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Unboxing the Last Limited Edition PS4 Pro for The Last of Us Part II

Apologies for the pun attempt with the headline, but this could really be the last limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro system to hit the market. Released in conjunction with the launch of The Last of Us Part II, this is one of the most unique PS4 Pro models. After all, the custom design is engraved onto the console itself.

I knew I had to get it the moment the console was announced, and…I did exactly that. This limited edition PS4 Pro is not available here in Malaysia, so I had to import it from Singapore. It’s a little troublesome, but after seeing the console with my own two eyes, it was definitely worth the hassle.

Okay, so let’s get to the unboxing. The front of the box prominently features the limited edition PS4 Pro system with an engraving of Ellie’s tattoo, along with the custom DualShock 4. All in all, a pretty standard design. But what really caught my eye is the back of the box: just look at that artwork.

Inside, There is a plain white box with the PS4 Pro lettering; the outer packaging is really just a covering for this box. There’s nothing much to see here, so let’s get to the main event: the sexy console.

Doesn’t it just look amazing? When I first took it out of the box, I was actually surprised by the build quality of this PS4 Pro. See, I’m currently using the limited edition Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro, and while it looks great, the plastic creaks quite a bit whenever I hold it up. That’s not the case at all with this particular model.

Of course, I also love the fact that the top lid is matte, which should be able to resist scratches better than other limited edition designs with a glossy finish. Now then, let’s take a closer look at the physical engravings on the console.

Believe me when I say pictures don’t do the design justice. In person, the engraving looks sublime, and just running my finger through the fern and moth engravings feel fantastic. In my opinion, this is the most aesthetically pleasing limited edition PS4 Pro system to be released.

As for the DualShock 4 – finished in Steel Black – Ellie’s fern tattoo in found on the lower right hand side of the controller. The touchpad has the title of the game written on it too, which I personally don’t quite like. It’s a little too much branding, and the lettering messes with the smooth surface of the touchpad.

Also bundled with the limited edition PS4 Pro is a copy of the game, and PlayStation was generous enough to throw in the Steelbook case featuring an artwork of Ellie. The back of the Steelbook case looks equally good too, but in the interest of preserving the story experience of the game, I’m not showing it here.

While it’s not an outright spoiler, I do consider it to be a pretty big hint at what the game has in store. Anyway, a number of digital content is included with this copy of the game. There’s a custom dynamic theme, a set of six PSN Avatars, the digital soundtrack of the game, and a digital mini art book from Dark Horse.

Overall, I’m really happy with this limited edition PS4 Pro made for The Last of Us Part II. As for the game itself, it’s a must-play in my opinion, and given that over four milion copies of the game was sold as of 21 June – making it the fastest-selling first party PS4 game – it’s safe to say other PS4 owners think so too.

Still not convinced The Last of Us Part II is for you? Then check out our full review of the game right here.