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Japan to get steel-coloured PS3

All in the name of MGS4.

Japanese gamers look set to get the option of picking up steel-coloured PS3 as part of a Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle.

These fancy marketing tactics were revealed in the pages of Famitsu magazine, which reckons the package will cost JPY 51,800 (USD 534 / GBP 261).

Apparently you will also pay the equivalent of USD 91 (GBP 45) for the regular version and USD 101 (GBP 50) for the Special Edition. Which is steep.

Alas, the chances of such a model appearing here are as slim as an Olsen.

Sony US unveiled a Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle for the region at the end of February. It will contain an 80GB PS3, a DualShock 3 controller and the game. All that for USD 499 (GBP 247).

Sony Europe had "no plans" for a bundle back then, and was unavailable to comment this afternoon.

Metal Gear Solid 4 will be released worldwide on 12th June.

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