The Playstation took the gaming world by storm when it was first released in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. 20 years later they revolutionized the gaming world again with the amazing Playstation 4 system. To celebrate the iconic system’s 20 year run, Sony revealed today the 20th anniversary edition PS4 which pays homage to the original system.
Next to the “glacier white” edition of PS4 this very limited variation of the system is beautiful. Draped in the classic grey color scheme with the original PS family logo it serves as a fitting tribute to iconic gaming system.
Today is a very special moment in our history. It’s been 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation, which released in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. It seems like only yesterday! I’m so glad that we can celebrate this moment together.
20 years is a long time! In 1994, many outsiders thought that Sony was slightly crazy to launch the original PlayStation into an incredibly competitive gaming market. Who could blame them? Sony was (and is!) famous for engineering great electronics, audio equipment, and many other consumer devices. But game consoles?!
Sony Computer Entertainment, founded by my mentor Ken Kutaragi, was a project borne out of sincere passion and deep admiration for the craft of game development. The mid 90s were an exciting time for game developers, driven by the explosion of powerful but affordable 3D graphics rendering hardware and the birth of many young and adventurous development studios. The original PlayStation was meant to embody that sense of adventure and discovery, that sense that anything was possible.
We sincerely thank you for joining us on our exciting 20-year journey. You have made every bump and scrape we took along the way worthwhile. And there’s so much more to come! 😀
But I don’t want to go on for too long, because we have a big piece of news to reveal: a very special 20th Anniversary Edition PS4!
The Playstation 4 20th anniversary edition will is limited to 12,300 individually number units worldwide. It’s going to cost you a smooth $500 bucks, still an excellent Christmas gift for the hardcore gamer in your house. You can pre-order the system starting December 6th on Store.Sony.com. Kotaku reports the system will be available for purchase at the Playstation Experience in Las Vegas as well. Checkout photos and the official unboxing video below.
Images Via: Sony
Spotted On: Kotaku