Sony reveals limited edition PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition

PS4 20th AnniversaryOut of nowhere Sony has announced a brand new, ultra limited edition SKU for the PlayStation 4; one that long-time PlayStation fans may be pretty excited to get their hands on.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the original PlayStation, Sony will be selling the PS4 in a color scheme that resembles their very first console, and limiting it to only 12,300 units worldwide (to celebrate its 12/3/00 release). The “Original Gray” $499 SKU will include a PS4, a DualShock 4, a vertical stand, a headset and a PlayStation Camera all in that same retro color.

Those interested in getting their hands on the 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 can do so on the Sony site ( on Saturday, December 6th.  Just in time for the big PlayStation Experience event of course.

Check out some product shots below along with an unboxing video showing off the console, the super fancy box and accessories. Oh and apparently, if you head on over to the PlayStation Store, you can even download a free 20th Anniversary theme for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in the near future.

PlayStation 4 | 20th Anniversary Edition Detailed Unboxing:
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Read on for more details.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the “PlayStation 4 (PS4) 20th Anniversary Edition,” a special edition PS4 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of the original PlayStation (PS) on December 3, 1994. The 20th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 12,300 units worldwide, a number that reflects the launch date of the original PS, and will be available for a price of 49,980Yen (excluding tax) in Japan, US$499 in North America, and ?499 in Europe. The limited edition PS4 and included accessories come in “Original Gray” color, all packaged in a special commemorative box.

The original PlayStation system was praised for its cutting-edge technology, including its ability to process high resolution real-time 3D computer graphics that were never before seen on home consoles, as well as its rich and exciting games portfolio. PlayStation revolutionized the industry and became the first home console in video game history to reach a milestone of over 100 million units in cumulative worldwide shipments*1. As a state-of-the-art computer entertainment system, the original PS delivered breakthrough gaming experiences to users around the world, and that concept has been inherited by every PlayStation platform ever since.

“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,” said Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. “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 United States, the “PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition” will be available in very limited supply for pre-order via on Saturday, Dec. 6. To learn when and how the pre-order link can be accessed, please watch the PlayStation Experience keynote presentation on Saturday at 10:00 am PST via Twitch.TV/PlayStation.

SCE will continue to further expand the PlayStation platform to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.