[update] Sony Finally Confirm GTA Bundle

We’ve known about the GTA bundle for ages, in fact we’re still quite proud of our scoop back in March but today the wait for official Sony confirmation of the bundle is over: Sony Computer Entertainment Australia sent out emails overnight with the following text:

Available from May 1st for a strictly limited time is the PLAYSTATION®3 GTAIV Pack containing the 40GB PLAYSTATION®3, a SIXAXIS controller and a copy of the legendary game for $749.95 RRP – that’s a saving of $70 RRP!

Welcome back to Liberty City – so what does the American Dream mean today?

For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.

As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don’t.

Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto IV will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system in stores worldwide on Tuesday April 29, 2008..

You can see the whole email here on the official PlayStation.com site.

Update: Sony Europe have now confirmed the bundle too:

Grand Theft Auto® IV to be bundled with 40GB PLAYSTATION®3

April 23rd 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today confirmed the release of an official Grand Theft Auto IV bundle exclusively for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).The bundle, available on April 29, 2008, will consist of a PLAYSTATION®3 40GB model, a SIXAXIS™ wireless controller and a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, the latest title in the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto franchise, all for just €439 (RRP).

“We are delighted to offer the millions of PS3 and GTA fans the ultimate gaming package,” said David Reeves, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is the eleventh, upcoming installment of the best-selling Grand Theft Auto video game franchise.