Persona 4: Golden Pre-Orders Get You A Custom PlayStation Vita Skin

By Ishaan . August 16, 2012 . 12:40am

In Japan, Persona fans had a chance to grab a special PlayStation Vita skin for Persona 4: Golden. Atlus USA are making this available in North America as well. If you pre-order Persona 4: Golden from GameStop, EB Games Canada or Amazon, you’ll get the skin to apply to your PlayStation Vita.



Atlus say the skin won’t leave any residue when removed, and you’ll also get eight matching PlayStation Vita backgrounds to go along with it. Each one depicts a different Persona 4 character:


Read more stories about & on Siliconera.

  • DongT

    sweet mama thats sexy!

  • klkAlexar

    They are missing the pouch. 

  • RmanX1000

    I need a release date before i pre-order :( i wanna be able to pick it up asap damn it!!

    • November ?, 2012

      • RmanX1000

        Yeah. I need a day too <_<

        • I know, but meh. lol Don’t be hating on we the players. :P I want a hard day as much as you do.

  • RadShiro

    “Atlus say the skin won’t leave any residue when removed…”

    …remove it?

  • Code

    rar, I have to admit I didn’t original plan on getting Persona 4 Golden, but that skin is pretty damn sharp >3< Pretty tempting~ Also love the matching wallpapers owo very cool~

  • Solomon_Kano

    Don’t really care for skins, but the backgrounds look nice.

  • Clifford Michael

    …that’s it…? Damn. I was hoping for something better. Still cool though. Glad I got my preorder in.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Something better for an enhanced port??? Certainly better than a soundtrack

      • Jordan Coleman

        You think so? I never got the appeal of console skins. I like to keep my consoles as clean as possible and find the idea of them showing off one specific game to be pretty silly. So skins as a pre-order is pretty much the most worthless thing ever.

        • thaKingRocka

          I agree.

        • Clifford Michael

          Completely agree. Plus all of that yellow just doesn’t look too appealing…

        • XYZ_JolteonZ980

          I think its certainly better than other things theyve been doing, partial soundtracks that often the songs are already up on youtube and etc before people even get them devaluing the worth of what we got, skins at least for this is just a bit better since its tangible and currently only accessible to people willing to import.

          • Jordan Coleman

            I do agree that partial soundtracks can be a bit lame, since they aren’t the whole thing. Honestly, for me the best pre-order is the art book. I don’t care what game you are. If you have an art book bonus you are a bit more interesting to me.

            As for the skins thing, I just like keeping my systems in the best shape as possible. I get that skins offer some customization, but for me I’m not really looking to customize the appearance of my electronics.

          • XYZ_JolteonZ980

            Yeah artbooks and FULL soundtracks are the best (like the ffxiii-2 one, p1p etc)

        • Worthless to you. To a collector? Priceless.

      • Clifford Michael

         p3p got the Junpei hat. I was hoping for glasses or something of the sort…

        • XYZ_JolteonZ980

          Those pricey glasses that sold out super fast in JPN? Expecting that for here would just be odd, imo.

  • Crevox

    Now I HAVE to pre-order…

  • This is tempting me, maybe i will buy this since there no European date yet.
    Oh but a need a Vita first.

  • SirTeffy

    This will be the first physical Vita game I own, JUST for dat sexy little skin…

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I wonder how it looks on the white vita?

    • Hraesvelgr

      Exactly the same, except the buttons/sticks are still white since they don’t get covered.

  • Aoshi00

    Doh! Alrdy preordered from newegg.. Hope they get the skins too.. Would it be weird to apply the P4 skin when I alrdy have a hori screen protector on?

    I wish they would sell the case/pouch/sticker accessory set in the US. The jpn one is sold out everywhere now and it’s over $100 on Ebay, should’ve picked it up when it was $35..still don’t have a case for my Vita…

    • Zonic505

      I ordered it from Newegg as well via $10 off pre-orders. I sure hope they include it. Otherwise, I’ll probably order it from one of those two places.

      • Aoshi00

        Same here, ordered a bunch of stuffs from newegg w/ the $10 off pre-orders.. but they charged tax for Jersey, so it’s like $32 for me.. at one point it was on sale for $33 on Amazon.. If I knew about the skin, would’ve changed my order sooner for a buck more..

    • thaKingRocka

      The official Vita cases were on clearance at Target. I bought the travel pouch for ten bucks (IIRC). There might be a few if you check your local Target.

      • Aoshi00

        Tks, I might chk out Target later.. I’ve checked out video reviews of the Traveling pouch on youtube, seems like the opening is kinda small.. I want a pouch w/ the zipper that opens all the way, that’s usually the kinda pouch I get for my DSs and PSP.. 

        Actually I’ve been wanting to get this Hori hard case for a long time, it’s a very good case except it stinks and the smell doesn’t really go away from all the reviews I read.. don’t wanna stink up my system :(…

        But yeah, waited for a while to get a good case, really regret not having gotten the Persona 4 one, w/ unique yellow stylish case, outer shell, and stickers..

        • thaKingRocka

          I drive to work nowadays, so I can’t say how great the pouch is when you’re on the go. I strangely now play handhelds at home instead of on the train where they are meant to be enjoyed. :P Even so, I’ve been perfectly happy with the case. I feel it gives the Vita plenty of room to work with and it keeps the dust off of it.

          The P4 case would have been a lot more attractive to me had the yellow been the proper P4 yellow. That other Hori case does look nice, but I know how it can be when the smell won’t leave those things. It’s miserable.

          • Aoshi00

            cool, I would pick it up if it’s for $10.. same here, I actually don’t bring my handhelds on the road anymore, just too tired to play on the bus.. I usually just read some news and then nap.. but I still want a case that opens wide and won’t scratch the system..  people describe that stink as unbearable, like tire rubber smell or something, and won’t go away even left it outside, what a pity..  yeah, desperately need a decent case/pouch as my Vita is still in bubble wraps lol, really goes against the aesthetics..

    • Code

      Chances are they will, newegg is pretty good about these kind of things, but probably worth contacting them just in case o3o

      • Aoshi00

        I would see if Newegg specifies about the skin in their description later.. if not, might switch to Amazon.. thing is amazon kinda sucks lately w/o much credit or discount compared to Newegg or BestBuy..

        • Newegg now labels it as including the skin, all is well in the world!

          • Aoshi00

            That’s great, just like the P4 Arena mini-soundtrack and Last Story artbook/CD, Newegg rocks :)

  • Tales_of_Master

    Yup this would look lovely on my white Vita :) I’m gonna go with the Chie one…..because she’s mai waifu :P

    • yoUNg_grOUp568

      it comes with all 8 of them.

  • Locklear93

    I’d be so afraid to put this on my Vita. <__<

    • thaKingRocka

      “No sticky residue!”

    • Detrimont

      make one of the pictures the wallpaper first and then match it up, that way just sounds easier

      • Locklear93

         That’s actually a really good idea!

  • Darkrise

    … Should I be getting this even though I don’t have a Vita? Dammit it all.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yes. The power of Atlus compels you!

      • ^THIS. I’ll buy a copy, even if I don’t have a Vita. 

      • Christopher Nunes

        That line reminds me of the Fate/Extra line:

        The power of boobs compelled me… :D

      • I still need a Vita 1st lol.

  • Hoshi星

    That’s kinda great… but I wanted a pouch or something else. I’ll already have the Project Diva f skin put on my Vita and I don’t tend to change skin once they are put. That skin is still pretty neat.

    Btw, that’s how it looks without the wallpaper.

  • neetloaf

    mfw having to decide between these or the Project Diva skin for my vita….

    The Vita that I don’t even have yet. ;_;

    • Patrick McAleer

       Just switch between the two skins every couple of weeks or so :)

  • scratchbach

    I was so hoping we’d get this! I’ve had the backgrounds from the Japanese site for a while now, so this is really cool.

  • ShindoW

    I don’t have a Vita either… so I can’t warrant preordering atm. I’ll find the wallpapers somewhere else later and be happy with that.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    So the new features of Persona 4 Golden are:
    *Two new Social Links
    *New anime scenes and two new theme songs
    *A new dungeon with a new boss
    *Improved gameplay
    *New events between December and the game’s true ending
    *A new epilogue.
    Did I miss something?

    • LynxAmali

       The entire theater mode?
      What with the concerts and all.

      • OatMatadoQuatro

        Oh yeah I forgot! The PS Vita is amazing

    • JazzWithAttitude

      Good enough :)

    • Kevadu


    • Darkrise

      New character named Maria who COULD be from the Velvet Room.

      • Herok♞

         I thought that mystery was solved a long time ago, just look at the jp cover.

      • Maria? Do you mean Marie? She is one of the new social links and is somehow related to the velvet room.

    • Jesse Thompson

      Improved graphics too, sounds funny, but it’s actually the truth.  Check out some of the backdrops of the areas on PS Vita compared to PS2.

    • Kawashima

      Wait, who’s the other social link?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

     I’ll Pre-Order the game but I don’t have a vita I’m just an Otaku 

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    As much as I would love this, I do not have the Vita yet…I guess I will have to suffice with my PS2 version and the anime.

  • I don’t have a vita and I’m still pre-ordering this. (Man my wallet… My poor, poor wallet…) I wish I could get two but then my wallet would punch me in the face ( ._.)

  • Setsu Oh

     that rocks so much!!!  unfortunately by the time i buy one(two years) it might not be around anymore….

    • RmanX1000

      I can still find new copies of the original. You’ll be just fine.

      • Setsu Oh

         the skin….

  • Spider-Man

    God dammit! I just purchased a Spider-Man costume.(Don’t ask. ಠ_ಠ) I wish I knew about this sooner. Now I’ve got to find some money. Guess it’s time to sell some things on eBay.

    • Hinataharem

      Or, practice acrobatics and put on shows with your new costume.

  • Brandon001

    do i get this when i pick it up after pre-ordering?

    hope so didnt get mine when i went to preorder it when i picket up Arena

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Email Atlus, they’ll see if they can do anything about it, maybe even send you one. You might wanna photocopy the receipt though if you still have it.

  • paulmurphy182

     hmmm i wonder if it will be the same for europe….

  • Roses4Aria

    And here I am still without a Vita.  I’ll just go and cry in a corner now…

  • Rihawf

    I wouldn’t bear the sadness without having it!

  • Valtiel Ikari

    this is just beautiful… I have no other words to express it… I need money to get this… why does destiny doesn’t let me get a job? (seriously, I have being applying for part time jobs since the start of the year… cursu you universe!)

  • YES.

  • If only I could actually apply it without it being misaligned. The wallpapers are nice though. How do we get those? A DL code or what?


  • Ben Sylvia

    Oh, they’re wallpapers, I was about to question putting a skin over the screen.

  • AoiKaze

    Already had this pre-ordered before this was announced, so I’m hoping this comes with it. I just hope it looks good with the White Vita that comes with the Assassin’s Creed: Liberation bundle. =3

    • That is what I”m hoping too… I hope it does look good on a White Vita

  • Alexandra Cordes

    This sucks… I really don’t want to buy Persona 4 again… long game is long… but the skin is tempting…

  • this was really not fair. the game is too long it go and go and go and go on. i don’t want to buy persona 4. thanks 4 this info. well written thing is  this.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos