With the system redesign and cool titles that have come out since I dumped my original launch PSP on eBay oh so long ago, I have been toying with the idea of picking up another one. The recent Daxter and Star Wars: Battlefront bundles were almost attractive enough to make me bite the bullet, but not quite.
Available sometime in June, a new God of War Special Edition PSP bundle will make its way to stores, and I’m thinking that if I don’t get a PSP before it launches, I’ll most likely do the deed when it arrives.
The unit itself is of a deep red color, with a white silkscreen print of Kratos on the back. The already much-ballyhooed God of War: Chains of Olympus game will (of course) be included, as will a UMD copy of Superbad (they still put movies on these things?) and a voucher for a free copy of Syphon Filter: Combat Ops (to be downloaded from the PlayStation Store). The MSRP will be $199.99.
If I pick up a PSP Lite before the God of War bundle is available, it will only be because of the color. The silver and white colors of the Daxter and Star Wars units didn’t really impress me, and I’m not sure how I feel about this red one. (In a way it looks really cool to me, but then it also seems perhaps a bit too feminine or toy-like. I’m just not sure.) As with the silver and white PSPs, the red unit will surely cut down on the appearance of fingerprints and smudges that’s so prominent with the black one, but I’m just not sure how I would feel about toting it around in public. After all, while I really like the God of War series, I’m not an over-the-top, slobbering fan or anything.
Here’s a picture of the retail box, as well as some shots of the front and back of the unit itself. Thoughts?