Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is slated to release on Nov. 10 with a price tag of $70. But, for players who are planning on buying the recently announced slimmer PlayStation 5 model in the near future, Modern Warfare 3 will be essentially free thanks to a newly announced bundle.
According to new ads shared by Call of Duty news site CharlieIntel, Sony is selling a PlayStation 5 Slim Disc Edition – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III bundle to celebrate Modern Warfare 3’s launch, and it’ll be $499 — the same price as the PS5 slim without a bundle, making the game a free addition to a PS5 slim.
Per new Call of Duty ads, the PlayStation 5 Slim Disc Edition – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III console bundle will be $499.
This is basically a new PS5 Slim with MW3 for free, since the PS5 Slim is $499 on its own.
Available November 10. pic.twitter.com/wKguHk3IQP
— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) October 31, 2023
The bundle is seemingly intended to launch when MW3 is released on Nov. 10 and will be available while supplies last, although some players have reportedly already found and purchased it in stores.
This isn’t the first time Activision has bundled Call of Duty with a console for free, but it seems to be a first for the new PS5 model, which is rumored to have a bundle with Spider-Man 2 for $560. We’ve also been anticipating Sony’s next move with the PS5 during our Black Friday previews.
Sony confirmed the PS5 slim earlier this month after nonstop rumors, and it’ll be out this November. We compared the new model to the original PS5 (and an Xbox) to see how they stack up in size. As for Modern Warfare 3, we began reviewing its beta earlier this month in our ongoing multiplayer review in progress, and we called it “more Call of Duty, with all the good and the bad that entails.”
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