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Sony Announces Call of Duty and Monster Hunter Themed PS4s

The Tokyo Game Show kicks off in a couple of days, but Sony decided to hold its PlayStation press conference a couple of days before. As well as a number of game announcements and release date confirmations, Sony also revealed two new themed PS4 consoles.

As Kotaku reports, the first is a Call of Duty: World War II themed PS4, which will be released on November 3 in Japan alongside the game. The PS4 casing has a camouflage design and the DualShock 4 is a military green. There's a 1TB hard drive inside and a copy of the game included. It will cost 39,980 yen ($360).

MHW PS4 Pro

The second themed console is a PS4 Pro carrying a Monster Hunter World theme. It's called the PlayStation 4 Pro Monster Hunter World: Liolaeuse Edition. Liolaeuse refers to the flying wyvern (Rathalos) image present on the PS4 Pro casing. The DualShock 4 is red with Monster Hunter detail present on the grips. It will cost 49,980 yen ($450) and launches on December 7 without the game (for good reason).

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The December 7 launch is unusual because the Monster Hunter World game won't launch until January 26. Releasing more than a month before the game demonstrates just how popular the Monster Hunter IP is in Japan, and this themed console will no doubt sell out.

As to whether either of these themed PS4s will head to the US and Europe, that's unclear. I suspect the Monster Hunter World PS4 Pro won't be seen outside of Japan. However, Call of Duty remains very popular in the west so I wouldn't be surprised to see the World War II themed PS4 launched in other territories. I think they could come up with something better than camouflage on the casing, though.

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