Sony has not one but two blockbuster PlayStation 4 bundles lined up this November, with the already announced Star Wars Battlefront box set to be accompanied on store shelves by a custom Call of Duty: Black Ops III console. The announcement was inevitable ever since Activision took to the stage to declare PlayStation as the new home of the first-person mega franchise at E3 2015 – and it must have the Japanese giant feeling like it's got the holidays on lock.
The custom design – which sports the sequel's ember orange logo on the front, in addition to coloured power and eject buttons and emblems to signify the title's three main modes – will ship with a 1TB hard drive, which will mark the first time that the beefier model will be made available in North America. You'll also get a grey and orange controller, complete with the game's 'III' logo on the grip. Don't worry if you've already got a PS4, because the peripheral will be available separately.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops III is without a doubt the most ambitious game that Call of Duty has ever created – Treyarch is pushing the boundaries across each and every mode of play on the PS4," said Call of Duty chief Rob Kostich. "From day one, it has been designed to push the franchise to new heights on next generation hardware. We cannot wait for you to experience Black Ops III for yourselves, and we hope that you like the Black Ops III Limited Edition PS4 as much as we do."
Remember that this is just the tip of the iceberg for PlayStation and Activision's latest partnership: all of the game's downloadable content will launch 30 days earlier on Sony's new-gen machine, too. In truth, we're not too keen on the custom console, but between this and the aforementioned Battlefront bundle, the Japanese giant must feel like it's got November sewn up. The limited edition hardware will launch on 6th November, and will cost $449.99 in the United States.
But what do you think of the bundle? Do you like its neon looks, or would you have preferred something a little more subtle? Do you think that this is going to sell like crazy over the busy Christmas period, or do you reckon that Call of Duty's long beyond its best? Hum your best rendition of Back in Black in the comments section below.
Much like the Star Wars one, I don't really like it - but both bundles have 'gangbusters' written all over them. Sony must be rubbing their hands.
I like how the controller looks.
Love the console design. Simple, but perfect use of the "III" logo. Also like the controller's colors! The blazing orange analog sticks are a bit too intense, but it still looks good. But man, I'm still good with my launch PS4. Although I've been tempted a couple times to get one of these special edition versions, I'll stick with mine for another 2-3 years or until it breaks on me.
I don't really like the console but the controller is kinda cool.
I know what you mean about these limited edition consoles. It's hard to pass them up when you already have a launch console. I couldn't pass up the Batman console but now I'm dreading the release of an Uncharted or God of War limited console.
@DrJoeystein Yeah. I got a launch one but i wont a limited edition
I'm not too crazy for it, but I do like the orange on it, it's different. Nothing has tempted me to buy one of these special editions yet. I'm still happy with my plain black PS4, but.... if they do one for KH3, I will probably have to get it.
SONY have shocked me this Gen because whoever at SONY this Gen who is getting all these excellent & 'important' Deals with all these companies needs a Platinum Trophy Last Gen they picked all the wrong Games(& MS got all the big ones. How things have changed with a bit of thought, a SONY)
Nah, I've looked at it again and I just don't like it. The box art's great, though.
Ah scrap what I said before about the star wars one being the worst, this takes the biscuit! Not for me I'm afraid
I like the console but not the controller. Even then, i would just get the black one over that.
Something abut that COD orange logo on the PS4 makes me think HL3 confirmed.
Is the SW Battlefront $449 as well? I wonder if it's $449 so they can drop the 500GB versions to $349 and the 1TB versions to $400? W/ 1TB, the game, and the fugly orange it's probably worth $400 for some people.
Not for me, but I have to give Sony credit for making all of these collectors eds. Probably really annoying some people but I think it's a smart business decision. When you don't have 1st party exclusives, market 3rd party "as if".
That's frigging horrendous.
Ugly IMO, the best looking PS4 is still the 20th anniversary grey.
Oh dear,Horrendous -but it does come with er,nuketown..I feel nauseas.. An F4 or a Doom one could maybe tempt me -But realistically i'd least want it to be the quieter model.Probably wait for the slim.
I wish The Last of Us bundle would have had a custom looking PS4. That is the one I got and they could have at least threw a Naughty Dog logo on there or something...
The thing is, I'm looking at it and I realize it's fugly, but somehow I feel attracted to it. I don't know what it is, but I want it! Those Limited Editions are really awesome and I'm so glad we're seeing more and more of them. I can't justify another purchase since I just got the Destiny LE PS4, but at this rate I'm positive I'll have at least 2 LE PS4 and 2 LE Xbox Ones before this generation is over.
What exactly do you do with multiples of the same console? Is it solely for the shelf or do you intend to sell it one day. Just wondering
This should propel Sony in Europe. I still think North America is going to be the most interesting battleground this holiday. CoD and Star Wars are huge and having bundles in excellent but with Forza and Halo and a lower price MS has some very attractive offers for new buyers, and the all important parents and grand parents shopping for kids and teenagers.
My least favorite limited edition console so far… Looks pretty bad, imo. The color scheme reminds me of Steel Series peripherals for some reason.
@get2sammyb So the Destiny "Taken King" bundle looks better (like a lot) comes with MGSV and is $50 less..... how? one word, activision.
This looks so ugly.
When all else fails, pick up a Pretend Exclusive...
Spread the word!
@Punished_Boss_84 I'll take Pretend Exclusives over trying to market Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival this holiday.
Guess I am not the only one who finds this console ugly. I still prefer the white one.
Party games are popular, amiibo are popular and Star Fox is out of the equation. But of course marketing for people like us will focus on Xenoblade X. Even you bought the Special Edition and it lacks your much needed map!
@sinalefa I only bought XCX b/c it looked like it would make a mighty fine Christmas gift, and $300 less than a PS4. If it came out next March I would have passed. Though had it come out in July I could have purchased it for my birthday. I still haven't purchased myself a birthday gift yet this year. I'm thinking about a series of massages, I'm more stressed than usual.
Good to see ya again, I was just thinking last night I hadn't seen you around, but I blame that mostly on the lack of interesting articles. I'm hopeing things start to pick up now that Nintnedo has named it's new president and SMM is out, XCX could use a little of that marketing you mentioned.
I think it's horrid... Much prefer my destiny one... It's just that orange...
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