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PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Celebrates History

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.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 20th anniversary edition, ps4 ps1

12/3/2014 11:06:20 AM Ben Dutka

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 11:32:53 AM
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Looks fantastic, makes me sort of jealous that I gave into a Black Firday sale. I love to see the coloured PS logo returning again :) Also there is a 20th Anniversary theme for the PS4... yes finally there are other themes on the console :P

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 11:51:56 AM
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I want that so bad. The thing looks unbelievable. Anyone in the market for a black PS4? ;)

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Breadlover
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 8:48:52 PM

I'm with you. It makes me cry (tears of joy)....

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Broady
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 12:05:05 PM
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Can't remember what colour the power led was on the ps1 - seem to remember it being green - should have made the led the same if I'm right!
Still it looks good, but I like my white one.

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JDC80
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 12:31:35 PM

I believe the power color was green. I wished I haven't given my PSone to my sister ex-husband. I would had all four Playstations with me today.

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 12:49:52 PM
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I'd like to know if LV is going to get one. Seeing as how he likes to collect consoles and all.

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wackazoa
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 1:26:15 PM
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So the color is it? Doesnt look anything like the original. That one had one big button on either side, the power and open buttons, as well as the center "pop top" disc tray. But yeah, the color is close I guess.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 9:13:12 PM

Ot wasn't meant to replicate the PSOne. The color scheme was meant to match as a 20th anniversary edition. And it's actually really close. They did a great job considering.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 1:51:06 PM
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Love the color dearly, but why limited Sony? Screw the limited crap nonsense and just keep producing this in this colorway, it will sure remind everybody back in the PS1 days.

Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 12/3/2014 1:52:49 PM

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Corvo
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 2:22:45 PM
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When I saw that, I was instantly sold. Nostalgia and all that coming to life. Happy Birthday Playstation

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 2:31:46 PM
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If this thing doesn't make the PSOne sounds when you turn it on and display that logo then it ain't worth getting IMO.

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Karosso
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 8:43:40 PM

THAT would be just too cool man!

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 2:58:34 PM
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That PSX logo.. KreyGasm

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Temjin001
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 3:14:24 PM
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Bundle it with the FFVII remake and we're in business.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 3:16:45 PM
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I don't get it, looks the same.

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Karosso
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 8:42:14 PM
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God! are they insane or just plain stupid?
Limited edition??? They should at the least sale it all of next year. That alone would nail the X1 coffin for good!
Man I'm so going to try and preorder one.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Sunday, December 07, 2014 @ 6:01:53 PM
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i would love one just cos i'm a bit of a collector with this sort of thing but some how i don't think i'll be able to find one to buy

happy gaming

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