Sony Unveils Limited Edition 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4

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Screw that generic, black, slanted box Sony gave us. This is what every PlayStation 4 should have looked like from the very beginning.

On Saturday, December 6th, Sony will open pre-orders on sony.store.com for that awesome console you see up top, a limited edition PS4 designed to look like an original PlayStation to commemorate the system’s 20th anniversary. Full pre-order details will be announced this weekend during the PlayStation Experience keynote address.

The 20th Anniversary Edition PS4, which will include a PlayStation Camera, DualShock 4 controller, vertical stand and mono headset all skinned in the nostalgic “Original Gray” color scheme, will sell for $499 in North America, 49,980 Yen in Japan, and €499 in Europe. Only 12,300 units will be made available worldwide.

Additionally, the surfaces of the console itself as well as the DualShock 4’s touch pad are embossed with a “triangle-2-circle-X-square” pattern arranging the face button icons in a way that represents the 20th anniversary (enlarge the pictures below for a close-up view). Each PS4 will also feature a commemorative plaque on the lower right corner displaying which number console in the limited production run you own so you will always be able to look at it and know you have a rare collectible in PlayStation history.

Even more impressive, if you can believe it, is the packaging. Each 20th anniversary system will ship in a compartmented box with an outer white slip cover. I don’t know if this was intentional, but it has the effect of dressing the console up in a nice tuxedo to celebrate the grand occasion. You stay classy, PS4.

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