Sony, Square Enix Formally Announce Final Fantasy XIII Hardware Bundle
First look at a PS3 covered in Lightning.
A particularly vague announcement from Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII Premiere Party event got a lot more specific today as Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Square Enix shared final details on FFXIII's PlayStation 3 hardware bundle. The announcement was made by FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase during a Sony press briefing at the Tokyo Game Show.
The limited edition bundle is formally known as PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Edition. Included in the package is a standard retail copy of Final Fantasy XIII, a special Ceramic White PS3, a Ceramic White Dual Shock 3, and power, AV and USB cables.
The PS3 is special for three reasons. In addition to having a pink drawing of main character Lightning on top of its white shell (the system is currently available in black only), internally it houses a 250 gigabyte hard disk. The current standard PS3 includes a 120 gigabyte hard disk.
The bundle, which is officially being sold by Sony Computer Entertainment, carries an MSRP of ¥41,600. This is a ¥2,560 premium over buying FFXIII and a standard black PS3 separately.