The PlayStation 4 is going old school, 20 years back to be exact. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of the first PlayStation video game console, which was released in Japan on Dec. 3 1994, Sony has launched a special edition PS4, sporting the classic colors of its predecessor.
The 20th anniversary PS4 console features a gray color scheme, as well as the classic four-color PlayStation logo and is covered in an etched pattern of the console’s button symbols. The special PS4 is a highly limited run with only 12,300 units made globally, a tiny fraction of the millions of PS4 consoles already sold to date. The production run is symbolic of the PlayStation’s release date and each unit is individually marked with an aluminum plate.
The special edition console also comes with a number of other accessories, such as a vertical stand, special edition DualShock 4 controller and a PlayStation camera. The whole package comes in a special box commemorating the anniversary. The consoles will be sold for $499 in the U.S., 499 euros in Europe, and $49,980 yen in Japan. PlayStation fans looking to get their hands on the 20th anniversary PS4 will have their chance to preorder the console on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Sony launched the PlayStation in Japan on Dec. 3, 1994, but it wasn't introduced in the U.S. until nine months later on Sept. 9.