Sony's official unboxing video is the absolute opposite of the. Where that was conducted with art-historian meticulousness, this is menacingly scored, set in a bunker, and with a brown-gloved stranger. If there's a finer way to confirm that the PS4 comes with an HDMI cable, I can't possibly imagine it.
Best of all, there's a reveal at the end that makes no sense whatsoever unless you're intimately familiar with Sony's corporate hierarchy:
What do you get in the box? A network voucher, a quick start guide, one DualShock 4 controller, that HDMI cable, a power cord (no clunky brick here), a mono headset, a USB cable for charging the controller, and the 500GB PS4 itself, held up to a heavenly spotlight like a fabled relic.
I'm reliably informed that the man with the driving gloves is Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, who tells us, "Greatness awaits." We'll be awaiting greatness a little longer here in the UK than in the US, where the PS4 goes on sale this Friday.
It's released here two weeks later, on 29 November, a week after its blood rival the Xbox One --to at least one punter this weekend. If you want to see what it looks like inside that sleek black box, .
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