The PlayStation family of consoles has recently hit a huge milestone. Across every PlayStation system, since the first one released in 1994, Sony has sold over 500 million units. To celebrate this, they’re making a limited edition PS4 Pro.
In a recent post on the official PlayStation blog, the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro was revealed. This console will be encased in a translucent blue shell and will come with a matching DualShock 4 controller, as well as a PlayStation Camera, a Vertical Stand, and a mono headset. The limited edition console will also have a hard drive with 2TB of space. But don’t be fooled by the name of the limited edition console; there will NOT be 500 million units available for sale. In fact, there will only be 50,000 units worldwide.
Additionally, each console will have a copper plate on the front with a serial number on it, between 00001 and 50000, to mark the 50,000 units. Some of these serial numbers are considered “extra special” because they coincide with important dates in PlayStation’s history. For example, the 09995 serial number coincides with the US launch date of the first PlayStation, September 9, 1995, and 01115 coincides with the US launch date of the PS4, November 15, 2013.
The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro will become available at retail on August 24 and will cost $499.99 USD/$639.99 CAD. Translucent blue DualShock 4 controllers will also be available on their own for $64.99 USD/$74.99 CAD.