Weve seen plenty of customised games consoles over the years - and weve usually stared in jealousy at those who get to own them - but theres something pretty special about the latest one to come out, so to speak.
The "PS4 GayStation Edition" - or "GayStation 4", if you prefer - is a Sony PlayStation 4 with a striking rainbow paint-job, and youll get no prizes for guessing that, in the words of those who created it, "this is for the gaymers". The one-off console was designed for the Stockholm Pride Festival, and auctioned by Swedish tech retailer Webhallen.
PS4 GS4 included four games, and as Polygon reports, the auction raised 28,300 SEK (around $4,120 USD / €3,070 EUR) - considerably more than the standard price of a PS4, which typically retails for around $399/€399.
Every penny of the proceeds from the auction is being donated to RFSL Newcomers, a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees and migrants "who have fled persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression". Four thousand bucks is certainly some serious money for a console, but since it was for such a good cause, its great to see that so much was raised.
Frankly, if it was a bit closer to our budgets, we wouldnt mind buying a PS4 or Xbox One with that fabulous paint-job ourselves. Sony, Microsoft - were ready when you are.