online storage on both your PS3 and PS Vita for game saves
Exclusive and early access to select demos and game betas, including the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta
Sony also seems to be drawing attention towards its PlayStation Mobile platform by offering one free game a week for the next six weeks. The only thing gamers need to get started is either a PlayStation Vita or a PlayStation Certified Android device.
PS Vita owners can simply head to the PlayStation Mobile Section of the PlayStation Store while owners of Sony smartphones or tablets and those with HTC Android devices that are PlayStation Certified just need to download and install the PlayStation Mobile Android App.
According to the official PlayStation Mobile blog, the generous people at Sony are spreading a bit of the remaining holiday spirit, which is much appreciated. The blog asks users to check the Store Update post each Tuesday until February 19th to see which new PlayStation Mobile game will be free for that week. One new game will be listed as free each Wednesday.
This week's free title is called Samurai Beatdown. It's a hack'n'slash, 2D side scroller game. The aim is to just slaughter anything that comes in your way to advance to the next level.
Check out the game's trailer to see how it's done Samurai style!