One lucky gamer from Taiwan gets the chance to ultimately experience Gran Turismo Sport with the exclusive special edition that is priced at 1.398 Taiwanese dollars ($46,300). Why pay that much, you wonder? Well, the bundle comes with a lot of other toys, like an actual 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata that the owner can drive after having mastered driving on the video game.
But that is not all. In fact, it comes with everything you will need to play the video game. The bundle includes a PS4 Pro, Playstation VR Goggles, a 12-month subscription to the PS Plus online service, and believe it or not, a 65-inch Sony Bravia 4K OLED television, a Thrustmaster T-GT steering wheel and pedals that are mounted onto an Apiga API racing seat simulator for the ultimate gaming experience.
Let us get the details on this custom 2018 Miata that comes with the bundle. It is finished in a Soul Red body with orange and silver stripes that run over the hood and the lower part of the trunk. It comes with a GT logo on the roadster’s profile, while there are smaller emblems for the fenders, hood, and trunk lid.
Sources from Gamespot say that this special edition bundle has already been purchased by a car collector. And right now, we do not know yet whether Sony Playstation Taiwan is going to offer more bundles.
Bundles are usually a bargain as they’re priced less than when each item is bought separately. However, when we added everything up, it appears that customers the US can get everything in the bundle for much less. The Gran Turismo Sport game is priced at $59.99, a year of Playstation Plus is also priced at $59.99. A Playstation 4 Pro console starts at $399, while the VR glasses costs $349.99. For a brand new 65-inch OLED, you’d have to part with $4,998. Meanwhile, the Thrustmaster T-GT and the Apiga AP1 are priced at $799.99 and $389 respectively.
Though the video game company did not say what trim the Miata gets in the bundle, we could assume that it is a base Sport model. That means that it’s likely to have a price tag nearer to $25,790, including the $875 destination cost. However, Mazda has not yet announced the complete pricing details of the 2018 model year.
So if you add all those figures up, that will give you a total of $32,845.96, excluding tax in the United States. It is still much cheaper (over $10,000) than the bundle that you could get in Taiwan. It turns out, the deal isn’t as attractive as we’d hoped it would be. Anyway, all that gamers really care about is that they can now pick up their Grand Turismo Sport with as many as 162 cars to choose from.