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Sony unveils 'PS3 with Bravia' countdown timer

Sony has unveiled its latest "Bonus PlayStation 3 with a Full HD Bravia TV" promotion with a new "armaggedon clock" gimmick, and the announcement that all HD Bravias are included.

Sony has unveiled its latest "Bonus PlayStation 3 with a Full HD Bravia TV" promotion with a new "armaggedon clock" gimmick, and the announcement that all HD Bravias are included.

Sony has set up a webpage with a countdown clock — available here — which starts counting next week, and tells you how many of the 35,000 PS3s are still left.

The promotion will run from July 1st until all the PlayStations are redeemed — which could be a while given that the last promotion dragged on for longer than everyone expected. However, it's obviously designed to capitalise on people upgrading their TVs for the Olympics.

Considering there were 28,000 PS3s given away last time — and during the Christmas rush — this new offer could backfire on the company if there is a lack of buyer interest.

Yesterday, we reported that the promotion would only cover the new V series, but Sony have expanded this to include all of the 1080p TVs announced for release in July.

Will the world explode when it gets to zero?.

The TVs which qualify for the promotion include:

  • V4000 Series
  • W3100
  • W4000 Series
  • X3100 Series
  • XBR Series