To celebrate passing 500 million PlayStation Hardware units sold, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will introduce a specially designed PlayStation 4 Pro “PlayStation®4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition” (HDD 2TB) from August 24th, 2018, and will be available at a manufacturer’s recommended retail price of $699.95 AUD.
With PlayStation hardware sell through surpassing 525.3 Million units worldwide, the Limited Edition PS4 Pro is a thank you to all the fans who have supported and enjoyed entertainment on the platform. Only 50,000 limited edition PS4 Pro consoles will be available globally and for the first time comes in a dark blue translucent design on PlayStation 4.
Since the launch of the original PlayStation (SCPH-1000) in Japan on December 3, 1994, PS platforms have evolved, embracing new technologies and thriving in a fast paced and competitive market. Succeeded by PlayStation®2, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, and PS4, the platforms have consistently provided a variety of innovative entertainment to the world. Moreover, PS4 surpassed 81.2 Million units as of July 22, 2018, and continues to further expand.
Furthermore, the bundled “Wireless Controller 500 Million Limited Edition” will be sold separately from August 24, 2018. With the “Gold Wireless Headset 500 Million Limited Edition” available for purchase starting from October 11th 2018 in a limited quantity run.
This limited edition comes in a translucent design in dark blue, and when the power is switched on and the blue light is brightly lit inside the system, users can enjoy the beautifully sophisticated architecture of the PS4 Pro, only possible because of this special translucent design.
Elaborately designed details
The PS family mark on the top surface and the PS4 logo on the PS4 Pro’s front are in a mat textured copper colour that matches the dark blue translucent design, giving a premium look. Every PS4 Pro features a plate on the lower right-hand corner of the system’s front-side, each inscribed with an individual number from 1 to 50,000. This unique number will remind the lucky owners that their PS4 Pro is the only one of this edition in the world.
Unified designed accessories
The bundled accessories include a wireless controller (DUALSHOCK®4), PlayStation®Camera, vertical stand, and the mono headset which are also translucent in the same dark blue. The DUALSHOCK®4’s sleek design comes in a half translucent and half mat design, with the “△○×□” and PS family mark in a special colour. Similar to the PS4 Pro system, the light bar of the wireless controller softly lights the inner-structure of the grip.
In the same dark blue colour, the “Gold Headset 500 Million Limited Edition” has a matching bronze PS family mark on both sides of the headset with translucent designed speaker housings. The Gold Headset 500 Million Limited Edition will be available from October 11 for a RRP of $129.95 AUD.
View the gallery below for a further look at the new limited edition ‘500 Million’ console.