Sometimes life just isn’t fair. Such is the case with these incredibly cool looking Persona 5-themed PlayStation 4 (opens in new tab) consoles releasing in Japan to celebrate the arrival of Persona 5 Royal (opens in new tab), which is also releasing in Japan quite a bit earlier than the rest of the world. While a worldwide release hasn’t been ruled out, the announcement at Tokyo Game Show 2019 didn’t make mention of a western release.
There are three new Persona 5-themed PS4s, and each one comes with its own awesome controller. The white one with a bunch of Morganas floating around a globe-like thing is absolutely to die for. The others, a white one featuring an armed Joker in a stylish pattern, and a black one with Joker and some other characters in the background, are also about as cool as it gets for a video game console.
Persona 5 Royal is an expanded version of Persona 5, similar to previous expansions like Persona 4 Golden, releasing in Japan in October and worldwide some time in 2020. Numerous updates and additions to Persona 5 will be packaged into Royal, including a new Phantom Thief member, a new Palace, 20 new songs, and a whole bunch of other groovy things. You can check out the brand new opening sequence (opens in new tab) and see for yourself if it’s an improvement over the original. My take: absolutely.
If the Persona 5 PS4 does come to the rest of the world, I suggest getting in a pre-order immediately if you’re interested, as these things often become rare and expensive quickly after release (opens in new tab).