Sony Interactive Entertainment has now announced a new Limited Edition PS4 Pro console will be released later this month to celebrate the fact that the PlayStation family of consoles have now sold over 500 million units worldwide.
As announced via a press release, this console is being called the “PlayStation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition” and it has translucent colors both on the console itself as well as the accompanying DualShock 4 controller. PlayStation hardware has now sold over 525.3 Million units so far and this is a thank you to the fans. It’s worth mentioning the console also comes with a big 2TB hard drive installed.
As of this moment, the PS4 has now sold over 81.2 Million units as of July 22, 2018. The PS2 is still the best selling console in Sony’s lineup selling well over 150 million since it launched in the year 2000.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the continued support from our fans and business partners, who have all contributed to PlayStation’s rich history. Without our passionate community, we would not have been able to surpass this remarkable milestone of 500 million units.” said John Kodera, SIE President and CEO. “PlayStation®4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition has been created to represent our appreciation to our loyal fans. We will continue to make PlayStation the best place to play for all, as does our continued commitment to expanding our library of great games and variety of network services.”
Only 50,000 units of this new console will be available and it will come out on August 24th. It will sell for $499.99. In addition to the console, a controller is being sold separately for $64.99 USD while a “Gold Wireless Headset 500 Million Limited Edition” is selling for $99.99.
Further features outlined in the press release are posted below:
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.