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Unboxing The 500 Million Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro

by Andrew Reiner on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Somewhere in the world, a collector is screaming in agony over a limited-edition PlayStation 4 Pro going from mint condition to used. We had to make that sacrifice to bring you images and details of a console that doesn't like being photographed given just how reflective its surface is and how easily its shell picks up fingerprints. This machine is designed with beauty in mind. You ruin it when you touch it.

This unique version of the PlayStation 4 Pro was created to celebrate Sony selling over 500 million PlayStation consoles worldwide, dating all the way back to the 1994 release of the first PlayStation in Japan. Given just how big that sell-through number is, you'd think this machine would be made out of diamonds or people's souls, but it's actually a tame (but beautiful) translucent blue. The controller, camera, vertical stand, and headset included in this box are also this color. The hard drive offers 2TB of space.

Exactly how limited is this PlayStation 4 Pro variant? Sony is only releasing 50,000 units worldwide. Each unit features a commemorative copper plate with a unique number on it, ranging from 00001-50000. Our unit is number 37109.


If you're interested in buying this version of PlayStation 4 Pro, it hits retailer websites on August 24 for $499.99. If you manage to get one and want all of your PlayStation 4 products to match, additional controllers will hit store shelves in September for $64.99. Sony is also selling a 500 million Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset featuring the same translucent design with copper detailing for $99.99 in the same month.