Consumers have been made all too familiar with with the premise of special edition video game consoles over the years. While the likes of the forthcoming Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One are sure to appeal to many fans of that particular franchise, there’s always something worthwhile about a limited edition platform that’s based on a blockbuster, cross-media property with multiple options for its fans. Case in point, the upcoming Star Wars-themed PlayStation 4 bundles.
After revealing the new SKU, gamers the world over have been anxiously awaiting to see how much these bundles are going to cost them, and Sony has finally pulled the metaphorical curtain off of those very details. With three bundles featuring the most iconic Sith Lord to-date, Darth Vader, on the cover of the system itself, prices vary, but they all fall within a range that many would have expected based on existing models.
Set to arrive on November 17, 2015, there will be several flavors of this package for gamers to choose from – both of which are now available for pre-order through several retailers. Starting with the Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle, consumers can expect to see it retail for $449.99 USD ($469.99 CAD), while the same bundle (which comes with a standard PS4 in lieu of the Darth Vader one) will sell for $399.99 USD ($449.99 CAD).
These bundles come with a copy of Star Wars Battlefront, a Darth Vader imprinted PS4 (depending on the version), a limited edition Star Wars DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller (depending on the version), and four classic Star Wars games in the form of Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. The latter of which are being made available on the platform for the first time ever, with included support for Trophies.
Meanwhile, the ‘Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle’, as it has aptly been titled, is set to arrive on November 13, 2015 for the estimated cost of $449.99 USD ($469.99 CAD). This SKU will be made available exclusively at Walmart, and features Disney Infinity 3.0, the Disney Infinity Base, the Rise Against the Empire Play Set Pack (which includes Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa figures, as well the Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece), the Boba Fett figure, the Darth Vader imprinted PS4, the limited edition Star Wars DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, and the aforementioned classic Star Wars games.
All in all, these various console bundles are sure to appeal to any gamer that feels the need to finally make the jump to a newer platform – or simply diehard collectors looking for something nice and new to put on their shelves. Regardless, it’s a smart move by Sony to align itself with Disney’s newly acquired, blockbuster sci-fi series, and it should pay dividends for the firm as it continues through the Holiday season.