Sony have announced a PS4 Anniversary Edition celebrating 20 years of the Playstation Consoles.
This PS4 20th Anniversary model will be a limited edition of only 12,300 units worldwide.
The Limited Edition PS4 Anniversary console will come in the original grey Playstation colours and include a special engraving on the outside.
12,300 units pays homage to the Playstation’s original December 3 1994 release date. Each one will be individually numbered with a special plaque showing players which of the 12,300 limited number they own.
This PS4 Anniversary edition will also come bundled with a 20th Anniversary DualShock 4 and Playstation camera in the same colours.
It goes on sale this weekend (6/7 December 2014) at the Playstation Experience Event in Las Vegas. It is also available for sale on the Japanese PS store but at the time of writing, we are still awaiting news for a European sale date.
As part of the announcement, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, paid homage to the original Playstation and Sony’s entry into the gaming market, saying:[quote_box]”The mid ’90s were an exciting time for game developers, driven by the explosion of powerful but affordable 3D graphics rendering hardware and the birth of many young and adventurous development studios. The original PlayStation was meant to embody that sense of adventure and discovery, that sense that anything was possible.”[/quote_box]
Sony Europe have already stated this PS4 20th Anniversary Limited Edition will not be available through the normal retail channels and will have a sale price of €499. We will keep you updated once we hear when and where the PS4 Anniversary Edition will be available for purchase in Europe.
In the meantime, if you can’t wait, Sony have released a 20th Anniversary theme for your existing PS4. It is available to download here.[row_box class=”box_light_gray”]Update
Our sources at Sony Playstation Europe have told us to expect an announcement on UK availability next week, that is the week beginning 8 December.
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Finally, the cherry on the cake, if the photos and PS4 Anniversary theme were not enough, Sony have released an unboxing video of the new PS4 20th Anniversary edition to get you drooling. Watch it below:
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