160GB Uncharted PS3 Bundle Due in November

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Like the PSP, the PS3 is also getting a new model this holiday season. As unveiled by SCEE at the Leipzig Games Convention today, a new 160GB PS3 is on the way. Here in the US, though, we’re not just getting the system by itself like Europe, we’re getting it in a limited-edition Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune bundle. Due on North American store shelves this November at a $500 price point, the bundle will contain the 160GB PS3 system, a copy of Uncharted, a download voucher for PSN title PAIN and a DualShock 3 controller.

“As PLAYSTATION Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers significant value.”

Hit the jump for the bundle content list and the official 160GB PS3 system specs. Also check back later in the day for an updated Uncharted review I was already prepping for today before this bundle news.

The Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune PS3 bundle includes the following components:

— 160GB PS3 system — The 160GB PS3 is a complete entertainment system comprising a Blu-ray(TM) Disc player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, and Cell Broadband Engine(TM).

— Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune — A 400-year-old clue found in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.

— PAIN PLAYSTATION Network Voucher* — PAIN boldly tackles a rarely explored area of video-gaming … comedy. The unique mechanic of the game allows the player to load a character into a human-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot, and fire the character into an active, physics-controlled environment, filled with precarious and humorous situations. Download PAIN from PLAYSTATION Store (http://store.playstation.com) to your PS3 system with the included voucher.

— DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller — DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller provides the most intuitive game play experience with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive SIXAXIS(TM) motion sensing technology.

PLAYSTATION(R)3 160GB Specification:

Product name PLAYSTATION(R)3

CPU Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (Cell/B.E.)

GPU RSX(TM)

Sound Dolby 5.1ch, DTS 5.1ch , LPCM 7.1ch, AAC, others *1 *2

Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

HDD 2.5″ Serial ATA 160GB

I/O USB 2.0 x2

Communication Ethernet X1 (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

IEEE 802.11 b/g Included

Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) Included

Wireless controller (Bluetooth) Included

AV Output Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

HDMI OUT x1 *3

AV MULTI OUT x1

DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x1

BD/DVD/CD Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)

Drive DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)

(Read Only) CD 24x (CD-ROM)

Dimensions Approximately 12.75in(W) x 3.86in (H) x 10.8in (D)

Weight Approximately 11 lbs

*1 A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector.

*2 This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. audio is output from a 5.1 or lower channel.

*3 “Deep Color” and “x.v.Color (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver1.3a are supported.

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