Rumored for some weeks, officials from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) have confirmed the release of an official Grand Theft Auto IV
bundle exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
The bundle will be available on Tuesday April 29th – the same day as the long-awaited Rockstar North-developed game is also released in Europe.
The package will include the 40GB model of the PlayStation 3 (the only version currently being sold in Europe), a Sixaxis controller and a copy of the game.
The bundle will be priced at €439 ($700), compared to the €399 ($636) for the previously reported Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
and Blu-ray movie bundles.
Despite Microsoft creating a significant marketing campaign
for the game, with television adverts promoting only the Xbox 360 logo, there is no equivalent official bundle for the format in Europe.
“We are delighted to offer the millions of PS3 and GTA
fans the ultimate gaming package,” said David Reeves, president of SCEE.