Sony Announces Two $300 PlayStation 4 Bundles For Budget-Conscious Holiday Shoppers
Starting December 6th, Sony will offer the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition bundles for a low $299.99. The promotion lasts through December 19th, so if you’re at all interested in picking up a PlayStation 4, now is the time.
It’s also likely that Sony is hoping to cash in on the hype surrounding the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the Battlefront bundle, and we can’t say that we blame them. Included in the Battlefront bundle are a Jet Black Dual Shock 4 controller, a copy of Star Wars Battlefront (of course) and a digital voucher to download four previously released Star Wars games for free (those titles include Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars Bounty Hunter).
Sony is definitely looking to shore up its defenses against a surging Xbox One. Sony cut the price of its PlayStation 4 from $399 to $349 in early October, but that still wasn’t enough to stop the Xbox One from walking away as the sales leader for the month. You can chalk up the Xbox One victory to the launch of Halo 5: Guardians and the anticipation of the New Xbox One Experience, which brought Xbox 360 backwards compatibility to the console.
Although Xbox One’s October win was it first in months against PlayStation 4, Sony likely doesn’t want this to become a regular occurrence. And even if it does, it’s going to take more than a few months of stellar Xbox One sales to eat into the PlayStation 4’s commanding sales lead this generation, which currently stands at 30.2 million units sold worldwide.