It's been a long time coming, but Sony officially announces two Black Friday deals for the PlayStation 4 this year.
In a blog post, Sony vice president of platforms marketing John Koller says Sony will be offering two bundle deals this year. The first PS4 Black Friday deal, which is targeted toward adult gamers, includes a 500GB PS4 console and a copy of Rockstar Games' 'Grand Theft Auto V' as well as a voucher for a digital download of Naughty Dog's 'The Last of Us Remastered,' all for the price of $399.99.
Koller says the new 'GTA V,' which makes its debut on the PS4 and the Xbox One on Nov. 18, will feature "a host of technical upgrades and enhancements." These include improved resolution, better draw distances and new weapons, vehicles and wildlife. The game will also include first-person mode.
Gamers who already play 'GTA Online' on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to seamlessly transfer their characters from 'GTA Online' to 'GTA V' when they purchase the PS4 bundle, says Koller.
A kid-friendly bundle will also be available for the same price. As Koller says, Sony will be offering a 500GB PS4, Traveller's Tales' 'LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham' and Sumo Digital's 'LittleBigPlanet 3,' which becomes available on Nov. 18.
"Make sure you mark your calendars for Black Friday because these bundles won't last long," says Koller. "Check your local retailer and pick them up while supplies last to get the ultimate deal on PS4!"
Sony's announcement is not surprising, considering the console maker already announced a similar bundle in Japan last month. Amazon also started listing 'GTA V' bundles for the PS4 in its European stores, with a price approximately $573 and a release date set to Nov. 18.
Earlier this month, Black Friday deals website Bfads.net showed a leaked adscan for Black Friday deals from Dell, showing a $399.99 "doorbuster" deal for the PS4, 'GTA V' and 'The Last of Us Remastered' bundle. The ad also featured an Xbox One deal from Microsoft that includes a Kinect-less Xbox One bundled with 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' and 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' for $329.99.
Target also announced similar bundles for both the PS4 and Xbox One, but is throwing in an additional gift certificate worth $50 to the Xbox One mix. If Target runs out, Toys R' Us will also be offering the same deals with the $50 gift card for the Xbox One.