As expected, Sony today confirmed a new PlayStation 4 bundle for the UK. Already outed by Amazon last month, the new PS4 bundle includes the console, a copy of Killzone Shadow Fall, the PlayStation Eye camera, and second DualShock 4 controller — all for €499.
The price is on par with Microsoft's Xbox One which will also sell for €499, and includes the console, Kinect peripheral, a free copy of FIFA 14, but just one controller. An exact UK price has yet to be confirmed, though Sony UK boss Fergal Gara told Eurogamer it will be within £10 of the Xbox Ones's UK price.
"I can officially confirm that the answer is yes [Sony will bring the bundle to the UK]," Gara said. "It'll be similarly benchmarked in euro equivalent. PlayStation 4 is £349 and €399, so it will be the same equivalent.
"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."
Opting for the bundle will save you around £70 when compared with buying the items separately. Gara also suggested additional bundles will be announced shortly. He also explained that those who have pre-purchased the console will be called by retailers and offered a chance to upgrade to one of the newer bundler.
"It [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," Gara added. "But there are other bundles that also represent incredibly good value. It's not just about having a good base price. We want to offer value in every way we can.
"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. Would you like option A, B, C or D?
"Everybody who has pre-ordered in the expectation they're getting just the PS4, including the DualShock 4 and the headset – the basic configuration. But as we've worked through the details and worked through the options we've come up with some great bundle offers. And it is only fair the first people in the queue get first chance to get that.
"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."
The PlayStation 4 is due out in North America on November 15, though no such bundle has been revealed for here.