Japan gets Little bundles, Big bundles, but no Planet bundles

While us poor folks here in Japan have to wait until October 30th for LittleBigPlanet, we will be getting a nice little bonus to make the wait worth the while. The game will be available packed with an extra controller for 7980 yen (approx. US$77.98). Since LBP is so well suited for multiplayer, and since you’ll save 3500 yen (approx. US$34.20), I’d say it’s a rather good deal. Plus, it comes in three pretty colors: clear black, satin silver, and ceramic white.

And if you’re taking the PS3 plunge for the sake of playing LittleBig, the PS3 Dream Box is *ahem* like a dream come true at 44980 yen (approx. US$439.54). It will include a copy of LittleBigPlanet, two DUALSHOCK3 controllers, and the new-in-Japan 80GB PS3. Again, you’ll be able to choose among three spiffy colors. That is, if you can snag one of these limited edition bundles.

But wait, there’s more! To make the deal even sweeter, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III, which also launches on the 30th, will also be bundled with 80GB PS3s for a limited time. And even if you pass on all of those bundles, all copies of LittleBigPlanet from the first print run will include a code that you can use to download an Ape Escape sackboy. And who doesn’t love side-scrolling simian highjinks?