10 August, 2018
Sony has sold a lot of consoles since it first started making PlayStations in 1994. The company recently crossed the 500 million mark (525.3 million, to be exact). To celebrate that milestone, Sony is releasing a limited edition PS4 Pro with a translucent dark blue case the likes of which hasn’t shown up on a major console since the fine days of the Nintendo 64. This edition will be limited to a symbolically fitting 50,000 units worldwide.
The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro also comes with a matching translucent-blue DualShock 4 controller, bundled stand, headset, and a PlayStation Camera (which isn’t blue).
This isn’t the first time Sony has used a limited edition PS4 paint job to celebrate its history. It made a blue-and-gold PS4 model as part of its annual Days of Play sale, and in 2014, the company offered an even more limited run of retro-styled PS4 consoles that were done up in the original PlayStation’s gloriously drab colors to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand.
Sony is selling the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro for $499.99. That’s $100 more than a standard PS4 Pro, but the limited edition model attempts to make up for that with a 2TB hard drive, which is twice as big as what Sony offers on the normal PS4 Pro.
The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro is set to go on sale online on August 24th and in select retail stores in early September. Sony cautions that supply is expected to be limited.