Japan gets all sorts of nifty stuff when it comes to hardware.
For example, check out what the Land of the Rising Sun is getting: Special edition versions of the new PlayStation 3 model. The designs are…interesting.
As you might expect, they're in honor of two titles that definitely appeal more to Japanese gamers: Yakuza 5 and The Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 . The latter has spawned the "Legend Edition" PS3, which features character art in white along the edge of the PS3, and a controller that portrays a Big Dipper design. This will be available on December 20. The Yakuza 5 "Emblem Edition" PS3 launches earlier on December 6, and boasts gold emblems of the game's crime families, a gold controller, and even a specially-themed USB drive.
How come Sony can't get all imaginative with hardware in this country? How come we don't get cool systems honoring games like Uncharted and Assassin's Creed ? Sure, we get goodies and other content in collectors editions and what-have-you, but we rarely see decorated machines. 🙁