Metal Gear Solid 5 Special Edition PS4 Coming to Europe

This red-and-black console also comes with extra DLC and a special controller.


Sony will release a special edition PlayStation 4 system themed around Konami's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain later this year in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the company announced on Tuesday.

No Caption Provided

This console, which will also be available in Japan, sports a nice red-and-black color scheme, also featuring gold accents. This is inspired by Snake's Bionic Arm, Sony explains.

The special edition PS4 console will be accompanied by a metallic grey DualShock 4 controller, which is based on Snake's handgun. Both the console and the controller also feature the Diamond Dogs emblem.

What's more, anyone who buys this package will receive a special "Day 1 Edition" of The Phantom Pain, which includes "bonus downloadable content," though it was not named outright.

Alongside the spiffy-looking red-and-black PS4, Sony will also ship a system bundle that comes with a regular black console and the Day 1 Edition of the stealth-action game. Both will be available on September 1, which is The Phantom Pain's official worldwide release date.

Konami has not announced either bundle for a release in the United States.

GameSpot editor Peter Brown recently got to play a chunk of The Phantom Pain. You can read his thoughts in this just-published preview.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 84 comments about this story
84 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
  • 84 results
  • 1
  • 2
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for withonor

Dear Sony,

If you sell this (in the US), sales will come. (see "Field of Dreams", 1989)

Avatar image for GhostHawk196

Damn, If i didn't already have a PS4 I'd definitely pick up this one.

Avatar image for deathstream

That is pretty darn ugly, although I am sure some will disagree.

Avatar image for Bowser05

Oh shoot. I was going to buckle down and import the Type-0 PS4 next month from Japan. Now I don't know if I want this or that. UGH!

Avatar image for sorena007

BTW what the hell happened to XBOX ONE Witcher 3 edition?? I never seen it anywhere

Avatar image for Andycreep1

gona buy this one if it comes to canada

Avatar image for GH05T-666

Nice, love it!

Avatar image for auberonfall

I want it! If this one came to NA, I'd sell my PS4 and replace it with THIS. BADASS. PS4.

Avatar image for Dark_Wr4ith

That looks really sick, would totally buy if I didn't already own a PS4 >.<

Avatar image for BrunoBRS

quite nice of sony to honor the famicom with their new limited edition system.

Avatar image for DanielL5583

@BrunoBRS: Not enough cream.

Avatar image for fabs1

I hate the new comment system. There are no likes and this takes away a real impetus to read the comments.

If I wanted to just wade through boring text, I'd write my own program.

For those that agree, apparently there is a thread here:

My suspicion is that they want to take the voice away from users who can no longer vocalize which comments they agree with.

Avatar image for just_mishaari

@fabs1: like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, and more likes.

Avatar image for dtreatz


Avatar image for auberonfall

@dtreatz: just get it and replace the HDD.

Avatar image for edwardnygma

That looks awesome!!!

Avatar image for GrayF0X786

so they got rid off Kojimas logo? pricks!

Avatar image for BigBossWato

I real hate Europe right about now and I already own a PS4.

Avatar image for b1ank

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! Now how much will us poor Australian and New Zealand folk will have to pay for this due to "Shipping costs"?

Avatar image for Megavideogamer

Wish that this special edition console is released in "Merica". Since this is Konami's Swansong

Avatar image for LuKVai

F#¨%k Konami.

Avatar image for Shouoken4Peace

I'd just like to own this console since it marks the end of the line for Konami's console enterprise.

Avatar image for skrilla99

*Cancels Batman PS4, crosses fingers for U.S. release. *

My PS3 was the MGS4 Spec Ed. so this would be a nice addition.

Avatar image for auberonfall

@skrilla99: My MGS4 PS3 lasted until last year, then I got the YLOD. I got it fixed, but even so, it probably will YLOD again at some point.

Fortunately I also have a PS3 slim.

I also have a PS4, but if I could get this red PS4, I'd sell the one I own!

Avatar image for radmcawesome

If this doesn't come to the States I'm gonna be severely disappointed.

Avatar image for LoganDaDestroya

It's so pretty, do want :D

Though I'm in a weird dilemma: I don't want to support Konami after their latest antics, but I DO want to support Kojima and his dev team... Gah, decisions D:

Avatar image for bubba_1988

I love it. When NA gets exclusive consoles Europe bitches about getting screwed over and when the opposite happens NA bitches about being screwed over. Just import it if you want the console so badly.

Avatar image for bu1ld0g

@bubba_1988: you know consoles are region locked right?

Avatar image for hard_serpent

I will if I have to but they are nixing the US here as Asia,EU,and AU NZ gets this which is obsurd.

Avatar image for bubba_1988

@hard_serpent: Can't make everyone happy.

Avatar image for ftskamins

From what we know MGS 5 will run at 60fps on PS4?

Avatar image for S001_PRIMAL

i already have a white console, i hope they come out with the custom face-plates kojima teased earlier. i do like this design though.

Avatar image for hard_serpent

Thats cool. But why do you always screw over your fans in the US? You know, your biggest customer? I want this bundle as a huge MGS fan and you're screwing me and all the others.

Avatar image for bu1ld0g

@hard_serpent: europe are currently ps4's biggest customer...

Avatar image for bubba_1988

@hard_serpent: You mean screwing the US fans by offering an exclusive Batman themed console.

Avatar image for hard_serpent

@bubba_1988: Idgaf about Batman crap.

Avatar image for bubba_1988

@hard_serpent: Just like no one gives af about whether you get a MGS themed console or not.

Avatar image for creepyburrito

@bubba_1988: I think the point was no one should be missing out in this aspect when it comes to wanting a themed system. One would think it would be available in as many places as possible because businesses are wanting to make money, but that doesn't always happen.

Avatar image for bubba_1988

@creepyburrito: Economics 101. Limit supply to increase demand. Just look at Nintendo.

Avatar image for NTM23

The best is yet to come.

Avatar image for davillain-

It's okay :-)

Avatar image for npgr

That looks awful.

Avatar image for papipimps

@npgr: You know what looks even more awful? Your life...

Avatar image for npgr

@papipimps: meh

Avatar image for muzza93

Looks real nice, but 500gb is just no where near enough space for this gen of consoles.

Avatar image for auberonfall

@muzza93: Just install a bigger HDD yourself. It's simple, easy, and you can copy your current HDD to the new one, and it doesn't void your warranty. The PS3 was the same way, but for the most part, last gen wasn't so demanding of HDD space. However, I actually did throw a 500GB HDD in my PS3 because I'm a PS+ member and those free games really started to fill up my 120GB HDD that the thing came with.

Eventually, I'll probably replace the 500GB HDD in my PS4. You can even buy an accessory that will let you use a 3.5" desktop HDD instead of a 2.5" laptop HDD.

You can probably find a new 1TB HDD for around $80.

Avatar image for Cruxis27

@muzza93: Unless you're a hoarder (in which case, why?) it is enough. I have a 250gb ssd with about 100gb free right now. I uninstall games after I finish playing them. There's netflix for movies and tv shows.. Music I can understand..

Avatar image for muzza93

@Cruxis27: If a hoarder is someone who owns more than 10 games than yeah I am.

Lately I have been having to delete game saves when I buy new games (I dont download anything). I dont have anything stored on my PS4 except for games and I've run out of room about 3 times so far. Then going on a mass deleting spree. The next time I news to make room ill have to resort to deleting things id rather keep.

Avatar image for S001_PRIMAL

@muzza93: to be fair at least it is upgradable

  • 84 results
  • 1
  • 2