Poli Games talks about the limited edition Darth Vader PlayStation 4 and its mixed reactions. Poli Games also discusses whether or not Microsoft made better looking limited edition consoles. Is the force really strong with Sony?
Sony makes awesome bundles too. The problem is their very best bundles never come to North America. I dont know why you wouldnt want to release them in one of the biggest markets cuz they would fly off the shelves. I was searching everyday for news on the MGS 5 bundle coming to the states. Had money ready and was looking forward to setting it up and I knew when we didnt hear anything at Gamescom that it most likely wasnt coming. Now thats its official Ill just wait for the next bundle that isnt black, white, or silver.
Still at it with the MGSV bundle haha? Don't worry I am too it looks too good.
Sony have had some great looking bundles and whilst some may not be to everyone's taste, to ask this sweeping question is a little disingenuous. People loved the Batman bundle AND they like the Destiny bundle; lots of people actually like this bundle too. I have to ask though: Is the preference in aesthetics an American thing because to my European eye I can't fathom why on earth this: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.... Looks better than this: http://assets.vg247.com/cur... The 360 version looks tacky and garish. I think I'm beginning to realise why the US isn't at the forefront of fashion.
And yet probably to your disgust people also liked the 360 star wars console
you're right once again, https://upload.wikimedia.or... they sure do know about fashion. that xbox 360 design is much better imo. it actually solidifies what star wars is about not just plastering darth vaders helmet as a skin and that controller is very ugly. the c3po controller is much cooler hate to tell you.
Maybe your european eye missed that Darth Vader himself is an American design.
I actually liked the XBox 360 R2RD Star Wars Limited Edition. It actually made R2-DR sounds when you turned it off and on. It sold out pretty quickly. I ended up having to sell mine because I needed the money. I think the PS4 SW Limited Edition is ok, but the controller is just meh. The XBox 360 Gold controller is HOT. There were more gamers who wanted the controller then the actually SW LE XBox 360 hardware. Between the PS4 and the XBox 360 versions, the 360 wins this one mainly because of the sound effects, better design art and a better looking controller. I'm sure many fanboys will disagree. Oh well.
The Vader controller is plain ugly. The console itself is nothing special. But the 360 console is too much. When it comes to fashion you should remember to never insult your biggest customers. We are by far. And you should also remember that some parts of Europe are known for fashion. Other parts are known to not know what it is.
i disagree i think the 360 one looks horrible i like the ps4 one though. ps if you dont like it dont buy it.
I think all of the console manufacturers could step up their game when it comes to these kinds of limited edition consoles. I see so many artists design & produce interesting & cool custom consoles, can't they hire one of those guys to help them design these? Granted there is typically more production & manufacturing involved in changing the form factor of the console w/ these designs, but if they made them they could charge more and a great design would still fly off the shelves. A special edition console should be visually striking and worthy of display in an artistic & aesthetic sense, I personally can't be too bothered by some etchings and color swaps myself, and it's crazy to me that people would rebuy a console just to have them....but to each their own I suppose, people should support whatever they enjoy.
GribbleGrunger is right Sony makes sexy consoles, in less than 2 yrs they've produced these beauties - https://www.playstation.com... https://www.flickr.com/phot... These classy ff PS3's http://www.engadget.com/201... Sony generally makes very tasteful looking products, classy expensive looking hardware. They made the Vader PS4 a bit more wild than usual, but i love it.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I never noticed the background on the Star Wars PS4 had really gawdy and lazy design in the background of repeated "Star Wars" logo. F*ck, I was going to buy this too. Now I have to reconsider. I never noticed that until you showed me that picture. I noticed something was in the background, but didn't realize it was a cheezy logo.
Did you really just talk about a sweeping question being disingenuous, and then make that ridiculous general statement about America and fashion at the end?
XanderXane, we all know what you meant but it's R2-D2, lol. I think the console is really cool(as an Xbox fan I chuckled at the fact that Sony is using the Dark side of the Force), but I agree the controller is really ugly. The controller should have had red sticks and red/black buttons. As for the asthetics compared to the 360 version SW bundle, the PS4 bundle is more subtle/sleek while the 360 version was more playful, but they're both really cool. I think a lot more effort went into the design of the 360 version with the C3P0 controller, the sounds, and the way R2's panels were modified to fit the consoles shape. Some may find all that a bit garish, but in contrast a white outline of Darth Vader seems a bit oversimplified to me. While MS sells you complete themed consoles, Sony generally sells you a regular system(perhaps in a unique color) with a simple picture on it. Neither one is wrong, it's just preference.
Your reasoning comes off a little offensive and possibly a little xenophobic. American = Tacky Europe = Fashion Might be a good idea to not compare like that in the future. OT: This particular bundle doesnt make me want to grab another PS4. The Darth Vader design doesn't blow me away. I feel like PS is sort of just slapping on a decal lately with a color. The controller is sort of a chaotic color combo too. That also has ZERO to do with the quality of the console btw, whether MS is putting in the extra or not is preference but I feel like PS could have done a bit better on this particular Star Wars console.
Some people didn't like the R2D2 version. For example: http://www.geek.com/games/s... So is the conclusion that Sony makes better limited edition consoles? Or is it that different people like different things? PERSONALLY, screw Star Wars (the "new trilogy" really dented my love for the franchise), I want a Battlestar Galactica console where the power bar is the cylons eye.
Hey modlybread he compared European fashion to the USA and u came back with asian fashion. Y just y . well it is a matter of taste but it is true that Sony doesn't bring its best bundles to the USA. But u don't want to throw to much into it. What's the problem anyway there is plenty of places to get ur ps4 and x1 done the way u like it with decales or sending them in to do hard covers made custom.
So does nobody realize that the control color scheme is modeled after Vader's chest computer?
The MGSV bundle and the Anniversary are the only good looking custom PS4s IMO. The rest look really cheap and boring. I really dig the CoD AW and Halo 5 Xbox Ones and have the Halo 5 one pre-ordered. The standard black PS4 looks far better than most of the limited editions, save for the MGSV and the Anniversary consoles.
Every single special edition Xbox One I've seen has looked terrible, some of the PS ones look good. I suppose that means Sony wins in my eyes.
Couldn't disagree with you more, the r2d2 one just looks tacky. It just goes to show you it's about personal preference and getting Microsoft fans and Sony fans to agree on something is an impossibility.
I think a plain system always looks better just because I don't like the idea of tying the system's aesthetics down to one game or franchise when its going to be used to play a variety of games. It helps that I find the PS4 to be the most aesthetically appealing system to date by far. I liked the N64, the PS2, and the 360 designs but they don't come close imo.
IMO Sony always goes for a simpler yet elegant look. I understand that some like how Xbox bundles have the console painted all over. but not everyone is into that sort of thing does anyone really think that this star wars bundle won't sell just because of the design? it's the damn star wars man. also when are we gonna accept the fact that we are the vocal minority? most people will see the advertisement and see star wars and buy it look at the mgs 5 bundle being released in japan and I I think Europe. it's so sexy looking without need bunch of logos and stuff. simple and same goes for original destiny and now taken king batman bundle sold really well so this whole argument that ms makes better bundles goes out the window. I just want to know why mgs 5 bundle isn't being released in the usa. I also think we mqy see call of duty bundle but I am sure if Sony will do 2 different bundles in month of November
If I'm correct, I'm pretty sure the Star wars PS4 pre orders have already been sold out.
That and the movie is almost here. The hype train will be in full swing. Hopefully the game lives up.
You know what I miss? See through systems like Nintendo use to do. I know it's not Star Wars related, but I would love to see them bring back that. A clear VITA would of been pretty cool IMO.
I second this. I would have liked a white or coloured Vita too. I've only seen black models here.
I know right! Why does everything need to be a competition. Man, it seems that nobody is ever happy. If people lived their lives based on what's on the Internet we would be s**** out of luck. Is anyone ever satisfied with anything now days? Good thing the majority of people don't read or care about what comes up on this site. Everyday there is somebody b!ching about something and the same people arguing over the same sh!t...I know I don't have to read it but its in the headline and I always read them to see if its something interesting to read...Oh well had to rant a little...
The controller looks fine although I don't really like it simply because I'm not a star wars fan. But star wars fan probably love it. But the console though. looks like they just slapped a sticker on it and called it a day.
I believe they're talking about limited edition "consoles" alone not bundles.Sony makes nice ones but XboX limited edtion consoles look better.
personally i love the look of the halo 5, forza 6, call of duty AW limited edition consoles over this star wars ps4, the batman ps4 and the white ps4 look very nice tho
I'm pretty sure its based on preference
You know you have little to talk about when the preference of an LE machine becomes "news". Then again, it wouldn't be a modern article/videocast if it wasn't "baity", in some way. Come to think of it, I bet some of the same people who would give this article a thumbs up are the same ones who were bashing a different writer for not liking the Halo 5 Xbox. Keep watch! In the real world, plenty of people won't like this system, while many others will (and then buy it). No different than anything else in this life, but you know..... Is the force with Sony? Well, lets ask them that after these things have flown off the shelves and bitch-slapped its biggest critics into 2016.
I think the media is afraid they might lose all their Microsoft money if they left the industry... so they have been licking their balls a lot recently. Any little thing MS does, the media is like; "Awesome, nailed it, MS is kicking ass" and other nonsense. Truth is when MS have any competition they win NOTHING, they need a monopoly.
I'm gonna give bubbles to all three of you. bryank75, you're getting a bubble for that last sentence (Truth is when MS have any competition they win NOTHING, they need a monopoly. ) because it's true.
So far I think Microsoft has made the nicer consoles. Halo 5 being the best limited edition I have seen in years same with the forza 6. The Witcher console was also beautiful I would have purchased that in a heart beat if if was put on sale. Word going around is the star wars ps4 is one of the world looking limited edition consoles and I agree. It looks like a sticker stuck on the ps4 and the controller is just ugly imo.
I disagree the about the controller. It's look very nice. Destiny The Taken King PS4 Bundle looks so good.
I think the destiny console looks generic as hell. The mgs and batman bundles are the best ps4 bundles imo. It's actually embarrassing buying a destiny bundle lol
I'm in love with this controller. Not surprised your here trolling though
Could be worse. You could buy that horribly disgusting looking rare replay xbox. Or that cheap looking cod one.
"I think the destiny console looks generic as hell" Have you actually seen one? There is nothing about it branded as Destiny, it's just a white console. People flipped over the internal white XBO to the extent that they released it as the SSOD bundle console. Not sure how a solid color swap could look "generic" unless you are complaining about the original ps4 form factor looking generic as well, in which case I'd say the industry would disagree with you. What am I even saying though, going by your history Sony has never done anything that you haven't bashed in some way, and MS has never done anything you haven't praised.
StrayaKNT, The XBOX ONE console is still ugly by default.
The MGS5 limited edition PS4 proves the writer is wrong
He's not wrong. It just proves he has an opinion that's different and the same as others. For me both companies make great and bad Limited Edition bundles. There are a lot of gamers who LIKE and HATE this bundle. It's really a mixed review. The Darth Vader sticker on the PS4 is ok, but definitely not great and the controller leaves much to be desired. It's just meh. Want to see what a real SW Limited Edition bundles should look like? http://i.imgur.com/vDO1dSZ.... Now this, I would BUY. Damn that controller needs to be in my hands. Sony needs to hire this guy for their next bundle. And no, I don't believe Microsoft makes the better Limited Edition bundles. Both companies are able to make excellent bundles. So this article greater is wrong in that sense.
XanderZane whats really sad about that awesome looking star wars ps4 in that image you posted is its fan made....really sad that a fan can make a better looking limited edition console than sony and ea. i would buy that for sure if it was on sale as the star wars bundle. whoever made that deserves a prize.
Each have good and bad examples, the MGSV, batman, Destiny and 20th anniversary ps4s look awesome
For me, i'm very love the PS4 bundle more than Xbox One bundle. I can't wait to see Black Ops 3 bundle. I respect your opnion, man. So don't worry about it. And also, i thought Xbox One Master Chief Bundle looks cool.
OH man i forgot out the possibility of a Black Ops console! Yeah, that is defiantly something to think about! Thank you for your feed back!
Boils down to preference, from a design standpoint the Xbox consoles are nice, but I like Star Wars better.
Yes simply put .
All I know is that it seems as if PlayStation is releasing more of these limited edition consoles so... the more the merrier, right? Didn't even read the article because I don't feel as if the title even deserved a click, but I wouldn't be surprised if this guy is just a bitter Xbox fanboy who is sad that Sony is releasing more limited edition consoles. Xbox fanboys are so sensitive...
Why in the world would anyone care if another console has more limited edition consoles lmfaoooooo especially if they look like the star wars bundle. And another being the worst fps in a very long time, yeah xbox fans should be sad about that lolol
Uh.... Batman, Star Wars, Destiny, MGS V, and the original PSOne themed PS4 just to name a few that I'd prefer over most of the Xbox One limited edition consoles. Let's be honest, the Xbox One definitely doesn't have the most sleek or appealing console design.
Here's my favourite one http://oi60.tinypic.com/2r7...
So you admit to not reading the article and you just assume it was written by an xbox fanboy , then i suppose that all negative articles about any console is written by a bitter fanboy going by your logic
I think this console looks awesome but everyone on IGN thinks it looks awful.
I think a lot of people just have a quick look at the pic and don't realise the star wars logo is all over the console and the touchpad also the controller is not just a standard black one but a shinier one that really stands out. And about this 'video' article. Seriously how low lazy journalist has come to? This site's contributors approving anything giving clicks or fanboy wars. At least they should have a proper video and/or a proper analysis with the console in front of them.
And by all people on IGN you mean xbox fanboys so don't worry.
This one looks cheap..you can probably get a better star wars themed ps from skin it
I prefer the community made designs here: http://www.twinfinite.net/2... The AT-AT one and the C-3PO one are awesome.
The AT-AT one is insane and i love it!
Looks like crap!
In my opinion this looks about as good as the Halo bundle. What looks much better than both of them is the Phantom Pain bundle in my opinion. It's a shame that its only available in Asia though. Anyways I wonder how well this bundle will sell. Probably better than any other bundle this holiday season despite what the author and a couple or posters say about it on N4G.
i mean the 360 star wars edition was better looking golden c-3po controller, r2d2 console with r2d2 sounds and the help me obi wan on the disc drive. but this one is decent
This fanboy crap is getting old, everybody has heir own preference. Just leave them to it. If someone says they like the XO bundles better than the PS44 then thats their opinion, and vice versa... SIMPLE AS THAT!
I personally think that the Xbox One Advanced Warfare Limited Edition console, and the new Halo 5 Limited Edition console, are hands down the two best looking consoles this generation. With the PS4 bundles, all they do is throw a picture on the top of the console, and change the colours of some of the buttons on the controller. And honestly, the picture of Darth Vader on the PS4 bundle, isn't exactly the best piece of artwork I've ever seen.
"With the PS4 bundles, all they do is throw a picture on the top of the console" I disagree. Not all PS4 bundles are just consoles with stickers placed on them. A good example of these types of systems is the anniversary edition PS4, Batman Arkham Knight, DQ Bundle in Japan and the Phanthom Pain Bundle. DQ Bundle: http://i.kinja-img.com/gawk... MGSV: https://pbs.twimg.com/media... Batman Arkham Knight: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/s1S3m... Anniversary PS4: https://metrouk2.files.word... As you can see the cases arnt just plastered with stickers like your saying they are actually custom painted or manufactured in a different color. Just like with the 2 X1s that Microsoft designed.
I actually do think that the MGS5 PS4 console does look really nice.
I do like the MGS5 PS4 Bundle. That actually looks sweet. The Batman Arkham Knight one is decent as well. Don't really care for the PS4 DQ or Anniversary bundles. This is what I wanted ---> http://i.imgur.com/vDO1dSZ.... Here are the XB1 bundles. Halo 5 Bundle (Very Nice like the MSG5) http://img.game.co.uk/ml2/3... Forza 6 Bundle (Decent, but could be better) http://img.nz.gpncdn.com/ar... Was hoping for a decent Tomb Raider bundle. Nothing yet.
Looks pretty awesome to me. Not sure why they think this is "bad".