The original PlayStation was an iconic games machine. Now, two decades later, in honor of that console, the PlayStation 4 is undergoing a retro makeover.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition, a special PS4 unit that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the release of the first PlayStation console (December 3, 1994).
This is a very limited edition machine as Sony only plans to release 12,300 units worldwide. As you might've guessed, that number reflects the PS1's launch date (12/3), so it has historical significance but it's still gonna be tough to get. The price will be $499 in North America, €499 in Europe, and 49,980 yen in Japan. The machine will have that classic gray color, too. Said SCEI president and group CEO Andrew House:
"The 'PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition' is a very special model that is reminiscent of the original PlayStation, which has inspired every other PlayStation platform launched in the past two decades. This limited edition PS4 offers a great sense of nostalgia to long-time PlayStation fans, while also providing a fresh experience to those who never picked up the original console.
The 'PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition' embodies our appreciation and gratitude to all our fans, publishers, and business partners that have provided us with tremendous support for the past 20 years, and we look forward to their support as we continue to imagine and build the future of PlayStation together for years to come. We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver the best gaming experiences and to offer the best place to play for gamers around the world."
In the US, the 20th Anniversary Edition can be pre-ordered via the online Sony store on December 6. To learn exactly when and how, watch the PlayStation Experience keynote presentation on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. PST on Twitch.TV/PlayStation.