This Is It, a Michael Jackson PS3 bundle

This is it. There’s no reason it shouldn’t be, either. Sony Japan has announced today that a “Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT Special Pack” PlayStation 3 bundle is to be available on January 27, 2010 for 33,500 yen (with tax). Considering Michael Jackson is a god in Japan and Sony’s Columbia Pictures own the film, this is a smart bundle on their end.

The bundle includes your 120GB PS3, everything you’d normally get with the system and a copy of Michael Jackson’s This Is It on blu-ray disc. The disc alone is 4,980 yen (with tax).

Read on for the presser.

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN TO INTRODUCE PLAYSTATION®3 BUNDLE PACK FEATURING MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT
PlayStation®3 with 120GB Hard Disk Drive and Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT in Blu-ray Disc™ Come in One Box

Tokyo, January 6, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operation in Japan, today announced that a “PlayStation®3 ‘Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT’ Special Pack” will become available in Japan on January 27, 2010, concurrently with the release of Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT on Blu-ray™/DVD discs. This special bundle pack, produced in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, will include the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system with 120GB Hard Disk Drive and Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT on Blu-ray Disc and will be a limited offer at a recommended retail price of 33,500 yen (including tax).

Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his final concerts that were to be held in London from summer of 2009 to 2010. This blockbuster film was drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scene footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. The disc also includes Blu-ray Disc exclusive vignettes of Thriller and Smooth Criminal which were re-taken specifically for the concert as well as a special wallpaper for the PS3 system.

With the “PlayStation 3 ’Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT’ Special Pack”, SCEJ continues to deliver the entertainment experience only possible on the PS3 system and further expands the platform to the gaming fans as well as to those new audience who are seeking for the ultimate entertainment platform for their home.

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