Not too long ago Sony released a limited number of special edition of their flagship home entertainment console the PlayStation 4 around the world. Even despite all of the unique ways Sony released the console, I don’t think anyone expected one to be bought for such a high price.

The limited run of PS4 console shares the beautiful grey colouration of the original PlayStation units. Each one has a unique serial number to commemorate it and collectors in particular go nuts for that sort of stuff.

With the very first 20th Anniversary PS4 (#00001) off the line as the prize, Sony held an official contest via Yahoo! Auction in Japan. The initial bid was set at only a single yen, but after a flurry of over 1,500 bids it’s hardly a surprise the price ballooned to 12.135 million yen, just shy of $129,000.


As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a representative from Sony had this say. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations.” The money raised during the auction is all going to Save The Children Japan, with the contribution being met dollar for dollars (or yen for yen if you prefer) by Sony, which is fantastic.

Only 12,300 of the 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles were fabricated to commemorate the birthday of the original PlayStation, so to own the first one is certainly a pretty big deal to someone.

How much would you have spent on this one of a kind PS4?


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Evan T
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Evan is a super serious, real life production assistant, video editor, and current review and editorial writer for Gamer Assault Weekly. A failed knife salesman and former member of a prestigious World of Warcraft guild, renowned for his voice and childlike enthusiasm for video games. Has never broken a bone. Hates possums. Mumble-sings.