Care to get a Mazda MX-5 to go with Your Copy of Gran Turismo Sport?
It’s a unique bundle in Taiwan, but is it really a good deal?by Kirby Garlitos, on
Gran Turismo Sport has officially gone live so expect a few busy weekends ahead over here at the TopSpeed office. For those who haven’t gotten their copies yet, it’s important to remember that you can buy the game in a number of bundle options, including a Limited Edition version here in the U.S. that adds a metal case, several Group B rally cars, a couple of unlocked prototype cars, and 1 million credits. That’s a pretty nice offer, but it’s nothing compared to the Gran Turismo Sport Super Bundle that’s being offered in Taiwan. That package not only comes with a Sony Bravia 4K HDR OLED TV and an assortment of other goodies, it also comes with a special edition Mazda MX-5 Miata that’s all dressed up in a Soul Red paint finish.
That’s right. An actual MX-5 is included in the Super Bundle. It’s not exactly as insane as the Grid 2: Mono Edition that came with a BAC Mono dressed in a GRID 2 livery, but it’s certainly a big step up from the 1:43 scale Nissan GT-R Spec V that Gran Turismo 5 came in a few years ago. Should any of our friends in Taiwan avail of this bundle, they also stand to get a PlayStation 4 Pro, Playstation VR, a year of the PlayStation Plus online multiplayer service, a Thrustmaster T-GT steering wheel controller, and an Apiga AP1 racing seat just in case your couch doesn’t feel real enough. The downside to getting that treasure chest’s worth of goodies is that the Super Bundle doesn’t come cheap. The cost of one is just under $1.4 million NTD, which converts to around $46,000. Still interested?
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Is the Gran Turismo Sport Super Bundle a good buy?
The cost of one is just under $1.4 million NTD, which converts to around $46,000
I guess it depends on who you ask. If money’s not a problem, then it’s something that’s worth buying, if only for the fact that you’ll be able to say that you did. Unfortunately for us here in the U.S., the Super Bundle is not available in this market though that doesn’t mean that there’s no chance to actually get one. You just have to be creative in doing it.
See, all the items included in the bundle are available in the US individually. Piece them all together, and you get a cost estimate of something like this:
|Sony PlayStation 4 Pro||$399.99|
|Sony Bravia 65-inch 4K HDR OLED TV||$3,999.99|
|Thrustmaster T-GT steering wheel controller||$149.99|
|Apiga AP1 racing seat||$389.99|
|Mazda MX-5 Miata (M/T) with Soul Red paint finish||$26,090|
Do the math on those prices, and you’re looking at a total price of about $31,330. That’s about $14,700 less than what our Taiwanese friends will have to pay to buy the Super Bundle. I don’t know about any of you guys, but that’s what I call a better deal.
Whatever bundle you get, Gran Turismo Sport should be packed with excitement
Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter what bundle you get as long as you get Gran Turismo Sport. I understand the temptation of taking home an MX-5, but the game itself is the highlight here. The game itself is packed to the brim with cars (over 700 of ‘em!), race tracks, city circuits, and the best and newest in car racing video game technology.
Don’t miss out on the game because it’s already shaping up to be one of the best ones in the franchise’s long and rich history.
And again, if any of our friends in Taiwan get the Super Bundle, please let us know about it!
Read our full review on the 2017 Mazda MX-5.
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