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PS4's First Branded Hardware Bundle Is a Bit Foxy

Posted by Sammy Barker

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As anticipated late last week, Sony has pulled the cardboard wrapping off a Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes branded PlayStation 4 bundle. The special edition console – which is currently only confirmed for Japan – includes a custom system sporting the FOX Unit logo, a DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of the upcoming prologue, which, incidentally, will run best on the included machine.

As the first limited run hardware, it’s not especially exciting, boasting the abovementioned in-game faction’s emblem and the title’s logo on the removable panel at the top of the device. We suspect that said shiny surface is going to come in handy for future redesigns, as there’s the opportunity to print some more complex patterns in that space. Still, for now this package will set you back ¥46,980 ($462), and can be ordered directly from the platform holder’s store.

There’s no word on the unique design making its way overseas, leading us to believe that it’s probably unlikely at this point in time. Indeed, according to series overlord Hideo Kojima, this option only came together at the very last minute. Are you disappointed by the custom console, or is your import finger itching? Outfox us in the comments section below.


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User Comments (16)



k_andersen said:

Oh man. Ohhhhh man. There is absolutely no reason for me to want this - I already own a PS4. But jeez, I am stupidly tempted to import one of these. I think I have a problem....



finmilligan said:

Depending on when and if this is released in Europe, I might get it as my PS4. I guess I could just import. We'll see.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

Normally, I'm a sucker for limited editions, be it games or consoles, but I find thins one slightly underwhelming, sadly.

Or rather: not sad, because now I don't have to keep myself from buying a 2nd PS4 just because it's limited.

That doesn't mean I wouldn't quickly cave in and do so the moment a limited PS4 I like would be released.

And I'd guess it'll come to Europe as well...Metal Gear is big enough here that it would make sense...wasn't the Metal Gear PS3 released here as well?



k_andersen said:

@Reverend_Skeeve @get2sammyb Having just finished replaying the series, I'm getting some pretty serious MGS withdrawals right now. So this really could not have come at a worse time. At this point, I'm willing to plonk cash on anything with a FOXHOUND logo on it.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@k_andersen Oh, I know the fan-crave, sir! Stay strong, brotha! There's gonna be even better limited editions in the future!

Must admit the closer Ground Zeroes creeps, the more excited I get about the game. I adored MGS1 and 2 on PS1 and 2 but sadly never got around to play the games after those...quite eager to dip into the series again, but my original plan was to wait until there's a complete version of MGS5 released, Ground Zeroes, Phantom Pain and possible DLC all in one.

I hope the fact that inFamous releases but a few days later will help me to stay strong...but on the other hand...March 18th is my birthday, so... *twitch

@get2sammyb It does look a little bit like somebody just slapped a sticker on it, doesn't it? I'm sure Sony could (and will) do better...probably when the 2nd part of MGS5 launches. Nonetheless, this will surely move some units, agreed.

Not that the PS4 would need any help these days to fly of the shelf...



Volmun said:

@Reverend_Skeeve yeah it dose look like a stiker (i thort it was at 1st) itd have been cooler if the actual shell had difrnt colours (like gray and yellow to match MGS)



3rdEyeMind said:

Glad i'm not the only one thinking that looked like a sticker!

Just put a better MGS sticker on your current console...job done.

This seems like more unneeded money spending on this incomplete game package.

Ahh...i do miss the days of spending £3.50 on a magazine that came complete with an hour long demo of MGS2 which, ironically, was 90% of the game's prologue.



iSillyBoiJudas said:

This is Sonys' apology to Japan for making them one of the last countries to release the PS4.

P.S. Add me on PSN: iSillyBoi Judas. I need more PS4 players in my what's new feed! It's very bland. Lol!



charlesnarles said:

@3rdEyeMind heheh I fought Olga on that demo so. Many. Freaking. Times! Idk if any game will ever impress me like mgs2. And yeah they sell every sticker imaginable on the 'net, so no thanks on a supplementary ps4 lol. I might have to put a Totoro decal on that shiny black panel now



3rdEyeMind said:


That demo is the greatest demo ever made for a game in my opinion. So much replay value (something Konami is now trying to sell you for £30) and so many things to see and do in it. Not to mention the absolutely amazing cut-scenes, graphics, music, etc at the time.

I also find it funny (and upsetting at the time) that the demo or, "Tanker Incident" section of the game was it's high point and the game more-or-less free-fell after that.

I played it religiously.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@Volmun Agreed, a different color than the standard model makes a special edition console instantly more desirable for me.

Back then, I caved in for the green Halo 3 special edition Xbox 360, which also had a very nice additional paintjob.



Ryno said:

Come back around when Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes out at a cheaper price and maybe I will finally bite on a PS4.

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