Sony Corp. unveiled a Darth Vader-shaped version of its PlayStation 4 game console designed to capitalize on the release of the latest “Star Wars” film later the year.
The Darth Vader console will go on sale Nov. 17, the same day as the Star Wars Battlefront video game from Electronic Arts Inc.
Walt Disney Co., which acquired the rights to “Star Wars” in 2012, is releasing its first installment of the franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” on Dec. 18. The company is also planning on a massive merchandising push tied to the new film.
The PlayStation announcement was made on Sunday, the last day of the biennial D23 Expo, a conference for Disney fans in Anaheim, California. PlayStation 4 was the top-selling game console in July, according to NPD.