20th Anniversary PS4 sells for 15100 on eBay

first_imgLast week as part of the PlayStation 20th Anniversary celebrations Sony announced a PS1-themed PS4 console. The console uses the original PlayStation color scheme, as does the DualShock 4 and bundled PlayStation Camera. The only problem is, Sony has decided to manufacture just 12,300 of them.At the time I said this was a mistake on Sony’s part. There’s going to be very high demand to own one of these limited edition consoles, and that has already been proven on eBay. Over the weekend one of these anniversary PS4s went up for auction. The auction ended on December 6 with a winning bid of $15,100. That’s a profit of $14,600.01 for the seller technologysupps.According to technologysupps, the money from the winning bidder has already been transferred and they just need to wait until later this month to have their brand new, very special PS4 shipped out. However, although expensive at the moment, it could end up being a big mistake for the winner if Sony changes its mind about making more PS1-themed consoles.For now, that doesn’t look to be the case, but there is a lot of pressure coming from gamers to offer the special console more widely. Sony is a company, and if they see a big (profitable) market for the machine then they could and should reconsider the limited run. Even just releasing the themed DualShock 4 controller would net them a lot of sales.Unsurprisingly, a number of other auctions have appeared for the 20th Anniversary console, and I expect they’ll all sell for similar amounts if the limited run remains in place. It really isn’t worth paying $15,000+ for what is effectively a paint job on a console, though. I bet there’s some talented console modders/artists out there that would happily recreate the PS1 casing for a lot less on a standard PS4.last_img read more