External console mods don’t usually do it for me. When you’ve seen guys build arcade machines from scratch and people transform consoles into a handheld form, a simple repaint isn’t enough to impress me.
But Morpheon Mods latest effort is more than a simple repaint, their custom MGS4 themed PS3 is the real deal and is very fucking cool.
“The entire PS3 and controller is a combination of Carbon Fiber and Midnight Black done in our own digital camouflage technique. A full size Carbon Fiber Fox Hound logo appears amongst the digital camouflage. The final product is a uniform finish that reflects like a mirror.”
These guys have gone to great lengths to make the ultimate MGS4 collectors item, everything from the one of a kind laser etching of Snake to the inclusion of Hideo Kojima’s signature makes this a fanboy’s dream, and the fact that it’s a console with full backward compatibility doesn’t hurt. The console is listed on eBay, and the winner will also receive an impressive swag of MGS goodies which could warrant an eBay listing each, with 15% of the proceeds going to Child’s Play charity.
UPDATE: Well the auction is over – one lucky(?) buyer paid $17,100US (that’s $28,157.42 for us Aussies) for the privilege of owning this.