Unless it’s using chintzy 90s throwback translucent plastic, I really don’t want to know about it when it comes to Sony’s efforts for limited edition consoles and controllers. Their latest efforts include PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro and DualShock 4 designs that come from the “put some logos and words on it” design of thought that has led to clothes shops trying to sell you t-shirts with barely coherent statements about how fun and imaginative your personality is with a motley assortment of words and clashing fonts.*
But I guess someone likes these, and people do love Star Wars. So here’s a PlayStation 4 with 3/4 of a Empire logo, 3/5 of a Resistance logo, and the Inferno Squad logo from the Imperial special forces squad that will feature in Star Wars Battlefront II’s single player campaign. The PS4 Pro does this in black and the standard PS4 does this in grey with the Inferno Squad logo in a striking red.
Meanwhile the DualShock 4 shows that once again it’s really not that great for custom designs – or that Sony aren’t sure how best to do them – as you get a logo slapped on each handgrip. So that’s good. The one touch of class is that the dimpled effect on the touch pad has been replaced with “Star Wars” over and over.
Both consoles will come in new Star Wars Battlefront II bundles which include the game, all of which are due out on 17th November. At least the standard PS4 comes with a 1TB hard drive.
*It’s true, I save up all my vitriol for bad limited edition nonsense like this.