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Video: Sony announces Walkman W series (with special Metal Gear Solid version)

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Sony in Japan once again updated their Walkman lineup today, this time with the Walkman W series. The new NWD-W253 [JP] has two things going for it: first, it’s waterproof (IPX5), which means you can use the “Wearable Walkman” in the rain or even “wash” it under water. And second, Sony will roll out a special Metal Gear Solid  – Peace Walker version.

That MGS Walkman is technically identical to the regular models, which will be available in white, black, green, and – of course – pink. Expect 4GB of internal memory, a USB mini port, and compatibility with ATRAC/MP3/WMA/AAC and Linear PCM (WAV) formats. The only difference is that the Snake version comes pre-installed with six songs from the game’s official soundtrack.

Sony plans to start selling the NWD-W253 in Japan starting May 22 (price: $110). The MGS model is limited, costs $20 more and is (probably) Japan-only.

Here’s Sony Japan’s official promo video:

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