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Old 04-12-2008, 02:59 AM
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Although I highly doubt that I'll be able to get my hands on one, this is one badass PS3 and the first non-black model to get a North American release:

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The limited edition steely PS3 is coming to North America


Console hardware coming in different colored plastic chassis is something that occurs throughout a system’s life cycle. Nintendo is known for its multitude of colors dating back to the Nintendo 64 and its Game Boy Pocket. On the other hand, Sony tends to be a little more conservative, sticking to black for its original models of PS2, PSP and PS3.

Thus far, the PlayStation 3 has only been offered outside of Asia in only black, but that will soon change with the introduction of a “very, very limited” edition color to celebrate the June 12 release of Metal Gear Solid 4.

Originally offered (and quickly sold out) through the Konami Japan store, the Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition differentiates itself from its predecessors with its the "Hagane" or steel-colored exterior and matching controller.

While such limited edition consoles that arrive to commemorate the release of a blockbuster title are usually Japan-exclusive, Konami representatives confirmed yesterday that such a specially colored console will be coming North America.

Called “gunmetal grey” in color, the limited edition appears to feature a matte finish – something those who dislike the fingerprint-magnet polished finish of the current colors.

Konami did not reveal shipment numbers, packaging or any further details, but promised more information soon. If the special edition console will be anything like the Japanese version, then it will likely come with a DualShock 3 controller and Limited Edition of Metal Gear Solid 4. Also unclear at this time is the hard drive size and PS2 backwards compatibility of this model.

The “gunmetal” package shouldn’t be confused with the 80GB PS3 bundle Sony announced in February, which retains the same properties as the 80GB SKU that was packaged with MotorStorm.
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:02 AM
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OH God, looks like Ill be owning 3 PS3s soon...
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WOW lets make the thing look even more like a George Foreman Grill
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:13 AM
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OH God, looks like Ill be owning 3 PS3s soon...
I'd be willing to pay up to $150 + the price whatever model console is included (i.e. $550 for a 40GB, $650 for an 80GB) given that MGS4 limited edition is bundled. I doubt that you will be able to snag one at retail though, more likely it'll be $1k+ on eBay.
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You love to waste money
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You love to waste money
I've got a 60 gb and don't need another one but still want this one!
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now THAT, is a handsome colour i hate my AV stuff not matching though, and that will be a bugger to pair up with anything lol.i`ll be sticking with good old reliable black but that is a lovely shade alright.
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I think it's ugly...and it doesn't beat the 60gb.

http://www.colorwarepc.com/p-99-playstation-3.aspx


Just get this done...at least you can get the 60gb a new color.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:28 AM
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I think it's ugly...and it doesn't beat the 60gb.

http://www.colorwarepc.com/p-99-playstation-3.aspx


Just get this done...at least you can get the 60gb a new color.
To each their own, I suppose. What would be truly badass is a silver or matte black PS3 with some MGS4 artwork laser etched onto the top.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:30 AM
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To each their own, I suppose. What would be truly badass is a silver or matte black PS3 with some MGS4 artwork laser etched onto the top.
That website will do anything...they were the ones that did the Simpson PS3.

You can email them with what you want done...and they'll tell you if they could do it.
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