To celebrate 20 years since the debut of the original PlayStation, Sony has revealed a 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 console. The console pays tribute to its digital descendent with an "Original Grey" finish that gives it the same nostalgic color of the PlayStation many children of the '90s grew up on.
The wireless DualShock 4 controller and PS4 camera included with the Anniversary Edition will also be given the Original Grey treatment. Even the PlayStation logo itself returns to the classic rainbow colors that started it all. Rumor has it that this PlayStation 4 will also have the original startup music that the PlayStation had, so there's yet another reason to shut up and give your money to Sony.
The real treat for console collectors is how limited these consoles will be. Only 12,300 of these consoles will be released worldwide, a number which reflects the original launch date of the Sony PlayStation, December 3. It will available to pre-order in North America for $499 and in Europe for 499.
"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," said Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's game studio division in a blog post. "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."
If you want to get your hands on this special console, you'll have to check out pre-order details during this weekend's PlayStation Experience keynote. The keynote will be held December 6 at 10AM PST/ 1PM EST.