1TB PlayStation 4 Makes U.S. Debut With Unflattering $450 ‘Black Ops 3’ Bundle
At long last, you can purchase a PlayStation 4
console with 1TB of storage in the United States and Canada. That's the good news. Even better, the 1TB PS4 system from Sony
is making its U.S. and Canadian debut in bundle form -- it includes a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Ready for the bad news?
Sony themed the only 1TB console available in the U.S. and Canada with Black Ops styling and the result is rather hideous. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I have no doubt some will call me crazy for dissing on the PS4's themed makeover. The rest, however, will agree that that this is one fugly machine. Hide the kids and have a look, starting with the controller (it's best if we ease you into this).
The main colors are gray (body of the controller) and orange (D-pad, thumbsticks, and "III" logo on the right grip). Regardless of how you feel about the aesthetic, Sony should have gone the distance and themed the buttons, too. In any event, if you dig the look but don't want to purchase the entire bundle, you can purchase the above DualShock 4 controller separately.
The console itself is "jet black" with orange accents, including three emblems on the front. Each one represents a game mode -- the SOG Skull signifies campaign, the Winslow Accord faction logo comes represents one of the factions you can play in multiplayer, and "the mark" denote zombies.
Pre-orders for the new console bundle kick off today. Sony's asking $450 in the U.S. and $550 CAD in Canada. The console comes with 1TB of storage, theme DualShock 4 controller, AC power cord, HDMI cable, mono headset, USB 2.0 cable (Micro B to Type A), Black Ops III (standard edition), and the NUK3TOWN multiplayer map.
The themed console will launch alongside Black Ops III on November 6, 2015.