Sony Reveals Limited Edition "Frozen" PS4

Sony Reveals Limited Edition "Frozen" PS4

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Disney fans won't want to let this one go.

Frozen fever has been sweeping the world ever since the Disney film's release earlier this year, and now it looks like Sony is getting in on the action. At least for Japanese Disney fans, you'll be able to pick up a limited edition "Frozen"-themed PS4 from Sony's official store when it launches later this month.

The limited edition console is based on the standard 500 GB HD version of the PS4, but adds a Frozen laser-etched hard drive bay cover featuring Elsa and Anna. It comes with all of the standard PS4 extras, and also includes a blu-ray version of Frozen for you to watch (though we'd wager anyone buying one of these consoles would already have their own copy of the movie).

Sony will offer the PS4 on its official online store, where it will go on sale on July 16 for 42,980 yen (about US$425). There's no word on whether or not it will make its way to other regions at this time.

While it certainly does look pretty cool, I can't help but think a blue and white color scheme would have been more appropriate than black and gold.

Frozen has topped the Japanese box office for 16 weeks in a row, and its signature song Let it go, can at this point be recited from memory by any Japanese girl between the ages of six and sixteen. As someone who teaches English to said girls, I am well and truly sick of anything Frozen related. But here you go.

Source: Sony via Rocket News 24

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Meh. I liked the gold version with Luffy on it. It's a nice treat though, I liked how Nintendo had that Hyrule and Eevee 3DS too. Although if it's just laser engraved, couldn't you take it somewhere where they do that to toasters and lighters instead?

Better than "Disney Princesses reimagined as PS4's."

Not gonna lie, this is pretty neat. I wish more special editions like this existed. Imagine what it'd be like to have a Darth Vader themed PS4, a Celestia Xbox One, or even a Korra Wii U. I'm sure that there's a market for such a thing, even if a bit niche.

Is it bad if I say that I kinda really want this??

Right so when they add Frozen into Kingdom Hearts 3 will Elsa be a party member or what? Probably the world's villain till you team with Anna to bring her back to her senses but I can hope otherwise.

V da Mighty Taco:
Not gonna lie, this is pretty neat. I wish more special editions like this existed. Imagine what it'd be like to have a Darth Vader themed PS4, a Celestia Xbox One, or even a Korra Wii U. I'm sure that there's a market for such a thing, even if a bit niche.

Not gonna lie, a Korra Playstation would be badass and I'm pretty sure I know a few people who would kill for a harry potter skinned system.

I won't lie, I kind of want this.

Oh sure, make a special PS4 out of one Disney's most problematic films in recent years why won't you...

What is it about this movie? I watched it recently and honestly given what everyone said about it I'm not impressed. Yes it's a decent, well made movie, but what was so spectacular about it? I just don't get it. Maybe it's just me having read far to many stories which are subversions of traditional tropes to be impressed by its use.

OT: Looks better then other limited edition consoles I've seen, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get one. Also still pissed at the 50$ price hike for the PS4 in my country (yes I'm still pissed off about that, not going to change until the price is back on par with that of the US).

Khrowley:
Right so when they add Frozen into Kingdom Hearts 3 will Elsa be a party member or what? Probably the world's villain till you team with Anna to bring her back to her senses but I can hope otherwise.

She definitely would be at some point considering her ice powers would make sense in combat situations. But like you say she probably wouldn't be initially considering the games follow the movie plotline fairly closely but with Heartless involved. Maybe she's being pulled into darkness by the Heartless and you need to help her remove it so she can control her powers?

Speaking of Kingdom Hearts, can I expect my limited edition Kingdom Hearts PS4 any time soon?

So its been number one each week in Japan for 16 weeks? How is that even possible?

Voulan:

Khrowley:
Right so when they add Frozen into Kingdom Hearts 3 will Elsa be a party member or what? Probably the world's villain till you team with Anna to bring her back to her senses but I can hope otherwise.

She definitely would be at some point considering her ice powers would make sense in combat situations. But like you say she probably wouldn't be initially considering the games follow the movie plotline fairly closely but with Heartless involved. Maybe she's being pulled into darkness by the Heartless and you need to help her remove it so she can control her powers?

Actually...yeah. I think that's exactly what's gonna happen. It makes too much sense, especially since if KH3 in already in production, they don't have a ton of time to radically alter Frozen's overall story. That fits in rather well!

Looks pretty nice. At least it's much nicer than the personality-less regular model.

V da Mighty Taco:
Not gonna lie, this is pretty neat. I wish more special editions like this existed. Imagine what it'd be like to have a Darth Vader themed PS4, a Celestia Xbox One, or even a Korra Wii U. I'm sure that there's a market for such a thing, even if a bit niche.

Someone is a total nerd...

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Personally I would prefer a Luna PS4 in dark blue. ;-)

Why does Japan always get all the cool stuff? If this is released over in the U.S. I will buy it right away, even though there are still no games for the PS4 that I even want to consider. Although I do think a blue and white theme would have been better.

Pedro The Hutt:
Oh sure, make a special PS4 out of one Disney's most problematic films in recent years why won't you...

Problematic? Problematic how?

Pedro The Hutt:
Oh sure, make a special PS4 out of one Disney's most problematic films in recent years why won't you...

Most problematic? How? It's won a quite a few awards since being released, and it is also the largest grossing animated film of all time, passing the old owner of that title Toy Story 3. I don't think that makes it problematic in the slightest from a financial standpoint, which is all Disney really cares about in the long run.

RaikuFA:
Better than "Disney Princesses reimagined as PS4's."

...Why do I NOW want to see that happen? DAMMIT! *locks themselves in their own ice palace*

OT: Huh... I thought it would be either more blue-ish and/or more white-ish to reflect Elsa's power or something...

Either way, it's a very temping thing to want to buy, in my opinion...

Pedro The Hutt:
Oh sure, make a special PS4 out of one Disney's most problematic films in recent years why won't you...

But it's not based off of The Black Cauldron...

FPLOON:

RaikuFA:
Better than "Disney Princesses reimagined as PS4's."

...Why do I NOW want to see that happen? DAMMIT! *locks themselves in their own ice palace*

OT: Huh... I thought it would be either more blue-ish and/or more white-ish to reflect Elsa's power or something...

Either way, it's a very temping thing to want to buy, in my opinion...

Just picture it... All PS4s with wigs based off of all the princesses.

What's next? A Limited Edition Twilight version? I can see it now. Get your Edward or Jacob PS4 and get a free flag to signify which team you are on.

I am somewhat disappointed it isn't a semi translucent frosted light blue.

Never saw the appeal of limited edition consoles, I did buy the red X360 (my previous red ringed out of warranty), but it doesn't run the games any better.

Every console I own is a limited edition version, I have a weird obsession with it.

Tales of Symphonia Gamcube
Tales of Xillia PS3
Star Wars Xbox 360
Zelda Windwaker Wii U
Final Fantasy X HD PS Vita
Super Mario Bros Dream team 3DS (NA)
Zelda Link between worlds 3DS

I pre-ordered the Destiny PS4 bundle, even though I don't really even want Destiny, because I wanted a special version of the console >.<

I blame this on the vocal majority of the internet. Frozen was good, but far from fantastic and...... why a PS4? Limited edition Frozen Blu-Ray player: Sure, but why a PS4? There isn't a game based on it, it's a movie, why is it on a limited edition game system?

RaikuFA:

FPLOON:

RaikuFA:
Better than "Disney Princesses reimagined as PS4's."

...Why do I NOW want to see that happen? DAMMIT! *locks themselves in their own ice palace*

Just picture it... All PS4s with wigs based off of all the princesses.

Oh my glob! It's sounding more like possible Limited Editon PS4 ideas!!

...and then it will all soon become the next "Disney Princess as X" craze, only more profitable to the console manufacturers at large...

Whatislove:
Every console I own is a limited edition version, I have a weird obsession with it.

I have that same obsession only on the handheld side of things, mostly...

OrokuSaki:
why is it on a limited edition game system?

I think Sony just want to kick Microsoft in the change purse on the foreign market.
(Since Sony is Japanese, is it really a foreign market since they are domestic?)

freakonaleash:
So its been number one each week in Japan for 16 weeks? How is that even possible?

It's now the third most successful film ever in the country, behind only Titanic and Spirited Away.

OH MY GOD! ALL OF MY WANT! >.<

Now if only i had the moneys for such a glorious piece of machinery :'(

I as a grown thirty year old male... might want that machine for ummm... children I have yet to have... you know incase they show up at some point... best to be safe tis all.

Neronium:

Pedro The Hutt:
Oh sure, make a special PS4 out of one Disney's most problematic films in recent years why won't you...

Most problematic? How? It's won a quite a few awards since being released, and it is also the largest grossing animated film of all time, passing the old owner of that title Toy Story 3. I don't think that makes it problematic in the slightest from a financial standpoint, which is all Disney really cares about in the long run.

Well, if you want the long version, there's an extensive essay on it here.

The short version is that Elsa nor Anna are not characters you'd want your daughters to look up to. Both are showing signs of schizophrenia to different degrees, one of them has as a core character trait that she runs away from her troubles and never stops running and at no point chooses to take responsibility for her own actions. The other on the flipside is like the spouse of an alcoholic who keeps returning to the source of her trouble no matter how often she gets hurt. Along with some implications amongst all three of the protagonists that orphans are to some extent always "damaged goods". While both can make for very interesting character studies and can make for great movies, in a children's film you kind of need to highlight that such behaviours aren't good because kids are more likely to reflect off of them than adults are and will just assume that what the "good guys" in a film do is good indeed. And in case of Frozen, for all their problematic behaviours, both ultimately come off very light indeed.

And then there is the fact that the film tried to pass off an almost fulfilled unconsented marriage as a good thing.

Zontar:
What is it about this movie? I watched it recently and honestly given what everyone said about it I'm not impressed. Yes it's a decent, well made movie, but what was so spectacular about it? I just don't get it. Maybe it's just me having read far to many stories which are subversions of traditional tropes to be impressed by its use.

The main protagonist and one of the antagonists(until she gets off scot-free and becomes a protagonist) are women, men don't save the women, the main issue is resolved by women, women aren't married off to men in the end and that all of this supposedly breaks Disney's usual pattern for princess movies. Also, the theme song is quite popular.

OT: I'd like a KH3 designed PS4 when the game is released.

Pedro The Hutt:

The short version is that Elsa nor Anna are not characters you'd want your daughters to look up to. Both are showing signs of schizophrenia to different degrees, one of them has as a core character trait that she runs away from her troubles and never stops running and at no point chooses to take responsibility for her own actions.

She does stop running at the end. If the characters were perfect (and thus never able to develop), then there wouldn't even be able to be a plot.

The other on the flipside is like the spouse of an alcoholic who keeps returning to the source of her trouble no matter how often she gets hurt.

Because trying to help a sister that is going through a rough time is equivalent to spousal abuse.

Along with some implications amongst all three of the protagonists that orphans are to some extent always "damaged goods".

I don't think Stretch Armstrong could make that big of a stretch.

And then there is the fact that the film tried to pass off an almost fulfilled unconsented marriage as a good thing.

Please tell me when this happened. Honestly, your post makes it sound like you didn't even see the movie and just read about it from that blog you posted.

And Man:

She does stop running at the end. If the characters were perfect (and thus never able to develop), then there wouldn't even be able to be a plot.

She only stops running because she was stopped in her tracks, not because she had any intention of stopping evading her issues and her own messes. Big difference. Elsa is -not- someone you want your daughters to look up to.

Because trying to help a sister that is going through a rough time is equivalent to spousal abuse.

She literally, physically hurt her twice in the course of potentially as little as a few days. There are times where just cutting familial bonds is the smarter choice. And funny you'd mention that, I'm sure there are tons of abused housewives who say that their husbands are just going through a rough time and that we need to understand.

Along with some implications amongst all three of the protagonists that orphans are to some extent always "damaged goods".

I don't think Stretch Armstrong could make that big of a stretch.

You're telling me that Elsa, Anna or Kristoff are people who are "all there" in their heads? They're all orphans and all have got some major issues going on, Elsa's aforementioned evasive behaviour, Anna literally being broken to the point she's to her own admission started conversations with paintings and being so starved for attention she'd literally want to hook up with anyone who'd give her that without a second thought and Kristoff is so far gone he's having conversations with himself by proxy of a reindeer. And they're all orphans, hm~

And then there is the fact that the film tried to pass off an almost fulfilled unconsented marriage as a good thing.

Please tell me when this happened. Honestly, your post makes it sound like you didn't even see the movie and just read about it from that blog you posted.

The trolls, silly, they had quite literally roped Kristoff (who I might add, she can't have known for more than a few days, making the whole thing deeply ironic) and Anna into a wedding ceremony that would've been fulfilled against both of their wills if it weren't for Anna basically getting a heart attack during the middle of this little routine where the film makers clearly wanted us to side with the trolls their idea.

And honestly, your post makes it sound like you didn't even read the essay and instead are blindly defending the film. Plus if you had bothered to ask further you'd find that I don't agree with all of her points, but the majority are hard to deny, if you ask me.

Pedro The Hutt:
She only stops running because she was stopped in her tracks, not because she had any intention of stopping evading her issues and her own messes. Big difference. Elsa is -not- someone you want your daughters to look up to.

Point taken.

She literally, physically hurt her twice in the course of potentially as little as a few days. There are times where just cutting familial bonds is the smarter choice. And funny you'd mention that, I'm sure there are tons of abused housewives who say that their husbands are just going through a rough time and that we need to understand.

I see your point, but I still feel that comparing it to spousal abuse is too extreme. I'd say Elsa's situation is accidental, done out of fear and still not having full control over her powers, while the spousal abuse situation involves abuse of a mind altering substance.

You're telling me that Elsa, Anna or Kristoff are people who are "all there" in their heads? They're all orphans and all have got some major issues going on, Elsa's aforementioned evasive behaviour, Anna literally being broken to the point she's to her own admission started conversations with paintings and being so starved for attention she'd literally want to hook up with anyone who'd give her that without a second thought and Kristoff is so far gone he's having conversations with himself by proxy of a reindeer. And they're all orphans, hm~

Elsa's behavior is pretty much because of the way her parents raised her in regards to her powers, and orphans are a pretty common trope. Stating that their behavior is because they're orphans is a pretty big stretch.

The trolls, silly, they had quite literally roped Kristoff (who I might add, she can't have known for more than a few days, making the whole thing deeply ironic) and Anna into a wedding ceremony that would've been fulfilled against both of their wills if it weren't for Anna basically getting a heart attack during the middle of this little routine where the film makers clearly wanted us to side with the trolls their idea.

Completely forgot about that part of the movie, my bad.

And honestly, your post makes it sound like you didn't even read the essay and instead are blindly defending the film. Plus if you had bothered to ask further you'd find that I don't agree with all of her points, but the majority are hard to deny, if you ask me.

It's pretty damn long, so yeah, I only skimmed it. I was wrong on multiple accounts. I saw some statements that I thought were fairly ridiculous (the spousal abuse one and the orphans are "damaged goods" one) and did more or less blindly defend the rest of the movie. I apologize.

 

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