Sony has to start making "Value Packs" that live up to their name. The latest effort in the bundle-crazed
European market is a new "Value Pack," going for €329 ($425 US). This package, a mark-up of €130 contains a 4GB Memory Stick and Sony's Media Manager 2.0
. Considering how most freeware makes Media Manager unnecessary, and how Memory Stick prices are plummeting
, there's no reason for Sony to charge as much as they are. Educated European customers will obviously avoid this bundle, and simply buy the Core system, with a Memory Stick of their own choosing.