PS3 Rumor Mill: Free 'Talladega Nights' Blu-ray to be Bundled with PlayStation 3?

Posted Thu Oct 5, 2006 at 02:10 PM PDT by

Last week we reported on Microsoft's plans to bundle a free 'King Kong' HD DVD with their upcoming Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on. Now comes news of a possible PS3/Blu-ray bundle.

According to someone who claims to have attended yesterday's annual meeting for EB Games and Gamestop managers, a Sony rep revealed that 'Talladega Nights' will ship for free with every PS3 sold at launch. The supposed attendee's comments first appeared on the forums at Beyond3D

The Will Ferrell hit would seem an appropriate fit for the PS3 crowd, and it's likely to make good demo material as well: earlier today came news that 'Talladega Nights' will be one of Sony's first three announced BD-50 titles, which will pack twice the storage capacity of the current crop of Blu-ray titles, and ten times more than standard DVD.

Making this rumor somewhat more fishy, however, is the fact that 'Talladega Nights' is currently slated for release on both Blu-ray and standard DVD on December 12 -- nearly a month after after the November 17 PlayStation 3 launch. While it's possible that Sony might give PS3 owners an early peek at the flick, a four week gap seems unlikely.

We've reported before on rumors that Sony might bundle one or more free Blu-ray movie titles with some of their early PS3 game titles in an effort to introduce the next-gen dvd format to the masses.

With no official comment from Sony, whether or not either of these rumors are based on fact remains to be seen. When (and if) any of this information is confirmed, we'll let you know. As always, stay tuned...

Tags: Bundles, PlayStation 3 (all tags)