I'm getting pretty close to ordering my PS4 and I'm wanting to get the Dragon Quest Heroes Metal Slime one. Ever since I heard news about this last September I've wanted one. I love the Dragon Quest series and I'm fairly certain I won't get the opportunity to buy this here in the US. We rarely ever get any of the cool limited edition consoles that Japan gets. I have concerns though and its causing me to be a little hesitant in ordering it, and I'm hoping there are some fellow CAG users who have imported their consoles and maybe could help address my concerns.
First off, I know I want a Japanese model. I've seen Korean and HK versions go for cheaper but I don't want the region lock on BluRay movies. I'm debating whether or not to get one off eBay or buy it from someone like PlayAsia or Nin-Nin game. I understand there are risks with importing your console. Obviously there's not going to be any warranty and you're pretty much screwed if something goes wrong after 30 days. Anyone have any suggestions on this? Are there ways around this? This is probably my biggest concern because I'm gonna be paying more than $600 for this.
My other concern is the whole O/X button swap. I understand how it will work in the menus and stuff but I'm a tad concern with the games. Have you found this easy to adjust to or does it get confusing because I've heard some games it will apply to and others it won't.
I appreciate any info you can provide.