Crisis Core bundle coming to Europe

Limited edition silver PSP and the final chapter in Final Fantasy VII will go on sale June 20.

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When Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was released for the PlayStation Portable in Japan, the handheld surged to the top of the hardware charts, outselling all the other platforms combined. Even more impressive is that the huge leap in sales came a week before the PSP Slim hit the shelves.

The new Crisis Core PSP.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has now announced that there will be a limited edition silver PSP and game bundle available for the region. The Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP features two engravings on the back: the first is the Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary logo, and the second a profile of three of the characters from the game. The PSP plus the game will be retailing at €189.99 (about £150, although the UK price is not yet confirmed), and will go on sale the day of the game's European release, June 20.

Crisis Core is set before the events in the hugely popular PlayStation title Final Fantasy VII. Trainee Shinra soldier Zack Fair is the main character, and characters Cloud Strife, Sephiroth, and Aerith Gainsborough all feature in the back story. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's full review.

Discussion

56 comments
skywalkerforce
skywalkerforce

one of the best games ive played, hope it comes to the US although we are getting the FF Dissidia Bundle and its a PSP 3000 Silver with the game, FFVII Advent Children and 2gb memory stick. So thats something ?

hellpolice
hellpolice

Square and Sony FOR THE LOVE OF THE LIFESTREAM AND ALL THAT IS GOOD IN FF PLEASE RELEASE THE CRISIS CORE BUNDLE FOR AMERICA! get your demographics right please! and excuse the big caps, but America gets treated like a joke when it comes down to interesting bundles.

jammiem05
jammiem05

they neeeeed to release a bundle in america!!!!

Zupsabao
Zupsabao

it is not the last chapter of ffvii, in an interview they said they havnt finished with 7, who know maybe they'll actually decide to make a remake of 7 FINALLY, but probaly not for a while, takes them 4 years to bring out a game after its announced lol

Mist17
Mist17

Aus has known about i ff bundle for ages, we're getting it on the 19th of June.

Mist17
Mist17

Aus has known about i ff bundle for ages, we're getting it on the 19th of June.

Mist17
Mist17

Aus has known about i ff bundle for ages, we're getting it on the 19th of June.

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

@ 5-0: i'm glad that Europe is getting the special treatment this time around. i still wish that this bundle comes to the US. i already have crisis core but will buy this bundle just because i'm such a big ff fan. squeenix, are you listening?

rynmls
rynmls

europeans are so lucky to have the psp crisis core...

casper3343
casper3343

its comming to austrlia also why didnt that get mentioned

jammiem05
jammiem05

please come to america, please!!!!!!

NeleNel
NeleNel

*crosses fingers* Bring this bundle to the other side of the pond please!

lionheart234
lionheart234

To think if i had waited, i could of got this bundle instead of importing the special bundle from japan..... oh well cant complain, i love my psp..... looks so kool with the buster sword strap..... xD

RenoTurks
RenoTurks

Hurrar!! That'all I have to say ^_^

Kouchouni
Kouchouni

to dragonbattousai the japanese bundle DID come with earphones, well at least mine and my friends did. Maybe yours was missing? Quite a few sellers seem to have put the earphones for sale on e-bay i've noticed.

ctg867
ctg867

They did a very similar thing for Japan. I'm sure it'll sell well. Still don't understand why these bundles are so region specific...

towelie123
towelie123

wow i bought the daxter buddle on the relese date of crisis core...along with the game....now if i would of waited i could of bought the god of war buddle witch is sweet....and now try to get this one on ebay....but they know.....we want it.....they gonna sell it high on ebay......

shuyin240
shuyin240

arrrgghhh i just ordered my psp and ive already pre-ordered Crisis core!! i might just buy it and give the other game to my brother!

ivanfred
ivanfred

5-0: For everyone who's complaining about Europe getting the bundles that the US don't get...umm...you've got it the wrong way round. YOU are the people who got the kratos bundle that we don't, and virtually every other bundle that we don't get as well. It's about time they finally released something here. Still needs better games, though. ============================= Yeah, but I still want one.

02sfraser
02sfraser

i was going to get this bundle but i coudlnt wait to play it.

mad_tyger
mad_tyger

Seriously, bring the bundles stateside!

IceDefenseGod
IceDefenseGod

That's easily the best PSP that will ever be released (until they add two more shoulder buttons and a right analog stick).

swyg
swyg

@TripSe7en I agree. There are SOME good games out for the PSP, but not nearly enough considering it has had a near 5 year life span so far.... There are not mny killer apps that would drive me to buying the PSP, let alone "new artwork". 3 1/2, not 5. >_>

dragonbattousai
dragonbattousai

Actually the Japanese Bundle didn't come with earphones, just the sword strap, game and handheld. I own it after all :) Kinda mad at the news considering the Japanese Versions are all numbered on the back. I wonder if the UK version will do the same or just have them blank.

rpgisforme
rpgisforme

they didn't say anything about the buster sowrd strap or the special edition earphones that the Japanese version came with. Wonder if they are getting those too? Why didn't NA get one? I would kill for an FF PSP, I wanted to upgrade from my old one to a new slim anyway.

JoshuaM55
JoshuaM55

Sorry, my mistake, it is for preorder on play.com, but still, not on game or gamestation??

JoshuaM55
JoshuaM55

I dont get this, if europe was really gonna be gettin a crisis core psp, why is it that 1. we haven't heard of it earlier, i mean this is the biggest game to hit the psp in a while and 2. none of the shops online are taking preorders on it. I bought a psp recently to get crisis core, if i find out they are bringin out a ltd edition psp, its gonna kill me...

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

this looks pretty cool. i noticed a lot of complaining over the bundles. thats what we have ebay and amazon for guys. wait im in the u.s. will that still work over here or are they different region codes.

5-0
5-0

For everyone who's complaining about Europe getting the bundles that the US don't get...umm...you've got it the wrong way round. YOU are the people who got the kratos bundle that we don't, and virtually every other bundle that we don't get as well. It's about time they finally released something here. Still needs better games, though.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i seen this a while ago. looks tight

OmegaArchetype
OmegaArchetype

I wish it'd come to the US. I'd buy that rather quickly. Much better then the Red Kratos one.

Blace_07
Blace_07

Why can't the US EVER get the FF bundles that Japan and Europe get... It's dumb. I would have EASILY bought that up.

metalkid9
metalkid9

i know there are good games for the psp already. im saying there are no good games COMING OUT!

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

I agree. There are SOME good games out for the PSP, but not nearly enough considering it has had a near 5 year life span so far.... There are not mny killer apps that would drive me to buying the PSP, let alone "new artwork".

Steelpoppy
Steelpoppy

Actually, there are quite a few really good games for the psp. Sorry buddy, you're out.

metalkid9
metalkid9

MAKE SOME GAMES INSTEAD OF CHANGING THE PSP COLOR AND SOME ARTWORK ON IT!!! WHATS THE POINT OF HAVING A PSP AND NO DESCENT GAMES COMING OUT FOR IT???

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

this is just what i've been waiting for! i'm so getting it :D

damageisking
damageisking

The japanese one was also S+L, its basically the same package but without the extras, just the game and console. I think the reason for not including the extras is to keep the Japanese bundle limited to 77,777 units and technically not break that figure.

Faller88
Faller88

I already have a PSP.I'm gonna try and sell it to buy this new one.

dennis8
dennis8

cool... but isnt it zack fair??

Beesond
Beesond

Dammit I really wanted one of these PSPs. Anyone know if there was any info on whether we will get these at all in the USA? I have been so broke I still havent gotten FFVII:CC And do they mean "the final chapter", dont say that you jerks! lol. I am still hoping for a full blown sequel.

ChrnoTrigger
ChrnoTrigger

All the PSPs that are being made atm are slim so yes, it is slim.

variable21
variable21

i am from europe, i already preorderd crisis core jipi ! but i think this psp doesnt look that good, just to images sticked onto it (engraved i know ;) )... i really like the art of ff but this psp... i dont know