Although no one can deny the impact of the Nintendo 64 in the mid 90s, it was the PS One the console that changed the world. 25 years after its initial release, Sony pays tribute to its first console with a special, limited run of grey PS4s. Are you ready to go back to 1995?
The 3rd of December of 1994 saw the release of the original PlayStation, a gray box that played games from CDs instead of cartridges (whoa!), and was the first dip of Sony in the video game business after their falling out with Nintendo. In order to commemorate this anniversary, Sony has created a limited run of 12,300 “20th Anniversary Edition” PlayStation 4 that sport the original shade of grey the PSX had back in the day.
This is a special, premium package with a price tag of $499 in the US, and comes with a 500GB hard drive, the PlayStation camera, the DualShock 4, and a vertical stand all in matching colors. Furthermore, the console even has the original color palette for the X, O, square, and triangle buttons, and sports the classic PlayStation logo just as it appeared in their first splash screen. Pre orders will be available this Saturday, December 6, but Sony will announce more details during the PlayStation Experience.
This type of tributes is not a new thing when it comes to video game consoles, but being that PlayStation has had such a long history now, and this fills us up with so much nostalgia, added to the fact that it’s a really small run so the console will become extremely rare marks this a very special chance to get our hands on a premium, collector’s item.
Via Ars Technica
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