Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

Marie Dealessandri
Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

It's been an odd week for Sony, after its alleged Slim PS4 leaked online when someone managed to buy one on Gumtree.

Sony is expected to announce the PS4 Slim today (September 7th) during an event that was planned long ago. Reports from The Wall Street Journal further say that the firm has cut production of the existing PS4.

This also paves the way for another new console, which was officially announced this time — the PlayStation Neo. The Neo will be compatible with current PS4 games, which is definitely good news since Sony has a strong upcoming first-party line-up.

There's the new entry in the God of War series, a brand new survival IP (Days Gone), a Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, plus The Last Guardian (October 28th), Gran Turismo: Sport (November 18th), Persona 5 (February 14th), Horizon: Zero Dawn (March 3rd) and the remastered versions of the Crash Bandicoot franchise.

Sony is also going big on merchandise, with titles such as Horizon: Zero Dawn being described by Sony's European licensing manager David Evans as ‘an incredible licensing opportunity'.

Guerilla Games has created a lush post-apocalyptic world that players simply won't want to leave, and licensed merchandise offers consumers a way to extend that extraordinary experience into their everyday lives,” he told MCV's sister publication Licensing.biz.

These Horizon: Zero Dawn items could launch as soon as Q4 2016.


Horizon Zero Dawn Collector's Edition

The collector's edition of Sony's upcoming Horizon Zero Dawn comes with a very detailed statue of main character Aloy, created by Gentle Giant. There's also a 48-page artbook by Dark Horse, a Steelbook case, four resource packs, two outfits, two weapons and a PS4 theme. It's releasing on March 3rd 2017 and is now available to pre-order.

SRP: 104.99

Manufacturer: Sony

Distributor: CentreSoft

Contact: 01216 253 388


Skylanders: Imaginators 2016 - Crash Limited Edition (PS4)

Before its big come back next year with remastered versions of the original Crash Bandicoot games, Crash will be at the centre of Activision's new Skylanders instalment, Imaginators. The character is closely linked with PlayStation, and the Crash figure will give access to a unique level, the Thumpin' Wumpa Islands. This special edition launches on October 14th.

SRP: 84.99

Manufacturer: Activision

Distributor: CentreSoft

Contact: 01216 253 388


God of War: Lunging Kratos Statue

Wealthy die-hard God of War fans can invest in this impressive Kratos statue – which is actually the cheaper one in Gaming Heads' collection.

SRP: $329.99 (249)

Manufacturer: Gaming Heads

Distributor: Gaming Heads

Contact: customerservice@gamingheads.com


PlayStation varsity jacket

Players can celebrate the original PlayStation with this retro jacket, which was first released for the console's 20th anniversary.

SRP: 60

Manufacturer: Insert Coin

Distributor: Insert Coin

Contact: 01702 521 850


Persona 4 Card Necklace

PS2 favourite Persona 4 launched seven years ago, and is finally having a sequel, with Persona 5 due to hit shelves next February.

SRP: 13.99

Manufacturer: GE Entertainment

Distributor: GE Entertainment

Contact: geanimation@geanimation.com


PlayStation 4 DualCharge Stand

Here's an easy and cheap way to charge two PlayStation 4 controllers at the same time.

SRP: 14.99

Manufacturer: Logic3

Distributor: Lime Distribution

Contact: 01622 845 161


Pop! Games: LittleBigPlanet - Sackboy

LittleBigPlanet is one of Sony's most beloved franchises and, while waiting for a new instalment, fans can buy an adorable Sackboy.

SRP: 14.99

Manufacturer: Funko

Distributor: Underground Toys

Contact: kenny@underground-toys.com


Scuf Gaming Infinity 4PS Optic Stealth PS4 Controller

This controller features a removable control disc over the sticks, programmable paddles, adjustable trigger mechanism and grip options.

SRP: 164.99

Manufacturer: Scuf Gaming

Distributor: Lime Distribution

Contact: 01622 845 161

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