Sony Corp. this week said it will sell a new Playstation 3 bundle that includes Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V Sept. 17 at $299.99.
Grand Theft Auto V will include a middle-aged character who moves to a modern-day fictional Los Angeles and subsequently falls back into a life of crime.
Sony in Feb. said the game division held an operating profit of $49.3 million, down 86 percent from the year prior.
It sold 6.8 Playstation 3 and Playstation 2 consoles in the quarter, down from 7.4 million one year ago. It forecasts 16 million hardware units sold in the fiscal year ending Mar.
Console software sales declined to 61.7 million from 68.7 million one year prior.
Sony will release the Playstation 4 this holiday.