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PlayStation Network Offers Deep Discounts On Ultimate Editions

Ultimate EditionsForget about your Game of the Year Editions and your Complete Editions.  Sony has upped the ante in the digital distribution marketplace by offering what the company is calling Ultimate Editions of popular top-selling PlayStation 3 titles.  Through June 4, PlayStation Network shoppers can pick up games such as Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and several more complete with all available downloadable content in a single bundle at a very nice price.  PlayStation Plus members receive an additional discount on top of the sale price, too.  Here's the list of available Ultimate Edition bundles from the PlayStation Blog:

  • Red Dead Redemption with Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare [$27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • InFAMOUS 2 Complete Edition [$33.99 ($23.79 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • BioShock 2 with Exclusive Character Pack, Minerva’s Den, The Protector Trials, Rapture Metro and Sinclair Solutions [$27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse $50.49 [($35.34 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops with First Strike, Escalation, Annihilation and Rezurrection Packs [$66.49 ($46.54 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition [$27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • Mafia II with Betrayal of Jimmy, Greaser Pack, Jimmy’s Vendetta, Joe’s Adventure, Renegade Pack, Vegas Pack and Hero Pack [$20.99 ($14.69 for PlayStation Plus Members)]
  • Just Cause 2 Ultimate Edition [$20.99 ($14.69 for PlayStation Plus Members!)]
  • Mortal Kombat with the Warrior Bundle and Klassic Skins Pack 1 [$34.99 ($24.49 for PlayStation Plus Members)]

There are some fantastic deals here if you don't mind forgoing ownership of an actual disc.  Personally, I'd recommend the bundles for Just Cause 2, Red Dead Redemption, and L.A. Noire all of which will bring you so many hours of enjoyment partly thanks to the included add-ons and expansions.  Mortal Kombat is even tempting me at this sale price, too.  It would be nice if these Ultimate Edition sales happen again from time to time with different games on offer.  Selling complete versions of games for a fair price?  What a novel idea!