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Actual MGS4 PS3 bundle box art (what could have been shown below)

After seeing the official box art revealed earlier today, I thought long and hard about comments made regarding its appearance. One in particular stated that it may have been a better idea to make the bundle look more like the infamous box found in the Metal Gear Solid game itself. You know — the one with the words “the orange” plastered on the outside. So I busted out my trusty Photoshop application and went to work.

Below is my rendition of what the box may have looked like had this idea been put into action. Honestly, I think it looks pretty cool and would make a nice collectors item some day. What do you think? Could you see the majority of customers understanding what the hell this thing is?

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What the MGS4 PS3 bundle could have been…

29 COMMENTS

  1. That would be crappy, it looks good how it is. Why would you want to confuse people as to what they are getting? Funny I guess but not practical.

  2. I have a better concept of what the box should look like, and its no where near as bad as that one, it looks like a potatoes box u find at the supermarket.

  3. Honestly I think the original box art is a let down. It lacks epic-ness. I prefer yours and think it would be hilarious.

    A lot of people would wonder why Best Buy was selling $400 boxes of oranges though.

  4. yeah that would be cool. Sony would want the specs of the ps3 on the box as well, so maybe a merge of the two would work, where one said said ps3 and such.

  5. Too bad Valve would have sued the pants off Sony. They would say they were trying to sell “The Orange Box” with TF2, HL2, and Portal.

  6. Uh…its a neat idea…but your only going to get it if you’ve already played the game, and presumably if you’re buying that bundle, you haven’t. Also…am I the only one that thinks people might think that its a Half Life “Orange Box” bundle? So ya…funny…i guess…if youve played the game…and actually payed that much attention…wait…on second thought…maybe not.

  7. >> I have a better concept of what the box should look like, and its no where near as bad as that one, it looks like a potatoes box u find at the supermarket.

    That’s the idea.
    The box is just some random cardboard box you find sitting around.
    It’s not some clean cut box right out of production.
    The edges are bent, the box is warn and faded.

    On one side, this does have its own cool factor.
    I really love this kinda stuff.
    I’m not sure how to explain it…

    On the other side, I don’t think a lot of people would like buying a 500$ console in a box that looks like they got it right out of the garage.

  8. Easy, make an additional “the orange” box for the black box to put into, besides you need the infos from the black box otherwise sony get sued over lack of info, additional “the orange” box wouldn’t cost much and it gets attention and publicity!

  9. I’ve played through only a total of 2 Metal Gear games, and have borne witness to the complete play through of another, and even I wouldn’t make the correlation between the design you propose and the Metal Gear series if I was meandering through the electronics aisle in Wal-Mart and saw this suggested package design (and that’s still in spite of my knowledge that Solid is famous for hiding under a box to avoid detection by enemy A.I.) You can’t alienate the mass consumer when it comes to getting people to gravitate towards your product, I’m afraid. Sure, more “worthy” Metal Gear fans might get the witty reference, but I hope you realize that Sony (like all other game consoles) is in the business of selling games/systems and that they can’t do that during this generation if they only cater to the admittedly commendable, albeit esoteric initiate few who would get this reference.

  10. I would have used the orange box and put in bold letters Playstation 3 on the other side of the box so sucker mums don’t get confused with a box of orange at electronics stores.

  11. @CG and cell
    You guys obviously don’t know anything about MGS huh?
    LoL.

    The box is nothing more than an inside joke. if you you played MGS then you would understand how the orage box would be a great cover box for the bundle.

    Anyways, i think its doesn’t have to be the orange box maybe it can just be an ugly box used on MGS2. or maybe a rum since he use drums on this version now.

    but if ever Sony plans on doing this. i think Sony will only do it for the limited edition bundle.

  12. @CG and cell
    You guys obviously don’t know anything about MGS huh?
    LoL.

    The box is nothing more than an inside joke. if you played MGS then you would understand how the orange box would be a great cover box for the bundle.

    Anyways, i think its doesn’t have to be the orange box maybe it can just be an ugly box used on MGS2. or maybe a drum since he use drums on this latest installment.

    but if ever Sony plans on doing this. i think Sony will only do it for the limited edition bundle.

    —>sorry for the double post. typo error.

  13. i rekon a ration case woulda been awesome altho the box is more of a icon for the game

    the game creators do have to try and sell the game to everyone not just ppl who’ve played the game alrdy so maybe a special edition should come out with the box or ration case

  14. That’s hilarious to any one who’s played MGS before – one of the best “tools” in Snake’s arsenal – but anyone else would walk right by like it’s invisible.

  15. >>I’ve played through only a total of 2 Metal Gear games, and have borne witness to the complete play through of another, and even I wouldn’t make the correlation between the design you propose and the Metal Gear series

    I’ve played…1 and a half MGS games. I’ve been witness to the rest. I INSTANTLY got the joke.

  16. “I’ve played…1 and a half MGS games. I’ve been witness to the rest. I INSTANTLY got the joke.

    You obviously decided to zero in on only the part of my comment that would validate yours. I clearly said that I wouldn’t get the reference if I was meandering through the electronics aisle at Wal-Mart (the idea being that unless I had Metal Gear on the brain, I wouldn’t instantly recognize that design as relating to the series). I went on to say that I did know, however, that Solid is famous for hiding under boxes to avoid enemy AI. I’m all for debate, but try to put more effort into intelligently disagreeing with me by actually reading and paying attention to everything that’s being said.

  17. You probably know by now that there aren’y any boxes int he game, and they sure as hell aren’t packaging PS3’s in barrels.

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