Sony has announced that it is launching a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Standard Edition PlayStation 4 Bundle that will carry the price tag of $349.99.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has been out for the PC and consoles for more than one month, which makes the timing of the release of the bundle a strange one, to say the least. However, with the partnership struck between Sony and Activision that makes the PlayStation the official home of the long-running and massively popular Call of Duty franchise, Sony could be betting that the bundle will be a big seller over the holidays, especially for gamers that have not yet picked up the title.

The newly announced bundle includes the standard edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, not the Deluxe edition. The bundle also does not come with the season pass that would allow gamers to download upcoming DLC releases.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Standard Edition PlayStation 4 Bundle is also a different one compared to the limited edition bundle which was revealed in September, when the bundle came with a unique 1 TB PlayStation 4 that featured orange trims on the console and on the controller.

What the new bundle contains is a 500 GB PlayStation 4 and controller in the console's normal black color, with the copy of the game and the exclusive multiplayer map known as Nuk3town. While the contents of this bundle is not as exciting as the contents of the limited edition bundle (as the 1 TB hard drive for the PlayStation 4 in the bundle is the first of its kind in the United States), it comes with a lower price tag of $349.99 compared to the limited edition bundle's $449.99.

The release of the bundle could be too late for fans of the franchise who have already picked up their copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but it could be the perfect gift for gamers looking to upgrade from the PlayStation 3.

The partnership between Sony and Activision for the Call of Duty franchise means that gamers on the PlayStation 4 will have access to exclusive map packs, while gamers on the Xbox One and PC will have to wait longer to gain access to the map packs. The deal begins with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

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