Sony unveils limited edition WALKMAN W252 to celebrate Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker


Sony has decided to celebrate the launch of the latest Metal Gear Solid title in the series from Konami, Peace Walker, by introducing a limited edition WALKMAN W252. You know what they say, if it is good enough for Solid Snake, it ought to be good enough for plebians like me. Bad jokes aside, here’s a run down on what this limited edition digital audio player offers, where this wearable MP3 player is water resistant to make it more than a decent gym buddy as you rack up the miles on the treadmill, while folks who prefer to run outdoors regardless of rain or shine will definitely appreciate its water resistant capability, although you might want to be more careful with it since dropping it by accident on the grass could prove rather hard to find unlike Apple’s brightly colored iPod nanos, as the WALKMAN W252 comes in a special camouflage finish.

Each purchase will come with half a dozen pre-installed music tracks from the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker soundtrack, complete with special in-carton code which unlocks original designed characters that you cannot get anywhere else. Something tells us that these codes will hit the Internet forums in a short time after the WALKMAN’s release, so not everyone will need to purchase it before getting hold of such codes on the Internet. Apart from that, folks who pick up the game for their PSP or PSP Go will be able to check out iconic past WALKMAN models in the game itself, where they appear as collectible items to add some spice to the title.

The WALKMAN W252 was specially designed to cater to folks who lead active lifestyles these days, being the first wire-free MP3 player from Sony which is capable of resisting rain splashes or the sweat of a gruelling gym session. Once you’re done with your workout, all you need to do is rinse it under the tap, or perhaps just leave it on while you groove to your favorite tunes when taking a shower. With 2GB of storage space, it can hold around 470 songs on average, where its 13.5mm EX Series headphones offer a secure, comfortable fit and clear, powerful WALKMAN sound. You can get 90 minutes of listening time with just a 3-minute charge, while a fully juiced up battery will offer 11 hours of audio playback. There is no word on pricing yet though.

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