New 'limited' PS3 bundle throws in Call of Duty: Black Ops

This might be a slightly scary time to become a PS3 owner, but Sony and Activision are making it a bit more appealing by launching a limited-edition Call of Duty: Black Ops bundle on March 31. The package contains a 160GB PS3 system, the game, and the First Strike DLC, for the PS3's regular $299.99 price. So you get the best-selling game of all time for free. Not bad!

Of course, the downside to that is that since it's the best-selling game ever, you might already have a copy on another system. But for those of you who haven't gotten it yet, totally great deal!
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Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Limited Edition PlayStation®3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle
May 25, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the limited edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty®: Black Ops Bundle, bringing together the best selling PlayStation 3 title of all-time with the PS3 computer entertainment system. Available on May 31, 2011, the bundle includes a 160 GB PS3 system, Activision Publishing Inc., and Treyarch's Call of Duty®: Black Ops on Blu-ray disc, plus Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack, all for $299.99 MSRP.



"PlayStation 3 delivers the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience, offering a built-in Blu-ray player, free online gaming through PlayStation Network and the premiere destination for stereoscopic 3D content," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA "Combining these features with the massive blockbuster that is Call of Duty: Black Ops, a title credited for having the biggest entertainment launch of all time, PlayStation and Activision, have put together an unrivaled entertainment offering for gamers."


"The choice to bundle Call of Duty: Black Ops and the First Strike Content Pack with the PlayStation 3 is perfect for anyone looking to bring home an incredible entertainment experience, that delivers endless hours of excitement through the games epic single player campaign, hugely popular multiplayer on PlayStation Network, or our fan favorite co-op Zombies mode," said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch. "And for those with 3D enabled televisions, the game's Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies experiences are seamlessly set up for stereoscopic 3D on the PS3 right out of the box."



Call of Duty: Black Ops puts players behind enemy lines as an elite Black Ops soldier engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts around the globe. In the multiplayer mode, the competition gets taken to new heights with the fast-paced, action-packed combat elevated with new customization options, Killstreaks, Combat Training, Wager Matches and many other new features. With the First Strike Content Pack, players get four additional post-launch multiplayer maps, and an entirely new zombie experience, Ascension, that lets up to four friends use a multitude of weapons to fend off endless waves of blood-thirsty Zombies.



The PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle is available for $299.99 MSRP for a limited time starting on May 31, 2011 while supplies last.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.