287w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe confirmed today that the limited edition Crisis Crisis: Final Fantasy VII themed PSP bundle will hit European territories on June 20.
Set to retail at 189.99 Euro, the bundle includes a copy of Crisis Core and an engraved silver PSP. Look familiar? Yep, this is the same commemorative hardware package that hit Japan last July. Exactly 77,777 units were produced for the Japanese launch and the bundle never made it stateside.
Press Release: London, 10th June 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the release of the CRISIS CORE¬® -FINAL FANTASY VII, PSP™ bundle, available on 20th June 2008, priced at 189.99 Euros. The chain of events which set the epic adventure of FINAL FANTASY¬® into motion is revealed this summer with the release of CRISIS CORE¬® -FINAL FANTASY VII- a prequel to FINAL FANTASY VII, the biggest selling FINAL FANTASY of all time.
The eagerly-anticipated game will be available for the European market, in a special PSP (PlayStation¬®Portable) bundle coinciding with the game's release and will include a limited edition, CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- engraved silver PSP and a copy of the game.
As one of the greatest franchises in gaming history, the arrival of CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- on PSP makes this the...
325w ago - Hundreds line up for limited edition PSP slim.
The PSP-2000 is off to a great start in Japan, and it's not even officially out yet! Square Enix and Sony teamed up for a limited edition PSP-2000 bundle to accompany the 9/13 Japanese release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. This is exactly one week before the PSP slim sees full release throughout the now leaderless nation.
Included in the 25,890 yen bundle are a retail copy of Crisis Core, a specially crafted Crystal White PSP-2000 unit covered in Tetsuya Nomura artwork, and a Buster Sword strap. Retailers also threw in a Crisis Core inner earphone set, supposedly as a pre-order bonus, although anyone who lined up on launch day was given the gift. All this in a special box that just screams collectors' edition.
This bundle was produced in limited quantities of just 77,777. This is two to three times what the PSP sells in an average week, so we were interested in seeing if the bundle would actually sell out, or if it would rot on store shelves like Square Enix's It's a Wonderful World DS Lite bundle.
We headed out to our local Bic Camera in Tokyo's Shibuya area just before opening time and found a line of five people, with store managers encouraging passersby to queue up. Another Bic Camera in the area had a line about ten times...
326w ago - The Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII intro video has been uploaded to YouTube (and various other video sites). The intro is almost 3:30 minutes long and reminds a lot of the original Final Fantasy VII intro sequence.