Like I said, it was a throwaway anecdote.God of War had several bundles within the first year of its release and Spider-Man launched with the $199.99 PS4 Slim bundle and which sold over 1 million units. The game was around $29 during Black Friday, but didn't officially drop to $40 until almost a year later. Spider-Man dropped to $39.99 the fastest.
Out of curiosity, I just checked my local Amazon and here is the order of their prices as of Jan 2023 (All PS4, non GOTY/DE copies):
Make of that what you will...
Regarding bundles, it's futile to discuss them unless and until we get concrete data from SIE themselves. All SIE first party game are bundled to some extent in pretty much all markets. So, a comparison among first party software is as fair as one can get.