As Call of Duty fans await the arrival of Modern Warfare 3, traders in the United States have taken the initiative to attract gamers by offering a variety of PlayStation 5 (PS5) package deals. The high point? A PS5 'Slim' package including a copy of the game for less than $500 has created quite a stir among gamers.
While the PS5 Slim had its official debut in the United States this week, retailers wasted no time in drawing customers. The PS5 Slim, which retails for $499.99 on its own, is now available with a free copy of what promises to be one of this year's and next year's best-selling titles, despite some less-than-positive early reviews.
Walmart, one of the country's largest retailers, is presently offering the new PS5 model bundled with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for the amazing price of $499. To sweeten the deal, the console is also available with the highly anticipated Spider-Man 2 for the same price. Meanwhile, Best Buy has joined the party, offering both the Modern Warfare 3 and Spider-Man 2 PS5 bundles for $499.99.
Surprisingly, these retailers have decided against offering any discounts on the PS5 launch model. This original model is still available for around $500 as a separate buy or as part of a package with one of the aforementioned blockbuster titles.
Sony has taken a different approach in the United Kingdom, where the updated PS5 has yet to be released. They've chosen to discount the PS5 launch model in advance of the release of Modern Warfare 3, most likely in order to clear out current inventory before the arrival of the new hardware.
The PS5 Console - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bundle is priced at £539.99 by Sony. However, the corporation has started the rollout with a "special introductory" price of £409.99, which is available until November 23. To the joy of UK gamers, this pricing approach has been adopted by a number of shops, including Amazon, Currys, which offers the combo for £409, and Ebuyer, which leads the charge with a fantastic deal of £399.99.