Steel PS3 for MGS4 bundle in Japan

Tuesday, 18th March 2008 13:47 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Sony’s shown off the limited edition steel PS3 for its Japanese Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle. In all fairness, this does look pretty cool. There’s approximately no chance of this coming out over here, but we can but dream.



  1. Blerk

    That looks nice. Much nicer than the usual ‘super-shiny’ black. Bet it doesn’t show fingerprints either.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Ja, looks cool. And cheap.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. mart


    #3 7 years ago
  4. Killerbee

    Looks brilliant. And, assuming that’s a backwards compatible PS3 and a Dualshock 3 in the box, is exactly the sort of bundle that would persuade me to part with my cash.

    I suppose on the bright side, at least Sony Europe are making it easy for me to hold on to my money.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    Yep, same here. I would actually buy that.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. mart

    Fucking hell. Thinking of attempting to pursuade the other half now. It’s all over for me.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Given that it’s Japanese, it’s most likely going to be a 40gb model. So not much chance of BC in it. But you would kind of hope they’ll have bundled a DS3 by then. MGS4 uses it, ffs.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Goh! What a clot – the damn link says it’s an 80gb machine! So it probably will have BC. :-D

    To make up for that, PS3 Fanboy are claiming that DS3s are ‘confirmed’ for this pack:

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Oh, wait. Now I can’t find the “80gb” bit again. Did they add it and then take it out again?

    /continues to talk to himself

    #9 7 years ago
  10. patlike

    *taps side of head*

    #10 7 years ago
  11. mart

    Does anyone know where I can order this without being nailed hard and in the arse for duty?

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I think you pretty much get totally rogered for Japanese hardware regardless of who you order it from unless you can persuade someone to go there and bring one back for you.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    Yep. It needs to be posted by hand with “gift” labels on it or you’ll get stung for import duty. Play-Asia won’t ship PS3s to the UK.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. mart

    Am cry :(

    #14 7 years ago
  15. patlike

    I’m not even sure if you could get away with it that way. They weight a ton, so it’d likely be opened at customs. I’ve bought lenses from Hong Kong, etc, and they get through OK, but I’m not sure a huge, really heavy box would pass muster.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Stick a handle on it and tell customs it’s your suitcase.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. patlike

    Or stick a tail on it, sit on it and pretend it’s a horse.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Remember, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t play Metal Gear Solid on it.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. patlike

    Not in Europe, anyway. Goddamn Metal Gear-free drinking trough.

    I blagged a copy of Disgaea for PSP, btw.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. mart

    Oh well. It’d all be in Japanese anyways, and I’d only have to buy another MGS4 just to play it properly.


    #20 7 years ago
  21. patlike

    Hang on. Using super-sleuth reasoning, if MGS4 uses DS3, and MGS4 is coming out in Europe at the beginning of June, then…

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Blerk

    You’d think, wouldn’t you? SCEE seem to have taken a leaf out of Nintendo Europe’s book of late, though.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. patlike

    Hmm. If only I knew a slack-mouthed retailer.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Blerk

    Is there any other kind?

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Daniel Plainview

    Europe gets a Gran Turismo Bundle

    #25 7 years ago
  26. patlike

    We definitely got the best deal. Definitely.

    #26 7 years ago

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