Sony has confirmed that a PS4 bundle offering Killzone Shadow Fall, an additional DualShock 4 controller and the PlayStation camera will be available at launch.
The Killzone Shadow Fall bundle was leaked on Amazon last month, but Sony has now confirmed the bundle will be released in November in time for the PS4 release date.
“I can officially confirm that the answer is yes [Sony will bring the bundle to the UK],” said Sony UK boss Fergal Gara to Eurogamer.
If you opt for the Killzone Shadow Fall PS4 bundle, which Sony is internally calling the “mega bundle”, you will receive an additional DualShock 4 controller, PlayStation Camera and a physical copy of the game with a 500GB hard drive PS4.
Competitively priced against the basic Xbox One bundle that offers the console, chat headset, 4k-compatible HDMI cable and Kinect, the PS4 mega bundle will retail for within £10 of the £429 UK Xbox One price.
“It will be no more than a tenner either way [of the Xbox One £429 UK price] depending on what conversation rate we use on the given day.”
However, before you get too excited, the PS4 mega bundle is only available in limited numbers to begin with and only existing pre-order customers will probably get access to it at first.
“[The mega bundle] is in limited volume, and therefore it is probably going to go mainly to current pre-order customers, then follow-up volume may well be post-Christmas.”
It seems Sony has other value for money bundles to offer PS4 pre-order customers for day one though, in case the Killzone Shadow Fall bundle sells out.
“But there are other bundles that also represent incredibly good value. Starting yesterday, our retail partners are contacting their pre-order customers in order, so starting with the first, working up to when they run out of that special bundle, saying, we now have clarity on exactly what PlayStation 4 bundles we have to offer for day one.”
Sony is due to announce further PS4 bundles tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see if other PS4 exclusives like Knack will get their own dedicated bundles.
“It’s a brilliant thing to do for the gamer. In theory there could be some free on day one, but I think it’s unlikely, because the people in that queue are going to say yes please.”
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